Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayers on the 23rd Anniversary of the Election and Consecration of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

On Sunday, July 1st, 2018, the 23rd anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia will be celebrated in all Prelacy Churches with Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and conduct Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer […]

43rd Navasartian Games and Festival

The 43rd Navasartian games are currently underway and will culminate the week of July 4 with the festival and closing ceremony. This year’s Honorary Presidents are Mr. and Mrs. Hamlet and Greta Chraghchian and the Exemplary Member Mr. Koko Balian. The festival will be held from Tuesday, July 3 to Saturday, July 7 at Birmingham […]

Prelate Meets with Armenia Fund Representatives

On Friday, June 29, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Armenia Fund President Mrs. Maria Mehranian and Executive Director Mr. Sarkis Kotanjian. The Prelate and guests discussed a number of issues, including recent developments in Armenia, the general endeavors of Armenia Fund, in particular the “Our Gyumri” Telethon which will be […]

Swearing In Ceremony of Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Michel Moore was sworn in as the 57th Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Chaplain Rafi Garabedian attended the ceremony which was held at the Police Academy. The program featured remarks by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council President Herb Wesson, […]

Western Prelacy Launches “Naregatsi” Spiritual Curriculum

We are pleased to announce that under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Western Prelacy has launched the “Naregatsi” Spiritual Curriculum with the aim of more closely familiarizing our deacons, altar servers, religion and Sunday School teachers, youth and our faithful in general with the history, theology, rituals, and customs of our […]

Celebration of the First Republic of Armenia Centennial

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, a community-wide celebration of the centennial of the first Republic of Armenia was held at Pasadena City College “Sexson Auditorium” under the auspices of the Western Prelacy, Western Diocese, Catholic Eparchy, Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, Social Democrat Hunchakian Party, Armenian Revolutionary Federation, and Armenian Democratic Liberal Party. The […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the service. Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian and deacons assisted at the altar. H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian participated in the service. Executive Council Chair Mr. […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the service. Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan, Parish Pastor, assisted at the altar. Executive Council tivan members, Mr. Garo Eshgian, Mr. Meher Der Ohanessian, Mrs. […]

Prelacy Schools’ Commencement Ceremonies

At the close of the 2017-2018 academic year, over the past two weeks commencement ceremonies of Prelacy Schools took place, which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, clergy, and Executive Council members attended. This year, the Prelate attended the following ceremonies and conveyed his blessings and congratulatory message. The Prelate’s message to the class of 2018 […]

Vacation Bible Schools

A number of Prelacy parishes have once again organized Vacation Bible Schools over the summer where our youth will receive valuable instruction on our faith and church, read Bible stories, learn prayers and hymns, and engage in sports, games, arts and crafts. This year’s schedule is as follows: St. Sarkis Church, Pasadena: Four one-week sessions […]

Honorary Consul Adroushan Armenian Gifts Collectable Stamps from the First Republic of Armenia to the Prelacy

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Mr. Adroushan Armenian, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Las Vegas. Mr. Armenian had come to present a set of ten uncirculated collectable stamps issued by the first Republic of Armenia to the Prelacy. Mr. Armenian recently gifted the […]

St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The weekend of June 9-10, 2018 was a momentous one for the Las Vegas parish as the community gathered to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the consecration of St. Garabed Church with a banquet on Saturday evening and Episcopal Divine Liturgy on Sunday. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the celebration. Executive Council Chair […]

Prelate’s Message to the Graduating Class of 2018

Սիրելիներ, Հայրական սիրով կ’ողջունեմ Թեմիս ժողովականութեան եւ ուսումնական մարմիններու, շրջանիս կազմակերպութեանց ու միութեանց ներկայացուցիչները, տնօրէնութիւնը, դաստիարակները, շրջանաւարտ աշակերտները, ծնողներն ու հարազատները, փառք տալով Աստուծոյ, որ բոլորիս ընծայեց ուսումնական այս տարեշրջանը յաջողութեամբ եւ անփորձանք աւարտին հասցնելու առիթը։ Այս ու նման բարիքներու համար, այսօր եւ միշտ երախտապարտ ենք Երկնաւոր Հօր եւ կը խնդրենք, որ Անոր Ս. Աջը […]

L.A. Mayor’s Office Interfaith Dinner

On Monday, June 4, 2018, the annual interfaith iftar organized by the office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Human Relations Commission was held at L.A. City Hall forecourt. The event brings together government and faith community leaders and members for a celebration of diverse traditions and shared values. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop […]

Prelate Attends Ararat Home’s Monthly Luncheon

On the first Tuesday of each month, the Ladies Auxiliary of Ararat Home organizes a luncheon at “Deukmejian Grand Ballroom” bringing together community members for an afternoon social in support of the establishment’s mission. Traditionally, the Armenian Relief Society Western Regional Executive and chapters participate in the sponsorship of the June luncheon, which this year […]

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