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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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