Western Prelacy Salutes Adoption of Armenian Genocide Resolution by the House of Representatives

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 was a monumental day for the Armenian nation as the U.S. House of Representatives adopted H. Res. 296 affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide with an overwhelming majority of 405-11. The resolution recognizes the Armenian Genocide, encourages education and public understanding on the facts of the Armenian Genocide, […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the 56th Anniversary of Holy Martyrs Church of Encino

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the Armenian Church will celebrate the Feast of All Saints, which is also the name-day of Holy Martyrs Church of Encino. This year also marks the 56th anniversary of the Church’s consecration. On this occasion, on Sunday, November 3, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver his […]

National Funeral Service to be Held for Community Activist Hagop Manjikian

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, clergy, and the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the loss of veteran community activist Hagop Manjikian, who passed away on October 18, 2019. A national funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, at 11:00 a.m., at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, followed by interment at Hollywood Hills Forest […]

On the Occasion of the Year of the Armenian Media: Cultural Night Dedicated to Asbarez Newspaper

In honor of the “Year of the Armenian Media,” on Sunday, October 27, 2019, a special cultural event titled “New Talents” was held at “Avedissian” Hall of Ferrahian High School in Encino organized by the ARS “Anahid” and “Lori” chapters and Hamazkayin “Barouyr Sevag” and “Levon Shant” chapters. The event was dedicated to Asbarez newspaper. […]

Central Executive Meetings at the Catholicosate

The Catholicosate of Cilicia Central Executive will convene its plenary session from October 29-31, 2019 under the presidency of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will participate in the Central Religious and Joint Council sessions, while Central Lay Council member Vahe Yacoubian will participate in the Lay and Joint Council sessions.

ANCA-WR Annual Gala

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, the annual gala of the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with the participation of elected officials, representatives of community organizations, sponsors and supporters. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered the invocation. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, and Executive […]

Ordination of Deacons at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and conducted the ordination of deacons at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, bestowing the rank of deacon upon four longtime parish servants Haroutiun Ohanessian, Melvin Arzoumanian, Koko Kazanjian, and Vahik Yeghiayan. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian. Archpriest […]

Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools Hosts Annual Professional Development Day

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the annual Professional Development Day organized by the Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools was held at Ferrahian High School’s “Avedissian” Hall in Encino. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the seminar’s opening and delivered his message blessing and commending the organizers and participants. He was joined by H.G. Bishop […]

Opening of “Gabriel and Rose Injejikian Sports Complex”

On Friday, October 18, 2019, the official opening of the “Gabriel and Rose Injejikian Sports Complex” at Ferrahian School in Encino took place presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of High School Principal Sossi Shanlian, Marie Cabayan Elementary School Principal John Kossakian, School Board members, Rosdom and Arshavir Shiragian Gomideh […]

Ordination of Deacons at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, during which he will conduct the ordination of four deacons. Following the service, the Prelate will preside over a luncheon dedicated to the feast of the Holy Translators at “Armenak […]

Very Rev. Fr. Smpad Saboundjian and Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian to Celebrate their First Divine Liturgy in San Francisco and Fresno

As previously reported, on Monday, October 7, 2019, two young members of the Brotherhood, Very Rev. Fr. Smpad Saboundjian and Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian arrived at the Western Prelacy to begin their new assignments as parish pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco and of Holy Trinity Church in Fresno respectively. […]

Head of the Armenian Catholic Archdiocese of Constantinople Visits the Prelacy

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of H.E. Archbishop Levon Zekiyan, Archbishop of the Armenian Catholic Archdiocese of Constantinople and Papal Legate for the Mekhitarist Congregation of Venice. He was accompanied by Aram Boghossian. Very Rev. Fr. Smpad Saboundjian and Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian participated in the […]

Archdiocese of Los Angeles Holds 37th Annual Red Mass

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held its 37th annual Red Mass at the Cathedral of our Lord of the Angels honoring judges, lawyers, legislators, and legal professionals. The Red Mass is celebrated annually at the opening of the judicial year, specifically at the convening of the U.S. Supreme Court each […]

Ordination of Acolytes and Stole-Bearer at the Crescenta Valley Church

In observance of the feast of the Holy Translators, on Sunday, October 13, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and ordained acolytes at the Crescenta Valley Church. He was assisted at the altar by Very Rev. Fr. Smpad Saboundjian and Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian, who were recently appointed […]

Joint Clergy Conference of the Three North American Prelacies and Episcopal Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Holy Translators

Following a longstanding tradition, every two years the Prelates and clergy from the Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and Canada gather for a joint clergy conference on the occasion of the feast of the Holy Translators. This year’s conference was organized by the Western Prelacy and held at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello from October 8-11, […]

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