Expansion of the Holy Martyrs Church Complex – “The Western Prelacy at the Preface of a Great Dawn,” Stated the Prelate

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, an important meeting took place at the Western Prelacy, presided over by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate. The participants of the meeting were; Mr. Vahe Hovaguimian, Chairman of the Executive Council, Mr. George Chorbajian, Secretary of the Executive Council and Liaison Officer to the Board of Regents, Dr. Kaloust Agopian, […]

Rose & Alex Pilibos 12th Grade Students Meet with the Prelate

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, about 70 students from Rose & Alex Pilibos High School, led by Principal Mrs. Maral Tavitian, accompanied by teachers, paid a visit to the Western Prelacy and were met by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate. During the meeting, the Prelate welcomed the students to the Western Prelacy and spoke about […]

The Deacons Meet at the Western Prelacy

Under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, on Saturday, March 26, 2022, deacons from the Los Angeles area Prelacy churches gathered and held an educational seminar at the Western Prelacy. The meeting was attended by members of the Clergy, where spiritual and educational issues were discussed. At the end of the seminar, on […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, on the feast of the Forty Martyrs, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered his message and conducted the blessing of the madagh at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. The liturgy was served by the pastor of the church, Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian and former pastor Archpriest […]

The Prelate Was Present in Honor of a Reception Held for Archbishop Elpidophoros

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, was present at St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, for a reception organized by Metropolitan Yerominos, in honor of Archbishop Elpidophoros. Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan accompanied the Prelate. Bishop Donoyan conveyed his best wishes to the Archbishop upon his arrival to Los Angeles, reminding […]

State Senator Portantino Paid a Visit to the Western Prelacy

On Friday, March 25, 2022, California State Senator Anthony Portantino paid a visit to the Western Prelacy and held a special meeting with H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate. During the meeting, the Prelate praised the dedicated service and the activities of Senator Portantino towards our community, highlighting the pro-Armenian stance that he holds, especially on […]

The Sponsor of “The Songs of Solomon” Movie Met With the Prelate

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed Mrs. Sirvart Kavukjian to the Western Prelacy. Mrs. Kavukjian presented details about the film entitled “Songs of Solomon” and personally invited the prelate to attend the private screening of this film on April 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Mrs. Knar Kortoshian, the chancellor of […]

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Benefactor Of St Mary’s Church Hilda Ter Minassian Passes Away

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, Clergy, Religious and Executive Councils express their condolences for the late Mrs. Hilda Ter Minassian, who passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Mrs. Ter Minassian was the main benefactor of St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale. In memory of her son Arthur’s untimely death and then husband Vasken’s passing, […]

In Memorium Rev. Fr. Papken Manuelian

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the clergy, the Religious and Executive Councils are mourn the passing of Rev. Fr. Papken Manuelian which occurred on Sunday, March 6, 2022. The merits of the late Fr. Manuelian spans over four decades. He was born in 1934 in the village of Vakif in Musaler. He attended the Armenian […]

Prelates of North America Held Meetings on the Occasion of the “Year of Diaspora”

In the beginning of March, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate of the Western United States, H.E. Archbishop Papken Tcharian, Prelate of Canada and H.E. Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern United States (via zoom,) held various constructive meetings, particularly on the occasion of the “Year of the Diaspora.” These meetings gave new impetus to […]

Ladies Auxiliary Lenten Luncheon – “Beneficiaries Are Also Those Who Donate Themselves to the Nation and the Motherland” Stated the Prelate

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary guild’s annual Lenten luncheon which was held at Legacy Banquet Hall in Glendale. In attendance were members of the clergy; Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Sarkissian, Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan and Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian, member of the Executive Board […]

Western Prelacy Publishes Year 2, Volume 1 of the “Cilicia” Periodical

On March 8, 2022, under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the new issue of the Western Prelacy’s “Cilicia” periodical was published and dedicated to H.H. Aram I., Catholicos’ “Year of Diaspora” declaration. The new issue opens with Bishop Donoyan’s unique inscription entitled “We Are Looking at You …” dedicated to the “Year […]

Prelate Presided Over the First Morning Sunrise Service of Great Lent

On Sunday, February 28, 2022, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Carnival Feast (Poon Paregentan,) which precedes the beginning of Lent on the following day. On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the first Lenten sunrise service at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, and delivered his message. The service was […]

Prelate Conducts Consecration of Icon Ceremony at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County and Special Requiem for ARS Members

On Sunday, February 27, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County. Parish pastor Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian and former pastor Archpriest Fr. Hrant Yeretsian participated in the ceremony. The Prelate consecrated the icon of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and blessed the wooden book-stands […]

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