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Blessing of Water on the Fast of the Catechumens

Sunday, February 10 is the eve of the Fast of the Catechumens. The fast is unique to the Armenian Church as it was established by St. Gregory the Illuminator when the Armenian nation became the first to adopt Christianity. The fast is commonly referred to as the Fast of St. Sarkis as it falls a […]

“Year of the Armenian Media” Pontifical Message to be Read in Prelacy Churches

As previously reported, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I has proclaimed 2019 the “Year of the Armenian Media.” By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Pontifical message of His Holiness will be read during Divine Liturgy in all Prelacy Churches on Sunday, February 10, 2019. His Eminence will preside over Divine Liturgy and […]

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I Bestows “Knight of Cilicia” Medal to Metti Doumanian

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I bestowed the “Knight of Cilicia” medal to Metti Doumanian in memory of her husband Dr. Krikor Doumanian, longtime benefactor of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, Bird’s Nest Orphanage, and the Western Prelacy. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, participated in the conferring of the medal, as did […]

Crescenta Valley Church Annual Banquet

On Friday, January 25, 2019, the annual banquet of the Crescenta Valley Church was held at Aurora Banquet Hall in Tujunga under the auspices of the Prelate and organized by the Parish Pastor and Board of Trustees. On behalf of the Prelate, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, attended. Among the guests in attendance were […]

Book Presentation: “Essays on Biblical Concepts and Social Issues” By Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Holy Cross Cathedral Dean Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian’s newly published book, “Essays on Biblical Concepts and Social Issues” will be presented at the Cathedral’s “Tumanjan” Hall in Montebello. The event is being held under the auspices of the Prelate and is organized by the Cathedral’s Board of Trustees. The […]

Name Day Celebration of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

On the occasion of the feast of St. John the Forerunner and name day of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas, the Church Parish Council, for the first time, organized a two-day celebration it called “Herissa Day,” bringing together the community to collectively mark the occasion and honor our traditions and heritage. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh […]

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Hosts Meet and Greet for Chaplains

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Religious and Volunteer Services invited chaplains to a meet and greet with department personnel. By the ordinance of the Prelate, Chaplain Rafi Garabedian participated in the meeting. Members of the Sheriff’s Department commended the Chaplains for the valuable service they provide to inmates, stressing […]

12th Annual Commemoration of Hrant Dink’s Assassination

By the initiative of the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA), on Saturday, January 20, 2019, the 12th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination was commemorated. The commemoration began with requiem service in the afternoon held at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument in Montebello. In the evening, a tribute was held at the organization’s “Krikor and Aved […]

World Renowned Duduk Player Jivan Gasparyan’s 90th Birthday Celebration

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, “Master of the Duduk” Jivan Gasparyan’s 90th birthday was celebrated with the North American premier of his biographical film, which was screened at Alex Theatre in Glendale. The celebration continued with a dinner on Monday evening at Arbat Banquet Hall in Burbank. Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian attended both events. At […]

Service in Commemoration of the Unborn at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Each year in January, on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles holds a special Mass and candle lighting ceremony to commemorate the lives lost to abortion on that day in the County of Los Angeles. The service, held under the auspices of The Most […]

Living Diaspora

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Melkonian Global Overture hosted a day of events at UCLA titled Living Diaspora in support of the Narekatsi Armenian Studies Chair at UCLA, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The program featured a short documentary film contest, panel discussion, and concert celebrating the Armenian language and roots.

Prelate to Preside over Name Day Celebration of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

This weekend, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will travel to Las Vegas to preside over the name day celebration of St. Garabed Church. As previously reported, the Feast of St. John the Forerunner was observed on January 14, 20919, and His Eminence joined the Hollywood parish for their name day celebration on Sunday, January 13. […]

St. Garabed Church of Hollywood Celebrates its Name Day with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Luncheon

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, in observance of the name day of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, conducted the blessing of madagh, and presided over the traditional luncheon. Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian and deacons assisted at the altar. Among the faithful in attendance were […]

Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Representatives Pay Annual New Year Visit to the Prelacy

In keeping with a time-honored tradition, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, representatives of the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood, headed by Chairman Avo Kabakjouzian, visited the Prelacy to convey New Year and Christmas well wishes to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian and Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian joined in the meeting. Following an exchange […]

Prelate Welcomes Executive Council Chair of the Armenian Prelacy of Lebanon

On Friday, January 11, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Raffi Sisilian, Executive Council Chairman of the Armenian Prelacy of Lebanon. His Eminence was joined by Central Executive member Gaidzag Zetlian and Executive Council Chair Garo Eshgian. The visit offered the opportunity for an exchange of information on the current endeavors […]

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