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ARS Central Executive Members Visit the Prelacy

On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Armenian Relief Society Central Executive members, headed by Chairperson Caroline Chamavonian. The delegation included Vice-Chairperson Nyree Derderian, Secretary Rita Hintlian, Treasurer Silva Takvorian, advisors Maral Matossian, Nelly Vekilian, Liza Avakian, Sonia Akelian, and Varsenig Sarkissian, Executive Director Verginie Touoloumian and staff […]

Name Day Celebration of Forty Martyrs Church of Orange County

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the Armenian Church observed the feast of the Forty Martyrs, which is the name day of Forty Martyrs Church of Orange County. Thus, on March 31st, the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, Sunday of the Judge, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered the sermon, and conducted the […]

Great Lent Vigil Service at the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood

In keeping with a two-decade long tradition, on Friday, March 29, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and clergy members paid a visit to the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood center where they conducted vigil service and enjoyed a fellowship meal.His Eminence was accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian, Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian, and Rev. Fr. Movses […]

National Funeral Service to be Held for Community Activist and Former Executive Council Chair Armand Keosian

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils mourn the loss of longtime Prelacy Executive Council member and Chair Armand Keosian who passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Palm Springs. A national funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 2:00 p.m., at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, […]

Prelate Presides over Mid-Lent Sunrise Service at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena and Chamlian School Luncheon

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 marked the midpoint of Great Lent. On this day, H.E. Archbishop Mousheh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Sunrise service and delivered his message at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. Kindergarten students from Levon and Hasmig Tavlian School attended the service accompanied by their teachers and parents. By the request of the students, […]

Name-Day of Forty Martyrs Church to be Celebrated with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Madagh

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the Armenian Church will observe the feast of the Forty Martyrs, which is the name-day of Forty Martyrs Church of Orange County. On this occasion, on March 31st, the fifth Sunday of Great Lent, Sunday of the Judge, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the […]

Community Activist Ohannes Kulak Avedikyan Honored for 50 Years of Service

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, a special event was held at the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA) center honoring lifetime honorary member, OIA trustee and Cultural Committee Chairman Dr. Ohannes Kulak Avedikyan for his 50 years of activism for the Armenian people and nation and 40 years of service to the OIA. Rev. Fr. Ashod […]

KAHAM Closing and Navasartian Opening Ceremonies

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2019, the 35th KAHAM games closing ceremony and festival and 44th Navasartian games opening ceremony took place at Birmingham High School. Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian represented H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and read his message. His Eminence commended Homenetmen’s service to the Armenian nation through its valuable initiatives […]

Awarding of “St. Vartan” & “Kayl Vahan” Scouting Medals at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

On March 24, 2019, the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, Sunday of the Steward, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. During the service, the Prelate awarded “St. Vartan” and “Kayl Vahan” medals to Homenetmen scouts who participated in the religious curriculum. Very […]

Maestro Ohannes Tchekidjian’s 90th Birthday Celebration

On Friday, March 22, 2019, renowned Maestro Ohannes Tchekidjian’s 90th birthday was ceremoniously celebrated during an event organized by Hamazkayin Western Region Executive at Glendale Central Library. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his blessings and congratulations. Among the guests in attendance were Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian, clergy and community leaders and […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello – Awarding of “St. Vartan” & “Kayl Vahan” Scouting Medals

March 24, 2019 is the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, called Sunday of the Steward. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. During Divine Liturgy, the Prelate will bestow “St. Vartan” and “Kayl Vahan” medals to Homenetmen scouts who successfully completed the […]

Banquet in Honor of Rev. Dr. Vahan Tootikian’s 60 Years of Pastoral Service

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, a banquet was held at the Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church of Pasadena in honor of Armenian Evangelical World Council Executive Director Rev. Fr. Vahan Tootikian’s 60 years of pastoral service. The event was held under the auspices of the Armenian Missionary Association of America and was organized by the Armenian […]

Prelate Presides over Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County – Requiem Service in Memory of Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan – Ari Guiragos Minassian School Dedication Ceremony

On March 17, 2019, the third Sunday of Great Lent, Sunday of the Prodigal Son, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. By the ordinance of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, requiem service was conducted at St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral […]

Representatives of Hamazkayin Central Executive and North American Regional Executives Visit the Prelacy

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed representatives of Hamazkayin Central Executive, Vicken Tufenkjian, Hrair Baronian, and Manoug Joukhajian, and chairpersons of Hamazkayin Western U.S., Eastern U.S., and Canada, Seta Simonian, Arevig Caprielian, and Dzovig Kahwejian. His Eminence was joined by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian, Executive Council […]

Sixth Annual Inter-School Recitation Contest

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School hosted the sixth annual inter-school recitation contest organized by the Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian attended, delivered the invocation and conveyed the blessings of His Eminence. Over 100 students from the […]

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