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Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God Celebrated in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, August 16, 2020, the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the traditional blessing of grapes. Given that the feast marks the name day of St. Mary’s Church of Glendale, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, […]

Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Grapes in Prelacy Churches on the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God

On Sunday, August 16, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, which is also the name day of St. Mary’s Church of Glendale. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and conduct the blessing of madagh and grapes at […]

Prayers for Lebanon Offered in Prelacy Churches

Following the catastrophic explosion in Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 which devastated the port and large portions of the city, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, August 9, “Der Voghormya” prayers were offered in Prelacy Churches beseeching God to grant healing to the thousands of wounded and peace and […]

Super King Markets Proprietors Fermanian Families Pledge $25,000 in Support of Armenian Community of Lebanon

In light of the humanitarian crisis in Beirut caused by the explosions on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, and in response to a community-wide appeal by the Pan Armenian Council of the Western United States, the Fermanian families, proprietors of Super King Markets and devoted sponsors of our community and Prelacy, have expressed their solidarity to […]

“Der Voghormya” and Requiem Prayers for Victims of Beirut Explosions

On Sunday, August 9, during Divine Liturgy in all Prelacy Churches, “Der Voghormya” prayers will be offered for the full recovery of those wounded by the Beirut blasts and for the peace and wellbeing of Lebanon and its people, and requiem prayers will be offered for the souls of the deceased. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

Announcement and Appeal Regarding Beirut Explosions

“He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” (Psalm 91:2) Our hearts are filled with sorrow following the explosion which rocked Beirut on the evening of Tuesday, August 4, 2020, resulting in hundreds of fatalities, thousands wounded, dozens still missing, and catastrophic destruction. The blast affected the Armenian community […]

Prelate to Preside Over Divine Liturgy at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley.

Requiem Service Held in Prelacy Churches on the 37th Anniversary of the Lisbon 5 Martyrdom

Monday, July 27, 2020 marked the 37th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon 5, Simon Yahniyan, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kuhrjulian, Setrak Ajemian. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 26, requiem prayers were offered for the repose of the souls of our young martyrs. The Prelate presided […]

Western Prelacy Condemns Vandalism of Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan School

We strongly condemn the vandalism of Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan School and Khachaturian Armenian Community Center in San Francisco with Anti-Armenian pro-Azeri graffiti, which occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, July 24, 2020. The incident will be investigated as a hate crime by the District Attorney of San Francisco. This latest attack on our community, attacks […]

Requiem on the 37th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Lisbon 5

Monday, July 27, 2020 marks the 37th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon 5, Simon Yahniyan, Vatche Daghlian, Sarkis Abrahamian, Ara Kuhrjulian, Setrak Ajemian. By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 26, requiem prayers will be offered for the repose of the souls of our young martyrs. The Prelate […]

Protest Against Azeri Aggression

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, thousands of Armenians and allies gathered in front of the Azerbaijani Consulate in Los Angeles for a protest organized by the AYF to condemn recent attacks against Armenia and ongoing aggression by Azerbaijan. The program featured remarks by ANCA national Chairman Raffi Hamparian and AYF representatives. On behalf of H.E. […]

The Feast of the Transfiguration within Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered his message at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. Given recent state orders, Divine Liturgy was conducted behind closed doors and without the […]

Pan Armenian Council of Western United States Stands in Solidarity with Armenia and Condemns Azeri Aggression

The Pan Armenian Council of Western United States (PAC-WUS) and its member organizations stand in solidarity with the people of Armenia and its Armed Forces against the attempts of transgression by Azerbaijan’s military onto territories of the Republic of Armenia. The PAC-WUS also condemns the statement of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support […]

“Der Voghormya” Prayer for Peace and Stability in Armenia and Artsakh

In light of an escalation of Azeri aggression against Armenia including a military offensive which resulted in the loss of four young soldiers of the Armenian army, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, “Der Voghormya” prayer will be offered in all Prelacy Churches for peace and stability […]

Feast of the Transfiguration

Sunday, July 19, 2020 is the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, commonly known as Vartavar. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. The service will also be live streamed on the Western Prelacy Facebok page. H.G. […]

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