Prelacy Spotlight

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 […]

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 […]

2020 – Year of Armenians with Special Needs

To the Diocesan Prelates, Ecclesiastical Class of the Great House of Cilicia, Community Leaders and Our Compatriots, From the Monastery of Antelias of the Great House of Cilicia, we greet with pontifical blessing, warm Christian love and intense patriotism the World General Assembly, the Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Executive Council, the Prelates, […]

Western Prelacy Salutes Adoption of Armenian Genocide Resolution by the U.S. Senate

Thursday, December 12, 2019 was a historic day for the Armenian nation as the United States Senate unanimously adopted S. Res. 150, marking the first time that the Senate has recognized the Armenian Genocide. The resolution, identical to House Resolution 296 adopted in October, officially rejects Turkey’s denials of its genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, […]

Western Prelacy Salutes Adoption of Armenian Genocide Resolution by the House of Representatives

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 was a monumental day for the Armenian nation as the U.S. House of Representatives adopted H. Res. 296 affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide with an overwhelming majority of 405-11. The resolution recognizes the Armenian Genocide, encourages education and public understanding on the facts of the Armenian Genocide, […]

Joint Clergy Conference of the Three North American Prelacies and Episcopal Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Holy Translators

Following a longstanding tradition, every two years the Prelates and clergy from the Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and Canada gather for a joint clergy conference on the occasion of the feast of the Holy Translators. This year’s conference was organized by the Western Prelacy and held at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello from October 8-11, […]

Historic Ecumenical Prayer for Christians in the Middle East Held at the U.S. Capitol

By the initiative of In Defense of Christians, on Monday, July 15, 2019, a historic ecumenical prayer service was held at the U.S. Capitol for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Faith leaders participating in the service were H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, H.E. Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern United States, H.E. The […]

2019 – Year of the Armenian Media

Message of His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia [Condensed] To: The Prelates, The Clergy, National Representative Assemblies, Executive Councils, and the Faithful People of the Holy See of the Great House of Cilicia With deep spiritual thanks we want to reaffirm that our decision to dedicate each year, by way […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy in Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Western Prelacy

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Prelacy of North America and the 45th anniversary of the Western Prelacy were celebrated with Episcopal Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered his message reflecting on the anniversaries and […]

45th Anniversary of the Western Prelacy Worthily Celebrated with an Acclaimed Concert

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, over seven hundred members of the community gathered at Glendale Presbyterian Church for a concert and celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Prelacy of North America under the jurisdiction of the Holy See of Cilicia and the 45th anniversary of the Western Prelacy. The celebration […]

2018 – Year of the First Republic of Armenia

ARAM SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST AND WITH THE UNFATHOMABLE WILL OF GOD AND THE ELECTION OF OUR NATION, HEAD OF BISHOPS AND CATHOLICOS OF THE ARMENIANS OF THE GREAT HOUSE OF CILICIA GRACE, LOVE AND PEACE FROM THE LORD AND PONTIFICAL GREETINGS FROM US AND BLESSING FROM THE RIGHT HAND OF OUR FATHER, SAINT GREGORY […]

Western Prelacy Publishes “I Confess With Faith” Prayer Book

The Western Prelacy is pleased to announce the publication of St. Nerses the Graceful’s “I Confess With Faith” in memory of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian’s parents, Hagop and Diramayr Marie Mardirossian. This latest publication features St. Nerses the Graceful’s twenty-four powerful and poignant prayers in Classical Armenian, Modern Armenian, and English translation to allow for […]

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I Meets with Community Organizations at the Prelacy

On Monday, October 10, 2016, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I held meetings with community organizations and individuals at the Prelacy, among them the Armenian Bar Association and the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund. The Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association congratulated His Holiness on the 20th Anniversary of his consecration as Catholicos and expressed […]

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I Celebrates Divine Liturgy and Conveys Pontifical Message and Blessings at Holy Martyrs Church

On the morning of Sunday, October 2, 2016, “Avedissian” Hall of Ferrahian High School in Encino was filled to capacity as religious and community leaders and members and faithful had gathered for Pontifical Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, who was assisted at the altar by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and […]

20th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I Celebrated within the Western Prelacy – His Holiness Bestows “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Medal to Four Community Members

On the evening of Saturday, October 1, 2016, the official celebration of the 20th anniversary of the election and consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia was held at Glendale High School Auditorium. Among the guests in attendance were leaders of Armenian Apostolic, Evangelical and Coptic churches, elected […]

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