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Prelate to Celebrate Divine Liturgy and Conduct Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the Feast of St. Sarkis the Commander, his son Mardiros, and their fourteen soldiers, which is the name-day of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena. On this occasion, on Sunday, February 17, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and […]

Armenian American Museum to Host Inaugural Telethon

On Sunday, February 17, the Armenian American Museum will be hosting its inaugural telethon with the aim of raising awareness and funds for the historic project. The telethon will be broadcast on Armenian television channels, KVMD, Facebook Live, and online from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Donations can also be made in advance by phone […]

Ferrahian School 8th Grade Students Commemorate Vartanants During Visit to the Prelacy

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, the 8th grade class of Ferrahian School, accompanied by Vice-Principal Vartkes Nalbandian and teachers, paid a visit to the Prelacy where they honored the legacy of the Vartanants saints through a program of recitations and songs. The visit began at the “St. Dertad and St. Ashkhen” Chapel with prayer and […]

Eve of the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Celebration and Traditional Gathering with Homenetmen Scouts

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, hundreds of faithful gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale for a special service on the eve of the feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, with the participation of clergy members. The ceremony featured special hymns and Gospel readings […]

Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Members Visit the Prelacy

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, representatives of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, headed by founding President Dr. Frieda Jordan, paid their annual visit to the Prelacy for a meeting with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, and Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian, joined in the meeting. After an exchange of […]

“Year of the Armenian Media” Pontifical Message Read in Prelacy Churches – Dedication of ARS “Mayr” Chapter Office in Memory of Archpriest Vatche and Yeretsgin Lousadzin Naccashian

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s “Year of the Armenian Media” was read in Prelacy Churches. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and read the Pontifical message at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Parish Pastor Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian. Among the faithful in […]

Prayer Vigil and Briefing on Recent Hate Crimes on Armenian Schools

As previously reported, during the early hours of Tuesday, January 29, Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School in Encino and AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park were targets of a hate crime as both campuses were vandalized with Turkish flags. A local synagogue was also the target of a similar hate crime. On Tuesday afternoon, the […]

Presentation of Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian’s “Essays on Biblical Concepts and Social Issues”

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the presentation of Holy Cross Cathedral Dean Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian’s newly published book, “Essays on Biblical Concepts and Social Issues” was presented at the Cathedral’s “Tumanjan” Hall in Montebello. The event was held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and was organized by the Cathedral’s […]

Special Service and Bonfire on the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple

On Thursday, February 14, the Armenian Apostolic Church will observe the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple. The Feast will be celebrated in Prelacy Churches on the evening of Wednesday, February 13 with a special service, during which parents will have the opportunity to present their children before the altar for […]

Blessing of Water on the Fast of the Catechumens

Sunday, February 10 is the eve of the Fast of the Catechumens. The fast is unique to the Armenian Church as it was established by St. Gregory the Illuminator when the Armenian nation became the first to adopt Christianity. The fast is commonly referred to as the Fast of St. Sarkis as it falls a […]

“Year of the Armenian Media” Pontifical Message to be Read in Prelacy Churches

As previously reported, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I has proclaimed 2019 the “Year of the Armenian Media.” By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Pontifical message of His Holiness will be read during Divine Liturgy in all Prelacy Churches on Sunday, February 10, 2019. His Eminence will preside over Divine Liturgy and […]

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I Bestows “Knight of Cilicia” Medal to Metti Doumanian

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I bestowed the “Knight of Cilicia” medal to Metti Doumanian in memory of her husband Dr. Krikor Doumanian, longtime benefactor of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, Bird’s Nest Orphanage, and the Western Prelacy. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, participated in the conferring of the medal, as did […]

Crescenta Valley Church Annual Banquet

On Friday, January 25, 2019, the annual banquet of the Crescenta Valley Church was held at Aurora Banquet Hall in Tujunga under the auspices of the Prelate and organized by the Parish Pastor and Board of Trustees. On behalf of the Prelate, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, attended. Among the guests in attendance were […]

2019 – Year of the Armenian Media

Մեծի Տանն Կիլիկիոյ Կաթողիկոսութեան Թեմակալ Առաջնորդներուն, հոգեւոր դասուն, Ազգային Իշխանութեանց եւ մեր ժողովուրդի զաւակներուն Մեծի Տանն Կիլիկիոյ Կաթողիկոսութեան Անթիլիասի Մայրավանքէն հայրապետական օրհնութեամբ, քրիստոնէական ջերմ սիրով եւ ազգային վառ ապրումներով կ’ողջունենք Ազգ. Ընդհանուր Ժողովը, Ազգ. Կեդրոնական Վարչութեան Կրօնական ու Քաղաքական ժողովները, Թեմակալ Առաջնորդները, հոգեւոր դասը եւ մեր ժողովուրդի սիրելի զաւակները։ Հոգեկան խոր գոհունակութեամբ կ’ուզենք հաստատել, որ […]

Book Presentation: “Essays on Biblical Concepts and Social Issues” By Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Holy Cross Cathedral Dean Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian’s newly published book, “Essays on Biblical Concepts and Social Issues” will be presented at the Cathedral’s “Tumanjan” Hall in Montebello. The event is being held under the auspices of the Prelate and is organized by the Cathedral’s Board of Trustees. The […]

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2019 – Year of the Armenian Media

Մեծի Տանն Կիլիկիոյ Կաթողիկոսութեան Թեմակալ Առաջնորդներուն, հոգեւոր դասուն, Ազգային Իշխանութեանց եւ մեր ժողովուրդի զաւակներուն Մեծի Տանն Կիլիկիոյ Կաթողիկոսութեան Անթիլիասի Մայրավանքէն... [...]

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