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102nd Anniversary of the Heroic Musa Ler Resistance Celebrated at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, the 102nd anniversary of the heroic and triumphant resistance of Musa Ler was celebrated at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood with Divine Liturgy, the blessing of herissa, and a cultural-educational program organized by the California Musa Ler Association. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy, which was celebrated […]

Celebration of the 102nd Anniversary of the Musa Ler Resistance

This weekend, the 102nd anniversary of the triumphant Musa Ler resistance will be celebrated with various events organized by the California Musa Ler Association. The celebration will begin on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., with the preparation of the traditional herissa and festivities at St. Garabed Church “Karapetian” Hall in Hollywood. On Sunday […]

Grape Blessing Ceremony at North County Correctional Facility

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, by the arrangement of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, a special and unprecedented service in celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was held at North County Correctional Facility in Castaic led by Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian, Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan, and Chaplain Rafi […]

Prelate Participates in Pastoral Visit of Chaldean Catholic Patriarch His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako

His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church of Babylon, is currently on a pastoral visit to the United States. On Thursday, August 31, 2017, the Patriarch was welcomed by his flock at St. Paul Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church in North Hollywood, where the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood […]

Prayers and Aid for Hurricane Harvey Victims

In the past week, with heavy hearts we watched the devastation unfold in Houston as Hurricane Harvey engulfed the region, resulting in dozens of casualties, the destruction of over 100,000 homes, and billions of dollars in damage. As the flood waters recede and the full scope of the catastrophe comes into view, we must come […]

Newly Ordained Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian Celebrates First Divine Liturgy

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County, newly ordained Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian celebrated his first Divine Liturgy, delivered his first sermon, and pledged to serve our church and faithful with faith and devotion. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy, and was joined by Very Rev. Fr. […]

Western Prelacy “Harut Barsamian Fund” Awards Scholarships to Five Students

The Western Prelacy “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee, headed by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, is pleased to announce that after a thorough review of applications for the 2017-2018 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to five students obtaining higher education in the USA and in the field of Science, based on their academic achievement […]

Prelate Presides over Back to School Ceremony at Tavlian Pre-School

On Friday, August 25, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the official back to school ceremony of Levon and Hasmig Tavlian Pre-School and Kindergarten. The ceremony began with the Lord’s Prayer sung by the students. Next, the Prelate delivered the invocation and conducted the Blessing of the Home service, which was followed by […]

Prelacy Schools Commence the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Monday, August 21, 2017, marked the start of the 2017-2018 academic year for most Prelacy Schools. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the back to school ceremony at Ferrahian and Marie Cabayan Schools, while Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Very Rev. Fr. Vache Balekjian, and parish pastors presided over ceremonies in a […]

Feast of the Assumption Celebrated at Ararat Home

In celebration of the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, special services were held for the residents and faculty of Ararat Home in Mission, conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and clergy members. The celebration began at the Nursing Facility with a prayer service and […]

Prelate Attends Unveiling Ceremony of New Facilities at Chamlian School

Over the summer, Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School underwent renovations and expansions in preparation for the 2017-2018 academic year. The unveiling ceremony of the new Kindergarten classroom, memorial garden, and playground took place on Monday, August 14, 2017, with the participation of Dr. Talin Kargodorian, Principal, School Board members, faculty, sponsors, and friends. H.E. Archbishop […]

Prelate Celebrates the Feast of Assumption at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated in Prelacy parishes with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of grapes. As the feast corresponds with the name-day of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted […]

Chaplain Rafi Garabedian Honored by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department 8th annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards Ceremony was held at the STAR Center in Whittier. This annual event is held to recognize chaplains and volunteers with over 20 years of service to the Sherriff’s Department. Chaplain Rafi Garabedian, who by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh […]

Weekly News – August 11, 2017

PRELATE TO CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH IN GLENDALE On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Armenian Church will celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, which within the Western Prelacy is also the name-day of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. The feast will be celebrated with […]

Blessing of Grapes Conducted at Glendale Adventist Medical Center

For the 25th consecutive year, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated at Glendale Adventist Medical Center with the blessing of grapes conducted by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General. St. Mary’s Church pastors assisted in the service. Glendale Adventist President Mr. Kevin […]

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