Weekly News – June 30, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ENCINO On Sunday, July 2, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino.

Prelate Presides over Pontifical Thanksgiving Service at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco – Presents Pontifical Encyclical and Pectoral Cross to Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian

On Sunday, June 25, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a pastoral visit to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco, where he presided over Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted Pontifical Thanksgiving Service in celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos […]

California Earmarks an Additional $3 Million to Armenian American Museum

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2017-2018 state budget this week with $3 million earmarked for the Armenian American Museum. The new funding will be dispersed over the next 3 years at $1 million per year. The approval brings the State’s total funding commitment for the Museum to $4 million. “We are proud to stand […]

Prelate Attends Homenetmen Victory Banquet

On Saturday, June 24, the 42nd annual Homenetmen Navasartian Victory Banquet was held at the Beverly Hilton. In attendance were members of the ARF Western Region Central Committee, Homenetmen Central and Western Region Executives and chapters, Western Prelacy Executive Council members, Honorary Presidents Mr. and Mrs. Vicken and Nono Apelian and past presidents, Exemplary Homenetmen […]

Western Prelacy Publishes Poet Jacques Hagopian’s Latest Collection of Writings

In mid-June of 2017, the Western Prelacy published the latest collection of writings by renowned poet Jacques Hagopian, featuring seventeen previously published and unpublished pieces relating to the Armenian Genocide and national sentiments. The book begins with the forward by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, titled “Messages from a faithful child of God and our […]

Weekly News – June 23, 2017

PONTIFICAL THANKSGIVING PRAYERS ON THE 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELECTION AND CONSECRATION OF HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I On Sunday, June 25, 2017, the 22nd anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia will be celebrated with Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayers in Holy See of […]

Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan Appointed Vicar General of the Western Prelacy

We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, during the first joint session of the Religious and Executive Councils presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan was appointed Vicar General of the Western Prelacy. The Prelate had previously announced during the 45th Representative Assembly that he would […]

Prelate Presents Pontifical Encyclical and Pectoral Cross to Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, the Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin and Father’s Day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno, during which he presented parish pastor, Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, the Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great […]

Western Prelacy Participation in North American Youth Seminar in Canada

From June 9 – 11, 2017, the seventh annual North American Youth Seminar was held at Camp Iawah in Kingston, Ontario, under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Papken Tcharian, Prelate of Canada, and organized by the Prelacy of Canada’s Armenian Religious Education Council. Over one hundred youth attended, including youth group members of Holy Trinity […]

Weekly News – June 16, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN FRESNO – VERY REV. FR. DAJAD ASHEKIAN TO RECEIVE PECTORAL CROSS On Sunday, June 18, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno. In mid-May, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of […]

Prelacy Schools’ Commencement Ceremonies

At the close of the academic year, in the past two weeks commencement ceremonies of Prelacy Schools took place, which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and/or representatives attended. This year, the Prelate attended the following ceremonies, during which he conveyed his congratulatory message and blessings to the students and their families and his commendation to […]

Weekly News – June 9, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT FORTY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ORANGE COUNTY – 40TH DAY REQUIEM PRAYERS FOR SARKIS YEGENIAN On Sunday, June 11, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. During requiem service, prayers will be offered for […]

Prelate Attends Ararat Home Luncheon Sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, members and friends of Ararat Home and of the Armenian Relief Society Western Region gathered at Deukmejian Grand Ballroom for the monthly luncheon organized by the Ararat Home Ladies Auxiliary. Traditionally, the June luncheon is sponsored by the ARS as well by friends of Ararat Home in memory of their […]

Celebration of Pentecost at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, on the feast of Pentecost, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian, who was assisted at the altar by deacons, including Armenian Mesrobian School Principal David Ghoogasian. On this […]

Weekly News – June 2, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL IN MONTEBELLO ON PENTECOST Sunday, June 4, 2017, is the feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. On this day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at […]

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