Iconic Photographer Tsolag Hovsepian Celebrates 100th Birthday

On Friday, February 16, 2018, the community gathered at St. Mary’s Church “Armenak Der Bedrossian” Hall for iconic photographer Tsolag Hovsepian’s 100th birthday celebration, which was organized by Asbarez newspaper. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and presented a letter of blessing and commendation to the honoree. He was joined by H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, […]

Homenetmen Los Angeles Chapter Members Visit the Prelacy

On Friday, February 16, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Homenetmen Los Angeles Chapter members, who had come to receive the Prelate’s blessings ahead of their 50th anniversary celebration. His Eminence was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General. The Homenetemen delegation was headed by Chairman Mr. Onnig Berberian […]

48th Annual Women’s World Day of Prayer

On Friday, March 2nd, Christian women in over 170 countries will mark Women’s World Day of Prayer, which this year bears the theme, “All God’s Creation is Very Good.” Within our community, Armenian women will gather for the 48th annual Women’s World Day of Prayer, which will be held at the Armenian Church of the […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy and Special Ceremonies at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On February 25, 2018, the third Sunday of Great Lent, Sunday of the Prodigal Son, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. Following the service, the Prelate will bless and rededicate the renovated Cathedral and consecrate mosaic murals on the Cathedral’s north […]

Prelacy Participation in Mayor’s Office Homeless Initiative

By the initiative of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Engagement, a three-day training session titled Days of Compassion Civic University was held for clergy and lay leaders of all faith communities with the purpose of sharing information and resources to bring an end to the homelessness crisis through supportive housing and other […]

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

On February 14, 2018, the first Sunrise Service of Great Lent was held in Prelacy Churches. In keeping with a long-standing tradition, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the service and delivered his message at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. Given that the day coincided with the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord […]

Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple and Annual Gathering with Homenetmen Scouts at St. Mary’s Church an Glendale

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the eve of the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with a special pre-festal service and lighting of the bonfire signifying the Light of Christ. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, and clergy, […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy and Unveiling of Donor Wall at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino on the Eve of Great Lent

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the eve of Great Lent, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. Parish Pastor Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian celebrated Divine Liturgy. H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian participated in the service. Sunday School teachers and students and a large number […]

Gala Honoring the Legacy of Humanitarian George Mardikian

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, a gala was held at Holy Cross Cathedral’s “Bagramian” Hall in Montebello honoring the legacy of humanitarian and philanthropist George Mardikian, a founding member of the Armenian national Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians (ANCHA). The event was organized by the Armenian Displaced Persons Community and Armenian Mesrobian School, and proceeds […]

Grand Opening of New Retirement Community at the California Armenian Home in Fresno

In mid-June of 2016, the California Armenian Home in Fresno embarked on a massive expansion project, named The Vineyards, the grand opening of which took place on Saturday, February 10, 2018. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, parish pastor of Holy Trinity Church of Fresno, participated in the […]

Tavlian Pre-School 25th Anniversary Gala

On Friday, February 9, 2018, Levon and Hasmig Tavlian Pre-School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala held at Vertigo Event Venue in Glendale. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, attended and read the Prelate’s message. Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan, parish pastor of St. Sarkis Church, […]

Poster Design Competition Deadline Extended to March 25

In order to encourage the new generation to speak their mother tongue, the Armenian Language Revitalization Committee of the Western Prelacy, has prepared a strategic plan with short and long term action plans, after conducting an extensive research and analysis. As one of the preliminary steps, the committee has decided to organize a Poster Design […]

ARS Western Region Annual Gala

On Friday, February 9, 2018, the annual gala of the Armenian Relief Society Western Region was held at Taglyan Cultural Complex in Los Angeles, proceeds of which will benefit needy individuals and families and the organization’s varied humanitarian endeavors. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his blessings and congratulations. Following the national anthems […]

Divine Liturgy in Commemoration of the Feast of St. Vartanants

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Feast of St. Vartanants was commemorated within the Western Prelacy with Divine Liturgy at the North Hollywood parish presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of clergy members. Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon. The service dedicated to the […]

Feast of Sts. Ghevontiants Celebrated with Clergy Conference and Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Feast of Sts. Ghevontiants was celebrated within the Western Prelacy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello with the annual clergy conference followed by Divine Liturgy. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the conference, in which H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian and clergy members participated. The day began with morning […]

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