Roundtable Discussion with Ambassador Robert O’brien Regarding the War in Artsakh

On the morning of Friday, October 30, 2020, a roundtable organized by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair, took place at the Arboretum, in Pasadena, with the United States National Security Advisor Mr. Robert O’Brien. In attendance were Senator Mike Lee, Armenian religious and community leaders of Los Angeles. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, […]

Evening Vigil for the War in Armenia and Artsakh

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 7pm, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, invited clergy members and deacons who serve in Los Angeles to St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale, to raise prayers for peace in Armenia and Artsakh. The evening vigil was shown live on Facebook. In his speech, the Prelate stated, “Through our collective […]

The Religious Council Convened for Its Initial Meeting

Christian’s all throughout history have valued themselves and matured because of religious education, that is why religious education is important in the mission of the church. Also, biblical values, apostolic traditions, and instilling church father teachings in the lives of our youth are fundamental pillars in the mission of the church as well. On Friday, […]

“Our Martyrs Departed So That We May Continue” Stated H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan

On the evening of Saturday, October 24, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by clergy, gave an impromptu visit to a candlelight vigil in front of the Armenian Consulate in Los Angeles. The Candlelight vigil has been taking place in front of the Armenian Consulate in Los Angeles, for the past two weeks, where […]

“Prayer For Artsakh” Organized by the Los Angeles County Supervisors

On Friday, October 23, 2020, the Los Angeles County Supervisors held a prayer service at “Grand Park,” showing their support for the people of Artsakh. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, was invited to deliver his remarks and prayer for peace towards Artsakh. Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian accompanied the Prelate. In attendance also were H.E. Archbishop […]

Vigil Service for the Safety of Our Soldiers And Existence of Our Nation

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, a vigil service took place at St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church of Glendale, which was presided over by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and members of the prelacy clergy. The vigil was performed for the safety of our soldiers and the existential being of our nation. During the service, hymns […]

Western Prelacy 48th Representatives Assembly – With Regards to the War in Artsakh, A Demand Letter Directed to the President of the U.S.A – Bishop Torkom Donoyan Elected as Prelate of the Western Prelacy – New Religious and Executive Councils Elected

On Friday, October 16th, the 48th National Representatives Assembly of the Western Prelacy convened at “Avedissian” Hall in Encino, presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Due to the current pandemic, the 48th National Representatives Assembly was held to a single day event, instead of the usual two day event. The endeavors of […]

H.G. BISHOP TORKOM DONOYAN IS UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED AS PRELATE OF THE WESTERN PRELACY OF THE ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA

A) “Working for Armenia and Artsakh is my highest duty.” B) “Serving the Armenian Church and people through the Holy See of Cilicia, is the reason for my existence.” C) “Instilling Christian faith in the lives of the youth, through the Western Prelacy is the focus of my mission.” D) “Spreading the Gospel is my […]

48th Prelacy Representatives Assembly – Bishop Torkom Donoyan Elected Prelate New Religious and Executive Councils Elected

On Friday, October 16th, the 48th Prelacy Representatives Assembly convened at “Avedissian” Hall in Encino, presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. During the one day assembly, the endeavors of the Prelate and the Religious and Executive Councils were evaluated and activities for the forthcoming year were proposed and drafted. The election of […]

The Will of the People was Evident Through the Victory March

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, a “Victory March” organized by Pan Armenian, commenced from the Pan Pacific Park and ended at the Turkish consulate. Over 150,000 people took part in the victory march, chanting slogans of encouragement and waving the Armenian and Artsakh flags. The victory march had two important purposes; first, for the marchers […]

Continued Prayers for Artsakh in Prelacy Churches amid the Ongoing War

As we approach the two-week mark since Azerbaijan launched a full-scale attack against Artsakh, our brave soldiers continue to faithfully and courageously defend our sacred lands at the cost of their lives. We have suffered civilian and military casualties and sustained damage to infrastructure, Churches, and cultural centers, including to the iconic Holy Savior Cathedral […]

March for Victory

In the days following the full-scale attack on Artsakh by Azerbaijan which began on Sunday, September 27, 2020, Armenians throughout the Diaspora mobilized to express support and solidarity to our compatriots and raise awareness within the international community to condemn Turkish-Azeri aggression. Protests have been held in cities around the world and fundraising is underway […]

“Der Voghormya” and Requiem Prayers for Artsakh in Prelacy Churches

On Sunday, October 4, 2020, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, “Der Voghormya” prayers were offered in all Prelacy Churches during Divine Liturgy for the security of our homeland, the safety of our compatriots, and the restoration of peace. At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, requiem prayers were offered for the souls […]

Requiem Prayers in Prelacy Churches for the Souls of our Martyrs in Artsakh – “Der Voghormya” Prayers for the Security of our Homeland and Restoration of Peace

In light of the ongoing assault on Artsakh by Azerbajian which began on Sunday, September 27, 2020, by the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, October 4, 2020, requiem prayers will be offered in Prelacy Churches for the souls of our heroic martyrs in Artsakh, and “Der Voghormya” prayers for the security […]

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