2013 News Archives

Requiem on the 25th Anniversary of the Armenia Earthquake

  Saturday, December 7 is the 25th anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Armenia.  By the ordinance of the Prelate, on Sunday, December 8 requiem prayers will be offered in Prelacy Churches for the souls of the victims. By the invitation of Rose and Alex Pilibos School administration, on Friday, December 6, the Prelate presided […]

Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Hosts 2nd Annual Christmas Luncheon-Boutique

On Thursday, December 5, the second annual New Year and Christmas Luncheon-Boutique hosted by the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary was held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, at Brandview in Glendale. His Eminence attended, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian.  Executive Council Chair Mrs. Rima Boghossian was also in attendance, along with nearly […]

Prelate Attends Arev Petrosyan Art Exhibit in Fresno

On Thursday, December 5th, an art exhibition was held at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno featuring new works by renowned international artist Arev Petrosyan, who traveled from Armenia for the event. On Wednesday evening a VIP reception was held at the Church social hall under the auspices of the Prelate and hosted by Mr. and […]

Prelacy Expresses Support for the Telethon at Luncheon in Honor of Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan

Each year during Thanksgiving, the President and Primate of Artsakh visit Los Angeles to participate in the Armenia Fund Telethon.  On the occasion of their annual visit, the Western Prelacy hosts the honored guests to a luncheon with representatives of Prelacy churches, schools, committees, and representatives of community organizations. In keeping with tradition, on Wednesday, […]

Weekly News – November 27, 2013

We call on our community to contribute to the Armenia Fund 16th Annual International Telethon which will be broadcast on Thanksgiving Day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PST. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will appear live at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:05 p.m. to deliver his appeal and encourage community participation. Happy Thanksgiving from our Prelacy family to […]

Prelate Attends Tufenkian Pre-School Thanksgiving Gathering

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Richard Tufenkian Pre-School of Glendale organizes an annual student gathering, which this year was held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the gathering, accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian, Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian, Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian, and Rev. Fr. Gomidas Torossian.  School benefactor Mrs. Savey […]

Prelate Welcomes Primate of Argentina

  On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed Primate of Argentina, H.E. Archbishop Kissag Mouradian, who is in Los Angeles on a brief visit. The Prelate gave an overview of the Prelacy’s general endeavors, including those of our Churches and Schools, and the religious and educational services provided to the community.  […]

Unified Young Armenians Executive Committee Members Visit the Prelacy

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy members of the Unified Young Armenians Executive Committee.  The delegation was led by UYA Chair Mr. Aroutin Hartounian, and included members Ms. Milena Mailyan and Ms. Heghine Grigoryan. The Prelate welcomed the guests, first congratulating Mr. Hartounian on his recent appointment […]

Prelate Calls on President Obama to Release the Armenian Orphan Rug

  On the morning of Tuesday, November 26, the Armenian National Committee Western Region held a press conference at the Glendale Youth Center to coincide with President Barack Obama’s visit to the Glendale area.  The press conference was called to address the refusal of the White House to display the Armenian Orphan Rug. The Prelate […]

Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian Appointed Pastor of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils are pleased to announce that Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian has been appointed Pastor of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas.  Fr. Arsen recenly arrived from Lebanon and has already begun his service at the parish alongside current pastor Archpriest Fr. Avedis Torossian. On Friday, […]

Prelate Congratulates 70th Anniversary of Lebanese Independence

Friday, November 22nd, was the 70th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Lebanon. On this occasion, the Consulate General of Lebanon in Los Angeles had rganized a reception which was held on Saturday, November 23rd, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, hosted by Consul General the Honorable Johnny Ibrahim and his wife. H.E. Archbishop […]

Prelate Attends CASPS Concert Dedicated to Gomidas

On Sunday, November 24, a special program of music and poetry dedicated to Gomidas, “Father of Modern Armenian Music”, was held at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles.  The event, titled “The Ever-Ringing Belfry”, was organized by the Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools (CASPS) and the program was performed […]

Prelate Delivers Invocation at Armenia Fund Annual Gala

On Sunday, November 24th, the annual Armenia Fund gala was held at the Glendale Hilton with guest of honor His Excellency Bako Sahakyan, President of Artsakh.  The gala was hosted by Armenia Fund Chair Mr. Antranig Baghdassarian. The Prelate attended and delivered the invocation.  Executive Council member Mr. Meher Der Ohanessian was also in attendance. […]

Weekly News – November 22, 2013

“Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 106:1) Dear Faithful, Thanksgiving is upon us and soon we will celebrate the Glorious Birth and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ.  During this blessed season, let us reflect on the good in our lives and […]

Prelate Visits Colorado Parish Community on their 30th Anniversary

On November 16 and 17, 2013, the Armenian Apostolic Church of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region celebrated a joyous occasion, the 30th anniversary of its organization, with Divine Liturgy celebrated by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian and community gatherings. By the invitation of the Board of Trustees, the Prelate, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian […]

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