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Catholicosate Summer Youth Academy Participants Visit the Prelate

As previously reported, the second annual Summer Youth Academy organized by the Catholicosate Christian Education Department was held in Antelias under the auspices of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I. Young adults from the Prelacies of the Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and Canada participated, including Shahan Atmajian, Hovig Tchagaspanian, Paren Der Bedrossian, Vana Demirjian, Lara Demirjian, […]

American University of Armenia Gala

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the American University of Armenia held its gala at The California Club in Los Angeles, during which past president and co-founder Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian was honored for his lifelong service to the AUA. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered the invocation beseeching the blessings of the Lord […]

Western Prelacy Mourns Passing of Legendary Singer Adiss Harmandian

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, the Armenian nation mourned the passing of legendary singer/songwriter Adiss Harmandian. With a career spanning half a century, Adiss Harmandian was cherished by Armenians across the globe as a pioneer and icon who popularized Armenian music throughout the Diaspora. He was the recipient of numerous recognitions for his valuable contributions […]

104th Commemoration of the Mousa Ler Resistance and 80th Anniversary of the Establishment of Anjar

On Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st, 2019, the 104th anniversary of the heroic resistance of Mousa Ler and 80th anniversary of the establishment of Anjar was celebrated in Fresno. The event was organized by the Fresno Mousa Ler Association, with the participation of the Los Angeles Mousa Ler Association. By the ordinance of […]

Western Prelacy “Harut Barsamian Fund” Awards Scholarships to Two 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 2019-2020 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to two students obtaining higher education in the U.S. in the field of Science, based on their academic achievements and […]

Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry 20th Annual Match For Life Gala

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry held its 20th annual Match for Life gala at Taglyan Cultural Center in Hollywood, during which it honored a number of individuals and organizations for their support of the Registry’s mission. This year’s honorees were: George Titizian – Lifetime Achievement Award; Diana Artunian, Mark […]

ANCA Glendale Honors Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, the ANCA Glendale chapter’s annual award and appreciation gala was held at Renaissance Banquet Hall. This year, the ANCA Glendale honored the following individual and organizations for their contributions to community life: Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian – Lifetime Achievement Award; Asbarez Newspaper – Hye Tahd Award; Armenian Youth Association of […]

Prelate Attends Ararat Home Board Meeting

By the invitation of Ararat Home Board of Trustees Chair Joseph Kanimian, on Thursday, August 22, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the Board’s monthly meeting. The Prelate first participated in the meeting of the Board’s officers, after which he joined in a dinner reception with the trustees. The general meeting followed. Joining the […]

Prelate Welcomes New ARS Regional Executive

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of the newly elected Armenian Relief Society Western Region Executive, headed by Chairperson Silva Poladian. His Eminence greeted and congratulated the new board and wished them great success in their worthy mission The guests provided an overview of their main forthcoming endeavors, […]

Prelacy Schools Commence 2019-2020 Academic Year

On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Prelacy Schools reopened their doors to welcome students to the 2019-2020 academic year. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, local parish pastors participated in back-to-school ceremonies, offered prayers and read His Eminence’s message. His Eminence presided over the back-to-school ceremony of Rose and Alex Pilibos School, which celebrates […]

Grape Blessing Ceremony Held at Rehab Center

In celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, and under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Monday, August 19, 2019, a special grape-blessing ceremony was conducted at a rehab facility for recovering addicts. The service was conducted by Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian, assisted by Chaplain and […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Grapes and Madagh at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale on the Feast of Assumption

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated in all Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the traditional blessing of grapes. On the Feast of the Assumption and the name-day of St. Mary’s Church of Glendale, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered […]

Prelacy Benefactor Anahid Baghdadlian-Ohanesian Awarded “Knight Of Cilicia” Medal

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, a dinner reception was held at the Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall during which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, awarded the Holy See of Cilicia “Knight of Cilicia” medal to benefactor Anahid Baghdadlian-Ohanesian. In attendance were clergy, Central Executive members Vahe Yacoubian and Gaidzag Zetlian, Executive Council and […]

Pan Armenian Council of Western USA Issues Mission Statement

Below is the mission statement of the newly formed Pan Armenian Council of the Western USA. During the past several years, the leadership of Armenian religious, political and civil organizations of the Western United States has been engaged in a healthy environment of collaboration. In a spirit of unity, these structures have planned and implemented […]

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

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God will be celebrated in all Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the traditional blessing of grapes. On the Feast of the Assumption and the name-day of St. Mary’s Church of Glendale, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine […]

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