The Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia Grew by Three New Celibate Priests

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the United States of America celebrated Divine Liturgy and conducted the ordination of three new celibate priests in St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral, presided over by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia. During the […]

Calling to the Priesthood Service in Antelias

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, following the conclusion of evening service, presided over by H.H. Aram I., Catholicos, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, conducted the “calling to the priesthood” service to three seminarian deacons. The dean of the seminary Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian assisted in the ceremony as the Sponsoring Priest. At the conclusion […]

Prelate And Western Prelacy Executive Council Chairman Left for Antelias

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, by the invitation of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, left for Antelias, Lebanon. The Prelate was accompanied by the Executive Council chairman Mr. Vahe Hovagimian and his wife Mrs. Hasmig. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan will conduct the ordination of […]

Ari Guiragos Minassian Elementary School Students Visit the Prelate

On Friday, May 13, 2022, 5th and 6th grade students from Ari Guiragos Minassian Elementary School visited the Western Prelacy and met with H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate. The students were accompanied by the pastor of Forty Martyrs Armenian Church Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian, school principal Mrs. Ani Shahinian-Sarkissian, teachers and parents. The students gathered […]

“Year Of Diaspora” Armenian Lebanon in Armenian Hollywood – The Western Prelacy Sponsors the Tuition for 500 Lebanese Armenian Students

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, a festive atmosphere reigned within the St. Garabed Armenian Mother Church complex in Hollywood, where H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over an event dedicated to the Armenians of Lebanon, in light of H.H. Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia’s “Year of Diaspora” declaration. In attendance were […]

5th and 8th Grade Students from Rose and Alex Pilibos School Visited the Prelacy

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the 5th and 8th grade students from the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School to the Western Prelacy. The Students were led by Middle School Principal Dr. Suzy Ohanian and teachers. The students performed a short program, which included prayers, recitations, songs and dance, […]

Announcement – “Year of Diaspora – Gagik And Knarig Galstian Fund” Denotes Scholarship for Armenian Studies Students

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, called to action a new scholarship for Armenian Studies students, in memory of our community benefactors, the late Gagik and Knarig Galstian. The Scholarship fund is currently supported by the late couple’s daughters; Seta Galstian-Aghayan and Aida Galstian-Norhadian. This scholarship is available to all Armenian students locally and in the […]

Announcement – “Harut Barsamian Scholarhip” Fund Accepting Applications for 2022-2023 Academic Year

Under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the Executive Council hereby announces that the “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee will accept applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. The H. Barsamian scholarship Fund was established by the late Prof. Harut Barsamian to assist Armenian students studying in any accredited college or university in the […]

Divine Liturgy and Consecration of Cross-Stone at St. Garabed Armenian Church in Las Vegas

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the consecration of St. Garabed Armenian Church in Las Vegas and to consecrate the new Cross-stone at the Church, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Armenian Church in Las Vegas. The Prelate entered the Church escorted by […]

Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Representatives Visit the Prelate

On Friday, May 6, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Sarkissian, Dean of St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale, welcomed the representatives of the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Board, headed by Chair Mr. Avo Kabakchuzyan. During the visit, discussions were held about the challenges faced by a Christian-Armenian, and as […]

Armenian Teachers Day Celebrated at the Western Prelacy

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over an evening of gratitude and recognition for the 73 Armenian language /studies teachers of our Western Prelacy Schools. In attendance were members of the Religious and Executive Councils, the Board of Regents, Principals and administration members. In the ambiance of gentle and sweet […]

The Prelate Commended the Endeavors of ARS

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, the ARS Western Region annual dinner was held at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, attended by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan. On this occasion, the Prelate highly commended the patriotic activities of the Armenian Relief Society for more than a century and the spirit […]

A Show of Support to the Prelate From Mr. & Mrs. Varant And Houri Melkonian

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, as a gesture of support towards the Catholicosate of Cilicia and of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, Mr. & Mrs. Varant and Houri Melkonian paid a visit to the Western Prelacy and met with the Prelate. During the meeting, the Melkonian couple undertook to support the endeavors of the Western […]

Historical Day of Inauguration for the People of San Fernando

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, following the Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church was followed by a special procession, led by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by Archbishops, members of the Religious and Executive councils, delegates, representatives of the Board of Regents, Board of Trustees members, Holy Martyrs Ferrahian School principal, teachers and students, […]

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