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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 […]

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, […]

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