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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. […]

Amid New Orders by the Governor of California – Divine Liturgy Will Again Be Celebrated Without the Participation of Faithful

As you know, on Monday, July 13, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a new series of closures amid a statewide spike in Covid-19 cases, including the shutdown of indoor Church services. Thus, beginning on Sunday, July 19, 2020, and until further notice, Divine Liturgy will once again be celebrated in Prelacy Churches behind closed doors […]

Condolences

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of Krikor Donoyan, father of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, which occurred on Friday, July 10, in Lebanon following a brief illness. The Prelate, Clergy, Religious and Executive Councils, Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools, Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary, affiliated bodies and […]

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

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood.

“Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, the Executive Council and the “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fund was established by the late Prof. Harut Barsamian to assist students of Armenian descent in obtaining higher education in the United States in the field of […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer on the 25th Anniversary of the Election and Consecration of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, the 25th anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia was celebrated with Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer in all Catholicosate Prelacies, including the Western Prelacy. On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church […]

Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayers on the 25th Anniversary of the Election and Consecration of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

On the 25th anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, on Sunday, June 28, 2020, Pontifical Thanksgiving Prayer will take place in all Catholicosate Prelacies, including the Western Prelacy. His Holiness was elected Catholicos on June 28, 1995 and consecrated on July 1st. […]

Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian Bestowed Privilege of Bearing an Ornamental Cope

On Sunday, June 21, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello, during which, by the ordinance of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, he bestowed upon parish pastor Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian the privilege of bearing an ornamental cope. The Prelate first delivered his sermon, starting by […]

Prelate to Preside Over Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On Sunday, June 21, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood.

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County.

Bible Studies Resume

As previously reported, on Sunday, May 31st, Prelacy Churches reopened their doors, albeit with certain restrictions. We are pleased to announce that this week, Bible studies also resumed in Prelacy Churches, with the same restrictions as Divine Liturgy and other services. Please contact your local Church office for further details.

Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools Announces Establishment of Scholarship Fund

For the past 55 years, Prelacy Armenian Schools have served as pillars of our community, educating and instructing generations of Armenian-American youth. Throughout these trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic in the past few months especially, the Board of Regents remained committed to supporting our schools in their unwavering dedication to serve our students at […]

Pan Armenian Council of Western U.S. Calls on Newsom to Release Hampig Sassounian

The Pan Armenian Council of Western United States, a coalition of the 24 leading religious entities and organizations representing a broad spectrum of the Armenian-American community in California, on Sunday sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom calling “for a just decision to release Hampig Harry Sassounian on humanitarian grounds.” Last month, despite the state […]

“Der Voghormya” Prayers for Peace to be Offered in Prelacy Churches

In light of the civil unrest taking place across the U.S., by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, June 7, 2020, “Der Voghormya” prayers will be offered during Divine Liturgy in Prelacy Churches for the restoration of peace nationwide. The Prelate will preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in […]

CASPS 24th Annual Reception Honoring Outstanding Armenian Graduates of the Glendale Unified School District

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools (CASPS) hosted its 24th annual reception honoring Armenian students graduating from the Glendale Unified School District. In light of ongoing restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s reception was held virtually. The program began with welcoming remarks by CASPS Executive Director […]

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