2013 News Archives

Prelate Presides over First Sunrise Service of the Lenten Season

Great Lent began on Monday, February 11 and continues until Saturday, March 30, Easter Eve. The seven-week period of Lent offers an opportunity for faithful to experience spiritual renewal; to cleanse themselves spiritually and come closer to God through prayer, abstinence or self-denial, and performing good deeds for the less fortunate.  It is a time […]

Poet Jacques Hagopian’s Two Most Recent Books to be Presented at the Prelacy

In 2012, the Prelacy published a number of book in celebration of the “Year of the Armenian Book” as proclaimed by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I.  Among these were two new books by renowned poet Jacques Hagopian; the first, a book of poems dedicated to the Armenian book and language, and the second, a volume […]

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 […]

Weekly News – February 8, 2013

SAVE HORIZON Earlier this month, the management of Horizon Armenian Television was notified by Charter Communications that the channel that has been serving the Armenian community for more than two decades would be pulled from the Charter lineup effective February 19, despite the fact that Horizon signed and delivered a contract for 2013. There is […]

Celebrating the Legacy of our Sts. Vartanants

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, the Armenian Church and nation observed the Feast of St. Vartanants, the first recorded battle in defense of our Christian faith.  The battle which was fought on the plains of Avarayr in 451 AD was a spiritual victory for the Armenian nation, granting them freedom to worship our Christian faith.  […]

Celebrating the Feast of Ghevontiants at Chamlian School

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of Ghevontiants.  The Feast honors the indestructible faith and sacrifices of a multitude of heroes who gave their lives in the name of their faith and nation in the first half of the fifth century. Each year on the occasion of this Feast day, […]

Weekly News – February 1, 2013

WESTERN PRELACY TELEVISION PROGRAM NOW ON US ARMENIA  We are pleased to announce that the Western Prelacy weekly television program, “The Armenian Church”, will be broadcast on USArmenia TV as of Sunday, February 3rd, 2013.  The show will air on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Executive […]

Biennial Ghevontiants Clergy Conference of the Three North American Prelacies

On February 5, 2013, the Feast of St. Ghevont and the Priests will be commemorated in the Armenian Apostolic Church.  The Feast honors the indestructible faith and sacrifices of a multitude of heroes who gave their lives in the name of their faith and nation in the first half of the fifth century. The Feast […]

Prelacy Television Program Now On USArmenia

We are pleased to announce that the Western Prelacy weekly television program, “The Armenian Church”, will be broadcast on USArmenia TV as of Sunday, February 3rd, 2013. The show will air on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and the Executive Council express their thanks to President of USArmenia […]

Celebrating the Feast of St. Sarkis

DURING DIVINE LITURGY ON THE FEAST OF ST. SARKIS ST. SARKIS IS A CHAMPION OF FAITH STATED THE PRELATE On Saturday, January 26, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of St. Sarkis and his son Mardiros. In reverence for the unyielding faith of St. Sarkis, his son Mardiros, and the fourteen soldiers, the Armenian people […]

Weekly News – January 25, 2013

ARCHBISHOP NOURHAN MANOUGIAN ELECTED PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, was elected the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem after a two-day Conclave. The new patriarch will lead the Armenian Orthodox communities in Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan, as well as take responsibility for parts of […]

Armenian Bone Marrow Donow Registy Representatives Visit the Prelacy

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) Board of Directors members, led by President Dr. Frieda Jordan. Renowned physician Dr. Antranik Mshetsian, who is working with the ABMDR in Armenia, accompanied the delegation. The meeting began with the guests conveying their New Year well wishes […]

Prelate Welcomes Vasbouragan Society Members

On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, members of the Vasbouragan Society Los Angeles Chapter paid a courtesy call to the Prelacy to personally convey their New Year well wishes to H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate. Chairman Mr. Bedros Tovmassian and Secretary Mrs. Hermine Bostanian reported to the Prelate that the organization had recently elected a new […]

Holy Trinity Church of Fresno Celebrates its 112th Anniversary

Sunday, January 20, 2013 was a momentous day for the Fresno parish community as they celebrated the 112th anniversary of Holy Trinity Church, the oldest Armenian Apostolic Church in the Western United States and a Registered National Historic Place. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian arrived in Fresno on Saturday, January 19th to lead the celebration of […]

Weekly News – January 18, 2013

PRELATE TO VISIT THE FRESNO PARISH COMMUNITY – 112TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH  This weekend, our Fresno parish community will celebrate the 112th anniversary of Holy Trinity Church. The Prelate will join the community in celebrating this joyous occasion.  On Sunday, January 20, His Eminence will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon […]

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