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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 […]

A Special Requiem Service for the Victims of “Surmalou” Took Place in All Prelacy Churches – Blessing of Water with Recently Blessed Holy Muron at St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Pasadena

On Sunday, August 21, 2022, a special requiem service was held in all Prelacy Churches, for the victims of the “Surmalou” tragedy, which took place on August 14, 2022, in Yerevan, Armenia. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Pasadena and blessed the water using the […]

Commencement of the 2022-2023 Prelacy Schools Academic Year

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, the Western Prelacy Schools opened their doors, welcoming the new academic year 2022-2023 and welcomed the students and their parents, who believe in the unified mission of forming a whole student; spiritually and culturally, so that they would become leaders and active members in our communities and nation. On this […]

Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God Within the Prelacy – Episcopal Divine Liturgy At St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale – Blessing of Water With New Blessed Muron, Blessing of Grapes and Granting of Priesthood Seniority to Rev. Fr. Ardag Demirjian

On Sunday August 14, 2022, The Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated in all Western Prelacy Churches during which grapes were blessed. On this occasion H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale, delivered his sermon and performed the blessing of water […]

On the occasion of the Launch of Academic 2022-2023 term

PRELATE’S MESSAGE OF BLESSING With cordial Christian love and paternal fondness and on behalf of the Western Prelacy, I greet the Board of Regents, Educational Councils, principals, teachers, benefactors, friends, dedicated supporters, students and parents on the occasion of the launch of 2022-2023 academic term, before us now. The Armenian Church is the guarantor of […]


H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, along with the clergy, Religious and Executive councils mourn the passing of national benefactor Mr. Vahan Chamlian, which occurred on August 11, 2022, in Fresno, CA. In the course of his life, the late Mr. Chamlian, supported many commendable charities in Armenia, Artsakh, as well as the Catholicosate of Cilicia […]

Blessing of Water and Images With Newly Consecrated Holy Muron

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Garabed Mother Church in Hollywood, during which he delivered the sermon and blessed the water and images with the newly consecrated Holy Muron. Archpriest Fr. Viken Vassilian celebrated the Divine Liturgy. The Prelate noted that he blessed the […]

Western Prelacy of yhe Armenian Apostolic Church – Religious Council Meeting – Clergy Meeting – Granting of Pectoral Cross to Very Rev. Fr. Ashod Khachadourian

On August 5, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, presided over the Religious Council meeting at the Western Prelacy, which was followed by a Clergy meeting. The Clergy members examined in detail a number of religious, cultural, educational programs implemented within the Western Prelacy, such as; Bible studies, Diaconate preparation, religious classes in our schools, […]

2022- Year of Diaspora – $10,000,000 Dollars Allocated to the Prelacy Schools through the Western Prelacy

For many centuries the Armenian school has occupied a unique place in the life of the Armenian Church, because the Armenian school is a progeny of the Armenian Church. The Holy See of Cilicia, as a flourishing center of education, knowledge and culture, through its prelacies, keeps alive the vision of the spread of the […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water on the Occasion of Sts. Dertad and Ashkhen

On Sunday, July 17, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by clergy members and the church choir, conducted a special prayer and sang hymns inside the Sts. Dertad and Ashkhen chapel, then the Prelate was led to the “Dikran and Zarouhi Der Ghazarian” Hall, where Bishop Donoyan celebrated the Divine Liturgy. In attendance were […]

Blessing of Holy Muron Takes Place in Antelias; His Holiness Emphasizes the Need to Unite Around One Nation and One Homeland

Thousands gathered in front of St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral at the Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia in Antelias for the blessing of the Holy Muron – Muhronortnek – by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia. Despite the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the dire economic […]

On the Occasion of the Blessing of Muron Mr. & Mrs. Varant and Hoori Melkonian Support the Antelias Seminary

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, who is currently in Antelias, received a phone call from benefactors, Mr. & Mrs. Varant and Hoori Melkonian, who happily conveyed to the Prelate their willingness to support the projects at the Holy See of Cilicia’s Seminary on the occasion of the blessing of the […]

The Prelate Conducted the Opening of the Homenetmen “Victory Ball” and Commended the Organization’s Worldwide Achievements

On the occasion of the 45th Navasartian Games, organized by the Homentemen Western Region Executive, on Sunday, June 26, 2022, the “Victory Ball” was held at the “Beverly Hilton” Hotel in Beverly Hills. H. G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, attended the event, accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian. The Prelate conducted the opening prayer, delivered […]

The Prelate Paid a Visit to the ARS Western Region Center

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian, paid an official visit to the ARS Western Region center. ARS Central Executive member Mrs. Arousiag Melkonian, and former members of the Central and Regional Executive Boards, Chairperson of the ARS Regional Executive Mrs. Silva Poladian and members, Board […]

Mr. & Mrs. Apraham & Nora Tashdjian Support the Mission of the Catholicosate of Cilicia

Long time benefactors and supporters of the Western Prelacy, Mr. & Mrs. Apraham & Nora Tashdjian, on the occasion of the blessing of the Muron in Antelias, Lebanon, contacted His Grace Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, and expressed their willingness to bring their support towards the blessing of the Muron and sponsoring a project in this […]

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