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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 […]

Prelate’s Interview on the Situation of Syria’s Armenians on US Armenia TV

  On Thursday, September 12, the Prelate was interviewed by US Armenia TV on the Syrian civil war and the situation of Syria’s Armenian community.  Former Chair of the ARS Regional Executive in Syria, Mrs. Sossy Kelejian, was also interviewed. The interview will air on Friday, September 13, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and […]

Prelate Presents “Knight Of Cilicia” Medal to Benefactor George Tumanjan on Behalf of His Holiness

  On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, visited benefactor Mr. George Tumanjan to present the Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I and “Knight of Cilicia” medal, which was bestowed upon him in response to a request by the Prelate.  Holy Cross Cathedral Pastor Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian and Board […]

Celebrating the Legacy of Catholicoi Zareh I and Khoren I

The year 2013 marks two important anniversaries for the Holy See of Cilicia, as we remember two of our beloved Pontiffs of blessed memory, H.H. Catholicos Zareh I and H.H. Catholicos Khoren I on the 50th and 30th respective anniversaries of their passing.  The life and legacy of our two Pontiffs, and their great contributions […]

Prelacy Republishes Garo Bedrosian’s “Feasts and Traditions of the Armenian Church”

The Western Prelacy has republished the Armenian version of Garo Bedrosian’s popular book “Feasts and Traditions of the Armenian Church”. The book was originally published twenty years ago and had since sold out.  The republication is an enhanced version of the original, featuring new and revised content and illustrations. It opens with the prologue by […]

Prelate Participates in Inauguration of “New Cilicia” Village in Artsakh

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, returned to Los Angeles from a mission in Armenia and Artsakh.  The Prelate first participated in the meeting of the Canonization Committee at Holy Etchmiadzin, from where he headed to Artsakh for the official opening of the “New Cilicia” village sponsored by the Catholicosate of […]

Memorial Evening Dedicated to Catholicoi Zareh I And Khoren I

Earlier this year, the legacy of two of our beloved Pontiffs of blessed memory, Catholicos Zareh I and Catholicos Khoren I, and their contributions to the Armenian Apostolic Church was honored with requiem service throughout the Prelacies of the Holy See of Cilicia, including our Prelacy, on the 50th and 30th anniversaries of their passing. […]

Consecration of St. Garabed Church of Las Vegas

  PILGRIMAGE OF FAITH AND NEW LIFE AT THE CONSECRATION OF ST. GARABED CHURCH OF LAS VEGAS – DEDICATION OF “KOUJAKIAN” HALL – PARISH COUNCIL CHAIR ADROUSHAN ARMENIAN AWARDED PRELACY “ST. DERTAD THE KING” MEDAL After years of hard work and perseverance, on April 13-14, 2013 new life was breathed into the parish community of […]

Prelate Presents Professor Richard Hovannisian with Pontifical Letter of Appreciation

On Saturday, March 16, Professor Richard Hovannisian was honored at a banquet organized by the Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Cultural Studies, during which was awarded the Narekatsi Gold Medal for his distinguished Lifetime Contribution to the field of Modern Armenian History. Given that H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, was in San Francisco over […]

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