2020 News Archives

The Prelate Welcomed the Family of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian, with the participation of representatives from St. Garabed Church of Hollywood, who paid a congratulatory visit to the newly elected Prelate and passed on their heartfelt wishes, expressing their readiness to aid in the successes of the Prelate’s future endeavors. […]

In Honor of Newly Elected Prelate, Mr. And Mrs. Apo And Nora Tashjian Donate $10,000 to the Western Prelacy

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Apo and Nora Tashjian to the Western Prelacy. During the visit, the couple conveyed their heartfelt wishes to the Prelate. As a sign of encouragement, the couple donated $10,000 to the Western Prelacy.

As A Gesture to the Newly Elected Prelate’s Future Endeavors, Mr. And Mrs. Vahe And Hasmig Hovaguimian Donate $10,000 to the Western Prelacy

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the Chair of the Executive Council Mr. Vahe Hovaguimian and his wife Mrs. Hasmig Hovaguimian to the Western Prelacy. During the visit, the couple conveyed their heartfelt wishes to the Prelate and his future endeavors. They donated $10,000 to the Western Prelacy, as a […]

Mr. And Mrs. Meher And Satig Der Ohanessian Donate $15,000 to the Western Prelacy As A Sign of Support Towards the Newly Elected Prelate

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the Vice Chair of the Executive Council Mr. Meher Der Ohanessian and his wife Mrs. Satig Der Ohanessian to the Western Prelacy. During the visit, the couple conveyed their heartfelt wishes towards the Prelate and his future endeavors. They donated $15,000 to the Western […]

Mr. And Mrs. Garo And Sossie Eshgian Donate $15,000 to the Western Prelacy As A Sign of Support Towards the Newly Elected Prelate

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Garo and Sossie Eshgian – Godparents of the Prelate’s Episcopal Ordination – to the Western Prelacy. During the visit, the couple conveyed their heartfelt wishes towards the Prelate and his future endeavors. They donated $15,000 to the Western Prelacy, as a […]

Religious Leaders of the Western United States Paid A Congratulatory Visit to the Newly Elected Prelate

On the morning of Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the Armenian religious leaders of the Western United States; H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, H.G. Bishop Mikael Mouradian and Rev. Berdj Djambazian paid a congratulatory visit to H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, on his election as the new Prelate of the Western United States. They all conveyed their […]

“We Celebrate the Feast of Thanksgiving For Future Armenian Victories” Stated the Prelate

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, a special Thanksgiving Day prayer service took place at St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the service, with the participation of clergy and deacons. In attendance were Mr. Armen Baibourtian, Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles, and members of the Religious and […]

“The Martyrs of Artsakh Gave their All, Let us Give to the People of Artsakh” Said the Prelate

Upon the joint decision of Hon. Armen Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, and Catholicoi H.H. Karekin II. and H.H. Aram I., November 22, 2020 was announced as “Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers of Artsakh.” Stemming from this decision, under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, on Sunday November 22, 2020, […]

The Prelate’s First Meeting With the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, held his first meeting with the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary members at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” hall at the Western Prelacy. A. Realizing that the Chair of the Ladies Auxiliary, Mrs. Dzovig Zetlian, was elected a member of the Western Prelacy Executive Council, under […]

Requiem and Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers in Artsakh

On Friday, November 13, 2020, The president of Armenia Hon. Armen Sargsyan spoke with both Catholicoses H.H. Aram I. and H.H. Karekin II., and together they came to a conclusion to celebrate a memorial day on November 22, 2020, for the fallen soldiers during the war in Artsakh. Stemming from this decision, under the auspices […]

Prelacy Clergy Conference

On Tuesday, November 17th, 2020, a clergy conference took place within the Prelacy. The conference was presided over by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, with the participation of clergy. As the newly elected Prelate, this was the first clergy conference which the Prelate presided over. During the conference, the clergy discussed the various challenges that […]

New Spiritual Programs Within the Western Prelacy

Hereby we announce to our parishioners that by the initiative of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the Western Prelacy has launched three new spiritual programs directed mainly towards the faith building of our youth. These new programs can be viewed on the Western Prelacy’s Facebook and Instagram social sites, and will also replay every Sunday […]

“Let There Be Eternal Light” Said the Prelate

On the evening of Wednesday, November 11, 2020, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over a special morning vigil service which took place at 7pm, in the courtyard of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. In attendance were clergy, deacons and limited number of parishioners. During the service, the Prelate and clergy members beseeched the Lord […]

“God is with us” Stated the Prelate

On behalf of the safety of the soldiers and people of Armenia, an outdoor evening vigil took place at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, presided over by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and the participation of clergy, deacons and parishioners. During his message, the Prelate stated, “All throughout times of difficulties, we mustn’t forget taking […]

Inter-Religious Prayer Service for the Safety of Armenia

On the evening of Monday, November 2, 2020, an inter-religious prayer service for the safety of Armenia was conducted at St. Leon Cathedral in Burbank. In attendance were H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, H.G. Bishop Mikael Mouradian, Rev. Berdj Djambazian, clergy and parishioners. During the service, the religious leaders extended their […]

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