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Weekly News – June 23, 2017

PONTIFICAL THANKSGIVING PRAYERS ON THE 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELECTION AND CONSECRATION OF HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I On Sunday, June 25, 2017, the 22nd anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia will be celebrated with Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayers in Holy See of […]

Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan Appointed Vicar General of the Western Prelacy

We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, during the first joint session of the Religious and Executive Councils presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan was appointed Vicar General of the Western Prelacy. The Prelate had previously announced during the 45th Representative Assembly that he would […]

Prelate Presents Pontifical Encyclical and Pectoral Cross to Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, the Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin and Father’s Day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno, during which he presented parish pastor, Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, the Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great […]

Western Prelacy Participation in North American Youth Seminar in Canada

From June 9 – 11, 2017, the seventh annual North American Youth Seminar was held at Camp Iawah in Kingston, Ontario, under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Papken Tcharian, Prelate of Canada, and organized by the Prelacy of Canada’s Armenian Religious Education Council. Over one hundred youth attended, including youth group members of Holy Trinity […]

Weekly News – June 16, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN FRESNO – VERY REV. FR. DAJAD ASHEKIAN TO RECEIVE PECTORAL CROSS On Sunday, June 18, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno. In mid-May, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of […]

Prelacy Schools’ Commencement Ceremonies

At the close of the academic year, in the past two weeks commencement ceremonies of Prelacy Schools took place, which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and/or representatives attended. This year, the Prelate attended the following ceremonies, during which he conveyed his congratulatory message and blessings to the students and their families and his commendation to […]

Weekly News – June 9, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT FORTY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ORANGE COUNTY – 40TH DAY REQUIEM PRAYERS FOR SARKIS YEGENIAN On Sunday, June 11, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. During requiem service, prayers will be offered for […]

Prelate Attends Ararat Home Luncheon Sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, members and friends of Ararat Home and of the Armenian Relief Society Western Region gathered at Deukmejian Grand Ballroom for the monthly luncheon organized by the Ararat Home Ladies Auxiliary. Traditionally, the June luncheon is sponsored by the ARS as well by friends of Ararat Home in memory of their […]

Celebration of Pentecost at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, on the feast of Pentecost, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian, who was assisted at the altar by deacons, including Armenian Mesrobian School Principal David Ghoogasian. On this […]

Weekly News – June 2, 2017

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL IN MONTEBELLO ON PENTECOST Sunday, June 4, 2017, is the feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. On this day, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at […]

Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic and Blessing of the Armenian Flag at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

In celebration of the 99th anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia, as well as the forthcoming 26th anniversary of the current Republic, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, May 28, 2017 Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic were offered in Prelacy Churches during Divine Liturgy. The Prelate presided over Divine […]

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Meets with Religious and Community Leaders at the Western Prelacy

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, hosted a reception at the Western Prelacy in honor of Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, with the presence of religious and lay leaders including H.G. Bishop Mikayel Mouradian, Reverend Berdj Djambazian, representatives of H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian and of the ARF Western U.S. Central Committee, ANCA […]

Feast of Ascension Celebration

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated within the Western Prelacy with Divine Liturgy and a luncheon. The day began with Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of Prelacy clergy members. Very […]

Weekly News – May 26, 2017

THANKSGIVING PRAYERS AND FLAG BLESSING ON THE 99TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA On Sunday, May 28, 2017, the 99th anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia will be celebrated within Prelacy Churches with Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic and the blessing of the Armenian flag. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside […]

ARS Regional Executive Members Meet with the Prelate

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, members of the Armenian Relief Society Western Regional Executive, headed by Chairwoman Rebecca Berberian, paid a visit to the Prelacy where they met with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. As their term comes to a close, the guests had come to give an overview of their activities in the previous […]

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