Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayers on the 24th Anniversary of the Election and Consecration of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

On Sunday, June 30, 2019, Pontifical thanksgiving prayers will take place in all Prelacy Churches in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. His Holiness was elected Catholicos on June 28, 1995, and was consecrated on July 1st, 1995. […]

Homenetmen 44th Navasartian Games & Festival

The 44th Navasartian festival will take place at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys from Wednesday, July 3rd to Saturday, July 6th. This year’s Honorary President is Prelacy Executive Council Chair Mr. and Mrs. Garo and Sosse Eshgian, and the Exemplary Member is Vartkes Shekherdimian. The closing ceremony will be held on the evening of […]

“Melkon and Angel Melkonian Armenian Center” Naming Ceremony

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, the North Valley Armenian Center was renamed “Melkon and Angel Melkonian Armenian Center” after a generous contribution from the couple’s son and daughter-in-law, community activists and benefactors Mr. & Mrs. Varant and Hoori Melkonian. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony. He was joined by H.G. Bishop […]

Forty Martyrs Church Vice-Chair Garbis Karamardian Receives Plaque of Commendation

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Garbis Karamardian, Vice-Chair of Forty Martyrs Church of Orange County Board of Trustees, who was accompanied by Parish Pastor Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian. At the 47th Representative Assembly on May 17, 2019, Mr. Karamardian was awarded a plaque, in absentia, for […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood on Father’s Day

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, Father’s Day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered his message at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian. In keeping with a longstanding tradition, during the service the parish honored two exemplary fathers in the community, Onnig Berberian […]

Vacation Bible Schools

A number of Prelacy parishes have once again organized Vacation Bible Schools over the summer for our youth to receive Christian education in a fun environment. The programs feature instruction on our faith and the Armenian Church, Bible stories, prayers, and hymns alongside sports, games, arts and crafts, and traditional song and dance. This year’s […]

Chamlian School Vice-Principal Rita Kaprielian awarded Western Prelacy “St. Ashkhen” Medal

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, the last of commencement ceremonies of Prelacy Schools took place at Glendale High School Auditorium with the 8th grade graduation of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his message. He was joined by Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian, Archpriest Fr. Gomidas Torossian, Executive Council […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, Father’s Day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood and deliver his message. In keeping with a longstanding tradition, during the service the parish will honor two exemplary fathers in the community, Onnig Berberian and Gary Daglian. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, […]

Prelacy Schools’ Commencement Ceremonies

At the close of the 2018-2019 academic year, in the first two weeks of June Prelacy Schools held their commencement ceremonies under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The Prelate, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, and clergy attended and conveyed their blessings and congratulations. Representatives of the Executive Council, Board of Regents, […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy and Father’s Day Luncheon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena on Pentecost – Prayers for the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the feast of Pentecost, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. By the request of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) and the directive of the Prelate, on this day prayers were offered in all Prelacy Churches […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena on Pentecost – Prayers for the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. By the request of the Armenian […]

Prelate Attends Ararat Home Monthly Luncheon Sponsored by the ARS

On the first Tuesday of each month, the Ladies Auxiliary of Ararat Home organizes a luncheon at “Deukmejian” Ballroom. Traditionally, the Armenian Relief Society Western Regional Executive and chapters participate in the sponsorship of the June luncheon, which this year was held on June 4, 2019. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his […]

Spiritual Concert Dedicated to Gomidas Vartabed’s 150th Anniversary

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the 150th anniversary of Gomidas Vartabed’s birth was fittingly commemorated with a beautiful spiritual concert held at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena under the auspices of and with the presence of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The concert was organized by the Parish Pastor and Board of Trustees and featured […]

Reception in Honor of Armenia’s Minister of High-Tech Industry

On Friday, May 31, 2019, a reception in honor of Hakob Arshakyan, Republic of Armenia Minister of High-Tech Industry, was held at the Consulate General of Armenia hosted by Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian. In attendance were community leaders and Glendale city officials. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his well wishes.   […]

U.S. Postal Service Releases Commemorative Stamps in Honor of Vocal Legend Ellada Chakhoyan

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, a special event was held at Allegro Restaurant in Glendale on the release of commemorative postal stamps honoring vocal legend and Distinguished Honorary Artist of Armenia Ellada Chakhoyan’s 45-year long career as a world-renowned soprano. The event was organized by the VM Foundation and “Arpa” Armenian Philatelic Association. Rev. Fr. […]

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