On Sunday the 12h if August 2007, an assembly of believers had gathered in the Assumption Armenian Catholic Church located in the Island of Buyukada in the Marmara Sea, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Excellency Msgr. Kevork Khazoumian with the participation of Mekhitarian Father Hagopos Choparian and priest Der Haygaram Chekijian and Deacon Der Hagop Minassian. The united choir performed on this occasion. After reading the Holy Bible, the message for the day was delivered by Msgr. Khazoumian who being inspired by the Feast of the Assumption gave a historical of how the Blessed Virgin was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.
At the end, the ceremony of blessing of the grapes was conducted, after which the believers gathered in the garden where best wishes were exchanged among them for increased bounty.