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Prelate Attends Ararat Home Monthly Luncheon Sponsored by the ARS

On the first Tuesday of each month, the Ladies Auxiliary of Ararat Home organizes a luncheon at “Deukmejian” Ballroom. Traditionally, the Armenian Relief Society Western Regional Executive and chapters participate in the sponsorship of the June luncheon, which this year was held on June 4, 2019. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his […]

Spiritual Concert Dedicated to Gomidas Vartabed’s 150th Anniversary

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the 150th anniversary of Gomidas Vartabed’s birth was fittingly commemorated with a beautiful spiritual concert held at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena under the auspices of and with the presence of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The concert was organized by the Parish Pastor and Board of Trustees and featured […]

Reception in Honor of Armenia’s Minister of High-Tech Industry

On Friday, May 31, 2019, a reception in honor of Hakob Arshakyan, Republic of Armenia Minister of High-Tech Industry, was held at the Consulate General of Armenia hosted by Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian. In attendance were community leaders and Glendale city officials. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his well wishes.   […]

U.S. Postal Service Releases Commemorative Stamps in Honor of Vocal Legend Ellada Chakhoyan

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, a special event was held at Allegro Restaurant in Glendale on the release of commemorative postal stamps honoring vocal legend and Distinguished Honorary Artist of Armenia Ellada Chakhoyan’s 45-year long career as a world-renowned soprano. The event was organized by the VM Foundation and “Arpa” Armenian Philatelic Association. Rev. Fr. […]

Feast of Ascension Celebration

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated with Divine Liturgy and a luncheon. Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of clergy members. Rev. Fr. Arsen Kassabian celebrated Divine Liturgy and […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno

June 2nd, 2019 is the seventh Sunday of Eastertide, which is known as Second Palm Sunday. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Trinity Church in Fresno. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral […]

In Memoriam: Archpriest Fr. Moushegh Der Kaloustian

On Friday, May 24, 2019, the Eastern Prelacy family mourned the passing of Archpriest Fr. Moushegh Der Kaloustian. Fr. Moushegh served as pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York for 28 years until his retirement, at which time he continued to serve the Eastern Prelacy as an Outreach priest. He previously served as Pastor […]

Prayers for the Republic and Flag Blessing on the 101st Anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, the 101st anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia was celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic and the blessing of the Armenian flag. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy, conducted Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic, and delivered his message at Holy Martyrs Church […]

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

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, the 101st anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia will be celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic and the blessing of the Armenian flag. At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, requiem prayers will be offered for the heroes of Sardarabad, Gharakilise, Pash Abaran, and of other […]

Ari Guiragos Minassian School Students Visit the Prelacy

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5th and 6th grade students of Ari Guiragos Minassian School of Orange County paid a visit to the Prelacy. The students and accompanying teachers first gathered at “St. Dertad and St. Ashkhen” Chapel for a brief prayer service led by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who was joined by Rev. […]

30th Annual Reception Honoring Armenian Graduates of the Pasadena Unified School District

On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, St. Sarkis Church of Pasadena hosted its 30th annual reception honoring Armenian graduates of the Pasadena Unified School District. The event was held at the Pasadena Armenian Center under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Executive Council member Avo Kechichian attended and read the Prelate’s message. Guests in […]

“Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Accepting Applications for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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 […]

Western Prelacy 47th Representative Assembly Directs Focus to Reorganization and Revitalization – Plaques Awarded to Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian and Garbis Karamardian

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the Western Prelacy 47th Representative Assembly convened at “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall under the presidency of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. The two-day proceedings focused on reorganization-revitalization and youth engagement. Alongside delegates, participating in the Assembly were clergy, Central Executive members Vahe Yacoubian and Gaidzag Zetlian, Religious Council, […]

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Hosts Interfaith Ramadan Celebration

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hosted its annual interfaith Ramadan celebration at STARS Center Gymnasium in Whittier presided by Sheriff Alex Villanueva. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian attended.

Prelacy Choir Participates in 12th Annual Orthodox Day of Praise

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the 12th annual Orthodox Day of Praise organized and hosted by St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Monica was held with the participation of members of the Armenian Apostolic, Coptic, Syriac, Serbian, Antiochian, Indian Malankara, Russian, and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches. The day began with Divine Liturgy, […]

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