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Prelate’s Easter Message

RADIANT SUNDAY According to the rules of the solar system, Sundays follow one another exactly one week apart. However the Sunday all mortal beings long for, is much different. The Sunday we are seeking, as Armenian Christians, is not merely another day to check off on our weekly calendar, but, rather, the dawning Sunday the […]

Prelate’s New Year and Christmas Message – 2022

“PEACE BE TO ALL” Welcoming the New Year’s dawn, Spirit aflame with the mystery of Christmas, This is our beseeching prayer That we release toward sunlit horizons; Peace to the universe, to the whole of humanity, to our world, Peace to Armenia, to the Armenian Diaspora, to the Armenian nation, Peace to our families and […]

Prelate’s Easter Message – 2021

WE CONTINUE TO WALK THE PATH OF THE RESURRECTION “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE” (John 11:25) The past year saw the world awaiting a divine intervention; an intervention that would transform the world and our lives, with the hope of which we live and strive and subsist amid all troubles and impediments. Undeniably, […]

2021 – Year of Artsakh

To the Prelates, The Clergy, The Community Leaders of the Great House of Cilicia and to the daughters and sons of our people, At the year 2021 begins, from the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia in Antelias, we greet and bless the National General Assembly, the Religious and Executive Councils of the National […]

H.G. BISHOP TORKOM DONOYAN IS UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED AS PRELATE OF THE WESTERN PRELACY OF THE ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA

A) “Working for Armenia and Artsakh is my highest duty.” B) “Serving the Armenian Church and people through the Holy See of Cilicia, is the reason for my existence.” C) “Instilling Christian faith in the lives of the youth, through the Western Prelacy is the focus of my mission.” D) “Spreading the Gospel is my […]

90th Anniversary of the Holy See of Cilicia Seminary Celebrated within the Western Prelacy

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the 90th anniversary of the Holy See of Cilicia Seminary was fittingly celebrated within the Western Prelacy with a special program and concert presided by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. In attendance were members of clergy, Catholicoste Central Executive, and the Prelacy Executive Council, representatives […]

Western Prelacy Hosts Tribute to Jacques Hagopian

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, a special tribute event honoring the life and service of poet, educator, and scholar Jacques Hagopian was held at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and organized by an ad-hoc committee. In attendance were H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Religious Council […]

2020 – Year of Armenians with Special Needs

To the Diocesan Prelates, Ecclesiastical Class of the Great House of Cilicia, Community Leaders and Our Compatriots, From the Monastery of Antelias of the Great House of Cilicia, we greet with pontifical blessing, warm Christian love and intense patriotism the World General Assembly, the Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Executive Council, the Prelates, […]

Western Prelacy Salutes Adoption of Armenian Genocide Resolution by the U.S. Senate

Thursday, December 12, 2019 was a historic day for the Armenian nation as the United States Senate unanimously adopted S. Res. 150, marking the first time that the Senate has recognized the Armenian Genocide. The resolution, identical to House Resolution 296 adopted in October, officially rejects Turkey’s denials of its genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, […]

Western Prelacy Salutes Adoption of Armenian Genocide Resolution by the House of Representatives

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 was a monumental day for the Armenian nation as the U.S. House of Representatives adopted H. Res. 296 affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide with an overwhelming majority of 405-11. The resolution recognizes the Armenian Genocide, encourages education and public understanding on the facts of the Armenian Genocide, […]

Joint Clergy Conference of the Three North American Prelacies and Episcopal Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Holy Translators

Following a longstanding tradition, every two years the Prelates and clergy from the Eastern U.S., Western U.S., and Canada gather for a joint clergy conference on the occasion of the feast of the Holy Translators. This year’s conference was organized by the Western Prelacy and held at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello from October 8-11, […]

Historic Ecumenical Prayer for Christians in the Middle East Held at the U.S. Capitol

By the initiative of In Defense of Christians, on Monday, July 15, 2019, a historic ecumenical prayer service was held at the U.S. Capitol for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Faith leaders participating in the service were H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, H.E. Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern United States, H.E. The […]

2019 – Year of the Armenian Media

Message of His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia [Condensed] To: The Prelates, The Clergy, National Representative Assemblies, Executive Councils, and the Faithful People of the Holy See of the Great House of Cilicia With deep spiritual thanks we want to reaffirm that our decision to dedicate each year, by way […]

Episcopal Divine Liturgy in Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Western Prelacy

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Prelacy of North America and the 45th anniversary of the Western Prelacy were celebrated with Episcopal Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered his message reflecting on the anniversaries and […]

45th Anniversary of the Western Prelacy Worthily Celebrated with an Acclaimed Concert

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, over seven hundred members of the community gathered at Glendale Presbyterian Church for a concert and celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Prelacy of North America under the jurisdiction of the Holy See of Cilicia and the 45th anniversary of the Western Prelacy. The celebration […]

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Prelate’s Easter Message

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2022 – Year of Diaspora

To the Prelates, The Clergy, The Community Leaders of the Great House of Cilicia, and to the daughters and sons... [...]

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