Weekly News – December 30, 2016

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER NEW YEAR’S DAY DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ENCINO

new-year-2On Sunday, January 1st, 2017, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, where he will deliver the sermon and convey his New Year blessings and wishes.

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PRELATE’S CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

ac459246-76fa-4291-8bbd-2dca3ef2887c-7-gifOn Friday, January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the Glorious Birth and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Within the Western Prelacy, the celebration will begin on the evening of Thursday, January 5, with Christmas Eve (Jrakalooyts) service. The Prelate will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. The service begins at 5:30 p.m.

On Friday morning at 10:30 a.m., the Prelate will celebrate Christmas Divine Liturgy, deliver his message, and conduct the blessing of water, symbolizing the baptism of our Lord, at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. In the evening, at 7;00 p.m., the Western Prelacy family of clergy, councils’ members, parishes, community leaders, organizational representatives, sponsors, and friends will gather at Holy Cross Cathedral’s “Bagramian” Hall in Montebello for the traditional Prelate’s New Year and Christmas Dinner.

On Saturday, January 7, Memorial Day, the Prelate and clergy will offer requiem prayers at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills “Hall of Liberty” and Forest Lawn Glendale “Church of the Recessional.” The service begins at 10:00 a.m.

*** CHRISTMAS SERVICE TO BE HELD AT GLENDALE MEMORIAL

gmh-armenian-christmas-celebrationOn Thursday, January 5, the Eve of the Nativity, the Prelate and St. Mary’s Church Pastors will visit Glendale Memorial Hospital where they will conduct a Christmas service of prayers and the blessing of water and convey their blessings and felicitations to the administration, staff, and patients. The service begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Lobby.

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