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Prelate Welcomes Historian Mher Hovhannisyan

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Mher Hovhannisyan, historian and Associate Professor at the Department of Armenian History at Yerevan State University, who was joined by Board of Regents Chair Lisa Gaboudian, member Dr. Hasmig Baran, and staff member Tamar Tufenkdjian. Dr. Hovhannisyan is in Los Angeles […]

Special Service and Bonfire on the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple

On Friday, February 14, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Church will observe the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple. The Feast will be celebrated in Prelacy Churches on the evening of Thursday, February 13. Parents will have the opportunity to present their infants and young children to the Church in the example […]

Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Members Visit the Prelacy

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry representatives, headed by President Dr. Frieda Jordan. Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivaian joined in the visit. Dr. Jordan first expressed thanks to the Prelate for welcoming them to the Prelacy each year to hear about the ABMDR’s […]

St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena Name Day Celebration

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena celebrated its name day with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and the blessing of madagh conducted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan assisted at the altar. Among the faithful in attendance were Church benefactors Sarkis and Suzan Kitsinian and family members. The Prelate […]

Tufenkian Preschool & Kindergarten Celebrates 45th Anniversary

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the 45th anniversary gala of Richard Tufenkian Preschool and Kindergarten was held at the California Science Center in Los Angeles with the motto “Building Together, Nurturing Generations.” H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered his message. He was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian. Also in attendance were H.G. […]

Western Prelacy Hosts Tribute to Jacques Hagopian

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, a special tribute event honoring the life and service of poet, educator, and scholar Jacques Hagopian was held at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and organized by an ad-hoc committee. In attendance were H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Religious Council […]

Special Services on the Feasts of Sts. Ghevontiants & Sts. Vartanants

On Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 20 respectively, the Armenian nation will commemorate the feasts of Sts. Ghevontians and Sts. Vartanants. Within the Western Prelacy, the feasts will be observed with special services and the annual clergy conference presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of clergy members. On Tuesday, […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh on the Name Day of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the Feast of St. Sarkis the Commander, his son Mardiros, and their fourteen soldiers, which is also the name-day of St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena. On Sunday, February 9, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and conduct the […]

Western Prelacy Lends Support to Armenian Community in Lebanon

Taking into account the recent economic crisis in Lebanon, and as a show of support and solidarity to the Armenian community in Lebanon, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils announce that the Western Prelacy has donated a sum of twenty-five thousand dollars to the Catholicosate of the Great House of […]

ARF Supreme Council of Armenia Chairman Visits the Prelacy

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of ARF Supreme Council of Armenia Chairman Ishkhan Saghatelyan, who was accompanied by ARF Western Region Central Committee members Garo Ispenjian and Hrayr Garabetian. Joining the Prelate were H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Religious Council Chair Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, […]

Consecration of a Sacred Painting at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. During the service the Prelate consecrated a painting of The Last Supper, which was sponsored by the Tchulluian Family. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian. The consecration […]

Blessing of Water on the Fast of the Catechumens

Sunday, February 2 is the eve of the Fast of the Catechumens. The fast was established by St. Gregory the Illuminator when the Armenian nation became the first to adopt Christianity and is unique to the Armenian Church. The fast begins on Sunday, February 2nd at midnight. On the morning of Wednesday February 5th, the […]

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

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Crescenta Valley Church.

Prelate Welcomes L.A. County Commission on Disabilities Commissioner Jack Darakjian

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Jack Darakjian, Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities and Executive Director of Modern Support Services. He was joined by Glendale City Clerk Ardashes Kassakhian. In light of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s “Year of Armenian with Special Needs” […]

Prelate Presents “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Emblem to Sam And Sylva Simonian on Behalf of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I at the AEF 70th Anniversary Gala

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the Armenian Educational Foundation celebrated its 70th anniversary with a gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. This year, the AEF honored longtime AEF board member, sponsor, and volunteer Vahik Petrossian with the Lifetime Service Award, and TUMO Center for Creative Technologies founders Sam and Sylva Simonian with the Lifetime […]

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