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Armenian Relief Society Western Region Celebrates 35th Anniversary

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the Armenian Relief Society of the Western U.S. celebrated its 35th anniversary with a gala held at the Glendale Hilton. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the celebration, delivered the invocation and his message. Among those in attendance were ARF Central Committee member Garo Madenlian, Executive Council members Meher Der […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County

March 17, 2019 is the third Sunday of Great Lent, called Sunday of the Prodigal Son. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. Following the service, the Prelate will preside over the dedication ceremony of a renovated classroom and faculty office […]

Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan Enters Eternal Rest – “Der Voghormya” Prayer to be Offered in Prelacy Churches

With deep sorrow we received news that His Beatitude Archbishop Mesrob II Mutafyan, Patriarch of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, entered eternal rest on March 8, 2019. His Holiness Catholicos Aram I and the Holy See of Cilicia Brotherhood expressed their condolences to Patriarchal Vicar H.E. Archbishop Aram Ateshian, Brotherhood, clergy, and the Armenian community […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno

March 10, 2019, is the second Sunday of Great Lent, called Sunday of the Expulsion. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno. In honor of the 128th anniversary of the ARF and by the request of the ARF “Tehlirian” Gomideh, prayers will […]

Prelate Presides over First Sunrise Service and Great Lent Luncheon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, the first Sunrise Service of Great Lent was conducted in Prelacy Churches, with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presiding over the service and delivering his message at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. Among those in attendance were members of the parish Ladies Guild, ARS “Anahid” chapter, and Ferrahian High School […]

Prelate Welcomes Homenetmen Western Regional Executive

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of the recently elected Homenetmen Western Regional Executive, headed by Chairman Hagop Tufenkjian. His Eminence was joined by Executive Council Chairman Garo Eshgian. The Prelate greeted and congratulated the new board members, commended the exemplary service and mission of Homenetmen, and lauded […]

ARS Saturday School Students Celebrate the Eve of Great Lent

On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, ARS Saturday School students gathered at Armenian Sisters’ Academy in Montrose to collectively celebrate the eve of Great Lent. The event was organized by the Saturday Schools’ Board. By the ordinance of the Prelate, Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian attended and spoke to the young students about the meaning and traditions […]

Inter-Prelacy Christian Education Conference at the Catholicosate

On Friday, March 1st, 2019, Inter-Prelacy Christian Education Committee of the Catholicosate of Cilicia convened its two-day conference in Antelias under the auspices of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I. The conference was organized by the Holy See of Cilicia Christian Education Department. The Committee, which is chaired by H.G. Bishop Meghrig Parikian and coordinated by […]

49th Annual Women’s World Day of Prayer

On Friday, March 1st, 2019, hundreds of faithful women from the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, Evangelical, Nazarene, and Brotherhood Churches gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale for the 49th annual Women’s World Day of Prayer. This year’s theme was “Come, for all things are now ready,” from the Parable of the Great Supper in Luke […]

Celebration of Sts. Vartanants

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, faithful from Prelacy Churches gathered at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino to collectively commemorate the feast of Sts. Vartanants with Divine Liturgy presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and celebrated by Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian, Parish Pastor of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood. Clergy members participated […]

Great Lent Luncheon Hosted by the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the annual Great Lent luncheon organized by the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary will take place at Legacy Banquet Hall in Glendale (6410 San Fernando Rd.) under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 p.m., and will be preceded by Sunrise Service in all Prelacy […]

Great Lent Sunrise and Vigil Services

During the Lenten season, Sunrise and Vigil services will take place in Prelacy Churches on Wednesday mornings and Friday evenings respectively. In keeping with tradition, on Wednesday, March 6, the Prelate will preside over the first Sunrise service of the season and deliver his message at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. The annual Great Lent […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino on the Eve of Great Lent

Sunday, March 3, 2019 marks the eve of Great Lent. Thus, on Monday, March 4 begins the forty-day Lenten season. On this day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino.

Divine Liturgy and Clergy Conference in Celebration of Sts. Ghevontiants

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the feast of Sts. Ghevontiants, which is a celebration of Armenian clergy, was commemorated with Divine Liturgy and the annual clergy conference, which this year was held at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and the ensuing conference. Divine Liturgy was celebrated […]

National Assembly Member Mkhitar Hayrapetyan Visits the Prelacy

On Monday, February 25, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, Chairman of the Committee of Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth, and Sports of the National Assembly of Armenia. The honored guest was accompanied by Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian, Counselor Varazdat Pahlavuni, and aide Mari Manukyan. Joining the Prelate […]

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