2015 News Archives

First Annual Homenetmen Day Celebration Takes Place

By the initiative of the Homenetmen Western Region Executive, on the evening of Saturday, November 21, 2015, the first annual Homenetmen Day was held at the “Ararat” Chapter “Baghdasarian-Shahinian” Hall in Glendale celebrating Homenetmen’s 97th anniversary and honoring volunteers for their hard work. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered his message, in congratulating […]

In Memoriam: Benefactor Harut Barsamian

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Religious and Executive Councils, and the “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee mourn the loss of benefactor Dr. Harut Barsamian, who passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015. In commendation of his vast benevolence, in 2011 Dr. Barsamian was awarded the “Prince of Cilicia” medal by His Holiness Aram I, […]

Prelate Welcomes Consulate General Counsellor Razmik Stepanyan

On Friday, November 20, 2015, Mr. Razmik Stepanyan, recently appointed Counsellor of the Consulate General of Armenia in Los Angeles, paid a courtesy visit to the Prelacy where he met with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Mr. Stepanyan was accompanied by Prelacy friend and supporter Mr. Artur Artenyan. The Prelate welcomed the honored guest and […]

Prelate Welcomes Poet Jacques Hagopian

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy prominent scholar, poet, and educator Jacques Hagopian, who had come to present the draft of his upcoming book, an anthology featuring over fifteen of his poems dedicated to the Armenian people, Armenian language, and Holy Bible. Mr. Hagopian expressed his wish […]

Weekly News – November 20, 2015

On Thanksgiving Day, as we express our gratitude to our Lord for our daily blessings, we thank also Armenia Fund for their commitment to our brothers and sisters in Armenia and Artsakh, as well as Armenians worldwide who unite on this day each year in the spirit of Christian charity to share our bounty with […]

St. Mary’s Church of Glendale Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Banquet – Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian Honored with the Title of Archpriest

On November 14 and 15, 2015, St. Mary’s Church of Glendale celebrated the 40th anniversary of its establishment with a banquet and Episcopal Divine Liturgy, during which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, bestowed the title of Archpriest upon parish pastor Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian and consecrated three new crosses that were then installed atop the […]

Prelate Delivers Message at Inauguration of Armenian Genocide Monument in Las Vegas

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, the unveiling and blessing of the newly constructed Armenian Genocide Monument of Las Vegas was held at Sunset Park. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, arrived in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon, where in the evening he joined the St. Garabed Church parish family at their weekly dinner gathering. Participating in […]

Western Prelacy and Getty Museum Host Reception and Viewing of Canon Tables

On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 10, 2015, a reception co-hosted by the Western Prelacy and Getty Museum was held during which guests had the opportunity to view the 13th century Canon Tables of the Zeytun Gospels. As previously reported, in September the Western Prelacy and the Getty reached a settlement under which the Getty […]

Armenian American Museum Co-Chairs Discuss Museum Plans with Glendale City Officials

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, members of the Armenian American Museum initiated discussions with the City of Glendale on the terms of a Ground Lease Agreement for a 1.7 acre property adjacent to the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Co-Chairs, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate, and Museum Project Development Committee Chairman […]

Weekly News – November 13, 2015

ST. MARY’S CHURCH OF GLENDALE TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY This weekend, St. Mary’s Church of Glendale will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its establishment. The celebration will begin with a banquet to be held on the evening of Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Glendale Hilton presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. On […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the 52nd Anniversary of Holy Martyrs Church – Rev. Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian Bestowed the Title of Archpriest

In celebration of the 52nd anniversary and name-day of Holy Martyrs Church of Encino, on Sunday, November 8, 2015, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted the blessing of madagh at Holy Martyrs. The Prelate was assisted at the altar by Very Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian and Fr. Razmig. […]

Prelate Commends “Orran” Organization

On Sunday, November 8, Orran – USA held a fundraising gala at Vertigo Event Venue in Glendale to benefit children in Armenia. The organization was established in Armenia in 2000 to provide vital support to needy children and elderly, including health services, education, vocational training, life skills, and also cultural programs. Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian […]

Homenetmen “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Emblem Course Underway

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, classes commenced for the Homenetmen “St. Mesrob Mashdots” emblem program. Over the course of a few weeks, twenty-five scouts will learn about our church history and tenets, and upon successful completion of the course will be awarded the special emblem by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The first class was […]

The Armenian American Museum Unveils Website and Logo

For Immediate Release November 5, 2015 Contact: Berdj Karapetian (818) 426-1178 On the one year anniversary of the decision by the Glendale City Council to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with representatives of the Armenian community of California for the construction of an Armenian American Museum in Glendale, the governing board of the museum […]

Weekly News – November 6, 2015

HOLY MARTYRS CHURCH OF ENCINO TO CELEBRATE 52ND ANNIVERSARY This weekend, Holy Martyrs Church of Encino will celebrate its 52nd anniversary. The celebration will begin on the evening of Saturday, November 7, 2015, with a banquet at Avedissian Hall presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and hosted by Haig and Siroon Rechdouni. On […]

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