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Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood on New Sunday

Sunday, April 19, is the first Sunday after Easter, which is called New Sunday or Second Easter. At 11:00 a.m., Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood, presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and with the participation of clergy members. Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian, Parish Pastor of Forty Martyrs Church […]

Easter within the Western Prelacy

On Sunday, April 12, 2020, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated within the Western Prelacy. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Easter and Holy Week services were conducted without the participation of faithful. All services were held at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood, presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, […]

Coronavirus Task Force Call to Action

Dear faithful, The Covid-19 Armenian Community Task Force of the Western United States continues to address the impact of the pandemic on our communities, on the elderly in particular and other vulnerable members of society. The task force includes representatives of the Armenian Youth Federation, Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian Relief Society, Armenian National Committee of […]

Prelate’s Easter Message – 2020

WE WILL OVERCOME BECAUSE CHRIST OVERCAME With faith and hope I join you in prayer with the belief that no matter the circumstances of our lives, the glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will enliven and brighten our hearts and souls, renew and strengthen us in faith and in hope, particularly in […]

Easter Message of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

«ՔԱՋԱԼԵՐՈՒԵՑԷ՛Ք, ՈՐՈՎՀԵՏԵՒ ԵՍ ՅԱՂԹԵՑԻ ԱՇԽԱՐՀԻՆ» Աստուծոյ Որդին դէպի Գողգոթա ուղղուելէ առաջ, իր աշակերտներուն վախն ու անորոշութիւնը տեսնելով կ’ըսէ՝ «Աշխարհի վրայ նեղութիւն պիտի ունենաք, բայց քաջալերուեցէ՛ք, որովհետեւ ես յաղթեցի աշխարհին» (Յհ 16.33)։ Աստուծոյ Որդին մարդեղացած էր երկրաւոր նպատակներու ու նիւթական շահերու վրայ հիմնուած աշխարհի մարդակեդրոն համակարգը քանդելու եւ հաստատելու՝ երկնային ճշմարտութիւններուն վրայ հիմնուած Աստուածակեդրոն համակարգը։ Ան […]

Livestream Schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services

In light of continued regulations on public gatherings due to the Coronavirus pandemic and according to the directive of the Pontiffs, Holy Week and Easter services will be conducted behind closed doors without the presence of faithful. The services will be conducted at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood, presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, […]

A Message of God’s Assurance in Troubled Times

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) Dear faithful, We find ourselves in unprecedented and uncertain times as the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, claiming thousands of lives, shutting […]

Joint Statement by the Armenian Religious Leaders of the Western United States

“I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” (Psalm 34:4) We, the Armenian religious leaders of the Western United States, offer our heartfelt prayers to Almighty God as a “fragrant incense” and beseech the Lord to accept our supplications as an “evening sacrifice.” (Psalm 141:2) For we know […]

Appeal Regarding the Coronavirus Crisis

As the entire world grapples with the Coronavirus pandemic, first and foremost we beseech the Lord to protect us all, to lead us to safe and healthy days and hasten the recovery of those infected. Following the decision of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the […]

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

March 15, 2020 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 St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Garabed Church in […]

Rose and Alex Pilibos School 50th Anniversary Gala

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Rose and Alex Pilibos School celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala held at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended. He was joined by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian, Executive Council Chair Garo Eshgian and members. The […]

Prelate to Preside over Divine Liturgy at the Crescenta Valley Church

March 8, 2019 is the third Sunday of Great Lent, called Sunday of the Prodigal Son. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at the Armenian Apostolic Church of Crescenta Valley. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy […]

50th Annual Women’s World Day of Prayer

On Friday, March 6, 2020, leaders of the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches, clergy, and faithful women gathered at United Armenian Congregational Church in Los Angeles for the 50th annual Women’s World Day of Prayer. This year’s theme was “Rise, take up your bed and walk” from John 5:8. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, […]

90th Anniversary of the Holy See of Cilicia Seminary Celebrated within the Western Prelacy

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the 90th anniversary of the Holy See of Cilicia Seminary was fittingly celebrated within the Western Prelacy with a special program and concert presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. In attendance were members of clergy, Catholicoste Central Executive, and the Prelacy Executive Council, representatives […]

Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Hosts Traditional Great Lent Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the traditional Great Lent luncheon hosted by the Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary took place at Vertigo Event Venue in Glendale under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Prior to the luncheon, His Eminence presided over Sunrise Service at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar […]

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