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Evening Service Dedicated to the Feast of the Holy Translators

In celebration of the Feast of the Holy Translators, on Friday, October 13, 2017, eve of the feast service will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of Prelacy Clergy. Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian will deliver the sermon. The service begins at 7:00 […]

Prayers for Las Vegas Shooting Victims to be Offered in Prelacy Churches

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas which claimed the lives of nearly 60 innocent concertgoers and injured over 500, on Monday, October 2, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, sent letters of condolence and solidarity to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “Our hearts are filled with sorrow at the […]

Prelate Visits Mesrobian School

On the occasion of the recent commencement of the 2017-2018 academic year, on Thursday, September 28, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, paid a visit to Armenian Mesrobian School in Montebello, accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian, Pastor of Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello, and Board of Trustees […]

Head of the Armenian Catholic Archdiocese of Constantinople Visits the Prelacy

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of H.E. Archbishop Levon Zekiyan, Archbishop of the Armenian Catholic Archdiocese of Constantinople and Papal Legate for the Mekhitarist Congregation of Venice, who was in the U.S. to participate in events dedicated to Abbot Mekhitar. The honored guest was accompanied by Very […]

Armenian Independence Celebration and Lebanese Diaspora Conference in Las Vegas

On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Friday, September 22, 2017, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, traveled to Las Vegas to participate in a number of events dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia and the Lebanese Diaspora. On Friday evening, Fr. Torkom joined the […]

Prelate Conducts Prayers for the Republic and Tricolor Blessing at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

In celebration of the 26th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, September 24, 2017, Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Republic of Armenia and the blessing of the Armenian flag was held in Prelacy Churches. The Prelate presided over Divine Liturgy, conducted […]

Prayers for the Republic and Blessing of the Tricolor to be Held in Prelacy Churches

In celebration of the 26th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, September 24, 2017, Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Republic of Armenia and the blessing of the Armenian flag will take place in Prelacy Churches. The Prelate will preside over Divine […]

Armenian Independence Day Reception

On the evening of Thursday, September 21st, a reception in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia was held at the Glendale Hilton, hosted by Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles Sergey Sarkisov. Representing H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, were Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, […]

Prelate Welcomes Los Angeles County Sheriff Candidate Bob Lindsey

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed L.A. County Sheriff candidate Bob Lindsey. The Prelate was joined by Executive Council Chair Vahe Hovaguimian and members Anto Kasbarian and Dr. Kaloust Agopian. Mr. Lindsey was accompanied by Gary Nalbandian of the Sheriff’s Department. After introductions and an exchange of pleasantries, Mr. Lindsey […]

Archpriest Father Nareg Shrikian Laid to Rest

On Monday, September 18, 2017, Archpriest Fr. Nareg Shrikian, a faithful servant of the Lord, the Armenian Apostolic Church, and the Armenian School for over sixty years, was laid to rest after entering eternal rest on Tuesday, September 12. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, conducted the extreme unction service during funeral mass at St. Mary’s […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of Holy Cross Cathedral

On the occasion of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the name-day of Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello, on Sunday, September 17, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted the blessing of madagh at Holy Cross Cathedral. Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian, Rev. Fr. Movses […]

Prelate Congratulates Pasadena “Lernavayr” Gomideh 40th Anniversary

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, the ARF Pasadena “Lernavayr” Gomideh celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala held at the Pasadena Hilton. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan, attended and conveyed his message and blessings. Elected officials, representatives of community organizations, and Executive Council members were among the official guests […]

Weekly News – September 15, 2017

EPISCOPAL DIVINE LITURGY AND BLESSING OF MADAGH ON THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS On Sunday, September 17, 2017, the Armenian Church will celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which is also the name-day of Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, […]

Prelate Welcomes Director Jivan Avetisyan and Urges Support for The Last Inhabitant

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Director Jivan Avetisyan, who is in Los Angeles for the premier of his latest film, The Last Inhabitant. Mr. Avetisyan gave an overview of his new film and his efforts to bring the history of Artsakh to the limelight through this […]

In Memoriam: Archpriest Fr. Nareg Shrikian

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Clergy members, the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of Archpriest Fr. Nareg Shrikian who entered eternal rest on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Fr. Nareg was born in 1926 in Musa Ler. He enrolled at the Seminary of the Holy See of Cilicia in Lebanon in the early 1950’s […]

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