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Mr. & Mrs. Hovsep and Elo Boyajian Sponsor all Organizational Expenses for the Blessing of Muron

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, benefactors Mr. & Mrs. Hovsep and Elo Boyajian, had a telephone conversation with H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and requested him to convey to H.H. Aram I., Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, their readiness to sponsor all the organizational expenses of the blessing of Muron, which will take […]

Blessing of Images at St. Garabed Armenian Mother Church in Hollywood

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Armenian Mother Church in Hollywood, during which he delivered the sermon and blessed the images, filling the hearts of those present with Christian piety. In attendance were members of the Executive Council and the families of the […]

The Kevonian Family Donated $10,000 Towards the Western Prelacy “Cilicia” Periodical

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed Mr. & Mrs. Nazaret and Tamar Kevonian to the Western Prelacy. In attendance was Mr. Meher Der Ohanessian, Vice-Chair of the Executive Council. The Kevonian family congratulated the Prelate on his endeavors in general and the “Cilicia” periodical in particular. On this occasion, the […]

Prelate’s Blessing and Congratulatory Remark

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Prov. 1:7) Honorable Principals, Under the watchful eye of God, we have successfully concluded the 2021-2022 academic year, albeit through its many challenges. In addition to the Divine blessings, H.H. Aram I., Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia’s “Year of Diaspora” proclamation was an […]

Diaconate Ordination At Holy Martyrs Armenian Church In Encino

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, on the occasion of the Feast of Pentecost, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Encino, and conducted the ordination of five deacons; Hagop Demirjian, Nareg Khatchadourian, Avo Patatian, Harout Innejian and Garabed Markarian, who for this purpose were trained by Archpriest Fr. […]

Eshgian Family Sponsors All the Souvenir Expenses for the Blessing of Muron

On July 1, 2022, H.H. Aram I., Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia will conduct the blessing of Muron at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, Lebanon. Prior to the blessing of Muron, which is an occasion for spiritual comfort and an expression of piety; the Western Prelacy benefactors show their support at […]

Prelate Welcomes L. & H. Tavlian Armenian Preschool-Kindergarten Administrators

On Thursday, June 2 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the Levon and Hasmig Tavlian Armenian Preschool-Kindergarten director Mrs. Garin Joukadarian, School Board chairperson Mrs. Rita Avakian, and members Mr. Joe Baghdadlian and Mr. Shant Baboujian. The guests formally invited the Prelate to the 30th anniversary celebrations of Tavlian Preschool asking H.G. to grant […]

Richard Tufenkian Armenian School Preschool-Kindergarten Students Visit Western Prelacy

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed Glendale’s Richard Tufenkian Armenian School’s Preschool – Kindergarten young students, led by Preschool Director Arsineh Aghazarian and accompanying teachers. 30 younglings filled the Prelacy yard with their youthful and tender presence, singing the Lord’s Prayer and performing Armenian patriotic songs. The Prelate greeted the […]

First Armenian Republic’s 104th Anniversary – Thanksgiving Prayers For The Republic Of Armenia and Blessing Of The Armenian Flag Mesrobian Armenian School Graduating Class Receive Holy Communion

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello and in celebration of the 104th anniversary of the first Armenian Republic, H.G. conducted the blessing of the Armenian flag. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the Dean of Holy Cross Cathedral Very Rev. Fr. […]

His Beatitude Patriarch Rafael Petros XXI Visited The Western Prelacy

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the official visit of His Beatitude Patriarch Rafael Petros XXI, accompanied by H.G. Bishop Mikael Mouradian, Eparch of the Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the United States of America and Canada, and clergy to the Western Prelacy. In attendance were […]

His Holiness Bestowed the Knight of Cilicia Medal to Mr. Vahe Hovaguimian

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, conducted the ordination and consecration of three celibate priests which was presided over by H.H. Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia. According to tradition, an ordained priest has a godfather. The role of godfather of the three newly ordained celibate priests was […]

Prelate Presided Over Divine Liturgy and Luncheon on the Occasion of the Feast of Ascension

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, the Western Prelacy celebrated the Feast of the Ascension. On this occasion, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale, accompanied by the Western Prelacy clergy. Very Rev. Fr. Smpad Sabounjian, pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in San Francisco […]

The Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia Grew by Three New Celibate Priests

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the United States of America celebrated Divine Liturgy and conducted the ordination of three new celibate priests in St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral, presided over by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia. During the […]

Calling to the Priesthood Service in Antelias

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, following the conclusion of evening service, presided over by H.H. Aram I., Catholicos, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, conducted the “calling to the priesthood” service to three seminarian deacons. The dean of the seminary Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian assisted in the ceremony as the Sponsoring Priest. At the conclusion […]

Prelate And Western Prelacy Executive Council Chairman Left for Antelias

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, by the invitation of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, left for Antelias, Lebanon. The Prelate was accompanied by the Executive Council chairman Mr. Vahe Hovagimian and his wife Mrs. Hasmig. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan will conduct the ordination of […]

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