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Holy See of Cilicia Delegation Brings Their Active Participation in World Council of Churches 11th General Assembly

From August 31 through September 8, 2022, thousands of faithful gathered in Karlsrue, Germany to take part in the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) 11th General Assembly. The WCC is the broadest organization of the worldwide ecumenical movement and a fellowship of more than 352 churches in over 120 countries representing over 580 million Christians […]

Joint Prayer for the Martyred Soldiers

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, the spiritual leaders of the Western United States held a joint prayer for the souls of the martyred soldiers in Armenia, at St. Leon’s Cathedral in Burbank. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and conducted a special prayer for Armenia on the occasion of the Independence of Armenia, […]

Prelate Welcomed the Newly Elected Members of the ARS Regional Executive Board

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the newly elected Regional Board of the ARS Western Region, headed by Mrs. Vicky Marashlian. During the course of the meeting, Bishop Donoyan expounded on the activities of the ARS, focusing especially on the multi-level assistance provided by the Western Region, which is directed […]

The Jubilee Festivities of Holy Cross Cathedral Commenced by Divine Liturgy

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, celebrated Divine Liturgy and blessed the water by the newly anointed Holy Muron at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. The altar was served by the Dean of Holy Cross Cathedral, Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, […]

On the Occasion of the Centenary of the Holy Cross Armenian Parish, Montebello

PRELATE’S MESSAGE OF BLESSING With cordial Christian love and justifiable national pride, on behalf of the Western Prelacy, we greet the clergy, Board of Trustees, representative delegates and those dedicated people who work for the preservation and splendor of the House of God, the Holy Cross Cathedral. We also salute the deacons, altar servers, choir […]

National Funeral of Benefactor Mr. Vahan Chamlian

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, the funeral service for Mr. Vahan Chamlian was held at Holy Trinity Mother Church in Fresno, a “Prince of Cilicia” recipient, philanthropist in Armenia, Artsakh and Diaspora, faithful son of the Holy See of Cilicia, supporter of the Western Prelacy, and the most ardent defender and pioneer of the Armenian […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water at Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Encino – “My Body is Your Temple Lord, Do Not Allow Me to Build Within”

On Sunday, August 28, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy, delivered his message and blessed the water with the newly consecrated Holy Muron at Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Encino. Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian assisted during the Liturgy. In attendance were H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian and H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, members of […]

Hamazkayin Western Regional Executive Visits the Prelate

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the Hamazkayin Western Regional Executives to the Prelacy, headed by Chair Mrs. Knar Kortoshian. During the meeting, Bishop Donoyan commended the nearly century-long activity of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union and the achievements recorded in Armenia and Artsakh, at the same time […]

A Special Requiem Service for the Victims of “Surmalou” Took Place in All Prelacy Churches – Blessing of Water with Recently Blessed Holy Muron at St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, August 21, 2022, a special requiem service was held in all Prelacy Churches, for the victims of the “Surmalou” tragedy, which took place on August 14, 2022, in Yerevan, Armenia. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Pasadena and blessed the water using the […]

Commencement of the 2022-2023 Prelacy Schools Academic Year

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, the Western Prelacy Schools opened their doors, welcoming the new academic year 2022-2023 and welcomed the students and their parents, who believe in the unified mission of forming a whole student; spiritually and culturally, so that they would become leaders and active members in our communities and nation. On this […]

Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God Within the Prelacy – Episcopal Divine Liturgy At St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale – Blessing of Water With New Blessed Muron, Blessing of Grapes and Granting of Priesthood Seniority to Rev. Fr. Ardag Demirjian

On Sunday August 14, 2022, The Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated in all Western Prelacy Churches during which grapes were blessed. On this occasion H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale, delivered his sermon and performed the blessing of water […]

On the occasion of the Launch of Academic 2022-2023 term

PRELATE’S MESSAGE OF BLESSING With cordial Christian love and paternal fondness and on behalf of the Western Prelacy, I greet the Board of Regents, Educational Councils, principals, teachers, benefactors, friends, dedicated supporters, students and parents on the occasion of the launch of 2022-2023 academic term, before us now. The Armenian Church is the guarantor of […]

Mourning

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, along with the clergy, Religious and Executive councils mourn the passing of national benefactor Mr. Vahan Chamlian, which occurred on August 11, 2022, in Fresno, CA. In the course of his life, the late Mr. Chamlian, supported many commendable charities in Armenia, Artsakh, as well as the Catholicosate of Cilicia […]

Blessing of Water and Images With Newly Consecrated Holy Muron

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Mother Church in Hollywood, during which he delivered the sermon and blessed the water and images with the newly consecrated Holy Muron. Archpriest Fr. Viken Vassilian celebrated the Divine Liturgy. The Prelate noted that he blessed the […]

Western Prelacy of yhe Armenian Apostolic Church – Religious Council Meeting – Clergy Meeting – Granting of Pectoral Cross to Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian

On August 5, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Religious Council meeting at the Western Prelacy, which was followed by a Clergy meeting. The Clergy members examined in detail a number of religious, cultural, educational programs implemented within the Western Prelacy, such as; Bible studies, Diaconate preparation, religious classes in our schools, […]

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