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Armenian American Museum Representatives meet with Assembly Speaker Rendon regarding $5 million earmark in State Budget

Published: June 3, 2016

Representatives of the Armenian American Museum met with California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Paramount) and Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) on Friday, May 27, 2016 to thank them for including a $5 million earmark for the Armenian American Museum in the Assembly proposed version of the 2016 – 2017 State Budget and urge them to persuade the Conference Committee to include the funding in the compromise budget that will be considered by the State Legislature before June 15, 2016.

Primate Presides Over Central California Regional Meeting

Published: June 3, 2016

On May 28, 2016, the Primate presided over the Central California Regional Meeting at St. Paul Armenian Church in Fresno. Among the topics on the agenda included the strengthening of the Parish-Diocese relationship, the expansion of parish missions and projects and the active involvement of the youth in the life of the Church.

52nd ACYO Sports Weekend

Published: June 3, 2016

The 52nd ACYO Sports Weekend was held in Clovis, California over Memorial Day Weekend 2016. With Buchanan High School acting as host, the weekend allowed for Diocesan youth on the West Coast to compete in team sports while enjoying each other’s camaraderie.

Baptism of Mer Hooys Girls

Published: June 3, 2016

On June 2, 2016, His Eminence Bishop Mouhsegh Babayan, assisted by Father Hovel Ohanyan from St. Vartan Armenian Church of Oakland, and Der Margos Mangasaryan, Director of Youth Services of the Mother See, baptized seven girls and confirmed an eighth from the Nakashian Children’s Support Center where the Mer Hooys program operates.

Police Officers Honored in Encino

Published: May 27, 2016

On May 24, 2016 a historic gathering of over one hundred and twenty American, Armenian and Assyrian community leaders took place in Encino, California, in order to honor the heroes of the law enforcement community who keep peace and safety throughout Los Angeles.

St. Nersess Graduation Ceremony

Published: May 27, 2016

The St. Nersess Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday, May 20, 2016. We congratulate graduates Dn. Narek Garabedian, who graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from the joint program between St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, and Edgar Gevorgyan, who graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the joint program between the two seminaries.