Prelacy Spotlight

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


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 […]

Prelate Presents Manas Boujikian with Pontifical Encyclical

On Thursday, March 7, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy long-time community activist and benefactor Mr. Manas Boujikian, who was accompanied by Asbarez Newspaper Editor Mr. Apo Boghikian.  During the visit the Prelate presented Mr. Boujikian with the Pontifical Encyclical of H.H. Catholicos Aram I honoring him with the “Knight of […]

Prelate Bestows “St. Ashkhen” Medal to Renowned Soprano Anna Neshanian

On Sunday, February 10th, the 60th jubilee celebration of world-renowned soprano Anna Neshanian was held at “Avedissian” Hall in Encino.  Hundreds of music enthusiasts had gathered for this milestone anniversary, which was celebrated with performances by Anna Neshanian’s students, excerpts by famed Armenian artists about her life’s work, and a video presentation chronicling her rise […]

Prelacy Freeway and Street Signs Installed

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the efforts of the H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Executive Council, and Prelacy Real Property Committee, in late December of 2012 freeway and surface street signs were installed directing faithful to the Prelacy building. Signs have been posted on the 210 Freeway East and West at the […]

Prelacy Publishes Color Illustrated “Lord’s Prayer” in Memory of Three Faithful

The Western Prelacy recently published color illustrated copies of the Lord’s Prayer in memory of three faithful, Alice Avakian, Rosa Bekarian, and Zevart Movsessian. On the threshold of the New Year, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, met with the families of the deceased, blessed the memory of their loved ones and presented them with special […]

A Call to Action in Support of the Syrian Armenian Community

On Friday, August 24, 2012, the Western Prelacy issued the following correspondence to its parishes: “We are all familiar with the escalating conflict in Syria and the mounting humanitarian crisis faced by our Armenian brethren. Heeding the call of H.H. Catholicos Aram I, the Armenian-American community of the Western U.S. is contributing to the relief […]

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