2016 News Archives

Christmas Service at Ararat Home

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and clergy members visited Ararat Home in Mission Hills to offer prayers and conduct the blessing of water on the occasion of the New Year and the Birth and Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. The visit began at the Skilled Nursing Facility where the […]

Weekly News – December 30, 2016

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER NEW YEAR’S DAY DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ENCINO On Sunday, January 1st, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, where he will deliver the sermon and convey his New Year blessings and wishes. *** PRELATE’S CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE On […]

Prelate Presides over Feast of St. Stephen Commemoration at Crescenta Valley Parish

In commemoration of the Feast of St. Stephen the Protodeacon and Protomartyr, on Sunday, December 25, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy at the Crescenta Valley Church where he delivered the sermon and blessed the deacons, stole-bearers, and acolytes. Parish Pastor Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian celebrated Divine Liturgy. During the service, […]

Prelate’s New Year & Christmas Message – 2017

GOD’S GIFT OF RENEWAL Christmastide is upon us once more, warming our hearts and lifting our spirits as we joyfully embrace the glorious news of the Birth and Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and welcome the dawn of a New Year. Praise be to Almighty God for the indescribable, immeasurable, incomparable, and […]

Weekly News – December 23, 2016

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT THE CRESCENTA VALLEY PARISH – COMMEMORATING THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE PROTOMARTYR Monday, December 26, 2016, is the commemoration of the Feast of St. Stephen the Proto-deacon and proto-martyr. The feast is a celebration of deacons, thus, during Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 25, the service of […]

Chamlian First Graders Pay Christmas Visit to the Prelacy

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, the Western Prelacy was enlivened by a visit from Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School first graders who had come to convey their New Year and Christmas wishes to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and spread Christmas cheer and tidings through a festive program of songs, recitations, and dance. Upon arrival, […]

Weekly News – December 16, 2016

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ENCINO – REQUIEM ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER VAHRIJ PILAVJIAN On Sunday, December 18, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. At the conclusion […]

Sarkis and Nune Sepetjian to Host Prelate’s New Year and Christmas Dinner

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Religious and Executive Councils, and Ladies Auxiliary are pleased to announce that benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Sarkis and Nune Sepetjian will host the Prelate’s New Year and Christmas Dinner on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Cathedral’s “Bagramian” Hall in Montebello. The New Year and […]

Mesrobian Elementary and Junior High Students Visit the Prelacy

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, a group of elementary and junior high students from Mesrobian School, accompanied by Principal David Ghoogasian and teachers, visited the Prelacy to receive the blessings of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, ahead of the New Year and Christmas and to convey their holiday wishes to His Eminence. Archpriest Fr. Nareg […]

Prelate and SARF Representatives Discuss Organization’s Endeavors

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, Syrian Armenian Relief Fund Chair Mr. Raffi Kendirjian and Treasurer Mr. Meher Der Ohanessian visited the Prelacy where they discussed SARF’s endeavors and plans with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Mr. Kendirjian reported on his recent trip to Armenia, Artsakh, and Lebanon, during which he met with government officials and […]

Prelate Expresses Condolences and Solidarity Following Terrorist Attack on Coptic Church

Following the horrific attack on St. Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo on Sunday, December 11, 2016 which claimed the lives of at least 25 and injured dozens more, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, sent a letter of condolence and solidarity to His Grace Bishop Serapion, head of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles. […]

Armenian American Museum Concept Design Unveiling

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center Governing Board and Executive Committee hosted a reception at Brandview Ballroom in Glendale during which the project concept design was unveiled. Over 400 guests were in attendance, including clergy and community leaders, elected officials, sponsors, and representatives of community organizations. The program began […]

Armenian High School Students Participate in Annual Art Contest Organized by CASPS

Each year, the Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools (CASPS), which operates under the auspices of the Western Prelacy, organizes an art contest for high school students ages 14 to 18 from Glendale and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. This year’s theme was to portray a story or event from childhood. The artwork, including […]

Prayers on the 28th Anniversary of the Armenia Earthquake

December 7, 2016 marked the 28th anniversary of the Armenia earthquake, which killed at least 25,000 people, injured tens of thousands, and devastated Spitak, Gyumri, Vanadzor, and surrounding villages. On Sunday, December 11, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, “Der Voghormya” prayers will be offered for the victims of the deadly earthquake. […]

Prelate Welcomes New Homenetmen Regional Executive

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the newly elected Homenetmen Regional Executive, headed by Chairman Manuel Marselian. The guests had come for an introductory meeting with the Prelate and to receive his blessings as they embark on a new year of activities. Executive Council Chairman Vahe Hovaguimian and member Dr. […]

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