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Episcopal Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the service. Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan, Parish Pastor, assisted at the altar. Executive Council tivan members, Mr. Garo Eshgian, Mr. Meher Der Ohanessian, Mrs. […]

Prelacy Schools’ Commencement Ceremonies

At the close of the 2017-2018 academic year, over the past two weeks commencement ceremonies of Prelacy Schools took place, which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, clergy, and Executive Council members attended. This year, the Prelate attended the following ceremonies and conveyed his blessings and congratulatory message. The Prelate’s message to the class of 2018 […]

Vacation Bible Schools

A number of Prelacy parishes have once again organized Vacation Bible Schools over the summer where our youth will receive valuable instruction on our faith and church, read Bible stories, learn prayers and hymns, and engage in sports, games, arts and crafts. This year’s schedule is as follows: St. Sarkis Church, Pasadena: Four one-week sessions […]

Honorary Consul Adroushan Armenian Gifts Collectable Stamps from the First Republic of Armenia to the Prelacy

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Mr. Adroushan Armenian, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Las Vegas. Mr. Armenian had come to present a set of ten uncirculated collectable stamps issued by the first Republic of Armenia to the Prelacy. Mr. Armenian recently gifted the […]

St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The weekend of June 9-10, 2018 was a momentous one for the Las Vegas parish as the community gathered to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the consecration of St. Garabed Church with a banquet on Saturday evening and Episcopal Divine Liturgy on Sunday. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the celebration. Executive Council Chair […]

Prelate’s Message to the Graduating Class of 2018

Սիրելիներ, Հայրական սիրով կ’ողջունեմ Թեմիս ժողովականութեան եւ ուսումնական մարմիններու, շրջանիս կազմակերպութեանց ու միութեանց ներկայացուցիչները, տնօրէնութիւնը, դաստիարակները, շրջանաւարտ աշակերտները, ծնողներն ու հարազատները, փառք տալով Աստուծոյ, որ բոլորիս ընծայեց ուսումնական այս տարեշրջանը յաջողութեամբ եւ անփորձանք աւարտին հասցնելու առիթը։ Այս ու նման բարիքներու համար, այսօր եւ միշտ երախտապարտ ենք Երկնաւոր Հօր եւ կը խնդրենք, որ Անոր Ս. Աջը […]

L.A. Mayor’s Office Interfaith Dinner

On Monday, June 4, 2018, the annual interfaith iftar organized by the office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Human Relations Commission was held at L.A. City Hall forecourt. The event brings together government and faith community leaders and members for a celebration of diverse traditions and shared values. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop […]

Prelate Attends Ararat Home’s Monthly Luncheon

On the first Tuesday of each month, the Ladies Auxiliary of Ararat Home organizes a luncheon at “Deukmejian Grand Ballroom” bringing together community members for an afternoon social in support of the establishment’s mission. Traditionally, the Armenian Relief Society Western Regional Executive and chapters participate in the sponsorship of the June luncheon, which this year […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral and Congratulates Mesrobian School Graduates

At the end of each academic year, Armenian Mesrobian School seniors attend Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello to receive Holy Communion and the blessings of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, ahead of their graduation. This year’s service was held on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Ashod […]

St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Consecration

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the consecration of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas. This milestone anniversary will be ceremoniously celebrated on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, 2018. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over the festivities. Executive Council Chair Mr. Garo Eshgian will participate. The celebration will begin with […]

Religious Instruction for Homenetmen Scouts

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, 35 scouts participating in a special curriculum gathered at “Andonian” Hall of Homenetmen Western Region’s center for a day of instruction which featured a religious course as well. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian presented a lecture encompassing the history of the Armenian […]

Prelate Delivers Invocation at the Swearing-In of Glendale Police Chief Carl Povilaitis

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Carl Povilaitis was formally sworn in as the Chief of the Glendale Police Department. By the invitation of the City of Glendale Police Department, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered the invocation. He was accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian. City Manager Yasmin Beers welcomed the guests, after […]

Centennial of the First Republic of Armenia Celebrated Within the Western Prelacy

On Sunday, May 27, 2018, the centennial of the first Republic of Armenia was ceremoniously celebrated in all Prelacy Churches with Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic and blessing of the Armenian flag. During requiem service, prayers were offered for the martyrs of Sardarabad, Pash Abaran, Gharakilise, and for all the heroes who have given their […]

Graduation Ceremonies

As we near the closing stages of the 2017-2018 school year, graduation season is upon us once again. In the past few weeks, the Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools held two receptions honoring Armenian students and graduates, which the Prelate and clergy attended. In the coming weeks, the Prelate and clergy will attend […]

Prelate Congratulates His Holiness Catholicos Aram I on the 50th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s ordination and consecration to the priesthood. It was in 1968, on the 50th anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia, that His Holiness entered the priesthood. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, sent a congratulatory letter to His Holiness on behalf of […]

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