2018 News Archives

St. Sarkis Church Annual Banquet

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, the annual banquet of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena was held at the Pasadena Armenian Center under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The event was organized by Parish Pastor, Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan, and the Board of Trustees. On behalf of the Prelate, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan […]

Divine Liturgy and Concert in Celebration of the 60th and 45th Anniversaries of the North American and Western Prelacies

In December of 2018, the milestone 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Prelacy of North America under the jurisdiction of the Holy See of Cilicia and the 45th anniversary of the Western Prelacy will be ceremoniously celebrated with two special events. On Thursday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m., a special concert and celebration […]

Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary New Year and Christmas Luncheon-Boutique

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the annual Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary New Year and Christmas Luncheon-Boutique will be held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, at Brandview Ballroom (111 E. Harvard St., Glendale), beginning at 11:30 a.m. This year’s Luncheon-Boutique is being hosted by Prelacy and community sponsor Mrs. Alice Navasargian. Tickets are […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Banquet on the 117th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Church of Fresno

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, Holy Trinity Church of Fresno will mark the 118th anniversary of its establishment with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and a banquet. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon, and afterward will preside over the 118th annual banquet. Executive Council members will be in attendance. The […]

“St. Mesrob Mashdots” Medal Awarded to Writer Vehanoush Tekian on Behalf of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of poet, essayist, and short story writer, Vehanoush Tekian, and on behalf of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I presented to her the “St. Mesrob Mashdots” medal for her contributions to our literary heritage. Ms. Tekian was in Los Angeles for an event […]

Presentation of Sarkis Mahserejian’s Novel “Land of Hidden Treasures” to be Held at the Prelacy

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the presentation of Sarkis Mahserejian’s newly published novel titled “Land of Hidden Treasures” will take place at the Western Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The event is jointly organized by the Western Prelacy Cultural-Educational Committee and Asbarez newspaper. The […]

Prelate Visits Pilibos School

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a visit to Rose and Alex Pilibos School where he was greeted by Head of School, Dr. Alina Dorian, Interim Principal, Mrs. Maral Tavitian, teachers, and students. His Eminence was joined by St. Garabed Church Pastor, Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassiian. School Board members Mr. […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh in Celebration of the 55th Anniversary of Holy Martyrs Church

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the name-day and 55th anniversary of the consecration of Holy Martyrs Church of Encino was celebrated with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and blessing of madagh. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted the blessing of madagh. Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian and deacons assisted at the […]

Hamazkayin 90th and 50th Anniversary Banquet

On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, a gala banquet was held at Glendale Hilton celebrating the 90th anniversary of Hamazkayin and 50th anniversary of Hamazkayin Western Region. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, attended. Among the guests in attendance were Central Executive member Mr. Gaidzag Zetlian and Executive […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. Executive Council Chairman Mr. Garo Eshgian and members will be in attendance. At the conclusion of the service, the Prelate and Executive Council will meet with the Parish Pastor […]

Western Prelacy and Community Sponsor Alice Navasargian Visits the Prelacy

On Friday, November 2nd, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Western Prelacy and community sponsor Mrs. Alice Navasargian, who has graciously assumed the sponsorship of this year’s New Year and Christmas Luncheon-Boutique with a $10,000 donation. Ladies Auxiliary Chair Mrs. Dzovig Zetlian participated in the meeting. The Prelate thanked Mrs. Navasargian […]

Holy Martyrs Church of Encino to Celebrate 55th Anniversary of Consecration

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, Holy Martyrs Church of Encino will kick off its 55th anniversary celebration with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and blessing of madagh. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver his message, and conduct the blessing of madagh. The 55th anniversary celebratory banquet will take place on […]

Prelate Welcomes L.A. County Assessor Jeffrey Prang

On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, L.A. County Assessor Jeffrey Prang paid a courtesy visit to the Prelacy to receive the blessings of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, in his bid for re-election in the November 6 mid-term elections. The Assessor was accompanied by Chief of Public Affairs Mr. Robert Kalonian. Following an exchange of pleasantries, […]

Prelate Welcomes Consul General Armen Baibourtian

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of newly appointed Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles Mr. Armen Baibourtian. Executive Council Chair Mr. Garo Eshgian participate in the meeting. The discussion centered on recent developments and advancements in Armenia and efforts to strengthen the collaborative relationship between Armenia […]

Requiem for Homenetmen Members on Prelacy Churches – Community-Wide Celebration of Homenetmen’s Centennial

By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the request of Homenetmen Western Region Executive, on Sunday, October 28, 2018, requiem prayers for departed Homenetmen members were offered in all Prelacy Churches. The Prelate presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan celebrated […]

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