2017 News Archives

Christmas Celebration at Ararat Home

On Friday, December 29, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, accompanied by clergy members, visited Ararat Home in Mission Hills to spread New Year and Christmas cheer and blessings to the elderly residents. The day began at the Skilled Nursing Facility. The Prelate firstly conveyed his blessings and well wishes to the Ararat Home family […]

American University of Armenia President Visits the Prelacy

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Dr. Armen Kiureghian, President of the American University of Armenia, who was accompanied by Mr. Paul Yeghiayan, Vice President for Development. Dr. Der Kiureghian gave an overview of the degree programs offered in various academic disciplines for students from Armenia and […]

Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood’s 20th Anniversary and Christmas Celebration

On Saturday, December 23, 2017, the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood held a special event at their center in Glendale in celebration of their 20th anniversary as well as of the New Year and Christmas. The event was held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. His Eminence was represented by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom […]

Prelate Presides over Commemoration of the Feast of St. Stephen at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, December 24, 2017, the eve of the Feast of St. Stephen the Protomartyr and first deacon, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. Given that the Feast of St. Stephen is a celebration of altar servers, during the service the Prelate […]

Deacons’ Seminar Held on the Occasion of the Feast of St. Stephen the Protomartyr and Protodeacon

In commemoration of the Feast of St. Stephen the Protomartyr and Protodeacon and by the initiative of the Western Prelacy Religious Council, on Saturday, December 23, 2017, deacons, stole-bearers, and acolytes gathered at the Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall for a daylong seminar held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mradirossian, Prelate. […]

Prelate Presides Over Christmas Concert at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Friday, December 22, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over a Christmas concert at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena presented by the church choir and conducted by Choirmaster Yervant Keshishian. The concert was organized by the parish Pastor and Board of Trustees. His Eminence was accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar […]

Schedule of Christmas Services

On Saturday, January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the glorious Birth and Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Within Western Prelacy parishes, the celebration will begin on Christmas Eve, Friday, January 5th, with Divine Liturgy followed by the Jrakalooyts service (lighting of candles). On Saturday, January 6, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated, during […]

New Year’s Day Prayer Service in Prelacy Churches

On Monday, January 1st, 2018, Prelacy Churches will open their doors for a prayer service, offering faithful the opportunity to begin the New Year with collective prayer and to exchange well wishes for a healthy, joyful, and blessed year. We invite our faithful to attend the service and together give thanks to our Lord for […]

Western Prelacy Republishes The Rituals of the Armenian Apostolic Church

The Western Prelacy is pleased to announce the republication of The Rituals of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a bilingual compilation of various canons and rites, including Holy Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, funeral service, blessing of homes, and more, as well as prayers for healing. The book was originally published twenty years ago and had since […]

Prelate’s New Year & Christmas Message – 2018

THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM IS THE GUIDING LIGHT OF GOD With the commencement of the New Year 2018, a new dawn emerges upon the world and upon the Armenian nation, and we, the descendents and faithful inheritors of the Armenian Church established by the Apostles, with exultation and glee once again embrace the Nativity and […]

Chamlian First Grade Students Bring Christmas Cheer to the Prelacy

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, the first grade class of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School visited the Prelacy where they spread New Year and Christmas cheer with their festive program of songs and recitations. The students were joyfully greeted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan and […]

Anahid Baghdadlian Ohanesian 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 Mrs. Anahid Baghdadlian Ohanesian will host the Prelate’s New Year and Christmas Dinner, which will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Holy Cross Cathedral’s “Bagramian” Hall in Montebello. The highly anticipated and beloved event, which […]

Prelate Represented at Episcopal Ordination at the Diocese of Orange

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in the presence of His Excellency The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, The Most Reverend Thomas Thanh Thai Nguyen was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange by His Excellency The Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, with Co-Consecrators The Most […]

Prelate of Aleppo Reports on Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts During SARF’s Public Gathering

On the evening of Friday, December 15, 2017, a public gathering organized by the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF) was held at the Armenian Society of Los Angeles Center in Glendale. The event was held under the auspices of the heads of the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches, and featured H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, […]

Prelate of Aleppo Pays a Courtesy Visit to the Western Diocese

On Friday, December 15, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo, accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, paid a courtesy visit to the Western Diocese for a meeting with H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate. Archbishop Sarkissian reported on the current situation in Aleppo as well […]

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