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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 […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood

On Monday, January 14, 2019, the Armenian Apostolic Church will observe the Feast of St. John the Forerunner, which is also the name day of St. Garabed Churches in Hollywood and Las Vegas. On Sunday, January 13, which is also the feast of the naming of our Lord Jesus Christ, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, […]

Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian Appointed Pastor of the North Hollywood Parish

We are pleased to announce to our faithful and, in particular, to the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood parish family, that by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the decision of the Religious and Executive Councils, Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian has been appointed Pastor of the North Hollywood parish. Fr. Arsen […]

Prelate’s New Year and Christmas Dinner Crowned with Success Yet Again

– PRESENTATION OF PLAQUES IN MEMORY OF HACOP BAGHDASSARIAN, HACOB SHIRVANIAN, AND KIRK KABAKLIAN – PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION TO ANAHID BAGHDADLIAN-OHANESIAN – VARANT AND HOORI MELKONIAN TO HOST 2020 CHRISTMAS DINNER On Sunday, January 6, 2019, sponsors and friends of the Western Prelacy once again gathered at Holy Cross Cathedral’s “Baghramian” Hall in Montebello for […]

Christmas Prayer Service and Blessing of Water at Glendale Memorial Hospital

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, the feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated at Glendale Memorial Hospital with the blessing of water conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, assisted by Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian, Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian, Archpriest Fr. Gomidas Torossian, and Deacon Raffi Keshishian. The Prelate […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water in Celebration of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, the Birth and Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated within the Western Prelacy through Divine Liturgy and the blessing of water. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered his Christmas message, and conducted the blessing of water ceremony at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, where hundreds […]

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, the eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated with Divine Liturgy and candlelight service. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy and delivered his message at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian and Rev. […]

Christmas Caroling at the Prelacy by Crescenta Valley Church Sunday School Students

On the afternoon of Friday, January 4, 2019, the Prelacy was abuzz with Christmas cheer as Sunday School students from the Crescenta Valley Church visited to sing Christmas carols to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The students were accompanied by Sunday School Director Mrs. Talin Naccashian and parents, while His Eminence was joined by Archpriest […]

Armenia Fund President Visits the Prelacy

On Friday, January 4, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Armenia Fund President Mrs. Maria Mehranian, who had come to wish His Eminence a happy New Year and Merry Christmas as well as to review the Thanksgiving Day Telethon and discuss future plans. The Prelate conveyed his blessings and well wishes […]

ARF Central Committee Members Pay New Year Visit to the Prelacy

On Thursday, January 3, 2019, members of the ARF Western Region Central Committee, Dr. Carmen Ohanian, Mr. Avedik Izmirlian, Mr. Garo Ispenijan, and Mr. Koko Topalian paid a visit to the Prelacy to convey New Year and Christmas wishes to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Executive Council Chair Mr. […]

Schedule of Christmas Services

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the glorious Birth and Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. The celebration will begin on Saturday, January 5, Christmas Eve, with Divine Liturgy followed by the Jrakalooyts service (lighting of candles). On Sunday, January 6, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated, during which water will […]

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s 2019 Christmas Message

ՔՐԻՍՏՈՍ՝ ԼՈ´ՅՍԸ ԱՇԽԱՐՀԻՆ Բեթղեհէմի մէջ աշխարհին յայտնուած Աստուծոյ Որդին ինքզինք ներկայացուց որպէս լո´յսը աշխարհին.- «Ես որպէս լո´յս եկայ աշխարհ, որպէսզի ով որ ինծի հաւատայ խաւարի մէջ չմնայ» (Յհ 12.46)։ Աստուած ո´չ միայն ստեղծիչն է լոյսին, այլ լո´յս է իր էութեամբ ու յայտնութեամբ։ Արդ, լոյսի ներկայութիւնը Աստուծոյ ներկայութիւնն է. լոյսի բացակայութիւնը՝ Աստուծոյ բացակայութիւնը։ Այս խոր գիտակցութենէն […]

Prelate’s 2019 New Year & Christmas Message

GOD’S FAITHFULNESS REVEALED “A wonderful and great mystery is revealed on this day…Rejoice heavens and let the foundations of the earth be glad, for God eternal appeared on earth and walked among mankind in order to save us….” With all praise and glory to Almighty God we welcome a new year, a time to begin […]

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