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Blessing of grapes at Adventist Health Glendale in celebration of the Feast of Assumption

On Wednesday August 8, 2018, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, and by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian, Archpriest Fr. Gomidas Torossian, Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian, and Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian conducted the blessing of grapes ceremony in the hospital Chapel. Glendale […]

Prelate attends the opening gala for the new wing of Ararat assisted living facility

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the opening gala for the new wing of Ararat assisted living facility. After the opening prayer, the Prelate congratulated the “Ararat” home family on the newly opened wing and their service to the elderly. He commended the board, the administration and staff as “good […]

Newly appointed president of Adventist Health Glendale Alice Issai visits the prelacy

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, newly appointed Adventist Health Glendale President Mrs. Alice Issai paid her first visit to the Prelacy, she was accompanied by Vice-President Mrs. Ramella Markarian. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the guests and congratulated Mrs. Issai on her newly appointed position. The guests thanked the Prelate for the visit, and […]

The Prelate introduced the new pastor of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

On August 5, 2018, Archpriest Fr. Vahan Gosdanian celebrated his first Divine Liturgy as the newly appointed pastor of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy and introduced the newly appointed pastor who will succeed Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian, who served at St. Garabed Church since […]

A reception-dinner held at the prelacy in honor of H.G. Torkom Donoyan’s Episcopal Ordination

                On Friday, August 3, 2018, under the auspices and in the presence of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the initiative of the Religious and Executive councils, a reception-dinner was held at the Prelacy in honor of Vicar General H.G. Torkom Donoyan’s Episcopal ordination. In attendance were […]

Summer Academy for Youth Underway at the Catholicosate in Antelias

Under the auspices of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, on Monday, July 30, 2018, the Summer Academy for Youth convened at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon with the participation of nearly 20 youth from the Prelacies of the Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and Canada. The aim of the Academy is to introduce participants […]

Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Visits the Prelacy

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy Armenia’s new Diaspora Minister Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, who is on first official visit to the United States. The Minister was joined by his assistant Mr. Vagharshak Hakobyan and Counsellor at the Consulate General of Armenia in Los Angeles Mr. Razmik Stepanyan. His […]

Archpriest Fr. Vahan Gosdanian Appointed Parish Pastor of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

We hereby announce to our faithful that by the decision of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils, Archpriest Fr. Vahan Gosdanian has been appointed Parish Pastor of St. Garabed Church in Las Vegas as of August 1st, 2018. He will be replacing Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian, who has served as […]

Requiem on the 35th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Lisbon 5

July 27, 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon 5, Simon Yahneian, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kerjelian, and Setrak Adjemian, who sacrificed their lives to further the Armenian Cause. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 29, requiem prayers will be offered in all Prelacy […]

Prelacy Youth to Participate in a Summer Academy at the Catholicosate

Under the leadership of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, a two-week summer academy will be held at St. Mary Monastery in Bikfaya, Lebanon with the participation of youth from the Prelacies of the Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and Canada. Four youth from the Western Prelacy will participate. They are: Stole-bearers Gary Markarian (Holy Martyrs Church, […]

Prelate Welcomes Poet Jacques Hagopian

On Friday, July 27, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of poet Jacques Hagopian. Given that the day coincided with the 35th anniversary of the Lisbon 5 martyrdom, the visit began with a conversation on Mr. Hagopian’s poem dedicated to the Lisbon 5 which was published in local papers on the same […]

Prelate Attends Farewell Reception for Consul Armella Shakaryan

On Thursday, July 26, 2018, a farewell reception was held at the Consulate General of Armenia for Consul Armella Shakaryan who has completed her term in Los Angeles and will be returning to Armenia. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his best wishes to Consul Shakaryan in her future endeavors. Community leaders and […]

Presentation of Bishop Krikor Chiftjian’s Book Held in Glendale

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, the presentation of the first volume of “Journey through the Footsteps of the Armenian Monuments of Iranian Azerbaijan” authored by H.G. Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, Prelate of Azerbaijan, Iran, was held at “Isahak and Janet Kazangian” Hall of the “Krikor and Mariam Youth Center” in Glendale. The event was organized by […]

Prelate Visits St. Sarkis Church’s Vacation Bible School

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a visit to St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena where he met with the teachers and young participants of the 6th annual Vacation Bible School organized by the Parish Pastor and Board of Trustees. Fifty children participated in this year’s Vacation Bible School, where they […]

Prelate of Azerbaijan, Iran Visits the Prelacy

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy H.G. Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, Prelate of Azerbaijan, Iran, who is in Los Angeles on a brief visit for the presentation of his new book. The visit afforded the opportunity for the Prelate’s to discuss the endeavors of their respective Prelacies, in […]

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