Prelacy Spotlight

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 […]

An Effective Approach to Help the Armenian Community in Syria

The crisis in Syria and as a consequence, the perilous daily lives of the Syrian Armenians, have alarmed and deeply concerned the Armenian community. The historical record reminds us the past and present destiny of nations; making assumptions on past history may lead us to uncertainty and anxiety; and that is why we should move […]

A Call to Support the Armenian Community of Syria

During the past weeks, the 17-month conflict in Syria has escalated to dangerous proportions. Caught in the crossfire of this growing conflict are the innocent citizens of Syria, among them the large Armenian community. The presence of Armenians in Syria dates back many centuries, and throughout that time, the community has had an important role […]

Prelate Honors Community Activist Manas Boujikian with “Knight of Cilicia” Medal

In preparation for the ANCA Telethon, on the evening of Thursday, May 17, 2012, community leaders and members gathered for a reception at Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale. During the event, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, honored long-time community activist Mr. Manas Boujikian with the “Knight of Cilicia” medal as appreciation and commendation for his many […]

Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian Unanimously Re-Elected Prelate for Fifth Term – Religious and Executive Councils

On Friday, April 20, 2012, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian was unanimously re-elected to a fifth four-year term as Prelate during the second session of the 40th Representatives Assembly. During the day’s two sessions, delegates discussed and analyzed the annual activities of the Prelate and Religious and Executive Councils, which they found “highly commendable”. Following the […]

At the Prelacy 40th Representatives Assembly – Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian Unanimously Re-Elected Prelate for a Fifth Term

On the afternoon of Friday, April 20, 2012 the 40th Prelacy Representatives Assembly convened at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall, presided over by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and hosted by Holy Cross Cathedral of Montebello. Clergy, Central Executive members Mr. Khajag Dikijian and Mr. Vahe Yacoubian, Religious and Executive Councils, Delegates, Boards […]

Western Prelacy Publishes “Journey to the Armenian Heritage” By Garo Bedrosian

In response to the proclamation of 2012 as the “Year of the Armenian Book” by H.H. Catholicos Aram I, the Western Prelacy has published the latest book by Garo Bedrosian titled Journey to the Armenian Heritage. The book is printed by “Hye Kir” and the design and layout is by Siroon Yeretzian and Harry Mesrobian. […]

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