October 31, 2008
Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate
6252 Honolulu Avenue
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Tel: (818) 248-7737
Fax: (818) 248-7745
E-mail: [email protected]
PRELATE TO CELEBRATE DIVINE LITURGY ON THE
NAME DAY OF HOLY MARTYRS CHURCH
On Saturday, November 1st, the Armenian Church will celebrate All
Saints’ Day, which is also the name day of Holy Martyrs Church of Encino.
On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate,
will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and preside over the
blessing of madagh at Holy Martyrs Church on Sunday, November 2nd.
Very Rev. Fr. Barthev Gulumian and Rev. Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian
will assist at the altar.
During Divine Liturgy, the Prelate will bestow the honor of bearing
a stole on acolytes Toukhman Khatchadourian and Hovig Keushgerian in
commendation of their service.
The blessing of madagh will take place immediately following Divine
Liturgy at "Avedissian" Hall.
The 45th anniversary of Holy Martyrs Church will be celebrated on
Friday, November 7th, at "Deukmejian" Hall of Ararat Home in Mission Hills.
The banquet has been organized by the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and 45th
4TH ANNUAL ORIENTAL ORTHODOX SUNDAY SCHOOLS SPIRITUAL GATHERING
On Saturday, November 1st, the 4th annual spiritual gathering of
Oriental Orthodox Sunday School students is scheduled to take place at St.
Mary’s Church in Glendale, under the auspices of and with the participation
of the Prelates of the Armenian, Coptic, and Syriac Churches.
The theme for this year’s gathering is "Christian Education:
The gathering will begin with Divine Liturgy celebrated by Very Rev.
Fr. Barthev Gulumian, during which the Prelates will deliver their message
and remarks to the students. Following the service, the students will
assemble in the hall for their workshops and presentations.
The gathering will conclude with the Lord’s Prayer.
PRELATE WELCOMES HAMAZKAYIN ANI DANCE COMPANY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
On the morning of Friday, October 31st, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh
Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy Hamazkayin ANI Dance Company
Committee members. The delegation consisted of artistic directors Mrs. Suzy
Barseghian-Tarpinian and Mr. Yeghia Hasholian, Chairman Mr. Markar
Mardirossian, Vice-Chairman Mr. Missak Terzian, and Secretary Mrs. Maral
Bekerian. Christian Education Co-Director Very Rev. Fr. Barthev Gulumian
also attended the meeting.
The meeting began with the delegation congratulating the Prelate on
his re-election, following which they spoke of their future activities
including the 35th anniversary of the dance company which they will
celebrate next October. The members also extended an invitation to the
Prelate for their upcoming events.
The Prelate commended the efforts of the ANI Dance Company in
preserving and enhancing our culture and traditions and conveyed his wishes
of success for all their future endeavors, expressing hope that he would be
able to attend their upcoming events.
The meeting concluded with the exchange of mementos.
PRELATES OF CANADA AND ALEPPO VISIT THE PRELACY
On Wednesday, October 29th, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian,
Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy H.E. Archbishop Khagaj Hagopian, Prelate of
Canada, and H.G. Bishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo, both of whom
are in Los Angeles for a brief visit.
The three Prelates discussed the recent and upcoming activities of
their respective Prelacies, including the 50th anniversary celebration of
the North American Prelacy and the 35th anniversary of the Western Prelacy.
The guest Prelates were then familiarized with the various departments of
the Prelacy and the work that is carried out by those departments and by the
committees serving within the Prelacy. The Prelate then bid the guest
Prelates farewell and conveyed his wishes for success in their service and
PRELATE WELCOMES ARMENIAN EVANGELICAL WORLD COUNCIL PRESIDENT REV. HAROUTUNE
On the morning of Wednesday, October 29th, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh
Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed to the Prelacy the newly elected president
of the Armenian Evangelical World Council and president of the Armenian
Evangelical Community in Syria Rev. Haroutune Selimian. The Reverend was
accompanied by treasurer of the Armenian Evangelical Union Mr. Zaven
H.E. Archbishop Khajag Hagopian, Prelate of Canada, H.G. Bishop
Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo, and Christian Education Co-Director
Very Rev. Fr. Barthev Gulumian were also in attendance.
The meeting offered the opportunity for both parties to become more
familiarized with the endeavors of the other. The Prelate acquainted Rev.
Selimian with the varied work that is carried out by the Prelacy and its
churches, schools, and the number of committees serving under its auspices,
while Rev. Selimian communicated to the Prelate the activities and mission
of the Armenian Evangelical Church in Syria.
The Prelate congratulated Rev. Selimian on his recent election as
president of the Arm. Evangelical World Council, wishing him success in his
new post, and presented him with a memento.
"YEAR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION"
LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES
The "Year of Christian Education" lecture series continued on the
evening of Wednesday, October 29th, at St. Mary’s Church, with pastor of
Forty Martyrs Church Rev. Fr. Hrant Yeretzian lecturing on "Patriarch Hovhan
Mantagouni’s Discourse on the Sacrament of Holy Communtion".
Welcoming remarks were delivered by Master of Ceremonies Rev. Fr.
Vazken Atmajian, following which he invited Rev. Yeretzian to present his
Concluding remarks were offered by Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian on
behalf of the Prelate.
HOMENETMEN LOS ANGELES CHAPTER 40TH ANNIVERSARY
The Los Angeles Chapter of Homenetmen will celebrate its 40th
anniversary on the evening of Saturday, November 1st, with a banquet to be
held at the hall of the Glendale "Ararat" Chapter. The banquet is being
held under the auspices of the Homenetmen Regional Executive.
Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian will represent the Prelate and
convey his blessings.