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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, […]

The Prelate Welcomed Representatives from Adventist Health Glendale

On the morning of Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Nelu Nedelia, Director of the Spiritual Care Unit at Adventist Health in Glendale, and Ramella Markarian, Vice President of Business Development and Strategies, visited the Western Prelacy to meet with the Prelate of the Western Prelacy, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan. Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian, Pastor of St. […]

90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Sunday School and Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, May 21, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Supervisory Body of the Western Prelacy Sunday Schools initiative to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Sunday Schools. The celebration took place in “Dikran and Zarouhi Der Ghazarian” hall, at the Western Prelacy. During the celebration, a graduation ceremony […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church on Pentecost And Granting of the Stoles

On Sunday, May 23, 2021, the Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the feast of Pentecost. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered his sermon on the Feast of Pentecost at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. During his sermon, the Prelate stated, “It is a joyous spiritual day today, God sends the Holy Spirit […]

The Prelate Welcomed Representatives from Mesrobian Armenian School

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, welcomed the Principal of Mesrobian Armenian School Mr. David Ghoogasian, who was accompanied by Mrs. Ankine Isgajian, Director of “Ron and Goharik Gabriel” pre-school, Chair of the Board of Education Mrs. Goharik Gabriel, and member Mrs. Siranoush Rousian. During the meeting, the Prelate praised the […]

ARF Bureau Representatives Paid a Visit to the Western Prelacy

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Mr. Hagop Der Khatchadourian, Representative of the ARF Bureau, paid a visit to the H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, with a special delegation consisting of Mr. Aram Kalousdian, member of the ARF Bureau, Mr. Rostom Aintablian, Representative of the ARF Western Region Central Committee and members. Later, members of the […]

Prelate Promotes a New Deaconate Program

During the 10th Religious Assembly convened on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, promoted a new initiative relating to the deacons and stole-bearers of the Western Prelacy. The Prelate appointed Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian to lead this new program and Deacons Jack Naljian, Suren Hazarian, Yervant Keshishian and Toukhman Khatchadourian as members […]

Feast of Ascension and Mother’s Day Celebration Within the Western Prelacy

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over Divine Liturgy dedicated to the Feast of Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale with the participation of clergy members of the Western Prelacy. Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khatchadourian, Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Fresno, celebrated the […]

Comprehensive Religious Council Meeting at the Western Prelacy

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, a comprehensive Religious Council meeting was convened at the Western Prelacy from 10am until 6pm. The meeting was presided over by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and participated by the entire Religious Council. Also in attendance were; Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khatchadourian, Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Fresno, and […]

Announcement

“HARUT BARSAMIAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND” ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 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 above mentioned scholarship Fund for the 2021-2022 academic year. The H. Barsamian Fund was established by the late […]

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