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115th Anniversary Celebration of Adventist Health Glendale

On Friday, September 18, 2020, Adventist Health Glendale celebrated its 115th anniversary with a reception held at the hospital’s garden. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian attended and conveyed the blessings and congratulations of His Eminence. In attendance were Hospital president Alice Issai, board and faculty members. In his […]

Statement on the Suspected Arson Attack at Community Center Adjacent to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco

The Western Prelacy condemns the suspected arson attack which caused significant damage to the building adjacent to St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco housing the Church office, Vasbouragan Hall, offices of various community organizations, and the local Hamazkayin library. The fire was set ablaze by suspected arsonists in the early morning hours of […]

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

Monday, September 21, 2020, marks the 29th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia. On this occasion, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, September 20, 2020, Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Republic of Armenia and the blessing of the Armenian flag will take place in all Prelacy Churches. […]

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and Montebello Holy Cross Cathedral Name Day Celebration

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy, blessing of the four corners of the earth (Antasdan), and blessing of basil. Given that the feast marks the name day of Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated […]

Western Prelacy “Harut Barsamian Fund” Awards Scholarships to Four 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 2020-2021 academic year, scholarships have been awarded to four students obtaining higher education in the U.S. in the field of Science, based on their academic achievements and […]

Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Basil in Prelacy Churches on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, 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, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral. At the conclusion of Divine […]

National Funeral Service to be Held for Haigaz Terterian and Ara Manash

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., a national funeral service will be held for esteemed educator, national servant, and Holy Martyrs Church delegate Haigaz Terterian, presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. At 9:30 a.m. on the same day, a national funeral service will be held for renowned Maestro, teacher, and long-time St. […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley.

Nearly $1.4 Million Raised for HyeAid Lebanon Telethon

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, the Armenian community of the Western United States rallied in support of the Hye Aid Lebanon Telethon organized by the Pan Armenian Council of the Western United States. Held under the motto of “One Nation, One Future,” the Telethon raised nearly $1.4 million to assist the Armenian community of Lebanon […]

Prelate to Preside Over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood.  

Renowned Maestro Prof. Ara Manash Passes Away

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of Prof. Ara Manash, renowned Maestro, teacher, and long-time St. Garabed Church choirmaster, which occurred on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Prof. Ara Manash served for many years as conductor of the St. Garabed Church choir in Hollywood and of the Hamazkayin […]

Esteemed Educator and National Servant Haigaz Terterian Passes Away

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of esteemed educator, national servant, and Holy Martyrs Church delegate Haigaz Terterian, which occurred on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Haigaz Terterian was born and raised in Kessab and nourished with Armenian spirit from a young age. His passion for learning led […]

HyeAid Lebanon Telethon to Benefit the Armenian Community of Lebanon

In the wake of the devastating explosion in Beirut on August 4, Armenians worldwide rallied to provide emergency aid to the Armenian community of Lebanon as they begin the arduous task of rebuilding. Soon after, the Pan Armenian Council of the Western United States launched a donation campaign to facilitate relief efforts. In this regard, […]

Prelate to Preside Over Divine Liturgy at the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley

On Sunday, August 23, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale.

Prelacy Schools Commence 2020-2021 Academic Year

On Monday, August 17, Prelacy Schools commenced the 2020-2021 academic year, however due to ongoing state and local mandates, classes will continue to be held virtually to ensure the health and safety of our students and parents, principals and teachers. We wish for a safe and productive school year with the hope of an end […]

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