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Chairman of Armenian Democratic Liberal Party – Lebanon Paid a Visit to the Western Prelacy

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed Dr. Avedis Dakessian, Chairman of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party – RAG in Lebanon and Mr. Joseph Ganimian. The main topic of the meeting was focused on the Lebanese Armenians. Information about the current situation was exchanged and urgent spiritual, national, cultural and social […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Water with Newly Consecrated Holy Muron, Blessing of the Renovated Baptismal Font at Forty Martyrs Armenian Church in Orange County

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, on the occasion of the Holy Translators, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at Forty Martyrs Armenian Church in Orange County, where he blessed the water with the newly consecrated Holy Muron and blessed the renovated Baptismal Font. Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian and Archpriest Fr. Hrant Yeretsian assisted […]

Mr. & Mrs. Dzeron and Sona Titizian Sponsor the Prelate’s New Years and Christmas Dinner

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the Religious and Executive Councils, Ladies Auxiliary are pleased to announce Mr. & Mrs. Dzeron and Sona Titizian have undertaken the sponsorship of the “Prelate’s New Years and Christmas” dinner, which will take place on Friday, January 6, 2023, at “Baghramian” hall in Montebello. On this occasion, Bishop Donoyan highly […]

Western Prelacy’s 50th National Representatives Assembly

– H.H. ARAM I., CATHOLICOS WILL VISIT THE WESTERN PRELACY IN THE SPRING OF 2023 – CONTINUING THE HUMANITARIAN MISSION TO ARMENIA-ARTSAKH – FULL ASSISTANCE TOWARDS THE ENDEAVORS OF THE CATHOLICOSATE – LETTERS OF APPRECIATION TO THE POLITICAL LEADERS OF AMERICA – FUND TO DEFEND THE WESTERN ARMENIAN LANGUAGE – ELECTION OF THE NATIONAL MEETING […]

Gala Dinner Dedicated to the Jubilee Anniversary of Holy Cross Church

On Saturday, September 23, 2022, under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, a gala dinner was held at “Baghramian” Hall in Montebello, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Holy Cross Church and the 40th anniversary of the Holy Cross Cathedral. In attendance were H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh […]

On the Feast of St. George the Commander Divine Liturgy, Granting of Flower Cope, Blessing of Water with New Holy Muron and Blessing of Madagh at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood

On Friday, September 23, 2022, on the Feast of St. George the Commander, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood. The Prelate also blessed the water with the new Holy Muron and under the blessing of H.H. Aram I., Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, […]

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh Paid a Visit to the Western Prelacy

On Monday, September 26, 2022, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh Mr. David Babayan, accompanied by Chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America Mr. Raffi Kassabian, members Ms. Anahid Oshagan and Ms. Hermine Pakhanians visited the Western Prelacy. Due to prior commitments, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, was not present during […]

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 […]

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