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Renowned Armenian Singer Sibil Visits the Prelacy

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy renowned Armenian singer Sibil, who was accompanied by Hamazkayin Western Region Executive members Mrs. Lucy Joukhajian and Mrs. Vania Babikian, who is also a member of the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary. The singer was in Los Angeles for a concert sponsored by […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Banquet on the 51st Anniversary of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of San Francisco

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, arrived in San Francisco to join the parish community in celebrating the 51st anniversary of the consecration of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church. The celebration began with a banquet on Saturday evening at “Saroyan” Hall of the Khachaturian Armenian Community Center hosted by the Parish […]

Feast of the Holy Translators Celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Friday, October 13, 2017, evening service in celebration of the Feast of the Holy Translators was held at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of Prelacy Clergy. Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian delivered the sermon. Fr. Movses highlighted the tremendous contributions of the Holy Translators […]

Exhibition of Armenian-American Artist Arthur Pinajian’s Works Held at the Western Prelacy

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, a special exhibition of Armenian-American artist Arthur Pinajian’s works opened at the Western Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall. The exhibit, which was held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and organized by Stephanie’s Art Gallery, featured thirty rarely seen works, in particular the artist’s mid-century […]

Prelate to Pay Pastoral Visit To San Francisco Parish Community on the 51st Anniversary of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church

Over the weekend, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will travel to San Francisco to preside over 51st anniversary celebrations of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church. On Sunday, October 15, 2017, the Prelate will celebrate Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church and deliver the sermon on the Feast of the Holy Translators. On Saturday […]

In Defense of Christians Summit 2017

In Defense of Christians, a non-profit and nonpartisan organization advocating for the human rights of Christians in the Middle East and for the preservation of Christianity in the Middle East, has organized a summit in Washington DC from October 24-26 with the title, “American Leadership and Securing the Future of Christians in the Middle East.” […]

Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s Deputies Visits the Prelacy

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s Chief Deputy, Ms. Anna Mouradian, and Senior Field Deputy, Mr. Jarrod Degonia, paid a visit to the Western Prelacy for an introductory meeting with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The guests noted that the Armenian community forms a very important part of Supervisor Barger’s district, and expressed […]

Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary to Host Lecture-Luncheon on the Preservation of Armenian Music

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, a lecture-luncheon will be held at the Western Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall dedicated to the preservation of Armenian music. Dr. Karenn Chutjian-Presti, a member of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music faculty, will lecture on the topic. The luncheon is being held under the auspices of […]

State Senator Anthony Portantino Visits the Prelacy

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of State Senator Anthony Portantino. His Eminence was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, while Senator Portantino was accompanied by District Representative Ms. Arda Tchakian. The discussion centered on the Senator’s service and endeavors in Sacramento thus far and […]

Prelate Attends 16th Annual Gerald and Mark Golf Classic

On Monday, October 9, 2017, the 16th annual Gerald and Mark Golf Classic hosted by national benefactor Mr. Hank Khachaturian was held at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club in San Mateo. The event was founded by Mr. Khachaturian and his late wife, Rita, as a tribute to their sons and also the benefit a […]

Prelate Delivers Invocation at ANCA-WR Annual Gala

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the annual gala of the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with the attendance of public officials, dignitaries, leaders and members of community organizations, sponsors, and friends. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered the invocation. This year, the organization honored […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy and Consecrates Painting at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County – Prayers for Las Vegas Shooting Victims in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian celebrated Divine Liturgy. Very Rev. Fr. Vache Balekjian and Archpriest Fr. Khoren Habeshian participated. By the ordinance of His Eminence, on this day, “Der Voghormya” prayers […]

Joint Clergy Conference Dedicated to “Renewal” Held in Canada with the Participation of the Northern American Prelacies

On Monday, October 2, 2017, the Prelates and clergy of the Northern American Prelacies gathered in Montreal, Canada for a biennial joint clergy conference hosted by the Prelacy of Canada on the eve of the Feast of the Holy Translators. Given the “Year of Renewal” proclamation of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, the theme of […]

Press Release – Vibrant Armenian, Lively Community

The Armenian Language Revitalization Committee (ALRC or Committee) was formed by the initiative and under auspices of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America. The ALRC was formed based on the concern that Armenian does not appear to be regularly spoken in the day-to-day life of our younger generations. Accordingly, the ALRC’s […]

Western Prelacy Family Celebrates Prelate’s Milestone Anniversaries

On Friday, September 29, 2017, members of the Western Prelacy family gathered at “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall for a special celebration in honor of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on the occasion of his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, 20th anniversary of ordination as Bishop, more than two decades as Prelate, […]

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