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Western Prelacy Launches Facebook Page

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Executive Council are pleased to announce that the Western Prelacy is now on Facebook. We invite our faithful to follow our page to stay up to date with our latest news and events. Visit us at, like our page and invite your family and friends to do […]

Prelate Condemns Destruction of Der Zor Armenian Genocide Memorial

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, strongly condemned the destruction of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church and complex in Der Zor on September 21 stating, “No one and nothing can disparage and diminish the memory of our martyrs and our commitment to upholding their legacy. Indeed, heinous act such as this intensify our vigilance and drive […]

His Holiness Aram I Takes Part in International Conference to Protect and Preserve Christianity in the Middle East – Prelate Joined the Entourage of His Holiness

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, arrived in Washington D.C. to address the International Conference on Christians in the Middle East. His Holiness addressed the Conference on two occasions, speaking on Christian unity and sharing his reflections on the future of Christianity in the Middle […]

Western Prelacy Publishes a New Book by Poet Jacques Hagopian

The Western Prelacy is pleased to announce the publication of poet Jacques Hagopian’s latest book titled Kooynzkooyn. The book was published in celebration of the “Year of the Elder” and features a tribute by the author to Armenian elderly in the Diaspora. It begins with a prologue by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, in which […]

Western Prelacy Publishes “Ode to Armenian Mothers”

The Western Prelacy is pleased to announce the publication of a special volume titled Ode to Armenian Mothers. The book, compiled by distinguished educator Sarkis Panossian, is a collection of works by famed Armenian poets. It begins with the preface by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Brief biographical notes and photos of the poets are […]

Western Prelacy Publishes Prelate’s Book of Sermons and Messages

On the eve of the 42nd Representatives Assembly on May 16-17, 2014, the Western Prelacy published a book of sermons and messages authored by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, titled “A Collection of Spiritual Reflections” The publication of the book was sponsored by the Carolan Family Foundation and dedicated to the Year of the Elder. […]

Varoujan Koundakjian Awarded “Knight of Cilicia” Insignia

By the initiative of Asbarez Daily Armenian Newspaper, on the evening of Friday, May 16, 2014, a reception was held at Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale in celebration of community activist Mr. Varoujan Koundakjian’s 80th birthday.  The event also served as an opportunity to honor Mr. Koundakjian’s decades-long service within the community. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

Youth Survey

The Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Western United States is conducting a youth survey to support the development of youth programs within the church community. The survey is intended for youth and young adults, ages 14 to 21. If you are within the target ages, we would like to learn more […]

Armenian Language Revitalization Committee Established under the Auspices of the Western Prelacy

Upon the recommendation of the Representatives Assembly and the invitation of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Executive Council, last year a committee was launched within the Western Prelacy to focus on the revitalization and preservation of the Armenian language in the United States of America.  The committee held its first meeting on May […]

Prelacy Publishes Student Prayer Book Dedicated to the Year of the Armenian Mother

In celebration of the “Year of the Armenian Mother” proclaimed by His Holiness Aram I, throughout the year various events were held in the Prelacy and its parishes honoring the virtues and contributions of mothers to society. We are pleased to announce that on this occasion, the Prelacy recently published a book titled “Student Prayers […]

Prelate Bestows “St. Dertad” Medal on Architect Harmik Hacopian

On the evening of Thursday, November 7, 2013, the presentation of the second volume of architect Harmik Hacopian’s book “From the Pages of My Life” was held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, at the Armenian Society of Los Angeles center in Glendale. The Prelate, accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian and […]

Prelate Awards Serj Samoniants “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Medal on Behalf of His Holiness Aram I at Asbarez 105th Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the 105th anniversary of Asbarez was ceremoniously celebrated at “Bagramian” Hall in Montebello with the participation of hundreds of friends and supporters of the beloved newspaper. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the celebration and conveyed his congratulatory remarks and message.  Executive Council members were also in attendance. The Prelate […]

Prelate Bestows “St. Ashkhen” Medal on Jasik Jarahian at Homenetmen “Ararat” Chapter 35th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, members, sponsors, and friends of the Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the Chapter’s 35th anniversary. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the gala, delivered the invocation and conveyed his message.  Also present were Executive Council Chair Mrs. Rima Boghossian and […]

Prelacy Republishes English Volume Of Garo Bedrosian’s “Feasts of the Armenian Church and National Traditions”

  We are pleased to announce that the Western Prelacy has republished the English volume of Garo Bedrosian’s popular book Feasts of the Armenian Church and National Traditions. The book, a translation of the Armenian, was originally published years ago and had since sold out.  This republication is revised and enhanced with new content and […]

Historic Bishops’ Synod in Etchmiadzin

  In what is believed to be the first such gathering in 600 years, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the Bishops’ Synod convened in Etchmiadzin with the blessings and presence of H.H. Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, and H.H. Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. The Synod brought together 62 Archbishops […]

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