Newly Ordained Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian Celebrates First Divine Liturgy

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County, newly ordained Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian celebrated his first Divine Liturgy, delivered his first sermon, and pledged to serve our church and faithful with faith and devotion. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy, and was joined by Very Rev. Fr. […]

Western Prelacy “Harut Barsamian Fund” Awards Scholarships to Five Students

The Western Prelacy “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee, headed by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, is pleased to announce that after a thorough review of applications for the 2017-2018 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to five students obtaining higher education in the USA and in the field of Science, based on their academic achievement […]

Prelate Presides over Back to School Ceremony at Tavlian Pre-School

On Friday, August 25, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the official back to school ceremony of Levon and Hasmig Tavlian Pre-School and Kindergarten. The ceremony began with the Lord’s Prayer sung by the students. Next, the Prelate delivered the invocation and conducted the Blessing of the Home service, which was followed by […]

Prelacy Schools Commence the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Monday, August 21, 2017, marked the start of the 2017-2018 academic year for most Prelacy Schools. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the back to school ceremony at Ferrahian and Marie Cabayan Schools, while Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Very Rev. Fr. Vache Balekjian, and parish pastors presided over ceremonies in a […]

Feast of the Assumption Celebrated at Ararat Home

In celebration of the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, special services were held for the residents and faculty of Ararat Home in Mission, conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and clergy members. The celebration began at the Nursing Facility with a prayer service and […]

Prelate Attends Unveiling Ceremony of New Facilities at Chamlian School

Over the summer, Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School underwent renovations and expansions in preparation for the 2017-2018 academic year. The unveiling ceremony of the new Kindergarten classroom, memorial garden, and playground took place on Monday, August 14, 2017, with the participation of Dr. Talin Kargodorian, Principal, School Board members, faculty, sponsors, and friends. H.E. Archbishop […]

Prelate Celebrates the Feast of Assumption at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated in Prelacy parishes with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of grapes. As the feast corresponds with the name-day of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted […]

Chaplain Rafi Garabedian Honored by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department 8th annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards Ceremony was held at the STAR Center in Whittier. This annual event is held to recognize chaplains and volunteers with over 20 years of service to the Sherriff’s Department. Chaplain Rafi Garabedian, who by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh […]

Weekly News – August 11, 2017

PRELATE TO CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH IN GLENDALE On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Armenian Church will celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, which within the Western Prelacy is also the name-day of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. The feast will be celebrated with […]

Blessing of Grapes Conducted at Glendale Adventist Medical Center

For the 25th consecutive year, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated at Glendale Adventist Medical Center with the blessing of grapes conducted by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General. St. Mary’s Church pastors assisted in the service. Glendale Adventist President Mr. Kevin […]

Requiem Service in Memory of Bishop Norayr Ashekian and the Lisbon 5 Held in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, July 30, 2017, requiem service was held in all Prelacy Churches in memory of Bishop Norayr Ashekian, who entered eternal rest on July 21st, and for the young men of the Lisbon 5, Simon Yahniyan, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kerjelian, and Setrak Ajemian, on the 34th anniversary of their martyrdom. H.E. Archbishop […]

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