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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 jjaskol@getty.edu Lara Day Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (303) 223-1323 lday@bhfs.com 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 […]

Armenians Worldwide Rally to Commemorate the Armenian Genocide Centennial

The centennial of the Armenian Genocide, a historic juncture in the life of the Armenian people, was fittingly commemorated around the world on April 24, 2015 and in the days preceding and following. From Armenia to countries across the globe with Armenian populations, unprecedented commemorations were held to remember our martyrs, to remind the world […]

1.5 Million Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide Canonized into the Sainthood

Thursday, April 23, 2015 will forever remain a historic and unforgettable day in the life of the Armenian people as on this day, His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, conducted the canonization ceremony of our 1.5 million martyrs of the Armenian […]

Ecumenical Service in Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial

On the evening of Tuesday, April 14, 2015, a historic Ecumenical Service held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles under the auspices of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee Western Region brought together faith leaders, representatives of various churches and denominations, public officials, and more than 3,000 community members for […]

New Book by Jacques Hagopian Dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Western Prelacy has published a new book by renowned poet and author Jacques Hagopian title “There is no escaping.” The 140 page book features poetry and prose in two parts. Through commentary on Bible passages and the writings of hymn-writers such as St. Nerses […]

Renowned Composer Dikran Mansourian Honored at the Prelacy

On the evening of Thursday, March 19, 2015, a special event honoring Dikran Mansourian, leading Armenian composer of classical music and film scores, was held at the Western Prelacy “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and organized by the Prelacy Cultural-Educational Committee. The program began with a […]

Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Aram I on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

The year 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Therefore, the year 2015 must become a different year in its depth and meaning with its goal and message for each and every Armenian. The Armenian Genocide has left an indelible imprint on the collective memory of the Armenian people. There is no Armenian […]

Prelate Presents Pontifical “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Medals to Hamazkayin Ani Dance Company Directors

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, Hamazkayin Ani Dance celebrated its 40th anniversary with a spectacular performance held at the John Waye Performing Arts Center of Glendale High School. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the celebration and on behalf of His Holiness Aram I presented “St. Mesrob Mashdots” medals to artistic directors Yeghia Hasholian and […]

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