2021 News Archives

Christmas Concert – Peace to Armenia

Շաբաթ, 25 Դեկտեմբեր 2021, երեկոյեան ժամը 7-ին, նախագահութեամբ Արեւմտեան Թեմի բարեջան Առաջնորդ՝ Գերշ. Տ. Թորգոմ Ս. Եպս. Տօնոյեանի, կազմակերպութեամբ Ազգային Առաջնորդարանի եւ հովանաւորութեամբ Առաջնորդարանէն ներս վերջերս հաստատուած «Սաթիկ Տէր Յովհաննէսեան» հիմնադրամի, Կլենտէյլի Ս. Աստուածածին եկեղեցւոյ մէջ տեղի ունեցաւ «Վասն խաղաղութեան հայոց աշխարհի» ընդհանուր խորագիրը կրող սրբազան համերգ, որուն իրենց մասնակցութիւնը բերին գաղութէն ընտրուած մասնագէտ երգիչներ […]

Prelate Celebrates Divine Liturgy and Delivers Sermon on the Feast of St. Stephen the Proto-Deacon

On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood on the occasion of the feast of St. Stephen the proto-deacon. He was joined by H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, and clergy members. Deacons from Prelacy Southern California […]

Thanksgiving and Christmas Concert at St. Sarkis Church “We Dedicate This Concert for the Release of Armenian Prisoners of War” – Stated Bishop Torkom Donoyan

On Friday, December 10, 2021 a Thanksgiving and Christmas spiritual concert was held at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena presided by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and presented by the St. Sarkis Church choir led by choirmaster Deacon Yervant Keshishian. Among those in attendance were Executive Council members, local Delegates and Board of Trustees members, […]

Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Luncheon-Boutique

The annual Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary New Year and Christmas Luncheon-Boutique was held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Brandview Ballroom in Glendale, under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and hosted by Prelacy benefactor Maro Fermanian. Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary member Maral Keledjian addressed the gleeful gathering, welcoming guests and thanking them for […]

Prelate Conducts Bible Study and Christmas Tree Lighting

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, led Bible study at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, choosing five selections from the Book of Psalms that directly correlate with our lives today. Over 400 faithful and clergy joined in singing inspirational hymns that included a thunderous rendition of “Der Voghormia,” […]

Prelate Receives Mesrobian School 12th Grade Students

The Graduating class of Mesrobian Armenian School, accompanied by Principal, David Ghoogasian, visited the Western Prelacy on the morning of Wednesday, December 2, 2021, to meet and have a discussion with H.G. Bishop Torkom Donyan, Prelate. During the meeting, Prelate Donoyan generally addressed the current challenges of Armenian youth and stressed that being a full-fledged […]

Premiere and Special Issue of “Cilicia” Periodical is Published

During the Pontificate of His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia and by the order of His Grace Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, the premiere issue of “CILICIA,” the official quarterly publication of the Western Prelacy was published today. The special […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy on the Occasion of the 58th Anniversary of Holy Martyrs Church

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, H. G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Episcopal Divine Liturgy and the 58th anniversary of the consecration Holy Martyrs Church of Encino. H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian attended the service; parish pastor Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian and deacons assisted at the altar. Executive Council members, representatives of affiliate organizations and entities, […]

Prelate Receives Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, met with Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan, on November 17, 2021, at Western Prelacy headquarters. Representatives of the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR) accompanied Tatoyan; Executive Council Secretary George Chorbajian also attended. Tatoyan detailed the current situation in the border regions of Armenia, the recent capture […]

Premiere Christmas Concert “Peace For The Armenian Nation”

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate met with a group of musicians on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Western Prelacy, to detail their participation in a premier concert dedicated to peace for the Armenian nation. The concert will be held in the days leading up to the New Year and Christmas. “Peace has always been […]

“The Prelacy Has the Role of a Mother in Nurturing Armenian Schools,” Says Prelate

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, Executive Council Chair Vahe Hovaguimian, and Executive Council members welcomed representatives and members of the Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools, headed by Chair Sarkis Ourfalian. The meeting was held at the Western Prelacy on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. During the meeting, the Prelate praised the meticulous work undertaken by […]

San Francisco Community Celebrates 55th Anniversary of Church Founding H.G. Bishop Donoyan, Prelate, Celebrates Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory Illuminator Church

On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of San Francisco, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Episcopal Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 2, 2021. Attending the Divine Liturgy were Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, Executive Council members Dzovig Zeitlian, Garbis Bezjian, Honorary Consul of Armenia in Fresno Berj Apkarian, […]

Celebratory Evening Honoring H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian

An evening honoring H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian’s 25 years of service as Prelate of the Western Prelacy was held on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Glendale Hilton. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the dinner celebration that was initiated by the Western Prelacy Executive and Religious Councils and organized by a special committee. […]

H.G. Bishop Donoyan, Prelate, Meets with His Holiness Mar Awa III, Patriarch

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian, met with the newly elected Patriarch of the Eastern Assyrian Church, His Holiness Mar Awa III, the 122nd Catholicos-Patriarch. The meeting took place on Thursday, November, in Los Angeles. On behalf of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos, H.G. Bishop Donoyan, Prelate congratulated the Patriarch […]

Western Prelacy 49th National Representative Assembly

On Friday, October 29, 2021 the 49th National Representatives Assembly (NRA) of the Western Prelacy convened at Avedissian Hall in the Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Assembly, with the participation of Central Executive members, Religious and Executive Council members, delegates of Western Prelacy parishes, Members of clergy, […]

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