ANCA Glendale Chapter Honors First Responders

On Wednesday, February 20, the ANCA Glendale chapter and St. Mary’s Church hosted an appreciation evening at Phoenicia restaurant in honor of first responders of the Glendale Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services. On behalf of the Prelate, St. Mary’s Church Pastors attended and conveyed the blessings of His Eminence. Remarks were delivered […]

Women’s World Day of Prayer

On Friday, March 1st, Christians in over 170 countries will unite in spirit for the 92nd annual World Day of Prayer. Locally, women from the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, Evangelical, Nazarene, and Brotherhood Churches will, for the 49th year, mark the occasion with a worship service at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. The theme of this […]

Divine Liturgy & Clergy Conference in Celebration of Sts. Ghevontiants and Sts. Vartanants

On Tuesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 28, 2019 respectively, the Armenian nation will commemorate the feasts of Sts. Ghevontians and Sts. Vartanants, honoring the martyrdom and legacy of our national heroes who sacrificed their lives in defense of our faith and nation. On Tuesday, February 26, at 10:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy will be celebrated […]

Requiem for ARS Members in Prelacy Churches

By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the request of the Armenian Relief Society Western Region Executive, on Sunday, February 24, 2019, requiem prayers will be offered in all Prelacy Churches for the souls of departed ARS members and sponsors. The Prelate will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in […]

St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena Name Day Celebration

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, hundreds of faithful packed St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena to participate in the name day celebration, which was observed with Episcopal Divine Liturgy, blessing of madagh, and a luncheon. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, conducted the services and delivered his message. Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan and deacons assisted at the […]

Youth Conference Held at the Catholicosate

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, youth representatives from around the Diaspora gathered at the Catholicosate in Antelias for a two-day conference presided over by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I to identify contemporary challenges facing our youth and discuss practical approaches to overcoming those challenges. Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian participated on behalf of our Prelacy. […]

Armenian American Museum Raises over $8 Million at Inaugural Telethon

On Sunday, February 17, the Armenian American Museum hosted its inaugural telethon which, thanks to the generous support of the community, raised $8,138,986. The Prelate, who serves as Co-Chair of the Museum Governing Board, issued his appeal live during the broadcast urging the community to lend their support to the historic project. We urge our […]

Event Dedicated to the Catastrophe of Smyrna

On Friday, February 15, an event dedicated to the Catastrophe of Smyrna took place at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s Huffington Center in Los Angeles under the auspices of the Consulates General of Japan and Greece and organized by the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Southern California. The event featured a lecture by Dr. […]

Prelate to Celebrate Divine Liturgy and Conduct Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the Feast of St. Sarkis the Commander, his son Mardiros, and their fourteen soldiers, which is the name-day of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena. On this occasion, on Sunday, February 17, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and […]

Armenian American Museum to Host Inaugural Telethon

On Sunday, February 17, the Armenian American Museum will be hosting its inaugural telethon with the aim of raising awareness and funds for the historic project. The telethon will be broadcast on Armenian television channels, KVMD, Facebook Live, and online from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Donations can also be made in advance by phone […]

Ferrahian School 8th Grade Students Commemorate Vartanants During Visit to the Prelacy

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, the 8th grade class of Ferrahian School, accompanied by Vice-Principal Vartkes Nalbandian and teachers, paid a visit to the Prelacy where they honored the legacy of the Vartanants saints through a program of recitations and songs. The visit began at the “St. Dertad and St. Ashkhen” Chapel with prayer and […]

Eve of the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Celebration and Traditional Gathering with Homenetmen Scouts

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, hundreds of faithful gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale for a special service on the eve of the feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, with the participation of clergy members. The ceremony featured special hymns and Gospel readings […]

Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Members Visit the Prelacy

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, representatives of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, headed by founding President Dr. Frieda Jordan, paid their annual visit to the Prelacy for a meeting with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, and Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian, joined in the meeting. After an exchange of […]

“Year of the Armenian Media” Pontifical Message Read in Prelacy Churches – Dedication of ARS “Mayr” Chapter Office in Memory of Archpriest Vatche and Yeretsgin Lousadzin Naccashian

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s “Year of the Armenian Media” was read in Prelacy Churches. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and read the Pontifical message at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Parish Pastor Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian. Among the faithful in […]

Prayer Vigil and Briefing on Recent Hate Crimes on Armenian Schools

As previously reported, during the early hours of Tuesday, January 29, Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School in Encino and AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park were targets of a hate crime as both campuses were vandalized with Turkish flags. A local synagogue was also the target of a similar hate crime. On Tuesday afternoon, the […]

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