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Requiem to be held in Prelacy Churches on the 34th Anniversary of the Lisbon 5 Martyrdom

July 27, 2017, marks the 34th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon 5, commemorating the five young men, Simon Yahniyan, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kerjelian, and Setrak Ajemian, who in the example of our heroic fedayees gave their lives in the name of justice for the Armenian Genocide, with the awareness that “Conscious […]

Requiem for Bishop Norayr Ashekian to be Held in Prelacy Churches

As previously reported, on Friday, July 21st, 2017, Bishop Norayr Ashekian, a senior member of the Holy See of Cilicia Brotherhood, entered eternal rest. On Monday, July 24th, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, surrounded by Brotherhood members, conducted the rite of Extreme Unction during Funeral Mass at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. In […]

In Memoriam: Bishop Norayr Ashekian

His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, the Cilician Brotherhood, and Prelacies mourn the passing of Bishop Norayr Ashekian, who entered eternal rest on Friday, July 21, 2017. On this somber occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate sent a letter of condolence to His Holiness on behalf of the Prelacy family […]

Prelate Attends Faith Meeting and Press Conference Hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti

On Thursday, July 20, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Bishop David O’Connell, and the Mayor’s Interfaith Collective hosted a meeting of faith leaders followed by a press conference to launch and promote the Days of Compassion initiative, a partnership between the City and more than 100 religious leaders aimed at eradicating homelessness by building permanent supportive housing […]

Prelate Congratulates Consul General of Lebanon on His Appointment as Ambassador to the Vatican

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, sent a congratulatory letter to the Honorable Johnny Ibrahim, Consul General of Lebanon in Los Angeles, on his appointment as Ambassador of Lebanon to the Vatican. On behalf of the Western Prelacy Religious and Executive Councils and community of faithful, the Prelate extended heartfelt congratulations […]

Deacon Khatchig Shannakian to be Ordained to the Priesthood on the Feast of Transfiguration

We are pleased to announce to our faithful that on Sunday, July 23, 2017, on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will ordain Deacon Khatchig Shannakian to the priesthood during Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, assisted by the Vicar General, Very Rev. Fr. […]

Lebanese Consul General Visits the Prelacy

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of the Honorable Johnny Ibrahim, Consul General of Lebanon in Los Angeles, who was accompanied by former Executive Council member and Consulate supporter Mr. Toros Kejejian. The Consul General had come to personally invite the Prelate to the second annual Lebanese Diaspora […]

Homenetmen Veterans Visit the Prelacy

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of a group of Homenetmen veterans, who had come to congratulate His Eminence on his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood and 20th anniversary as Prelate. The group was headed by Mr. Zakar Chorbajian, an exemplary and long-standing member of Homenetmen, […]

Requiem Service on the 7th Anniversary of the Passing of Archbishop Sumbat Lapajian

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, the eve of the Fast of Transfiguration, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello, after which requiem prayers were offered at the gravesite of Archbishop Sumbat Lapajian on the seventh anniversary of his passing. Divine Liturgy was celebrated […]

Prelate Congratulates ARPA Institute on its 25th Anniversary

On Saturday, July 15, the 25th anniversary of the ARPA Institute (Analysis Research and Planning for Armenia) was celebrated with a day-long conference titled “Armenians and Armenia in the 21st Century: A Strategy for Long-Term Development,” followed by a banquet at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian attended the conference and banquet. The […]

Prelate Delivers Opening Message at ARS 96th Regional Convention

On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Armenian Relief Society’s 96th Regional Convention convened at Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter’s center. The three-day convention will review the organization’s biennial activities and draft endeavors for the new term. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, accompanied by Vicar General, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, attended and delivered the opening message. […]

Weekly News – July 14, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL IN MONTEBELLO – REQUEIM SERVICE FOR ARCHBISHOP SUMBAT LAPAJIAN On Sunday, July 16, 2017 H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, the Prelate will preside over […]

Weekly News – July 7, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT ST. SARKIS CHURCH IN PASADENA On Sunday, July 9, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena.

Prelate Delivers Message at Homenetmen Navasartian Games and Festival Closing Ceremony

On the evening of Sunday, July 2nd, the 42nd Homenetmen Navasartian Games and Festival culminated with the closing ceremony featuring the parade of athletes and distribution of championship trophies. The Prelate attended, delivered his message, and participated in the presentation of trophies. He was accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Very Rev. Fr. Vache […]

Weekly News – June 30, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ENCINO On Sunday, July 2, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino.

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