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Ari Guiragos Minassian Elementary School Students Visit the Prelate

On Friday, May 13, 2022, 5th and 6th grade students from Ari Guiragos Minassian Elementary School visited the Western Prelacy and met with H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate. The students were accompanied by the pastor of Forty Martyrs Armenian Church Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian, school principal Mrs. Ani Shahinian-Sarkissian, teachers and parents. The students gathered […]

“Year Of Diaspora” Armenian Lebanon in Armenian Hollywood – The Western Prelacy Sponsors the Tuition for 500 Lebanese Armenian Students

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, a festive atmosphere reigned within the St. Garabed Armenian Mother Church complex in Hollywood, where H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over an event dedicated to the Armenians of Lebanon, in light of H.H. Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia’s “Year of Diaspora” declaration. In attendance were […]

5th and 8th Grade Students from Rose and Alex Pilibos School Visited the Prelacy

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the 5th and 8th grade students from the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School to the Western Prelacy. The Students were led by Middle School Principal Dr. Suzy Ohanian and teachers. The students performed a short program, which included prayers, recitations, songs and dance, […]

Announcement – “Year of Diaspora – Gagik And Knarig Galstian Fund” Denotes Scholarship for Armenian Studies Students

H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, called to action a new scholarship for Armenian Studies students, in memory of our community benefactors, the late Gagik and Knarig Galstian. The Scholarship fund is currently supported by the late couple’s daughters; Seta Galstian-Aghayan and Aida Galstian-Norhadian. This scholarship is available to all Armenian students locally and in the […]

Announcement – “Harut Barsamian Scholarhip” Fund Accepting Applications for 2022-2023 Academic Year

Under the auspices of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, the Executive Council hereby announces that the “Harut Barsamian Scholarship Fund” Committee will accept applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. The H. Barsamian scholarship Fund was established by the late Prof. Harut Barsamian to assist Armenian students studying in any accredited college or university in the […]

Divine Liturgy and Consecration of Cross-Stone at St. Garabed Armenian Church in Las Vegas

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the consecration of St. Garabed Armenian Church in Las Vegas and to consecrate the new Cross-stone at the Church, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Armenian Church in Las Vegas. The Prelate entered the Church escorted by […]

Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Representatives Visit the Prelate

On Friday, May 6, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Sarkissian, Dean of St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale, welcomed the representatives of the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood Board, headed by Chair Mr. Avo Kabakchuzyan. During the visit, discussions were held about the challenges faced by a Christian-Armenian, and as […]

Armenian Teachers Day Celebrated at the Western Prelacy

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over an evening of gratitude and recognition for the 73 Armenian language /studies teachers of our Western Prelacy Schools. In attendance were members of the Religious and Executive Councils, the Board of Regents, Principals and administration members. In the ambiance of gentle and sweet […]

The Prelate Commended the Endeavors of ARS

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, the ARS Western Region annual dinner was held at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, attended by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan. On this occasion, the Prelate highly commended the patriotic activities of the Armenian Relief Society for more than a century and the spirit […]

A Show of Support to the Prelate From Mr. & Mrs. Varant And Houri Melkonian

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, as a gesture of support towards the Catholicosate of Cilicia and of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, Mr. & Mrs. Varant and Houri Melkonian paid a visit to the Western Prelacy and met with the Prelate. During the meeting, the Melkonian couple undertook to support the endeavors of the Western […]

Historical Day of Inauguration for the People of San Fernando

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, following the Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church was followed by a special procession, led by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by Archbishops, members of the Religious and Executive councils, delegates, representatives of the Board of Regents, Board of Trustees members, Holy Martyrs Ferrahian School principal, teachers and students, […]

Director Jivan Avetisyan Visited the Western Prelacy

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed film director Jivan Avetisyan to the Western Prelacy, whose film “Gate to Heaven” will be screened in various AMC theaters in the United States in the coming days. During the meeting, Mr. Avetisyan formally invited the Prelate to view the “Gate to Heaven” movie. […]

Three New Tv Programs Within the Western Prelacy

We are pleased to announce that H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate has approved three new initiatives for the “Yegeghetsin Haygagan” TV program, in particular, to provide Christian and Armenian upbringing to the younger Armenian generation and to guide them in the way of God. The new programs are as follows: 1. BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGE Delivered by […]

In Memory of Satig Der Ohanessian $250,000 Towards the Seminary in Antelias

Heeding the suggestion of H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, Mr. Meher Der Ohanessian, Vice Chair of the Executive Council, in memory of his late wife Satig Der Ohanessian donated $250,000 to the Holy See of Cilicia Seminary in Antelias, Lebanon. On this occasion, the Prelate highly commended Mr. Der Ohanessian and his son’s Ari and […]

“We Dedicate This Concert to the One and a Half Million Holy Martyrs and the Victims of the Artsakh War” Said the Prelate

On Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale became a spiritual haven for the 1.5 million consecrated martyrs of the Armenian Genocide, the brave soldiers of the Armenian Army who were killed during the 44-day war in Artsakh, as well as missing soldiers and the peace-loving people of Artsakh. […]

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