2021 News Archives

H.E. Archbishop Mardirossian Celebrates Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Sunday, October 31, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian conducted the service and delivered the day’s sermon, while St. Mary’s pastors Archpriest Fr. Komitas Torosian and Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian participated. Prior to the sermon, the Prelate praised Archbishop Mardirossian’s […]

V. and A. Chamlian Armenian Club Students Celebrate Feast of Holy Translators at Western Prelacy

On the occasion of The Feast of the Holy Translators, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, met with students of V. and A. Chamlian Armenian Club on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. The students had walked to the Western Prelacy from their school, along with Principal Dr. Talin Kargodorian and teachers, to present an artistic program celebrating […]

Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross and Stole-Bearing Ceremony at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood

In celebration of the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the United States, presided over Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood on Sunday, October 25, 2021, and delivered the sermon. Attending were H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, clergy, representatives of Prelacy Executive […]

Holy Martyrs Church Observes Joint – Anniversary of its Founding H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate Presides Over Fundraising Dinner

On Friday, October 22, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over a fundraising dinner celebrating the 57th and 58th anniversaries of the founding of Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church in Encino. Hosted by Dr. Mike Sarian, the outdoor dinner was held on the grounds of the church. Attending were church pastor Archpriest Fr. Razmig […]

Artsakh is the Guarantor of Our Existence – Bishop Torkom Donoyan – The Catholicosate of Cilicia is One of the Pillars of Artsakh’s Rebuilding – Artak Beglaryan

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan, who was accompanied by Davit Hakobyan, first deputy chief of office of Artsakh’s president, and Board of Regents member Dr. Hasmig Baran. State Minister Beglaryan commenced his visit to Los Angeles at the Western Prelacy. The […]

Prelates of U.S. And Canada Meet in New York

The Prelates of the Eastern Prelacy, His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan; the Canadian Prelacy, His Eminence Archbishop Papken, and the Western Prelacy, His Grace Bishop Torkom met Wednesday, October 6, in the offices of the Armenian Prelacy of New York, following up on their online meeting earlier this year. Following the opening prayer, His Holiness Catholicos […]

Three-Day Pastoral Visit to Las Vegas

On Friday, October 1, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, departed on a three-day pastoral visit to Las Vegas where he was welcomed by St. Garabed Church parish pastor Rev. Fr. Artsakh Badoyan and community representatives. In the evening the Prelate met with benefactors and delegate Mr. and Mrs. Alex and Arda Yemenidjian and commended […]

On the Feast of St. George the Commander – Prelate Celebrates Divine Liturgy and Conducts the Blessing of Madagh at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood

In celebration of the feast of St. George the Commander, on the evening of Friday, September 24, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and conducted the blessing of madagh at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood. Western Prelacy clergy participated in the service. The Prelate began his sermon with the following […]

Representatives of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party Visit the Western Prelacy

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, members of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (Ramgavar) Western Regional Committee, headed by Chairman Dr. Raffi Balian, paid a visit to the Western Prelacy where they met with H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, who was joined by Executive Council Chair Vahe Hovaguimian, Vice-Chair Meher Der Ohanessian, and Treasurer Dr. Kaloust […]

During His Three-Day Visit to Fresno on the 30th Anniversary of Armenian Independence

PRELATE CELEBRATES DIVINE LITURGY AND CONDUCTS THANKSGIVING PRAYERS FOR THE REPUBLIC AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH On Saturday, September 18, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, departed on a three-day visit to Fresno where he was welcomed by the pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia […]

Three Prelates of U.S. And Canada Issue Joint Appeal for Lebanese Armenians

The Prelates of the three Armenian Prelacies of North America, His Eminences Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, of the Eastern United States, and Archbishop Papken Tcharian, of the Prelacy of Canada, and His Grace Bishop Torkom Donoyan, of the Western United States, invite their communities to continue their noble campaign of assistance to the Armenians of Lebanon […]

Prelate Welcomes Visit of Director Jivan Avetisyan

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the visit of director Jivan Avetisyan who is in Los Angeles for the premiere of his film, “Gate to Heaven,” based on the four-day Artsakh war. On this occasion, the director officially invited the Prelate to the film premiere. Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian joined […]

On the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and Name Day of Holy Cross Cathedral Prelate’s Prayers Focused on Cancer Patients

On Sunday, September 12, 2021, the feast of the exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated in all Prelacy Churches. The religious and national aspect of the feast gave new meaning and strength to Armenian life, beautifully melding history, religion, Armenianness, and Christianity. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral […]

News from the Western Prelacy

(1) On Sunday, August 22, 2021, the annual gala of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) was held at the Glendale Hilton. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, was represented by St. Mary’s Church pastor Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian, who congratulated and commended the members of the ABMDR on their achievements and wished them success […]

Sunday School Teachers Participate in Seminar-Competition

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, a seminar-competition for Sunday School teachers was held at the Prelacy “Dikran & Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and organized by the Sunday Schools’ Directorate. The seminar began with a prayer service, which was followed by the Sunday School anthem. Raffi Torossian […]

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