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Prelate Welcomes New ARS Regional Executive

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of the newly elected Armenian Relief Society Western Region Executive, headed by Chairperson Silva Poladian. His Eminence greeted and congratulated the new board and wished them great success in their worthy mission The guests provided an overview of their main forthcoming endeavors, […]

Prelacy Schools Commence 2019-2020 Academic Year

On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Prelacy Schools reopened their doors to welcome students to the 2019-2020 academic year. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, local parish pastors participated in back-to-school ceremonies, offered prayers and read His Eminence’s message. His Eminence presided over the back-to-school ceremony of Rose and Alex Pilibos School, which celebrates […]

Grape Blessing Ceremony Held at Rehab Center

In celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, and under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Monday, August 19, 2019, a special grape-blessing ceremony was conducted at a rehab facility for recovering addicts. The service was conducted by Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian, assisted by Chaplain and […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Grapes and Madagh at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale on the Feast of Assumption

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated in all Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the traditional blessing of grapes. On the Feast of the Assumption and the name-day of St. Mary’s Church of Glendale, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered […]

Prelacy Benefactor Anahid Baghdadlian-Ohanesian Awarded “Knight Of Cilicia” Medal

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, a dinner reception was held at the Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall during which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, awarded the Holy See of Cilicia “Knight of Cilicia” medal to benefactor Anahid Baghdadlian-Ohanesian. In attendance were clergy, Central Executive members Vahe Yacoubian and Gaidzag Zetlian, Executive Council and […]

Pan Armenian Council of Western USA Issues Mission Statement

Below is the mission statement of the newly formed Pan Armenian Council of the Western USA. During the past several years, the leadership of Armenian religious, political and civil organizations of the Western United States has been engaged in a healthy environment of collaboration. In a spirit of unity, these structures have planned and implemented […]

Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Grapes in Prelacy Churches on the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God will be celebrated in all Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy and the traditional blessing of grapes. On the Feast of the Assumption and the name-day of St. Mary’s Church of Glendale, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine […]

Prelate Welcomes Dr. Hrayr Jebejian

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Dr. Hrayr Jebejian, General Secretary of the Bible Society in the Gulf, who was accompanied by Rev. Serop Megerditchian, Senior Pastor of Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church in Pasadena. Dr. Jebejian is in Los Angeles for the presentation of his book “Armenian […]

Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Grapes at Ararat Home in Celebration of the Feast of Assumption

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated at Ararat Home in Mission Hills with special services including Divine Liturgy and the blessing of grapes. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the service, in which clergy members participated. The celebration began at the Nursing […]

Blessing of Grapes at Glendale Adventist Hospital in Celebration of the Feast of Assumption

In celebration of the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the annual blessing of grapes was conducted at Glendale Adventist Hospital. The service was led by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, accompanied by St. Mary’s Church pastors Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian, Archpriest Fr. Gomidas Torossian, […]

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

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, the eve of the fast of the Assumption, 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 celebrate Divine Liturgy and conduct the blessing of grapes at the 106th annual grape blessing […]

Western Prelacy Participation in Summer Youth Academy at the Catholicosate

On Monday, August 5, 2019, the second annual Summer Youth Academy organized by the Catholicosate Christian Education Department convened in Antelias under the auspices and presesnce of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I and with the participation of young adults from the Eastern, Western, and Canada Prelacies. Western Prelacy participants are; Shahan Atmajian, Karen Ayvazian, Lara […]

New Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools Appointed

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Executive Council hereby announce the appointment of the new Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools as follows: Lisa Gaboudian Dr. Hasmig Baran Sarkis Ourfalian, Esq. Azita Avetisian -Yacoubian, Esq. Silva Kirakosian,Esq. Armineh Alexan Papazian Anush Chalian Pattyl Aposhian – Kasparian Tamar Baboujian Shakeh Avakian Arlene Mouradian-Zenian We wish […]

Kessab Educational Association Representatives Visit the Prelacy

On Thursday, August 1, 2019, H.E. Arcbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Kessab Educational Association (KEA) of Los Angeles board members, headed by Chair Esther Chelebian-Tognozzi. The visit afforded the opportunity to converse on the association’s recent and future endeavors. The guests expressed gratitude for the Prelacy’s continued support and on this occasion […]

Census Bureau Representative Visits the Prelacy

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of U.S. Census Bureau L.A. County Partnership Specialist Anahit Tovmasyan, who had come to provide information on ensuring an accurate count of Armenian-Americans in the 2020 census. Religious Council Chair Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian participated in the meeting. Ms. Tovmasyan stressed […]

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