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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 […]

Hamazkayin Cultural Events

From December 6-8, 2019, a number of cultural events organized by Hamazkayin Western Region were held in the community, which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and representatives attended. On Friday, December 6, the screening of “The Stateless Diplomat,” a documentary film on the life of Diana Apcar, Honorary Consul of the first Republic of Armenia […]

Armenian American Museum’s 2nd Annual Gala

On Sunday, December 8, 2018, over a thousand guests, including clergy and community leaders, public officials, sponsors, and supporters gathered at The Beverly Hilton for the 2nd annual gala of the Armenian American Museum. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered his message. In attendance were H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Central Executive, […]

St. Mary’s Church Hosts Deacon Appreciation Night

On Friday, December 6, 2019, St. Mary’s Church of Glendale hosted an appreciation night in honor of four newly-ordained deacons Haroutiun Ohanessian, Melvin Arzoumanian, Koko Kazanjian, and Vahik Yeghiayan at Phoenicia restaurant. The ordination was conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, October 20. In attendance were H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, […]

Prelate Visits Merdinian Evangelical School

By the invitation of the administration and Board of Directors, on Friday, December 6, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, visited Charlotte and Elise Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School in Sherman Oaks, accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian and Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian. The purpose of the visit was to personally bless the students who, on […]

Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary New Year and Christmas Luncheon-Boutique

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the annual Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary New Year and Christmas Luncheon-Boutique took place at Brandview Ballroom in Glendale under the auspices and with the presence of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. This year’s host was Prelacy sponsor Kohar Sulahian. The Prelate was accompanied by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, […]

“Der Voghormya” Prayers on the 31st Anniversary of the Armenia Earthquake

December 7, 2019 marks the 31st anniversary of the earthquake in Armenia which claimed the lives of at least 25,000 people, injured tens of thousands more, and devastated Spitak, Gyumri, Vanadzor, and surrounding villages. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, December 8, “Der Voghormya” prayers will be offered in all […]

Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at “Karapetian” Hall of St. Garabed Church in Hollywood under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian, Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan, and Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian represented the Prelate. The program began with the invocation and […]

Primate of Artsakh and Delegation Visit the Prelacy Ahead of Armenia Fund Telethon

Ahead of the 22nd Armenia Fund Telethon, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, representatives from the Republic of Artsakh visited the Prelacy for a meeting and luncheon with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and Prelacy representatives. The delegation was led by H.E. Archbishop Barkev Martirosyan, Primate of Artsakh, and included Narine Aghabalyan, Minister of Education, Science, […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Churchi Hollywood and ARS “Mayr” Chapter Thanksgiving Luncheon

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian. Following the service, the Prelate attended the traditional Thanksgiving luncheon organized by the ARS “Mayr” chapter at “Karapetian” Hall. The program began […]

Prelate Delivers Invocation at “Ag One Community Salute” in Fresno

On Friday, November 22, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, traveled to Fresno to deliver the invocation and message at a special event called the “Ag One Community Salute” organized by the Ag One Foundation of the California State University of Fresno. The event is held biennially to raise funds benefitting agricultural programs and students […]

Vahan And Anoush Chamlian School 45th Anniversary Gala

On Friday, November 22, 2019, the 45th anniversary gala of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School was held at The Langham in Pasadena under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the theme “Lead, Celebrate, Build.” Archpriest Fr. Gomidas Torossian attended and conveyed the Prelate’s blessings and well wishes. The program began with […]

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