Blessing of Water on the Fast of the Catechumens

Sunday, January 21 is the eve of the Fast of the Catechumens, a fast that is unique to the Armenian Church as it was established by St. Gregory the Illuminator when the Armenian nation became the first nation to adopt Christianity. The fast is commonly referred to as the Fast of St. Sarkis since it […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County – Reading of Pontifical Encyclical on the Centennial of the First Republic of Armenia in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. On this day, the “Year of Independence” Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I dedicated to the centennial of the first Republic of Armenia will be read in all Prelacy Churches. We […]

California Lieutenant Governor Candidate Eleni Kounalakis Visits the Prelacy

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of diplomat Eleni Kounalakis, former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and presently candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California in the November 2018 election. Ambassador Kounalakis was accompanied by Mrs. Maria Mehranian, President of Armenia Fund Western Region, and Ms. Christina Kegeyan, Southern California […]

ARF Day Celebration

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, community leaders and members gathered at Glendale High School John Wayne Performing Arts Center to collectively mark the 127th anniversary of the ARF. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended. He was accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, clergy members, Executive Council Chair Mr. Vahe Hovaguimian and members. […]

Executive Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Studies Department Visits the Prelacy

On Friday, January 12, 2018, Dr. Razmik Panossian, Executive Director of the Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Studies Department, paid a visit to the Prelacy where he met with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Executive Council member Dr. Kaloust Agopian, Board of Regents and Prelacy Armenian […]

2018 – Year of the First Republic of Armenia

ARAM SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST AND WITH THE UNFATHOMABLE WILL OF GOD AND THE ELECTION OF OUR NATION, HEAD OF BISHOPS AND CATHOLICOS OF THE ARMENIANS OF THE GREAT HOUSE OF CILICIA GRACE, LOVE AND PEACE FROM THE LORD AND PONTIFICAL GREETINGS FROM US AND BLESSING FROM THE RIGHT HAND OF OUR FATHER, SAINT GREGORY […]

Reading of Pontifical Encyclical on the Centennial of the First Republic of Armenia in Prelacy Churches

His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, has dedicated the year 2018 to the 100th anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, January 21, 2018, the Pontifical Encyclical of this proclamation will be read in all Prelacy Churches during Divine […]

Prelacy to Host Book Presentation of Prof. Richard Hovannisian’s “Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean: Musa Dagh – Dört Yol – Kessab”

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, a book presentation will be held at the Western Prelacy “Dikran & Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall featuring Prof. Richard Hovannisian’s “Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean: Musa Dagh – Dört Yol – Kessab.” The event is being held under the aupsices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and is organized […]

Prelate’s New Year and Christmas Dinner Marked by Tradition and New Successes

– PLAQUES OF APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE PRESENTED TO ANAHID BAGHDADLIAN-OHANESIAN, KATHY BEDROSIAN, ABDULIAN, SHIRVANIAN, AND BAGHDASSARIAN FAMILIES – BAGHDASSARIAN AND MELKONIAN FAMILIES TO HOST 2019 AND 2020 CHRISTMAS DINNER RESPECTIVELY On Saturday, January 6, 2018, five hundred and fifty members of the Western Prelacy family and community, dignitaries, sponsors, and friends gathered at Holy Cross […]

Prelate Celebrates Christmas Divine Liturgy and Conducts Blessing of Water at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, the feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated throughout Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of water ceremony symbolizing the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, conducted Christmas service at Holy Martyrs Church […]

Prelate Celebrates Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Friday, January 5, 2018, the eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated with Divine Liturgy and Jrakalooyts, Lighting of the Candles, service, symbolizing the Light of Christ being born into the world. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Christmas Eve service at St. Mary’s Church […]

Christmas Service at Glendale Memorial Hospital

On Friday, January 5, 2018, the feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated at Glendale Memorial Hospital with a prayer service and the blessing of water. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, conducted the service. He was accompanied and assisted […]

Prelate to Preside over Requiem Service at Forest Lawn on Memorial Day

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Christmas Memorial Day, requiem service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills “Hall of Liberty” and Forest Lawn Glendale “Church of the Recessional” beginning at 10:00 a.m. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over the service at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn.

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