Requiem on the 35th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Lisbon 5

July 27, 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon 5, Simon Yahneian, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kerjelian, and Setrak Adjemian, who sacrificed their lives to further the Armenian Cause. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 29, requiem prayers will be offered in all Prelacy […]

Prelacy Youth to Participate in a Summer Academy at the Catholicosate

Under the leadership of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, a two-week summer academy will be held at St. Mary Monastery in Bikfaya, Lebanon with the participation of youth from the Prelacies of the Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and Canada. Four youth from the Western Prelacy will participate. They are: Stole-bearers Gary Markarian (Holy Martyrs Church, […]

Prelate Welcomes Poet Jacques Hagopian

On Friday, July 27, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of poet Jacques Hagopian. Given that the day coincided with the 35th anniversary of the Lisbon 5 martyrdom, the visit began with a conversation on Mr. Hagopian’s poem dedicated to the Lisbon 5 which was published in local papers on the same […]

Prelate Attends Farewell Reception for Consul Armella Shakaryan

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, a farewell reception was held at the Consulate General of Armenia for Consul Armella Shakaryan who has completed her term in Los Angeles and will be returning to Armenia. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his best wishes to Consul Shakaryan in her future endeavors. Community leaders and […]

Presentation of Bishop Krikor Chiftjian’s Book Held in Glendale

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, the presentation of the first volume of “Journey through the Footsteps of the Armenian Monuments of Iranian Azerbaijan” authored by H.G. Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, Prelate of Azerbaijan, Iran, was held at “Isahak and Janet Kazangian” Hall of the “Krikor and Mariam Youth Center” in Glendale. The event was organized by […]

Prelate Visits St. Sarkis Church’s Vacation Bible School

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a visit to St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena where he met with the teachers and young participants of the 6th annual Vacation Bible School organized by the Parish Pastor and Board of Trustees. Fifty children participated in this year’s Vacation Bible School, where they […]

Prelate of Azerbaijan, Iran Visits the Prelacy

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy H.G. Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, Prelate of Azerbaijan, Iran, who is in Los Angeles on a brief visit for the presentation of his new book. The visit afforded the opportunity for the Prelate’s to discuss the endeavors of their respective Prelacies, in […]

Swearing In Ceremony of San Francisco Mayor London Breed

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, London Breed was sworn in as the new Mayor of San Francisco at a ceremony held at City Hall. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian, Pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of San Francisco, attended. He was accompanied by Mr. Haig Baghdassarian, […]

Prelate Delivers Message at Navasartian Closing Ceremony

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, the closing ceremony of the 43rd Navasartian Games and Festival was held at Birmingham High School with the participation of Homenetmen leadership and members, Honorary Presidents Mr. and Mrs. Hamlet and Greta Chraghchian, Exemplary Member Mr. Koko Balian, friends and supporters of Homenetmen. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and […]

Feast of the Transfiguration Celebration at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, July 8, 2018 the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, also known as Vartavar, was celebrated throughout Prelacy Churches. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon […]

Western Prelacy “Naregatsi” Spiritual Curriculum Begins

On Friday, July 6, 2018, the “Naregatsi” Spiritual Curriculum which was recently launched under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, commenced its first class at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale headed by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General and Director of the program. Forty-five youth, adults, and elders participated. Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian […]

Prelate Delivers Invocation at Navasartian Victory Ball

On Sunday, July 1st, 2018, the 43rd Navasartian Games Victory Ball was held at the Beverly Hilton. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered the invocation. He was accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Central Executive member Mr. Gaidzag Zetlian, Executive Council Chair Mr. Garo Eshgian and members […]

Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer Held in Prelacy Churches

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 was celebrated within Western Prelacy Churches with Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy, delivered his message, and conducted Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer service at […]

Reception for Armenia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan

On Friday, June 29, 2018, the Consulate General of Armenia in Los Angeles hosted a reception in honor of a delegation from Armenia led by Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan. The reception was attended by clergy and lay community leaders. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his blessings and well wishes to the […]

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