Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary to Host Annual Lecture-Luncheon

Under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Thursday, September 26, 2019, the Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual lecture-luncheon at the Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall beginning at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Aida Rechdouni-Jooharian will lecture on the importance of nutrition and exercise to living a healthy and balanced […]

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

In celebration of the 28th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Republic of Armenia and the blessing of the Armenian flag will take place in all Prelacy Churches. We invite our faithful to […]

Prelate Meets with Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, St. Mary’s Assyrian Church in Tarzana hosted a prayer service and banquet on the occasion of the visit of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. Prior to the event, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a courtesy visit to His Holiness, who […]

Armenian Autism Outreach Project Representatives Visit the Prelacy

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Armenian Autism Outreach Project board members, headed by Chair Taleen Khatchadourian. Crescenta Valley Church pastor Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian participated in the visit. The guests gave an overview of the organization’s general mission and collaborative efforts with various community organizations and […]

Diramayr Lousin Keshishian Laid to Rest

As previously reported, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, Diramayr Lousin Keshishian, mother of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, passed away in Lebanon. Upon hearing this sad news, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Executive Council Chairman conveyed their condolences to His Holiness and family on behalf of our Prelacy Clergy, Councils, and faithful. In […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy in Celebration of the Feast of the Holy Translators

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and Name Day Celebration at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy, the traditional blessing of the four corners of the earth (antasdan) and blessing of basil. Given that the feast marks the name day of Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

Memorial Tribute to Prof. Vahakn Dadrian

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, a memorial tribute celebrating the life and work of renowned genocide researcher and scholar Prof. Vahakn Dadrian was held at the Organization of Istanbul Armenians center in Winnetka. On this occasion, the OIA Board announced the presentation of the inaugural “Vahakn N. Dadrian Genocide Scholarship Award,” which was bestowed to […]

Glendale Adventist Reception to Support its Medical Mission in Armenia

For the past five years, Glendale Adventist Glendale Foundation has participated in a medical mission to deliver health care to rural regions of Armenia. On Sunday, September 15, 2019, a fundraising reception was held at Tufenkian Fine Arts Gallery in Glendale in support of the Foundation’s 2019 mission, which will provide critical care for patients […]

In Memoriam: Diramayr Lousin Keshishian

With great sorrow we received news of the passing of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s mother, Diramayr Lousin Keshishian, which occurred on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Lebanon. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Religious and Executive Councils, clergy, and faithful express their deepest condolences to His Holiness and family. By the ordinance of the […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, the Armenian Church will celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the last of the five major feasts, which is also the name-day of Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy […]

Western Prelacy Jail Ministry Representatives Visit Hampig Sassounian

Under the direction of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Western Prelacy jail ministry has been providing spiritual guidance to Armenian inmates across California for decades. The program is headed by Chaplain and Deacon Rafi Garabedian, with the participation of clergy members. On Sunday, September 8, 2019, Chaplain Rafi Garabedian paid a visit to Hampig […]

Lebanese American Foundation President Visits the Prelacy

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Joseph Karaki, President of the Lebanese American Foundation Board of Directors, who had come to personally invite His Eminence to the inauguration of the House of Lebanon Cultural Center in Los Angeles on October 5. The visit afforded the opportunity for […]

Catholicosate Summer Youth Academy Participants Visit the Prelate

As previously reported, the second annual Summer Youth Academy organized by the Catholicosate Christian Education Department was held in Antelias under the auspices of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I. Young adults from the Prelacies of the Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and Canada participated, including Shahan Atmajian, Hovig Tchagaspanian, Paren Der Bedrossian, Vana Demirjian, Lara Demirjian, […]

American University of Armenia Gala

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the American University of Armenia held its gala at The California Club in Los Angeles, during which past president and co-founder Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian was honored for his lifelong service to the AUA. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered the invocation beseeching the blessings of the Lord […]

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