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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 […]

Pastors of the Armenian Evangelical, Nazarene and Brotherhood Churches in Pasadena Visited the Western Prelacy

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, the pastors of the Armenian Evangelical, Nazarene, Brotherhood churches in Pasadena, led by Reverend Joe Matossian, met with H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate. The visiting pastors congratulated the Prelate on his service within the Western Prelacy, and in turn, Bishop Donoyan praised the spiritual service of the pastors and wished […]

“ARS Is an All-Armenian Army,” Stated the Prelate

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the members of the Armenian Relief Society-WR Regional Executive to the Prelacy, headed by Chairwoman Mrs. Silva Poladian. They came to receive the blessings of the Prelate for the success of their present and future endeavors. The Prelate praised and highly commended the dedication, […]

Name Day Celebration of Sts. Dertad and Ashkhen and Pontifical Blessing

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the “Dikran and Zarouhi Der Ghazarian” hall at the Prelacy, at the Crescenta Valley Parish delivered the Pontifical blessing on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the election and ordination of H.H. Aram I Catholicos, and conducted the blessing of […]

Graduation Ceremony at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School “The Western Prelacy is Proud of its Armenian Schools” Stressed the Prelate

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the graduation ceremony of Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School, and delivered the diplomas to 78 graduating students. The ceremony took place at the school’s Nerses Tashjian Gymnasium. In attendance were Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian, Pastor of St. Garabed Church in Hollywood, Mr. […]

The Prelate Presided Over Vahan and Anoush Chamlian Armenian School Graduation Ceremony

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the graduation ceremony at Vahan and Anoush Chamlian Armenian School, and delivered the diplomas to 79 graduating students. During the ceremony, remarks were made by teachers, who spoke about the school’s mission, praised the student’s diligence, praised the award winners, and wished them […]

The Prelate Welcomed the Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles H.E. Dr. Armen Baibourtian

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed H.E. Dr. Armen Baibourtian, Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles, to the Western Prelacy. During the hour-long meeting, the Prelate and the Armenian diplomat spoke about the situation in Armenia and raised issues of concern related to the Armenian people, expressing hope that […]

Mr. & Mrs. Bedig and Maro Fermanian Donate $100,000 to the Holy See of Cilicia Seminary

On June 8, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed benefactors Mr. & Mrs. Bedig and Maro Fermanian to the Western Prelacy. The couple visited the Prelate to show their support to the Prelacy and especially to the Holy See of Cilicia Seminary. On this occasion, the couple generously donated one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) […]

The Prelate Presided Over Divine Liturgy at Holy Cross Cathedral and Blessed the Graduates

On Sunday June 7, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy and delivered his message at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello. On the Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Prelate in his message referred to story and tradition related to the construction of the Church of Etchmiadzin and reflected upon the faith, […]

The Prelate Presided Over the Graduation Ceremony at Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Armenian High School

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the 2021-2022 graduation ceremony at Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Armenian High School in Encino, and delivered his heartfelt message to the 35 graduating students, who received their diplomas by the Prelate and the school’s principal, Mrs. Sossi Shanlian. The ceremony took place in the […]

Prayers For the Republic and Blessing of the Armenian Flag on the 103rd Anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia

On Sunday, May 30, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and blessed the Armenian flag at the Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church of Encino. H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian and H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian. Joined the Prelate during the Divine Liturgy. The Prelate and clergy members lifted up prayers for the 103rd […]

The Prelate Welcomed the Board Members of ARS “Mayr” Chapter

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the board members of ARS “Mayr” chapter in Hollywood to the Western Prelacy, led by chairwoman Mayda Shahinian. During the meeting, the members presented the activities of the Armenian Relief Society in general and the “Mayr” chapter in particular, especially in support of Armenia, […]

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