2013 News Archives

“Year of the Armenian Mother” Celebration to be Held at the Prelacy

As the cornerstones of our families, mothers are revered by both children and adults alike, and by society as a whole.  The word mother is synonymous with care, nurturing, sacrifice, among many other attributes.  It is no coincidence that the most valuable institutions for the Armenian people are called “mother church” and “mother nation”. To […]

Deputy Prime Minister of Artsakh Visits the Prelacy

On Thursday, October 24, 2013, Lieutenant General Artur Aghabekyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic visited the Western Prelacy, accompanied by Armenia Fund Chair Mrs. Antranik Baghdassarian and Executive Director Sarkis Kotanjian.  The guests were welcomed by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who was joined by Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian, Archpriest Fr. Nareg […]

Western Prelacy New Allocation to Schools from the “Sarkis Boghossian Fund”

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Executive Council joyfully announce that allocations have been made to Prelacy Schools and the Charles Keyan Armenian Community School of Fresno from the “Sarkis Boghossian Fund”, for the academic year of 2013-2014. The fund was established by the late benefactor Sarkis Boghossian in memory of his wife and […]

Prelate Welcomes New ARS Regional Executive

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed members of the newly elected Armenian Relief Society Western Regional Executive, headed by Chairlady Mrs. Lena Bozoyan.  Executive Council Chair Mrs. Rima Boghossian participated in the meeting. The delegation had come to the Prelacy to receive the Prelate’s blessings as they began a new […]

Prelate Awards Serj Samoniants “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Medal on Behalf of His Holiness Aram I at Asbarez 105th Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the 105th anniversary of Asbarez was ceremoniously celebrated at “Bagramian” Hall in Montebello with the participation of hundreds of friends and supporters of the beloved newspaper. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the celebration and conveyed his congratulatory remarks and message.  Executive Council members were also in attendance. The Prelate […]

Prelate Bestows “St. Ashkhen” Medal on Jasik Jarahian at Homenetmen “Ararat” Chapter 35th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, members, sponsors, and friends of the Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the Chapter’s 35th anniversary. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the gala, delivered the invocation and conveyed his message.  Also present were Executive Council Chair Mrs. Rima Boghossian and […]

Prelate Attends Armenia Fund Telethon Logo Unveiling Reception

On Friday, October 28, 2013, Armenia Fund Western Region hosted the logo unveiling reception for the 2013 Telethon.  The event was held at the Armenian Consulate General in Glendale with the participation of Armenia Fund board members and community leaders.  Lieutenant General Artur Aghabekyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, was the Guest […]

Weekly News – October 18, 2013

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT ST. SARKIS CHURCH IN PASADENA On Sunday, October 20, 2013,  H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. *** PRELATE DELIVERS INVOCATION AT 13TH ANNUAL GERALD AND MARK GOLF CLASSIC On Monday, October 14, the 13th […]

Prelate Welcomes Hamazkayin Sos Sargsyan State Theater Company Members

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed members of the Hamazkayin Sos Sargsyan State Theater Company from Armenia, led by Vartan Mkrtchyan and accompanied by Hamazkayin Western U.S. Regional Executive members. The troupe was invited to Los Angeles by the Hamakzayin Western Region Executive for a five day festival of Armenian […]

Celebrating the Legacy of our Holy Translators

October is traditionally designated Armenian Culture Month, a time when we celebrate the enduring legacy of our Holy Translators, Catholicos Sahag, St. Mesrob Mashdots, King Vramshabouh, Movses Khorenatsi, Yeghishe, St. Gregory of Nareg, St. Nerses the Gracious, and many others who brought about a cultural awakening and enlightenment and gave Armenia its national character. Each […]

Prelacy Sunday School Directors and Teachers Attend Annual Sunday School Seminar

  Prelacy Sunday School directors and teachers were invited to the annual Sunday School seminar, which was held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at the “Dikran and Zarouhi Der Ghazarian” Hall at the Western Prelacy.  The conference was held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and […]

Weekly News – October 11, 2013

ARMENIAN CULTURE MONTH TO BE CELEBRATED IN ORANGE COUNTY Each year on the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Translators and Armenian Culture Month, Forty Martyrs Church and Ari Guiragos Minassian School of Orange County host a book fair to celebrate and honor the legacy of St. Mesrob Mashdots and our translator forefathers. This […]

“Year of the Armenian Mother” Celebrations at the Prelacy

In celebration of the “Year of the Armenian Mother” proclaimed by H.H. Catholicos Aram I, the Prelacy has organized two community events to be held under the auspices of the Prelate at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall. The first is a lecture-luncheon organized by the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary  featuring keynote speaker Mrs. Nora […]

Prelate Welcomes Lebanese Consul General

On Wednesday, October 9, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the Honorable Johnny Ibrahim, Consul General of Lebanon in Los Angeles, to the Prelacy.  Executive Council member Mr. Vahan Bezdikian participated in the meeting. The Consul General had come to officially invite the Prelate to a meeting reception the Consulate is hosting on December 4, […]

Weekly News – October 4, 2013

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT ST. GARABED CHURCH IN HOLLYWOOD On Sunday, October 6, the Prelate will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. As previously reported,  by the ordinance of the Prelate and the decision of the Religious and Executive Councils, Archpriest Fr. Hrant Yeretzian was recently appointed the […]

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