Census Bureau Representative Visits the Prelacy

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of U.S. Census Bureau L.A. County Partnership Specialist Anahit Tovmasyan, who had come to provide information on ensuring an accurate count of Armenian-Americans in the 2020 census. Religious Council Chair Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian participated in the meeting. Ms. Tovmasyan stressed […]

Prelacy Youth to Participate in Summer Academy at the Catholicosate

Under the auspices of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, the Catholicosate Christian Education Department has this year again organized a two-week Summer Youth Academy which will take place from August 5-18 in Antelias with the participation of youth from the Eastern, Western, and Canada Prelacies. Six youth will participate from the Western Prelacy; Shahan Atmajian, […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Crescenta Valley Church.

Ambassador of Armenia His Excellency Varuzhan Nersesyan Visits the Prelacy

On Friday, July 26, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the first official visit of His Excellency Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan to the Prelacy. The Ambassador was accompanied by Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian and Counselor Varazdat Pahlavuni, while His Eminence was joined by Executive Council Chair Garo Eshgian and Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian. On […]

Esteemed Educator and Community Activist Garo Bedrossian Passes Away

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of esteemed educator and community activist Garo Bedrossian, which occurred on Monday, July 22nd, 2019. A national funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 27, at 12:00 noon, at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, followed by interment at Hollywood Hills Forest […]

“Der Voghormya” Prayer on the 36th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Lisbon 5

Saturday, July 27, 2019 marks the 36th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon 5, Simon Yahniyan, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kuhrjulian, Setrak Ajemian, who gave their lives in furtherance of our just cause. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 29, prayers for the souls of the Lisbon […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County on the Feast of Transfiguration

Sunday, July 28, 2019 is the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, commonly known as Vartavar. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver […]

Prelate Visits St. Sarkis Church Vacation Bible School

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, visited St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena and conveyed his blessings and message to the young participants of the 7th annual Vacation Bible School organized by the Parish Pastor and Board of Trustees. Parish Pastor Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan welcomed His Eminence and briefly went over […]

Prelate Represented at Dedication of Christ Cathedral in Orange County

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Christ Cathedral in Orange County, formerly the famous Crystal Cathedral, was reopened and dedicated following a seven-year renovation. His Excellency The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, presided over the ceremony and consecrated the altar and walls with holy water and oil. By the invitation of […]

Prelate Visits ANCA Headquarters in Washington D.C.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and Catholicosate Central Executive member Dr. Dertad Manguikian paid a visit to the Armenian National Committee of America headquarters in Washington D.C. where they were welcomed by Executive Director Aram Hamparian and staff. The conversation encompassed the ANCA’s endeavors, community matters, and the ecumenical service […]

Historic Ecumenical Prayer for Christians in the Middle East Held at the U.S. Capitol

By the initiative of In Defense of Christians, on Monday, July 15, 2019, a historic ecumenical prayer service was held at the U.S. Capitol for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Faith leaders participating in the service were H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, H.E. Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern United States, H.E. The […]

Prelate Visits Armenian Embassy in Washington D.C.

On Monday, July 15, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and H.E. Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern U.S., paid a visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Washington D.C. to meet with Armenia’s National Assembly Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan, who was in town on an official visit. Participating in the meeting […]

Prelate to Participate in Ecumenical Prayer Service at the U.S. Capitol

By the invitation of In Defense of Christians, on Monday, July 15, 2019, Christian leaders from the Middle East and American faith leaders will gather at the U.S. Capitol for a nonpartisan prayer for Christians in the Middle East who continue to suffer persecution and prejudice. The service, titled “The Early Christian Church: An Ecumenical […]

Prelate Attends Opening Ceremony of ARS 97th Regional Convention

On Friday July 12, 2019, the ARS Western Region 97th Regional Convention convened at Armenian Sisters Academy in Montrose. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, delivered the opening prayer and his message. He was accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian. His Eminence thanked the Lord for the occasion and commended the devoted members of the Central, […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. The celebrant was Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian. In his sermon, his Eminence reflected on the feast of the discovery of the relics of St. Gregory, which was observed the day […]

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