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“The Martyrs of Artsakh Gave their All, Let us Give to the People of Artsakh” Said the Prelate

Upon the joint decision of Hon. Armen Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, and Catholicoi H.H. Karekin II. and H.H. Aram I., November 22, 2020 was announced as “Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers of Artsakh.” Stemming from this decision, under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, on Sunday November 22, 2020, […]

The Prelate’s First Meeting With the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, held his first meeting with the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary members at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” hall at the Western Prelacy. A. Realizing that the Chair of the Ladies Auxiliary, Mrs. Dzovig Zetlian, was elected a member of the Western Prelacy Executive Council, under […]

Requiem and Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers in Artsakh

On Friday, November 13, 2020, The president of Armenia Hon. Armen Sargsyan spoke with both Catholicoses H.H. Aram I. and H.H. Karekin II., and together they came to a conclusion to celebrate a memorial day on November 22, 2020, for the fallen soldiers during the war in Artsakh. Stemming from this decision, under the auspices […]

Prelacy Clergy Conference

On Tuesday, November 17th, 2020, a clergy conference took place within the Prelacy. The conference was presided over by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, with the participation of clergy. As the newly elected Prelate, this was the first clergy conference which the Prelate presided over. During the conference, the clergy discussed the various challenges that […]

New Spiritual Programs Within the Western Prelacy

Hereby we announce to our parishioners that by the initiative of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the Western Prelacy has launched three new spiritual programs directed mainly towards the faith building of our youth. These new programs can be viewed on the Western Prelacy’s Facebook and Instagram social sites, and will also replay every Sunday […]

“Let There Be Eternal Light” Said the Prelate

On the evening of Wednesday, November 11, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over a special morning vigil service which took place at 7pm, in the courtyard of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. In attendance were clergy, deacons and limited number of parishioners. During the service, the Prelate and clergy members beseeched the Lord […]

“God is with us” Stated the Prelate

On behalf of the safety of the soldiers and people of Armenia, an outdoor evening vigil took place at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, presided over by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and the participation of clergy, deacons and parishioners. During his message, the Prelate stated, “All throughout times of difficulties, we mustn’t forget taking […]

Inter-Religious Prayer Service for the Safety of Armenia

On the evening of Monday, November 2, 2020, an inter-religious prayer service for the safety of Armenia was conducted at St. Leon Cathedral in Burbank. In attendance were H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, H.G. Bishop Mikael Mouradian, Rev. Berdj Djambazian, clergy and parishioners. During the service, the religious leaders extended their […]

“We Are a Martyred People, But Are Reborn” Stated the Prelate

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of All Saints, which is the name day of Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. On the occasion of the feast and the 57th anniversary of the church, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy, delivered his sermon and blessed the madagh […]

The Executive Council Convened for its Initial Meeting

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the initial meeting of the Executive Council. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian and members of the previous Executive Council Tivan were also in attendance during the meeting. The meeting began with the Lords prayer and welcoming remarks delivered by the Prelate. He highly praised […]

Roundtable Discussion with Ambassador Robert O’brien Regarding the War in Artsakh

On the morning of Friday, October 30, 2020, a roundtable organized by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair, took place at the Arboretum, in Pasadena, with the United States National Security Advisor Mr. Robert O’Brien. In attendance were Senator Mike Lee, Armenian religious and community leaders of Los Angeles. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, […]

Evening Vigil for the War in Armenia and Artsakh

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 7pm, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, invited clergy members and deacons who serve in Los Angeles to St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale, to raise prayers for peace in Armenia and Artsakh. The evening vigil was shown live on Facebook. In his speech, the Prelate stated, “Through our collective […]

The Religious Council Convened for Its Initial Meeting

Christian’s all throughout history have valued themselves and matured because of religious education, that is why religious education is important in the mission of the church. Also, biblical values, apostolic traditions, and instilling church father teachings in the lives of our youth are fundamental pillars in the mission of the church as well. On Friday, […]

“Our Martyrs Departed So That We May Continue” Stated H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan

On the evening of Saturday, October 24, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by clergy, gave an impromptu visit to a candlelight vigil in front of the Armenian Consulate in Los Angeles. The Candlelight vigil has been taking place in front of the Armenian Consulate in Los Angeles, for the past two weeks, where […]

“Prayer For Artsakh” Organized by the Los Angeles County Supervisors

On Friday, October 23, 2020, the Los Angeles County Supervisors held a prayer service at “Grand Park,” showing their support for the people of Artsakh. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, was invited to deliver his remarks and prayer for peace towards Artsakh. Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian accompanied the Prelate. In attendance also were H.E. Archbishop […]

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