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Memorial Evening Dedicated to Jacques Hagopian

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, a memorial evening dedicated to poet, educator, and scholar Jacques Hagopian will take place at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and organized by an ad-hoc committee. The program will include a keynote speech by Kevork Bedikian and remarks by Rev. Serop […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will travel to Las Vegas to preside over the name day celebration of St. Garabed Church. The festivities will begin on Saturday evening with the preparation of the “herissa,” for which the Prelate will conduct the blessing of salt. Dinner will follow. On Sunday morning, […]

Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Representatives Pay Annual New Year Visit to the Prelacy

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, representatives of the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood, headed by Chairman Avo Kabakchuzyan, paid their annual New Year visit to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian joined in the visit. The visit began with an exchange of New Year well wishes. The guests expressed gratitude to the Prelate for […]

Dr. Lusine Sahakyan Visits the Prelacy

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Dr. Lusine Sahakyan, Associate Professor of Turkic Studies at Yerevan State University, who is in Los Angeles to present two talks on her new book “Hamshen in Armenian Manuscripts.” Dr. Sahakyan was accompanied by Ararat Foundation board member Fred Vartanians. Hamazkayin […]

13th Annual Commemoration of Hrant Dink’s Assassination

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, the 13th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination was commemorated with special events organized by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA). In the afternoon, a wreath-laying ceremony took place at the Armenian Martyrs’ Monument in Montebello, which was followed by requiem prayers for Hrant Dink as well as Sarkis Hatspanian, Sevak […]

St. Garabed Church of Hollywood Name Day Celebration

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted the blessing of madagh at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood on the occasion of the parish’s name-day. Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian assisted at the altar. Among the faithful in attendance were Central Executive Council member Vahe Yacoubian, […]

Annual Mass Dedicated to the Unborn at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles celebrated its annual Mass dedicated to lives lost to abortion on that day in the County of Los Angeles. The Mass was celebrated by Most Reverend Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. On […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Church observed the Feast of St. John the Forerunner, which is also the name day of St. Garabed Churches in Hollywood and Las Vegas. On this occasion, on Sunday, January 19, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and conduct the blessing […]

Reading of “Year of Armenians With Special Needs” Pontifical Message in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, the “Year of Armenians with Special Needs” Pontifical message of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I was read during Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral in Antelias as well as in our Prelacy Churches. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy at the Crescenta Valley Church, […]

2020 – Year of Armenians with Special Needs

To the Diocesan Prelates, Ecclesiastical Class of the Great House of Cilicia, Community Leaders and Our Compatriots, From the Monastery of Antelias of the Great House of Cilicia, we greet with pontifical blessing, warm Christian love and intense patriotism the World General Assembly, the Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Executive Council, the Prelates, […]

“Year of Armenians with Special Needs” Pontifical Message to be Read in Prelacy Churches

As previously reported, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I has proclaimed 2020 the “Year of Armenians with Special Needs.” On Sunday, January 12, 2020, the Pontifical message of His Holiness will be read during Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral in Antelias as well as in our Prelacy Churches. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

25th New Year and Christmas Dinner of the Prelate’s Tenure Marked with Success

– PLAQUE OF GRATITUDE AWARDED TO MAIN HOST VARANT AND HOORI MELKONIAN – COMMENDATIONS TO MEMBERS OF PARISHES WITH OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE On Monday, January 6, 2020, dignitaries, distinguished guests, community leaders, sponsors, and members of the Prelacy family gathered at Holy Cross Cathedral’s “Baghramian” Hall in Montebello for the Prelate’s annual traditional […]

Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water in Celebration of the Feast of Nativity and Theophany

On Monday, January 6, 2020, the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of water symbolizing the baptism of Jesus. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered his Christmas message, and conducted the blessing of water ceremony at St. Mary’s Church […]

Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy and Candlelight Service

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, the eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and candlelight service. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy and delivered his message at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. The reading of Scriptures […]

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s Christmas Message

ԱՍՏՈՒԾՈՅ ՈՐԴՒՈՅՆ ԾՆՈՒՆԴԸ՝ ՀՐԱՒԷՐ ՓՐԿՈՒԹԵԱՆ Եբրայեցւոց ուղղած իր նամակին մէջ, Պօղոս Առաքեալ նորադարձ քրիստոնեաներուն կը պատուիրէ ըսելով՝ “չըլլայ որ փրկութեան ճամբէն հեռանանք” (2, 1)։ Անհրաժեշտ է արթնութեան ու զգաստութեան հրաւիրող Առաքեալին այս կոչը լուսարձակի տակ բերել ա՛յս օրերուն մանաւանդ, երբ կը պատրաստուինք հոգեւոր ցնծութեամբ դիմաւորելու աշխարհի Փրկչին ծնունդը։ Եկէք նախ մեր ուշադրութիւնը կեդրոնացնենք վերոնշեալ երեք […]

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His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s Christmas Message

ԱՍՏՈՒԾՈՅ ՈՐԴՒՈՅՆ ԾՆՈՒՆԴԸ՝ ՀՐԱՒԷՐ ՓՐԿՈՒԹԵԱՆ Եբրայեցւոց ուղղած իր նամակին մէջ, Պօղոս Առաքեալ նորադարձ քրիստոնեաներուն կը պատուիրէ ըսելով՝ “չըլլայ որ փրկութեան... [...]

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