Prelate to Preside Over Divine Liturgy at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley.

Requiem Service Held in Prelacy Churches on the 37th Anniversary of the Lisbon 5 Martyrdom

Monday, July 27, 2020 marked the 37th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon 5, Simon Yahniyan, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kuhrjulian, Setrak Ajemian. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 26, requiem prayers were offered for the repose of the souls of our young martyrs. The Prelate presided […]

Western Prelacy Condemns Vandalism of Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan School

We strongly condemn the vandalism of Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan School and Khachaturian Armenian Community Center in San Francisco with Anti-Armenian pro-Azeri graffiti, which occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, July 24, 2020. The incident will be investigated as a hate crime by the District Attorney of San Francisco. This latest attack on our community, attacks […]

Requiem on the 37th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Lisbon 5

Monday, July 27, 2020 marks the 37th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon 5, Simon Yahniyan, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kuhrjulian, Setrak Ajemian. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 26, requiem prayers will be offered for the repose of the souls of our young martyrs. The Prelate […]

Protest Against Azeri Aggression

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, thousands of Armenians and allies gathered in front of the Azerbaijani Consulate in Los Angeles for a protest organized by the AYF to condemn recent attacks against Armenia and ongoing aggression by Azerbaijan. The program featured remarks by ANCA national Chairman Raffi Hamparian and AYF representatives. On behalf of H.E. […]

The Feast of the Transfiguration within Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered his message at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. Given recent state orders, Divine Liturgy was conducted behind closed doors and without the […]

Pan Armenian Council of Western United States Stands in Solidarity with Armenia and Condemns Azeri Aggression

The Pan Armenian Council of Western United States (PAC-WUS) and its member organizations stand in solidarity with the people of Armenia and its Armed Forces against the attempts of transgression by Azerbaijan’s military onto territories of the Republic of Armenia. The PAC-WUS also condemns the statement of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support […]

“Der Voghormya” Prayer for Peace and Stability in Armenia and Artsakh

In light of an escalation of Azeri aggression against Armenia including a military offensive which resulted in the loss of four young soldiers of the Armenian army, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, “Der Voghormya” prayer will be offered in all Prelacy Churches for peace and stability […]

Feast of the Transfiguration

Sunday, July 19, 2020 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 celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. The service will also be live streamed on the Western Prelacy Facebok page. H.G. […]

Amid New Orders by the Governor of California – Divine Liturgy Will Again Be Celebrated Without the Participation of Faithful

As you know, on Monday, July 13, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a new series of closures amid a statewide spike in Covid-19 cases, including the shutdown of indoor Church services. Thus, beginning on Sunday, July 19, 2020, and until further notice, Divine Liturgy will once again be celebrated in Prelacy Churches behind closed doors […]

Condolences

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of Krikor Donoyan, father of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, which occurred on Friday, July 10, in Lebanon following a brief illness. The Prelate, Clergy, Religious and Executive Councils, Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools, Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary, affiliated bodies and […]

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

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood.

“Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Executive Council and the “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fund was established by the late Prof. Harut Barsamian to assist students of Armenian descent in obtaining higher education in the United States in the field of […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer on the 25th Anniversary of the Election and Consecration of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, the 25th anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia was celebrated with Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer in all Catholicosate Prelacies, including the Western Prelacy. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church […]

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