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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 […]

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. […]

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