“Shine Your Light” Theme of Sold-Out Diocesan Christmas Ball

Dec 10, 2014 — December 8, 2014, Burbank, CA: “I could have danced all night,” was the response of the approximately 400 guests who attended the Eleventh Annual Christmas Ball of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Diocesan Complex in Burbank. The appropriate theme for this year’s ball was “Shine Your Light,” and the lights were shining as the festivities began at 6:00 p.m. with a Reception and Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Turpanjian Plaza. The crowd gathered around the beautifully decorated tree to count down the lighting of the Christmas Tree and kick-off the season with a special prayer led by His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian. Thereafter, the guests entered the Paul Brothers Galleria which was once again decked out with Holiday décor and featured inviting cocktail drinks and mouth-watering appetizers. A welcoming dinner and exciting program followed at 7:00 p.m. in the Nazareth and Sima Kalaydjian Hall.
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Children’s Day at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral – Dr. Thomas Lee Honored for Philanthropic Work in Armenia

Dec 04, 2014 — The Sunday’s service at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral of the Western Diocese celebrated the children of the community. November 30, 2014, also marked the beginning of a new chapter in the longstanding partnership between the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
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Thanksgiving Day (Archbishop Shnork Kaloustian)

Nov 25, 2014 — Although Thanksgiving Day does not appear on the calendar of the Armenian Church, and although it is a civil holiday, nevertheless, there are good reasons which make it necessary that we should observe it even in our churches. One of the main reasons for this is that the origin and aim of Thanksgiving Day is religious. Another reason is that it is an American holiday, and we, as American citizens, have to observe it, not only by taking the day off but also by attending a church service.
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