2018 News Archives

Grand Opening of New Retirement Community at the California Armenian Home in Fresno

In mid-June of 2016, the California Armenian Home in Fresno embarked on a massive expansion project, named The Vineyards, the grand opening of which took place on Saturday, February 10, 2018. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, parish pastor of Holy Trinity Church of Fresno, participated in the […]

Tavlian Pre-School 25th Anniversary Gala

On Friday, February 9, 2018, Levon and Hasmig Tavlian Pre-School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala held at Vertigo Event Venue in Glendale. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, attended and read the Prelate’s message. Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan, parish pastor of St. Sarkis Church, […]

Poster Design Competition Deadline Extended to March 25

In order to encourage the new generation to speak their mother tongue, the Armenian Language Revitalization Committee of the Western Prelacy, has prepared a strategic plan with short and long term action plans, after conducting an extensive research and analysis. As one of the preliminary steps, the committee has decided to organize a Poster Design […]

ARS Western Region Annual Gala

On Friday, February 9, 2018, the annual gala of the Armenian Relief Society Western Region was held at Taglyan Cultural Complex in Los Angeles, proceeds of which will benefit needy individuals and families and the organization’s varied humanitarian endeavors. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his blessings and congratulations. Following the national anthems […]

Divine Liturgy in Commemoration of the Feast of St. Vartanants

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Feast of St. Vartanants was commemorated within the Western Prelacy with Divine Liturgy at the North Hollywood parish presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of clergy members. Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon. The service dedicated to the […]

Feast of Sts. Ghevontiants Celebrated with Clergy Conference and Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Feast of Sts. Ghevontiants was celebrated within the Western Prelacy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello with the annual clergy conference followed by Divine Liturgy. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the conference, in which H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian and clergy members participated. The day began with morning […]

Ambassador Johnny Ibrahim Pays Parting Visit to the Prelate

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy the outgoing Consul General of Lebanon in Los Angeles, His Excellency Ambassador Johnny Ibrahim, who will soon be assuming his new mission as Ambassador of Lebanon to Argentina. Joining the Prelate in the visit were Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian, Rev. Fr. […]

Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Annual Great Lent Luncheon

On Wednesday, February 21st, the annual Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Great Lent Luncheon will be held at Legacy Banquet Hall in Glendale (6410 San Fernando Rd.) under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be preceded by Sunrise Service. Please contact the Prelacy office at 818-248-7737 […]

Great Lent Sunrise and Vigil Services to Begin

Monday, February 12, is the first day of Great Lent. During the Lenten season, Sunrise and Vigil services will take place in Prelacy Churches on Wednesday mornings and Friday evenings respectively. In keeping with tradition, on Wednesday, February 14, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will join the Holy Martyrs Church family of Encino for the […]

Special Service and Lighting of Bonfire on the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple

On Wednesday, February 14, the Armenian Apostolic Church will observe the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple. The Feast will be celebrated in Prelacy Churches on Tuesday, February 13 with a special service and the lighting of the traditional bonfire. New parents especially are invited to attend and have their children […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino on the Eve of Great Lent

Sunday, February 11, 2018 is the eve of Great Lent. On this day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. Following the service, the Prelate will preside over the unveiling of the Donor Wall located at the entrance of the church’s “Yeghia […]

Ferrahian School 8th Grade Class Visits the Prelacy

At the start of each year, the 8th grade class of Ferrahian School pays a visit to the Prelacy where they present a cultural program, receive the blessings and hear the message of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. This year’s visit took place on Friday, February 2, 2018. The 42 students, accompanied by Principal Mrs. […]

Mexican-Armenian Cultural Week

By the initiative of the Consulate General of Armenia and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, February 2-9, 2018, has been designated Mexican-Armenian Cultural Week. Throughout the week, the contributions of both communities to the city of Los Angeles will be celebrated with school assemblies, art exhibits, movie screenings, and other events. The […]

Prelate Attends Farewell Reception Honoring Lebanese Ambassador Johnny Ibrahim

By the invitation of the Advisory Board of the Consulate General of Lebanon in Los Angeles and a group of Armenian-American and Lebanese-American community members, on the evening of Thursday, February 1st, 2018, a farewell reception honoring His Excellency Ambassador Johnny Ibrahim was held at the California Club in Los Angeles. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

Divine Liturgy to be Celebrated on the Feasts of Sts. Ghevontiants and Sts. Vartanants

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Armenian Church will commemorate the Feast of Sts. Ghevontiants, honoring the legacy of the brave clergymen who not only preached against tyranny, but with a cross in one hand and a sword in the other fought on the front lines in the Vartanants war and in the continuing resistance […]

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