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Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Hosts Annual Great Lent Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the annual Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Great Lent Luncheon was held at De Luxe Banquet Hall in Burbank under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of clergy, Executive Council members Therese Kemanjian and Elo Boyajian, ARS Regional Executive and Chapters’ members, parishes’ Ladies Guilds […]

Holy Trinity Church Youth Group Delivers Care Packages to 181 Orphans in Armenia

In late 2016, Holy Trinity Church Youth Group of Fresno initiated a remarkable project called the Orphanage Care Package Project with the aim of gathering clothes, toys, school supplies, and other necessities for orphans in Armenia. With the help of church and community members, the Youth Group was able to put together care packages for […]

Requiem for Martyred Soldiers on the One Year Anniversary of the Artsakh War

April 2nd, 2017 marks the first anniversary of the four-day war in Artsakh. The war, instigated by Azerbaijan, resulted in a large number of casualties and destruction as the Armenian forces bravely repelled the aggressors. In commemoration of this somber anniversary, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, April 2nd, requiem […]

47th Annual Women’s World Day of Prayer

On Friday, March 3rd, 2017 the 47th annual Women’s World Day of Prayer was held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Catholic Church in Glendale with the participation of clergy and faithful from Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, Evangelical, Nazarene, and Brotherhood Churches in the greater Los Angeles area. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, participated in the […]

Weekly News – March 3 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN FRESNO – 40TH DAY REQUIEM PRAYERS FOR JACK GAHVEJIAN On March 5, 2017, the second Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of the Expulsion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno. […]

Prelate Presides over First Sunrise Service and Great Lent Luncheon at Holy Martyrs Church

On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, the first Sunrise Service of Great Lent was conducted in Prelacy Churches, with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presiding over the service and delivering his message at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. Ferrahian School sophomores and seniors attended the service, alongside parish Ladies Guild members, ARS Regional Executive and local […]

Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Annual Great Lent Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 8, the annual Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Great Lent Luncheon will be held at De Luxe Banquet Hall in Burbank (237 E. Olive Ave.) under the auspices of the Prelate. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and this year will include Sunrise Service conducted by the Prelate and clergy members. The luncheon […]

Western Prelacy Republishes “The Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church” in Memory of Vahrij Pilavjian

The Western Prelacy is pleased to announce that the Western Prelacy has republished “The Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church” in memory of Executive Council member Vahrij Pilavjian. The book was first published in 2008 by the generous sponsorship of the late Rose Kasimian and Dr. Dennis Kasimian in memory of their husband and […]

Prelate Welcomes Glendale City Council Member Zareh Sinanyan

On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed Glendale City Council Member Zareh Sinanyan, who had come to receive the blessings of His Eminence for his re-election campaign. The discussion centered on forthcoming projects of the City of Glendale and issues of special interest to the Armenian-American community. The Prelate commended Mr. […]

Commemoration of St. Vartanants at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of St. Vartanants honoring our forefathers who boldly fought and sacrificed their lives in defense of our faith and national identity. Within the Western Prelacy, the Feast of St. Vartanants was commemorated with Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena presided over by […]

Clergy Conference and Divine Liturgy in Commemoration of St. Ghevontiants

In observance of the Feast of St. Ghevontiants, on Monday, February 20, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and clergy traveled to Fresno where the following day the annual Ghevontiants clergy conference was held at Holy Trinity Church, hosted by parish pastor Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian and the Board of Trustees, and Divine Liturgy […]

Weekly News – February 24, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL IN MONTEBELLO ON THE EVE OF GREAT LENT – ARS REMEMBRANCE DAY REQUIEM PRAYERS IN PRELACY CHURCHES On Sunday, February 26, 2017, the eve of Great Lent, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral […]

ARS “Talin” Chapter Saturday School Students Visit the Prelacy

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, ARS La Crescenta “Talin” Chapter Saturday School students paid a visit to the Prelacy where they met with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and presented a cultural program dedicated to the Feast of St. Vartanants. They were accompanied by Principal Mr. Kevork Bedikian, teachers, parents, and ARS “Talin” Chapter Chair […]

Weekly News – February 17, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY ST. GARABED CHURCH IN HOLLYWOOD On Sunday, February 19, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. *** CLERGY CONFERENCE AND DIVINE LITURGY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FEAST OF ST. GHEVONTIANTS On Tuesday, February 21st, the Armenian Church will commemorate […]

Prelate Welcomes Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Members

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, members of the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood paid their annual New Year visit to the Prelacy to meet with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, for a discussion on their planned activities for the year. Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian joined in the meeting. The conversation centered on the need to draw the […]

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