2015 News Archives

Name Day Celebration of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood

On Thursday, January 15, 2015 the Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the Feast of St. John the Forerunner, which within the Prelacy is the name day of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood and Las Vegas. Each year on this feast day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, leads the celebration at the Hollywood parish with Episcopal Divine […]

Weekly News – January 16, 2015

EPISCOPAL DIVINE LITURGY AND BLESSING OF MADAGH ON THE NAME DAY OF ST. GARABED CHURCH IN HOLLYWOOD On Thursday, January 15, 2015 the Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the Feast of St. John the Forerunner, which is also the name day of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood and Las Vegas. On this occasion, on Sunday, January […]

New Year Visit of Armenian Evangelical Church Representatives

On Friday, January 9, 2015, representatives of the Armenian Evangelical Church and Armenian Missionary Association of America visited the Prelacy to convey their New Year and Christmas well wishes to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. On behalf of the delegation, Rev. Joe Matossian wished the Prelate a productive year of service. The Prelate and guests […]

Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Members Pay Annual New Year Visit to the Prelate

It has become a tradition for members of the Ecclesiastical Brotherhood to pay a visit to the Prelacy at the start of each year to convey their New Year and Christmas well wishes to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. This year’s visit took place on Friday, January 9, 2015. His Eminence was joined by Rev. […]

Record Show of Support at Prelate’s Christmas Dinner – Evening Hosted by Alex and Arda Yemenidjian

On January 6, 2015, “Bagramian” Hall in Montebello was bustling with Christmas cheer and merriment as six hundred of the Western Prelacy’s closest friends and supporters joined H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, to collectively celebrate the Birth and Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ at what has become a beloved tradition within the community, the […]

Christmas Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water at Ararat Home

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, Christmas was celebrated at Ararat Home in Mission Hills with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of water conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, assisted by clergy members. The day began with Christmas hymns, Gospel readings, and the blessing of water at the nursing facility. Religious Council Chair Very Rev. […]

Prelate Celebrates Christmas Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Birth and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ was ceremoniously celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of water symbolizing the Baptism of our Lord. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, conducted services and delivered his Christmas sermon at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, At the start […]

Prelate Celebrates Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

On Monday, January 5, 2014, the eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the lighting of the candle service (Jrakalooyts) symbolizing the Light of Christ coming into the world. The Liturgy was preceded by the reading of Scriptures by Sunday School […]

North Hollywood Parish Celebrates 6th Anniversary

On Sunday, January 4, 2015, the North Hollywood parish celebrated the 6th anniversary of its establishment with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and blessing of madagh conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. His Eminence was assisted at the altar by parish pastor Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian. Faithful in attendance included Executive Council members Mr. Antranik Kasbarian […]

Christmas Service and Blessing of Water at Glendale Memorial Hospital

On Monday, January 5, 2015, Armenian Christmas was celebrated at Glendale Memorial Hospital with the Blessing of Water ceremony conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, assisted by Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian and St. Mary’s Church pastors. The service was held in the Main Lobby with the participation of Glendale Memorial Hospital President Jack Ivie, […]

Prelate Presides over Requiem Service for Vahan Hovannesian

On Saturday, January 3, 2015, a state funeral was held in Armenia for Armenia’s Ambassador to Germany and long-time ARF leader Vahan Hovannesian, who passed away on December 28, 2014 after a long illness. Within the Western Prelacy, the life and service of the late leader was remembered with requiem service at St. Mary’s Church, […]

Weekly News – January 2, 2015

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH IN GLENDALE – REQUIEM FOR ARF LEADER VAHAN HOVANNESIAN On the morning of Sunday, January 4, the Prelate will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. During the requiem service, a special prayer will be said for ARF Bureau member and Armenia’s […]

Prelate’s Christmas Schedule

On Tuesday, January 6, the Birth and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ will be celebrated in all Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of water. The Prelate will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and conduct the blessing of water at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. In the evening, the Prelate’s New […]

Prelate Welcomes Director Jivan Avetisyan

On Friday, January 2, 2015, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy Director Jivan Avetisyan, who is currently in the U.S. for the screening of his latest film Tevanik. The director was accompanied by community activist Arick Gevorkian. Executive Council Vice-Chair Dr. Dikran Babikian participated in the meeting. The visit began with a […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy Celebrated at the Crescenta Valley Parish – Reading of Pontifical Encyclical Dedicated to the Genocide Centennial

On Sunday, December 28, 2014, the Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, on the occasion of the Genocide Centennial was read at St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral in Antelias and throughout all Churches of Holy See Prelacies worldwide. Within Western Prelacy Churches, the Feast of St. […]

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