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Vigil Service for the Safety of Our Soldiers And Existence of Our Nation

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, a vigil service took place at St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church of Glendale, which was presided over by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and members of the prelacy clergy. The vigil was performed for the safety of our soldiers and the existential being of our nation. During the service, hymns […]

Western Prelacy 48th Representatives Assembly – With Regards to the War in Artsakh, A Demand Letter Directed to the President of the U.S.A – Bishop Torkom Donoyan Elected as Prelate of the Western Prelacy – New Religious and Executive Councils Elected

On Friday, October 16th, the 48th National Representatives Assembly of the Western Prelacy convened at “Avedissian” Hall in Encino, presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Due to the current pandemic, the 48th National Representatives Assembly was held to a single day event, instead of the usual two day event. The endeavors of […]

H.G. BISHOP TORKOM DONOYAN IS UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED AS PRELATE OF THE WESTERN PRELACY OF THE ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA

A) “Working for Armenia and Artsakh is my highest duty.” B) “Serving the Armenian Church and people through the Holy See of Cilicia, is the reason for my existence.” C) “Instilling Christian faith in the lives of the youth, through the Western Prelacy is the focus of my mission.” D) “Spreading the Gospel is my […]

48th Prelacy Representatives Assembly – Bishop Torkom Donoyan Elected Prelate New Religious and Executive Councils Elected

On Friday, October 16th, the 48th Prelacy Representatives Assembly convened at “Avedissian” Hall in Encino, presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. During the one day assembly, the endeavors of the Prelate and the Religious and Executive Councils were evaluated and activities for the forthcoming year were proposed and drafted. The election of […]

The Will of the People was Evident Through the Victory March

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, a “Victory March” organized by Pan Armenian, commenced from the Pan Pacific Park and ended at the Turkish consulate. Over 150,000 people took part in the victory march, chanting slogans of encouragement and waving the Armenian and Artsakh flags. The victory march had two important purposes; first, for the marchers […]

Continued Prayers for Artsakh in Prelacy Churches amid the Ongoing War

As we approach the two-week mark since Azerbaijan launched a full-scale attack against Artsakh, our brave soldiers continue to faithfully and courageously defend our sacred lands at the cost of their lives. We have suffered civilian and military casualties and sustained damage to infrastructure, Churches, and cultural centers, including to the iconic Holy Savior Cathedral […]

March for Victory

In the days following the full-scale attack on Artsakh by Azerbaijan which began on Sunday, September 27, 2020, Armenians throughout the Diaspora mobilized to express support and solidarity to our compatriots and raise awareness within the international community to condemn Turkish-Azeri aggression. Protests have been held in cities around the world and fundraising is underway […]

“Der Voghormya” and Requiem Prayers for Artsakh in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, October 4, 2020, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, “Der Voghormya” prayers were offered in all Prelacy Churches during Divine Liturgy for the security of our homeland, the safety of our compatriots, and the restoration of peace. At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, requiem prayers were offered for the souls […]

Requiem Prayers in Prelacy Churches for the Souls of our Martyrs in Artsakh – “Der Voghormya” Prayers for the Security of our Homeland and Restoration of Peace

In light of the ongoing assault on Artsakh by Azerbajian which began on Sunday, September 27, 2020, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, October 4, 2020, requiem prayers will be offered in Prelacy Churches for the souls of our heroic martyrs in Artsakh, and “Der Voghormya” prayers for the security […]

On the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak: Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian Bestowed Privilege of Bearing an Ornamental Cope – “Der Voghormya” Prayers for Artsakh

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, the feast of the Holy Cross of Varak, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, during which, by the ordinance of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, he bestowed the privilege of bearing an ornamental cope upon parish pastor Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian. […]

Statement by the Pan-Armenian Council of the Western United States

The Pan-Armenian Council of the Western United States strongly condemns the latest war launched by Azerbaijan against the free and independent states of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). We further condemn the ongoing shameless support of the authoritarian Azerbaijan’s aggression by the Armenophobic and genocidal Government of Turkey. While Armenia […]

With Faith and Valor Artsakh and Armenia will Triumph over Azerbaijan’s Latest Assault

Just months after an escalation of Azeri aggression against Armenia, on Sunday, September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan launched a full-scale invasion along the entire border region of Artsakh, resulting in military and civilian casualties. Martial law has been declared in Armenia and Artsakh. We strongly condemn this latest and all acts of Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh, […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Marys’ Church in Glendale on the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, the Armenian Church will celebrate the feast of the Holy Cross of Varak. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale.

Prelate Participates in “In Defense of Christians” Annual Summit

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, “In Defense of Christians” hosted its 7th annual national advocacy summit in Washington D.C., which this year was held digitally due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The annual summit brings together members of the Middle Eastern Christian Diaspora, Christian religious leaders from the Middle East and across the world, members of […]

Armenian Community of San Francisco Targeted Again

In the early morning hours of Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Armenian community of San Francisco was targeted once again as a shot was fired at the sign of Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan School. This comes two days after the community center adjacent to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church was set ablaze by alleged arsonists and two months […]

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