2016 News Archives

Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Hosts Annual New Year and Christmas Luncheon-Boutique

On Thursday, December 1st, 2016, the festive Christmas season commenced within the Western Prelacy with the traditional Ladies Auxiliary luncheon-boutique held at Brandview Ballroom in Glendale under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and hosted by Prelacy benefactor Mrs. Kohar Sulahian. The Prelate was joined by Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian. Upon arrival the […]

Prelate Attends Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood’s Thanksgiving Celebration

Each year on the eve of Thanksgiving, the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood hosts a dinner to collectively celebrate the holiday and give thanks to God for His blessings. This year’s celebration was held on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at St. Garabed Church “Karapetian” Hall in Hollywood. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his message […]

Prelate Attends Reception in Honor of Artsakh Delegation

On the week of Thanksgiving, a delegation from Artsakh, headed by H.E. General Artur Aghabekyan, Deputy Prime Minister of Artsakh, and H.E. Archbishop Barkev Martirosyan, Primate, arrived in Los Angeles to participate in the annual Armenia Fund International Telethon. On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia hosted a reception […]

Deputy Prime Minister and Primate of Artsakh Visit the Prelacy on the Eve of the Armenia Fund Telethon

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, a delegation from Artsakh, headed by H.E. Lieutenant General Artur Aghabekyan, Deputy Prime Minister of Artsakh, and H.E. Archbishop Barkev Martirosyan, Primate of Artsakh, paid an annual visit to the Prelacy ahead of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund International Telethon. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Clergy, Executive Council, and Ladies Auxiliary […]

Special Meeting of the Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016 the heads of the Armenian Apostolic, Syriac Orthodox, and Coptic Orthodox Churches of the Western United States gathered at Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church in Encino for a special meeting of the Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches. The meeting was hosted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The day began […]

Holy Trinity Church of Fresno Celebrates 116th Anniversary

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, Holy Trinity Church of Fresno marked its 116th anniversary. The festivities included Episcopal Divine Liturgy, the ordination of acolytes, the blessing of new church vessels, and a celebratory banquet. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and bestowed the privilege of wearing a stole to acolytes […]

Weekly News – November 23, 2016

On this Thanksgiving, and throughout the upcoming Christmas celebrations and beyond, let us be mindful of the true meaning of the season and always remember to have an attitude of gratitude by focusing on the multitude of blessings God has bestowed upon us and sharing our gifts with the less fortunate to make the season […]

Prelate Attends American University of Armenia 25th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the American University of Armenia celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his congratulations and well wishes to the AUA family. During the event, the visionary founders of AUA were honored; Dr. & Mrs. Mihran and […]

Prelate Attends Lebanese Independence Day Reception

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, a reception in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Lebanon was held at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, hosted by Consul General of Lebanon in Los Angeles Johnny Ibrahim and Mrs. Maya Ibrahim. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his […]

Weekly News – November 18, 2016

EPISCOPAL DIVINE LITURGY AND BESTOWING OF STOLES ON THE 116TH ANNIVERSARY OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH OF FRESNO This weekend, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will travel to Fresno to join the Holy Trinity Church family in celebrating the 116th anniversary of the parish. On Sunday, November 20, 2016, the Prelate will celebrate Divine Liturgy and […]

Prelate Presents Letter of Blessing and Commendation to Adiss Harmandian

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of renowned singer Adiss Harmandian, to whom he presented a letter of blessing and commendation in recognition of his over half-century musical career. Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian and Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian joined in the visit. Mr. Harmandian thanked the Prelate for […]

Prelate Visits Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School

By the invitation of the school Board of Directors and administration, on Thursday, November 17, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, visited Charlotte and Elise Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School, accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian and Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian. The Prelate and clergy were greeted by Rev. Saro Shahnazarian, Principal Lina Arslanian, Board of […]

Prelate Pays Congratulatory Visit to Lebanese Consul General

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a congratulatory visit to Lebanese Consul General Johnny Ibrahim on the occasion of the General Michel Aoun’s election as President on October 31st. His Eminence had, at the time, sent a congratulatory letter to the Consul General on this occasion. The Prelate was joined […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Ordination of Deacons at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County – Requiem for Homenetmen Members and Prof. Harut Barsamian

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. Parish pastor, Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian, assisted at the altar. During the service, the Prelate conducted the ordination of Garo Kilejian and Sarkis Der Tavitian as deacons. Also on this day, […]

Prelate Awarded Homenetmen “Extraordinary Medal”

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the second annual “Homenetmen Day” celebration was held at Homenetmen “Ararat” Chapter’s Baghdasarian-Shahinian Hall. At this year’s celebration, Homenetmen Central Executive bestowed the organization’s “Extraordinary Medal of Honor” to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, for his support and encouragement of Homenetmen’s mission, including his initiation and overseeing of the “St. […]

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