2013 News Archives

Prelacy Republishes English Volume Of Garo Bedrosian’s “Feasts of the Armenian Church and National Traditions”

  We are pleased to announce that the Western Prelacy has republished the English volume of Garo Bedrosian’s popular book Feasts of the Armenian Church and National Traditions. The book, a translation of the Armenian, was originally published years ago and had since sold out.  This republication is revised and enhanced with new content and […]

Prelate Returns from Bishop’s Synod in Etchmiadzin

  On Monday, September 30, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, returned from Armenia after participating in the Bishops’ Synod in Etchmiadzin from September 24 – 27.  The Synod, which brought together 62 Archbishops and Bishops from the Armenian Apostolic Church around the world, convened with the blessings and presence of H.H. Karekin II, Catholicos […]

ARS “Shoushi” Chapter of Las Vegas Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

  On Saturday, September 28, 2013, the ARS “Shoushi” Chapter and Saturday School of Las Vegas celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding with a banquet held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, at Desert Willow Golf Course.  “Shoushi” Chapter Saturday School founder Verjine Koujakian was posthumously awarded for her contributions. Given […]

Historic Bishops’ Synod in Etchmiadzin

  In what is believed to be the first such gathering in 600 years, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the Bishops’ Synod convened in Etchmiadzin with the blessings and presence of H.H. Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, and H.H. Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. The Synod brought together 62 Archbishops […]

Weekly News – September 20, 2013

The Western Prelacy will be closed on Monday, September 23, in observance of Armenian Independence Day. As we celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, we pray for Almighty God to safeguard and keep in peace the Armenian nation and people. May the Lord’s divine wisdom and guidance be upon […]

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Montebello

On Sunday, September 15, 2013, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy, the Blessing of the Four Corners of the Earth service, and the blessing of basil.  The Feast is also the name-day of Holy Cross Cathedral of Montebello.  Thus, on this occasion, H.E. Archbishop […]

Prelate to Participate in Bishops’ Synod in Etchmiadzin

  Earlier this week, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, departed for Armenia to participate in the Armenian Apostolic Church Bishops’ Synod from  September 24 to 27, 2013. The Synod will convene with the blessings of and presided over by H.H. Karekin II, Catholicos of all Armenians, and H.H. Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House […]

Archpriest Fr. Hrant Yeretzian Appointed Second Pastor of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood

  H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the joint Religious and Executive Councils hereby announce the appointment of Archpriest Fr. Hrant Yeretzian as the second pastor of St. Garabed Church in Hollywood.  Fr. Hrant will be serving alongside Parish Pastor, Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian.  He will celebrate his first Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 6, […]

Prelate’s Interview on the Situation of Syria’s Armenians on US Armenia TV

  On Thursday, September 12, the Prelate was interviewed by US Armenia TV on the Syrian civil war and the situation of Syria’s Armenian community.  Former Chair of the ARS Regional Executive in Syria, Mrs. Sossy Kelejian, was also interviewed. The interview will air on Friday, September 13, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and […]

Weekly News – September 13, 2013

EPISCOPAL DIVINE LITURGY AND BLESSING OF MADAGH ON THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS – DAY OF PRAYER FOR SYRIA On Sunday, September 15, 2013, the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  This feast is also the name-day of Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. On this […]

Prelate Visits Rose and Alex Pilibos School

  Continuing his school visits, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, visited Rose and Alex Pilibos School, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian, Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, St. Garabed Church Parish Pastor Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian, and Deacon Khatchig Shannakian, who teaches religion at the school. Upon their arrival, the Prelate […]

Prelate Visits Mesrobian and Minassian Schools

  At the start of each academic year, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate visits Prelacy Schools to convey his blessings to the principals, directors, faculty and students for a successful new year. School visits for the 2013-2014 school year began in mid-August, and continued on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 with visits to Armenian Mesrobian School […]

Weekly News – September 6, 2013

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT ST. GARABED CHURCH IN HOLLYWOOD On Sunday, September 8, 2013,  H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. By the ordinance of the Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, a member of the Catholicosate Brotherhood who […]

Sunday Schools and Bible Studies to Resume

  Following the summer break, Sunday Schools and Bible studies will soon resume in our parishes.  Sunday School registration begins on Sunday, September 8, and like every year, classes will begin on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which this year is celebrated on Sunday, September 15.  Sunday School directors, teachers, and […]

Day of Prayer for Syria

  As the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate day by day, Armenians worldwide, including the Western United States community, continue to lend humanitarian support to our brothers and sisters in Syria, all the while hoping for a resolution to the conflict and the return of peace and stability. By the request of the Syrian […]

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