2014 News Archives

Feast of the Holy Translators and Armenian Culture Month Celebrated at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Forty Martyrs Church of Orange County was overflowing with community members who had gathered for the annual festivities in celebration of the Feast of the Holy Translators and Armenian Culture Month. Each year on these occasions, Forty Martyrs Church and Ari Guiragos Minassian School organize a day-long celebration that begins […]

Eve of the Feast of the Holy Translators Celebration at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

On the evening of Friday, October 10, 2014, Western Prelacy clergy members and faithful gathered at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino to celebrate the eve of the Feast of the Holy Translators at a service presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Participating in the celebration were Prelate of Aleppo H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, […]

Prelate of Aleppo Begins Western Prelacy Visit at Pilibos School

On Friday, October 10, 2014, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a special visit to Rose and Alex Pilibos School in Hollywood joined by H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo, who arrived in Los Angeles the previous day for a ten day visit to report on the situation in Syria. Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian […]

Tribute to Elders and Holy Translators at Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon

In celebration of the Year of the Elder proclamation of His Holiness Aram I, the Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary hosted a special luncheon on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall, presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of over one hundred guests. Among the […]

ARF “Zavarian” Gomideh Members Meet with the Prelate

Weekly News – October 10, 2014

FEAST OF THE HOLY TRANSLATORS AND ARMENIAN CULTURE MONTH AT FORTY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ORANGE COUNTY Saturday, October 11, 2014 is the Feast of the Holy Translators, and October is designated as Armenian Culture Month. These joint occasions are celebrated each year at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and a […]

St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of San Francisco Honors Community Members at Annual Banquet – Archpriest Fr. Nareg Shrikian and Khajag Sarkissian Receive Inaugural Leadership Award

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the parish community of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of San Francisco gathered at Saroyan Hall of the Khatchaturian Armenian Community Center to celebrate the anniversary of the church and to honor Archpriest Fr. Nareg Shrikian and Mr. Khajag Sarkissian with the inaugural Leadership Award for their service and contributions […]

Prelate of Aleppo Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian to Visit Western Prelacy

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive joint Councils are pleased to announce to our faithful that H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo, will pay an official visit to the Western Prelacy from October 9 – 20, 2014. During his visit, Archbishop Sarkissian will have various meetings with the community leadership […]

Weekly News – October 3, 2014

PRELATE TO CELEBRATE DIVINE LITURGY AND PRESIDE OVER ANNUAL BANQUET AT ST. GREGORY CHURCH IN SAN FRANCISCO On Sunday, October 5, the Prelate will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco. On Saturday evening, the Prelate will preside over the Church annual banquet organized by the […]

Reception in Celebration of Armenian Independence Day – Meet and Greet with Ambassador Tigran Sargsyan

On the evening of Tuesday, September 30, 2014, a reception in celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia was held at the Glendale Hilton, hosted by Consul General of Armenia and Mrs. Sergey Sarkisov and with the participation of newly appointed Ambassador of Armenia to the United States Tigran […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy and “Year of the Elder” Celebration at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno

In celebration of the “Year of the Elder” proclamation of His Holiness Aram I, on Sunday, September 28, 2014, Holy Trinity Church of Fresno hosted a special reception to honor elders in the community over the age of 70. The day began with Divine Liturgy presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who also […]

St. Mary’s Church Donor Appreciation Night

On Thursday, September 18, St. Mary’s Church of Glendale had organized an appreciation night to commend the donors who throughout this past year lent their generous support to the successful completion of the church’s projects and endeavors. The dinner reception was held at Phoenicia restaurant under the auspices of and with the participation of the […]

Weekly News – September 26, 2014

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AND “YEAR OF THE ELDER” EVENT AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN FRESNO On Sunday, September 28, the Prelate will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno. Following the service, a special event will take place at the Church Social Hall in celebration […]

Prelate Welcomes Wife of Armenia’s Defense Minister

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed Mrs. Ruzan Ohanyan, wife of Armenia’s Defense Minister Colonel General Seyran Ohanyan, who is in town to participate in the American Medical Society conference. The honored guest was accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Vartkes and Mary Najarian. ARS member Mrs. Jasik Jarahian and Prelacy […]

Prelate Condemns Destruction of Der Zor Armenian Genocide Memorial

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, strongly condemned the destruction of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church and complex in Der Zor on September 21 stating, “No one and nothing can disparage and diminish the memory of our martyrs and our commitment to upholding their legacy. Indeed, heinous act such as this intensify our vigilance and drive […]

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