Prelate of Lebanon Visits the Western Prelacy

On Friday September 27, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, Prelate of Lebanon, visited the prelacy and met with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Executive Council chair Mr. Garo Eshgian was present at the meeting. Various issues were discussed during the meeting, including the support to the prelacy schools in Lebanon. A fundraising banquet will be […]

Sunday School Teachers Seminar at the Prelacy

On Saturday September 21, 2019, under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Sunday school teacher’s seminar took place at the Western Prelacy, where clergy and over 25 directors and teachers from various Prelacy church Sunday schools were in attendance. A vesper service was conducted at the Prelacy “Sts. Drtad and Ashkhen” Chapel, also […]

Divine Liturgy and Banquet in Honor of Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian Ahead of His Return to Antelias

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, V. Reverend Father Barouyr Shernezian, Parish Pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of San Francisco, celebrated his Divine Liturgy prior to his departure to Antelias. After Badarak, a celebration banquet took place at the “Saroyan” Hall of the “Khachaturian Armenian Community Center” under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh […]

Prelate Attends Events in Honor of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan’s Inaugural Visit to Los Angeles

On Sunday September 22, 2019, the Prime Minister of Republic of Armenia H.E. Nikol Pashinyan paid his first visit to the Armenian community of Los Angeles. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the day-long meetings and events. By the ordinance of the Prelate, during the Divine Liturgy, Thanksgiving service was conducted on the 28th anniversary […]

Divine Liturgy and Banquet in Honor of Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian Ahead of His Return to Antelias

On Friday, September 20, 2019, the parish community of Holy Trinity Church of Fresno gathered for Divine Liturgy and an appreciation banquet in honor of parish pastor Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, who will return to Antelias after serving the community for three and a half years. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the […]

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 […]

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