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 2018-2019 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to five students obtaining higher education in the U.S. in the field of Science, based on their academic achievements and […]

Homenetmen “Shant” Chapter Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, Homenetmen “Shant” Chapter of Crescenta Valley celebrated the 25th anniversary of its establishment with a banquet held at Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Crescenta Valley Church Pastor Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian attended and conveyed the blessings and message of His Eminence. Among the […]

Grape Blessing Service Held at North County Correctional Facility and Rehab Center

In celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, and under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Saturday, August 25, 2018 the blessing of grapes was conducted at North County Correctional Facility for Armenian inmates and on Monday, August 27 at a rehab center for recovering addicts. […]

Prelate Presides over Back-to-School Ceremony of Tavlian School

On Friday August 24, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the back-to-school ceremony of Levon and Hasmig Tavlian Preschool and Kindergarten in Pasadena. He was accompanied by St. Sarkis Church Parish Pastor Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan and special guest H.E. Archbishop Gomidas Ohanian. In attendance were School Board members, ARF “Lernavayr” Gomideh Chair, […]

Prelacy Schools Commence the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Monday, August 20, 2018, marked the start of the 2018-2019 academic year for most Prelacy Schools. The back-to-school ceremonies began with prayer, the singing of national anthems and recitation of the “Student Oath.” Remarks were delivered by Principals, Directors, and School Board members. Local parish pastors read the back-to-school message of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

Community Church Leaders Meet At The Prelacy

On Thursday August 16, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese, H.G. Bishop Mikael Mouradian, Armenian Catholic Eparchy of the United States and Canada, and Rev. Berj Jambazian, Minister of the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, for a meeting at the Prelacy. His Eminence […]

Armenian American Museum Hosts Founders Circle Reception

On the evening of Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the Armenian American Museum hosted a reception to celebrate the recent approval of the Ground Lease Agreement by the Glendale City Council and to thank members of the Founders Circle for their generous support. The reception was held at the Adult Recreation Center overlooking the future site […]

Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Grapes at “Ararat” home on the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God

DIVINE LITURGY AND BLESSING OF GRAPES AT “ARARAT” HOME ON THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD In keeping with long-standing tradition, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated at Ararat Home with Divine Liturgy and the Blessing of Grapes […]

Armenian American museum ground lease agreement approved and signed

ARMENIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT APPROVED AND SIGNED The Armenian American Museum’s ground lease agreement ceremony took place at the Glendale Central Library, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, between the Museum committee and the Glendale City Council. H.E. Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, as the co-chair, was present during the ceremony. Archpriest Fr. Vasken Atmajian accompanied […]

“The Holy Mother of God is a role model of unfading love, prayer and forgiveness”

“THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD IS A ROLE MODEL OF UNFADING LOVE, PRAYER AND FORGIVENESS” Stated the Prelate On Sunday, August, 17, 2014, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated in all Western Prelacy parishes with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of grapes and madagh.  H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

Blessing of grapes at Adventist Health Glendale in celebration of the Feast of Assumption

On Wednesday August 8, 2018, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, and by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian, Archpriest Fr. Gomidas Torossian, Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian, and Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian conducted the blessing of grapes ceremony in the hospital Chapel. Glendale […]

Prelate attends the opening gala for the new wing of Ararat assisted living facility

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the opening gala for the new wing of Ararat assisted living facility. After the opening prayer, the Prelate congratulated the “Ararat” home family on the newly opened wing and their service to the elderly. He commended the board, the administration and staff as “good […]

Newly appointed president of Adventist Health Glendale Alice Issai visits the prelacy

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, newly appointed Adventist Health Glendale President Mrs. Alice Issai paid her first visit to the Prelacy, she was accompanied by Vice-President Mrs. Ramella Markarian. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the guests and congratulated Mrs. Issai on her newly appointed position. The guests thanked the Prelate for the visit, and […]

The Prelate introduced the new pastor of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

On August 5, 2018, Archpriest Fr. Vahan Gosdanian celebrated his first Divine Liturgy as the newly appointed pastor of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy and introduced the newly appointed pastor who will succeed Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian, who served at St. Garabed Church since […]

A reception-dinner held at the prelacy in honor of H.G. Torkom Donoyan’s Episcopal Ordination

                On Friday, August 3, 2018, under the auspices and in the presence of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the initiative of the Religious and Executive councils, a reception-dinner was held at the Prelacy in honor of Vicar General H.G. Torkom Donoyan’s Episcopal ordination. In attendance were […]

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