2021 News Archives

At Ferrahian School’s 2021-2022 Back to School Ceremony – “The Armenian School is the Guarantor of Our National Existence” Stated the Prelat

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Prelacy Schools opened their doors to the 2021-2022 academic year, welcoming back old and new students alike accompanied by their parents. The back to school message of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, was read by local parish pastors during opening ceremonies. The Prelate presided over the back to school ceremony […]

Unveiling of “Vazken Madenlian” Schoolyard and Classroom at Vahan & Anoush Chamlian School

On the evening of Monday, August 16, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the unveiling of the newly renovated schoolyard and classroom at Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School in Glendale dedicated to former principal, the late Vazken Madenlian. Mr. Madenlian’s widow, Seta, participated in the ceremony. The Prelate was accompanied by St. Mary’s […]

On the Occasion of the 2021-2022 School Year

PRELATE’S LETTER OF BLESSING With pastoral care and paternal love, from the Western Prelacy I warmly greet the Board of Regents of Prelacy Schools, schools’ boards, principals and directors, faculty, sponsors, volunteers, our dear students and their parents. As our schools open their doors to the 2021-2022 academic year, Armenian children, with the diligent support […]

Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God Ceremoniously Celebrated Within the Western Prelacy – Name Day of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was ceremoniously celebrated in all Western Prelacy Churches. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, and H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino. “Today is the feast of the […]

Prelate Pays Official Visit to Adventist Health Glendale

On Thursday August 12, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, paid an official visit to Adventist Health Glendale where he conducted the blessing of grapes on the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God. The Prelate was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Smpad Saboundjian, Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian, […]

Reception in Honor of the Prelate – Fermanians Awarded “Knight of Cilicia” Medal – Call for Support to Armenians in Lebanon

On the evening of Friday, August 6, 2021, a reception in honor of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Bedig and Maro Fermanian at their residence, with the presence of over one hundred friends and supporters invited by the couple. Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian, who served as the evening’s MC, […]

An Appeal for Support to the Armenian Community of Lebanon

In response to an appeal by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I for support to the Armenian community of Lebanon, we hereby officially announce the launch of a fundraising campaign under our auspices and organized by the Executive Council. The fundraiser will aim to meet the vast humanitarian, medical, social, and educational needs of the Armenians […]

Prelate Welcomed Advisor to the President of Artsakh on Diaspora Affairs

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Azatuhi Simonyan, Advisor to the President of Artsakh on Diaspora Affairs. On behalf of the president, government, and people of Artsakh, Ms. Simonyan expressed gratitude to the Western Prelacy, Prelate, and Armenian community of Los Angeles for their support and humanitarian […]

Festivities for the feast of the Assumption

Prelate Welcomed Representatives of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry

On Thursday, July 29, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy representatives of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR), headed by President Dr. Frieda Jordan. During the meeting the guests presented the activities they have carried out to date, spoke about difficulties they faced due to the pandemic as well as […]

“Satig Der Ohanessian” Fund $110,000 Towards the Cultural Mission of the Western Prelacy

In order to immortalize the memory of the late benefactor Satig Der Ohanessian, the Der Ohanessian family welcomed the suggestion of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, to established the “Satig Der Ohanessian” Fund within the Western Prelacy and donated $110,000 towards the fund, which, under the supervision of the Prelate, will serve the purpose of […]

The Prelate Provided Spiritual and Financial Support to the Families of the Fallen Martyrs

In light of His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia declaration of 2021 as the “Year of Artsakh,” H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, among other initiatives throughout the year, also founded the Martyrs Family Foundation, and within this sphere, recently left on a week-long mission to Armenia. On his mission to […]

Diaconate Picnic on the Occasion of the Feast of Transfiguration of Jesus Christ

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, under the leadership and attendance of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, a Diaconate picnic was held at Brace Canyon Park in Burbank. The picnic was organized by the Western Prelacy’s Deacon and Stole-bearer Assembly, which is directed by Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian. The picnic had a warm fraternal atmosphere, in […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

On Sunday, July 11, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Pasadena, on the occasion of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Prelate first greeted the parish of St. Sarkis Armenian Church and then beseeched the Lord for divine blessings upon every […]

Bestowing of “Prince of Cilicia” Medal to Mr. & Mrs. Garo & Sosse Eshgian – The Couple Generously Donated $100,000 to the Western Prelacy

On the evening of Thursday, July 8, 2021, under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the Executive Council organized a special dinner in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Garo and Sosse Eshgian, in recognition of his many years of service to the Western Prelacy, our churches and schools, as well as his philanthropic […]

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