Prelacy Spotlight

Church, School, and Family Constitute the Foundation Stones of our Armenian Existence – Stated His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

On Friday, September 30, 2016, the 20th anniversary of enthronement visit of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I commenced with a youth gathering held at Glendale Civic Auditorium under the auspices of the Western Prelacy and organized by Homenetmen Western US Regional Executive Committee. Over 1,400 youth participated in the meeting with His Holiness, including Homenetmen […]

“Hrashapar” Welcome for His Holiness Catholicos Aram I at the Prelacy

On the morning of Friday, September 30, 2016, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I arrived at the Prelacy, accompanied by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and Brotherhood members. His Holiness and entourage were greeted with “Hrashapar” by Brotherhood members and clergy, led by H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian. Executive Council and staff members were present. A prayer […]

His Holiness Catholicos Aram I Arrives in Los Angeles

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, arrived in Los Angeles, where over the next four days he will preside over celebrations of the 20th anniversary of his election and consecration. His Holiness was accompanied by Catholicosate Ecumenical Officer Very Rev. Fr. Housig Mardirossian and Audio-Visual […]

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian Re-Elected Prelate for a Sixth Term – New Religious and Executive Councils Elected

On Friday, May 20, 2016, the Western Prelacy 44th Representatives Assembly convened at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Over the two days, the Assembly reviewed and assessed the endeavors of the Prelate and Religious and Executive Councils in the past term and drafted the activities of […]

Blessing and Unveiling of Armenian Genocide Monument at the Western Prelacy

Thursday, April 21, 2016 was a historic day for the Prelacy as friends and supporters gathered to witness the blessing and unveiling of the newly constructed memorial monument dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the moving ceremony assisted by clergy, among them H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, H.G. Bishop […]

Call to Action – Support Artsakh

As previously reported, from April 11 -15, 2016, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, visited Armenia and Artsakh, where together with His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, the two Pontiffs offered prayers and expressed solidarity to the country’s leaders, soldiers, and citizens following the most recent attacks by […]

“Year of Service” Message of His Holiness Aram I

To: Prelates of Prelacies of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, Clergy, National Representative Assemblies, Executive Councils, and the Faithful of the Armenian nation, During this blessed season of the manifestation of the Son of God and the New Year, we greet you with fatherly blessings and warm Christian love from the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias. […]

Western Prelacy Publishes New Book by Jacques Hagopian

Over the years the Western Prelacy has published a number of books by poet and educator Jacques Hagopian. His most recent book, “The Golden Waterfall,” a collection of spiritual reflections, poetry and prose, was published by the Prelacy in late 2015. In the prologue, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, praises Jacques Hagopian the poet, scholar, […]

Prelate Conducts Blessing of Relics and Consecration of Reliquaries

On the evening of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Prelacy family gathered at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino for a rare and poignant ceremony of blessing of relics of Armenian Genocide martyrs brought from Der Zor and consecration of reliquaries in which the relics will be stored and displayed in Prelacy Churches. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh […]

J. Paul Getty Museum and the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America Announce Agreement in Armenian Art Restitution Case

DATE: September 21, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS Julie Jaskol Getty Communications (31 0) 440-7607 Lara Day Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (303) 223-1323 J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM AND THE WESTERN PRELACY OF THE ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT IN ARMENIAN ART RESTITUTION CASE Getty acknowledges Armenian Apostolic Church’s ownership; Church […]

Demand of Catholicosate of Great House of Cilicia Voiced in Sis Catholicosate

On August 22, 2015, a delegation representing the brotherhood of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia left for the Sis Catholicosate with the blessing of His Holiness Aram I. A requiem service was held in Sis for the blessed souls of deceased Catholicoi who lived and served at the Catholicosate of Sis from […]

Prelate and Western Prelacy Delegation and Pilgrims Participate in Blessing of Holy Muron and Special Events in Lebanon

The weekend of July 18, 2015 was a historic one for the greater family of the Holy See of Cilicia filled with poignant religious and cultural events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the highlight of which was the blessing of Holy Muron by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great […]

Pontifical Divine Liturgy and Banquet in Washington D.C.

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the national commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial continued with Pontifical Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the presence of over two thousand faithful and guests. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Holiness Karekin II, assisted by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

Prelate in Washington for Armenian Genocide Centennial National Commemoration

Earlier this week, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian departed for Washington D.C. to participate in the national commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial presided by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of all Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. His Excellency Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, Armenian […]

Catholicosate of Cilicia Files Suit for Return of Historic Sis Property

On Tuesday April 28, 2015, the Catholicosate of Cilicia submitted a brief to the Constitutional Court in Turkey requesting the return of its historic spiritual center in Sis. In initiating this effort, His Holiness Aram I is setting a precedent for descendants of the martyrs to reclaim their family belongings. The Catholicosate’s St. Sophia church […]

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