On the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak: Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian Bestowed Privilege of Bearing an Ornamental Cope – “Der Voghormya” Prayers for Artsakh

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, the feast of the Holy Cross of Varak, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, during which, by the ordinance of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, he bestowed the privilege of bearing an ornamental cope upon parish pastor Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian. […]

Statement by the Pan-Armenian Council of the Western United States

The Pan-Armenian Council of the Western United States strongly condemns the latest war launched by Azerbaijan against the free and independent states of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). We further condemn the ongoing shameless support of the authoritarian Azerbaijan’s aggression by the Armenophobic and genocidal Government of Turkey. While Armenia […]

With Faith and Valor Artsakh and Armenia will Triumph over Azerbaijan’s Latest Assault

Just months after an escalation of Azeri aggression against Armenia, on Sunday, September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan launched a full-scale invasion along the entire border region of Artsakh, resulting in military and civilian casualties. Martial law has been declared in Armenia and Artsakh. We strongly condemn this latest and all acts of Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh, […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Marys’ Church in Glendale on the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, the Armenian Church will celebrate the feast of the Holy Cross of Varak. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale.

Prelate Participates in “In Defense of Christians” Annual Summit

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, “In Defense of Christians” hosted its 7th annual national advocacy summit in Washington D.C., which this year was held digitally due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The annual summit brings together members of the Middle Eastern Christian Diaspora, Christian religious leaders from the Middle East and across the world, members of […]

Armenian Community of San Francisco Targeted Again

In the early morning hours of Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Armenian community of San Francisco was targeted once again as a shot was fired at the sign of Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan School. This comes two days after the community center adjacent to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church was set ablaze by alleged arsonists and two months […]

115th Anniversary Celebration of Adventist Health Glendale

On Friday, September 18, 2020, Adventist Health Glendale celebrated its 115th anniversary with a reception held at the hospital’s garden. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian attended and conveyed the blessings and congratulations of His Eminence. In attendance were Hospital president Alice Issai, board and faculty members. In his […]

Statement on the Suspected Arson Attack at Community Center Adjacent to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco

The Western Prelacy condemns the suspected arson attack which caused significant damage to the building adjacent to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco housing the Church office, Vasbouragan Hall, offices of various community organizations, and the local Hamazkayin library. The fire was set ablaze by suspected arsonists in the early morning hours of […]

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

Monday, September 21, 2020, marks the 29th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia. On this occasion, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, September 20, 2020, Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Republic of Armenia and the blessing of the Armenian flag will take place in all Prelacy Churches. […]

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

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy, 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, Prelate, celebrated […]

Western Prelacy “Harut Barsamian Fund” Awards Scholarships to Four Students

The Western Prelacy “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee, headed by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, is pleased to announce that after a thorough review of applications for the 2020-2021 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to four students obtaining higher education in the U.S. in the field of Science, based on their academic achievements and […]

Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Basil in Prelacy Churches on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, the Armenian Church will celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 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 Cross Cathedral. At the conclusion of Divine […]

National Funeral Service to be Held for Haigaz Terterian and Ara Manash

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., a national funeral service will be held for esteemed educator, national servant, and Holy Martyrs Church delegate Haigaz Terterian, presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. At 9:30 a.m. on the same day, a national funeral service will be held for renowned Maestro, teacher, and long-time St. […]

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

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, 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 Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley.

Nearly $1.4 Million Raised for HyeAid Lebanon Telethon

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, the Armenian community of the Western United States rallied in support of the Hye Aid Lebanon Telethon organized by the Pan Armenian Council of the Western United States. Held under the motto of “One Nation, One Future,” the Telethon raised nearly $1.4 million to assist the Armenian community of Lebanon […]

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