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Burial of Christ Commemorated in Prelacy Churches

On Good Friday, April 14, 2017, the burial of our Lord Jesus Christ was commemorated within Prelacy Churches with a solemn and moving service including reproductions of Christ’s tomb, draped in flowers brought by the faithful. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, conducted the service and delivered his message at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. […]

Maundy Thursday Commemorations

Maundy Thursday, commemorating the last day of the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ, comprises some of the most poignant services, beginning in the morning with Divine Liturgy in remembrance of the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist. Later in the day, the Washing of the Feet is conducted in the example […]

Weekly News – April 14, 2017

PRELATE TO CELEBRATE EASTER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ENCINO – MEMORIAL DAY REQUIEM SERVICE – EASTER SERVICE AT ARARAT HOME On Sunday, April 16, 2017, all of Christendom will celebrate the greatest miracle in history, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and […]

Hollywood Premier of The Promise

On the evening of Wednesday, April 12, the much-anticipated Hollywood premier of the film The Promise was held at TCL Chinese Theatre, with the participation of the film’s director, producers, cast, crew, celebrities, and Armenian-American community activities. The Prelate attended the premier, accompanied by Executive Council member Dr. Kaloust Agopian. Prior to the screening, remarks […]

Western Prelacy Publishes “I Confess With Faith” Prayer Book

The Western Prelacy is pleased to announce the publication of St. Nerses the Graceful’s “I Confess With Faith” in memory of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian’s parents, Hagop and Diramayr Marie Mardirossian. This latest publication features St. Nerses the Graceful’s twenty-four powerful and poignant prayers in Classical Armenian, Modern Armenian, and English translation to allow for […]

Prelate Presides over Holy Tuesday Service at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Holy Tuesday service and delivered his message at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. Executive Council Chair Mr. Vahe Hovaguimian and member Dr. Kaloust Agopian were in attendance. Through Bible readings, Psalms, prayers, and hymns, the message to be ready at all times for […]

2017 – Year of Renewal

To: Prelates of the Prelacies of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, Clergy, National Representative Assemblies, Executive Councils and Faithful of the Armenian nation On the threshold of the New Year, from the Holy See of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, we bless the beloved children of our nation with warm love and ardent national feelings. We pray […]

Prelate Celebrates Palm Sunday at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, April 9, 2017, Prelacy Churches, beautifully adorned with palm fronds and olive branches, were filled with faithful for the celebration of Palm Sunday, the commemoration of our Lord Jesus Christ’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena, delivered the sermon, […]

Prelate’s Easter Message – 2017

THE DAWN OF A NEW LIFE The triumphant tidings of the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ once more permeate our hearts and souls, revitalizing our faith and kindling our spirits with renewed hope and unbridled joy, for “Christ is risen from the dead. He conquered death by death and with His resurrection granted […]

Weekly News – April 7, 2017

PRELATE TO CELEBRATE PALM SUNDAY AT ST. SARKIS CHURCH IN PASADENA Sunday, April 9, 2017 is the celebration of Palm Sunday, the triumphant entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ to Jerusalem. Palm Sunday will be celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy, during which the Children’s Procession will take place, followed by the Opening of […]

Tavlian Pre-School Students Visit the Prelacy

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the young students of Levon and Hasmig Tavlian Pre-School visited the Prelacy where they participated in a prayer and had a friendly meeting with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan and Very Rev. Fr. Vache Balekjian. The students, accompanied by Director Mrs. […]

Prelate Presides over Last Lenten Sunrise Service and Luncheon at Holy Martyrs Church

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the last Sunrise Service of Great Lent at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. He was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Very Rev. Fr. Vache Balekjian, and parish pastor Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian. Alongside the faithful, Ferrahian School students attended the service. […]

Chamlian School Students Pay Homage to our Martyrs at the Western Prelacy Armenian Genocide Monument

In commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the student body of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School visited the Western Prelacy to pay homage to our 1.5 million martyrs by placing flowers at the Armenian Genocide Monument at the Prelacy courtyard. The visit was part of Genocide Remembrance […]

Name Day Celebration of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francsico

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, the name-day of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco was celebrated with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and the blessing of madagh by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. During the service, the Prelate consecrated a painting of St. Gregory the Illuminator created by parish pastor Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian […]

Prelate’s Message on the One-year Anniversary of the Artsakh War

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