Prayers for the Republic and Blessing of the Armenian Flag in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, the 101st anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia will be celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic and the blessing of the Armenian flag. At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, requiem prayers will be offered for the heroes of Sardarabad, Gharakilise, Pash Abaran, and of other […]

Ari Guiragos Minassian School Students Visit the Prelacy

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5th and 6th grade students of Ari Guiragos Minassian School of Orange County paid a visit to the Prelacy. The students and accompanying teachers first gathered at “St. Dertad and St. Ashkhen” Chapel for a brief prayer service led by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who was joined by Rev. […]

30th Annual Reception Honoring Armenian Graduates of the Pasadena Unified School District

On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena hosted its 30th annual reception honoring Armenian graduates of the Pasadena Unified School District. The event was held at the Pasadena Armenian Center under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Executive Council member Avo Kechichian attended and read the Prelate’s message. Guests in […]

“Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Accepting Applications for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Executive Council and the “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Fund was established by the late Prof. Harut Barsamian to assist students of Armenian descent in obtaining higher education in the United States in the field of […]

Western Prelacy 47th Representative Assembly Directs Focus to Reorganization and Revitalization – Plaques Awarded to Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian and Garbis Karamardian

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the Western Prelacy 47th Representative Assembly convened at “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall under the presidency of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The two-day proceedings focused on reorganization-revitalization and youth engagement. Alongside delegates, participating in the Assembly were clergy, Central Executive members Vahe Yacoubian and Gaidzag Zetlian, Religious Council, […]

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Hosts Interfaith Ramadan Celebration

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hosted its annual interfaith Ramadan celebration at STARS Center Gymnasium in Whittier presided by Sheriff Alex Villanueva. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian attended.

Prelacy Choir Participates in 12th Annual Orthodox Day of Praise

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the 12th annual Orthodox Day of Praise organized and hosted by St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Monica was held with the participation of members of the Armenian Apostolic, Coptic, Syriac, Serbian, Antiochian, Indian Malankara, Russian, and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches. The day began with Divine Liturgy, […]

Davidian & Mariamian Educational Foundation’s Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, May 17, 2019, Davidian & Mariamian Educational Foundation’s graduation ceremony took place at R.D. White Elementary School in Glendale. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Archpriest Fr. Gomidas Torossian attended and conveyed his blessings and congratulations to the students.    

Prelate Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir

On Sunday, May 12, 2019, Maronite faithful worldwide mourned the passing of Cardinal Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, 76th Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole Levant, who entered eternal rest at the ripe age of 98. A state funeral was held on Thursday, May 16, with the attendance of top spiritual and political leaders from Lebanon […]

47th Representative Assembly Clergy Conference

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, on the eve of Western Prelacy 47th Representative Assembly, the annual clergy conference was held at the Prelacy presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of clergy members. The day began at the “St. Dertad and St. Ashkhen” Chapel with a prayer service followed by the […]

Spiritual Concert Dedicated to Gomidas Vartabed

On Friday, May 31, 2019, a spiritual concert dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Gomidas Vartabed’s birth will take place at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena, under the auspices of and with the presence of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The concert is organized by the Parish Pastor and Board of Trustees and will feature […]

Divine Liturgy and Traditional Luncheon in Celebration of the Feast of Ascension

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ will be celebrated with Divine Liturgy and a luncheon. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale beginning at 10:00 a.m., presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of clergy members. Rev. Fr. […]

Representative Assembly Convenes its 47th Session

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the Western Prelacy Representative Assembly convened its 47th at “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall under the presidency of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Alongside delegates, participating in the Assembly were clergy, members of the Central Executive, Religious Council, and Executive Council, Board of Trustees Chairpersons or representatives, members of […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

Sunday, May 19, 2019, marks the fifth Sunday of Eastertide, which commemorates the feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino.

Ararat Home 70th Anniversary Banquet

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Ararat Home celebrated its 70th anniversary with a banquet held at Deukmejian Ballroom themed “Remembering our past, building our future,” during which plans were unveiled for their new campus. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian attended and delivered the invocation together with attending clergy.

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