Western Prelacy News – 08/07/2009

August 7, 2009
Press Release
Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate
6252 Honolulu Avenue
La Crescenta, CA 91214
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EVENING SERVICES AT THE PRELACY CHAPEL

On Saturday, August 8th, 2009, under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop
Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, evening services will take place at the
Prelacy "St. Dertad and St. Ashkhen" Chapel.
Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian will conduct the service and deliver
the sermon.
The service will begin at 6:00 p.m.

EPISCOPAL DIVINE LITURGY AND BLESSING OF GRAPES AT
ST. MARY’S CHURCH ON THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION

On Sunday, August 16th, 2009, the Armenian Church will celebrate the
Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God. This feast is also the
name day of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale.
On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate,
will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and conduct the blessing
of grapes at St. Mary’s Church.
On Saturday, August 15th, eve of the Feast of Assumption services
will take place at St. Mary’s Church and the church will remain open until
midnight.

DIVINE LITURGY AND BLESSING OF GRAPES AT
ARARAT HOME IN CELEBRATION OF
THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION

In celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of
God and in keeping with years’ long tradition, on the morning of Friday,
August 14th, 2009, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at Ararat Home in
Mission Hills. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside
over Divine Liturgy, which will be celebrated by pastor of St. Sarkis Church
Rev. Fr. Khoren Babochian. Clergy members will participate in the Liturgy.
Prior to Divine Liturgy, which will be celebrated in the Chapel, the
blessing of grapes will take place at the nursing facility.
Following services, the Prelate and clergy will meet with the
residents and administration.

BLESSING OF GRAPES AT GLENDALE ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

Each year, in the days preceding the Feast of Assumption, the
pastors and deacons of St. Mary’s Church in Glendale visit Glendale
Adventist Hospital where they conduct services and the blessing of grapes.
This year’s service will take place on the morning of Wednesday,
August 12th, 2009.
Following the service, the pastors will visit patients to offer
prayers and blessed grapes.

WESTERN PRELACY TO HOST BOOK PRESENTATION OF
ARCHPRIEST FR. KHOREN HABESHIAN’S "KEER GYANKI"

The Mousa Dagh Compatriotic Union has organized a book presentation
of Archpriest Fr. Khoren Habeshian’s recently published book "Keer Gyanki",
which will take place at the Prelacy "Dikran and Zarouhi Der Ghazarian" Hall
on Thursday, August 27th, 2009.
The event is being held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop
Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and begins at 7:30 p.m. The book will be
presented by Mr. Sarkis Mahserejian.
An artistic program will also take place, as well as a reception
afterwards.

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