2019 News Archives

Prelate to Preside over Last Divine Liturgy of the Year at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over the last Divine Liturgy of the year and deliver the sermon at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello.

Commemoration of the Feast of St. Stephen the Protodeacon and Protomartyr in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, December 22, 2019, the feast of St. Stephen the proto-deacon and first martyr, which this year coincided with December 24, was commemorated in Prelacy Churches. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan. […]

Third Annual Christmas Concert of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena

On Friday, December 20, 2019, the third annual Christmas concert of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena was held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and organized by Parish Pastor Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan and the Board of Trustees. The concert was presented by the church choir, with Choirmaster Deacon Yervant Keshishian as […]

National Funeral Service to be Held for Community Activist Khajag Sarkissian

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of devoted Prelacy servant, former Executive Council member, and prominent community activist Khajag Sarkissian, which occurred on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Khajag Sarkissian has a rich legacy of service spanning six decades. In particular, he was instrumental in the formation of […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena on the Feast of St. Stephen the Protodeacon & Protomartyr

According to the Armenian Apostolic Church calendar, Tuesday, December 24, 2019, is the feast of St. Stephen the proto-deacon and first martyr, which is also a celebration of deacons and altar servers. The feast will be observed in Prelacy Churches on Sunday, December 22nd. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and […]

New Year and Christmas Celebration at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., a New Year and Christmas celebration took place at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale under the auspices and with the presence of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The event began with Bible study conducted by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, who spoke on the heart of […]

Prelate Pays Courtesy Visit to New Consul General of Lebanon

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a courtesy visit to the honorable Bachir Sarkis, who was recently appointed Consul General of Lebanon in Los Angeles. He was joined by Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian and Toros Kejejian, former Prelacy Executive Council member and liaison between the ARF Central Committee and Consulate […]

Ordination of Acolytes and Stole-Bearer at St. Garabed Church in Las Vegas -Inauguration of ARS “Shoushi” Chapter Saturday School “Abraham & Verjine Koujakian” Playground

In celebration of the feast of St. James of Nisibis (St. Hagop), on Sunday, December 15, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in Las Vegas during which he ordained Hagop Havanjian and Vahan Zartarian as acolytes and bestowed upon Raffi Roubanian the privilege of bearing a stole. Parish […]

Annual New Year and Christmas Visit of Chamlian School First Grade Class to the Prelacy

In keeping with a time honored tradition, on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the first grade class of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School paid its annual visit to the Prelacy to convey New Year and Christmas well wishes to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The 110 students arrived in two groups, accompanied by Principal Dr. Talin […]

Prelate Congratulates New Patriarch of Constantinople

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Bishop Sahak Mashalian was elected the 85th Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, sent a congratulatory letter on behalf of the Prelacy clergy, Religious and Executive Councils, wishing His Beatitude a fruitful tenure and praying for the Lord to strengthen him spiritually so that he may continue […]

Western Prelacy Salutes Adoption of Armenian Genocide Resolution by the U.S. Senate

Thursday, December 12, 2019 was a historic day for the Armenian nation as the United States Senate unanimously adopted S. Res. 150, marking the first time that the Senate has recognized the Armenian Genocide. The resolution, identical to House Resolution 296 adopted in October, officially rejects Turkey’s denials of its genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, […]

New Year and Christmas Concerts-Celebrations at Prelacy Churches

In a few short weeks we will welcome the New Year 2020 and celebrate the Birth and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ, with holiday festivities already underway within the Western Prelacy and parishes. On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., a New Year and Christmas celebration will take place at St. Mary’s Church […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Ordination of Acolytes at St. Garabed Church in Las Vegas

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, the Armenian Apostolic Church will observe the Feast of St. James of Nisibis (Soorp Hagop). On this occasion, on Sunday, December 15, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, conduct the ordination of deacons and a stole-bearer, and deliver the sermon at St. Garabed Church in Las Vegas. […]

Representatives of Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund Visit the Prelacy

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Colonel Arman Mkrtchyan, Defense Attaché at the Embassy of Armenia to the United States, and Razmig Arzoumanian, Board member of the Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund. The non-profit organization provides first-aid kits, physical and mental rehabilitation, and jobs and education programs to […]

Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian Visits the Prelacy

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Consul General of Armenia Dr. Armen Baibourtian. The Consul General spoke on the Consulate’s recent endeavors and plans to expand their mission. The discussion centered on general matters relating to the Armenian-American community, with both the Prelate and Consul General saluting […]

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