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“HARUT BARSAMIAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND” ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR Under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the Executive Council hereby announces that the “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee will accept applications for the above mentioned scholarship Fund for the 2021-2022 academic year. The H. Barsamian Fund was established by the late […]

Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian Appointed New Pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, on the Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and delivered the message at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. During his message, the Prelate announced that he appointed Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian as the new Pastor of St. Mary’s Church […]

Representatives from Richard Tufenkian Pre-School Paid a Visit to the Western Prelacy

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed representatives from Richard Tufenkian Pre-School at the Prelacy, comprised of the Pre-School Director Mrs. Arsine Aghazarian, the Board of Education Chair Mr. Artin Shahverdian, Assistant to the Director Mrs. Lorette Avanessian, and members of the Board. Mr. Gevik Baghdassarian, Executive Council member and former […]

Representatives from CASPS Paid a Visit to the Prelacy

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the representatives from CASPS (Committee for Armenian students in public schools) to the Prelacy. CASPS representatives thanked the Prelate for the Prelacy’s financial and moral support towards the success of their tasks, and then provided additional reports on their activities & projects. An intimate […]

The Prelate Celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Leon Cathedral on the Occasion of the 106th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

On Friday, April 23, 2021, in honor of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide, Divine Liturgy was celebrated by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, at St. Leon Cathedral in Burbank, with the participation of the four spiritual leaders of the Western United States and clergy. During his address to the faithful, Prelate Donoyan stressed […]

Prelate’s April 24 Message

24 ԱՊՐԻԼ՝ ՄԷԿԻ ՊԷ՜Ս ԱՊՐԻԼ «ՄԻՈՒԹԻՒՆ Ի ԿԱՐԵՒՈՐՍ, ԱԶԱՏՈՒԹԻՒՆ ՅԵՐԿԱԲԱՅԱԿԱՆՍ ԵՒ ՍԷՐ ՅԱՄԵՆԱՅՆԻ» Ս. Ներսէս Շնորհալի Մենք՝ աշխարհատարած հայութիւնս՝ ի Հայաստան-Արցախ եւ ի սփիւռս, խմբուած մեր Ազգային դատին շուրջ, այս օրերուն դարձեա՛լ կ՛ոգեկոչենք յիշատակը ցեղասպանուած մեր նախահայրերուն եւ մեծ-մեծ մայրերուն, որոնք Համաշխարհային Առաջին պատերազմին անողոքաբար զոհ գացին թրքական եաթաղանին եւ ցմրուր ըմպեցին Գողգոթայի դառնագոյն բաժակէն՝ […]

Vahan & Anoush Chamlian School Students Commemorated the Memory of the Martyrs

“LET US LOVE ARMENIA, THE ARMENIAN LANGUAGE AND THE ARMENIAN” STATED THE PRELATE On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the 79 students from the graduating class of V. and A. Chamlian Armenian School, led by the school principal Dr. Talin Kargodorian, accompanied by school representatives and staff members. In memory […]

Acolyte Ordination at St. Garabed Church of Hollywood

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy and performed the Acolyte ordination at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood. The ordination was assisted by the church pastor Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian. During the ordination, which was full of heavenly blessings, the four levels of acolyte (door keeping, reading, swearing-in, […]

Episcopal Visit to Fresno

Last weekend, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, departed to Holy Trinity Church of Fresno, on his first Episcopal visit after being elected as Prelate of the Western Prelacy. The Chairman of the Religious Council, Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, and members Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian and Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian accompanied the Prelate during his […]

Fraternal Meeting Within the Western Prelacy

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, by the invitation of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, a fraternal meeting between members of the brotherhood of the Holy See of Cilicia took place at the Western Prelacy. The meeting was attended by; H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, H.E. Archbishop Gomidas Ohanian, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, H.E. Archbishop Krikor Chiftjian […]

The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ Within the Western Prelacy

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated within all churches of the Western Prelacy, where faithful parishioners received a gift of spiritual warmth which radiated from the true Light of the Risen Jesus. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Easter Divine Liturgy and delivered his […]

Prelate’s Easter Message – 2021

WE CONTINUE TO WALK THE PATH OF THE RESURRECTION “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE” (John 11:25) The past year saw the world awaiting a divine intervention; an intervention that would transform the world and our lives, with the hope of which we live and strive and subsist amid all troubles and impediments. Undeniably, […]

Haig and Shahan Kazanjian Brothers Show Their Support to the Western Prelacy Tv Program

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed Mr. Haig and Mr. Shahan Kazanjian brothers to the Western Prelacy. The brothers expressed their enthusiasm for the revitalized Western Prelacy TV program, which besides the media aspect, it also delivers an educational contribution and positive influence in the lives of our faithful and […]

Jubilant Atmosphere During Palm Sunday Within the Western Prelacy

Palm Sunday was celebrated with great pomp on Sunday, March 28, 2021, within the Western Prelacy. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church complex in Encino. Also, by the invitation of the Prelate, various Archbishops celebrated Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy and delivered their messages within the Prelacy and […]

In Honor of His Holiness Aram I Declaring 2021 as “The Year of Artsakh” – The Western Prelacy Established The “Artsakh Heroes Families Fund”

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the last Lenten evening service, which took place at the Western Prelacy’s “Dikran and Zarouhi Der Ghazarian” Hall. A candlelight vigil was held for the souls of the martyrs. The service was attended by Clergy, Executive Council, Western Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Guild and […]

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