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Wolfgang Gust’s “The Armenian Genocide” Available at the Diocesan Bookstore

Published: April 11, 2014

Wolfgang Gust’s “The Armenian Genocide” is now available at the Diocesan Bookstore. The Zoryan Institute of Canada has published this highly informative book in the English language which discloses official German diplomatic documents depicting the horror of the Armenian Genocide in 1915. The book may be acquired by visiting the Diocesan Bookstore or by calling at (818)558-7474. The price of the book is $100.

Own a Piece of Diocesan History

Published: April 11, 2014

On September 11, 2010, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians consecrated the spiritual center of the Western Diocese, namely St. Leon Armenian Cathedral. Own the historic ceremony on DVD which is a testament to the unwavering Christian spirit of the Armenian people.

Palm Sunday

Published: April 11, 2014

One week before the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of Palm Sunday, celebrating the Triumphant Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Jesus comes into Jerusalem riding atop a donkey and the people gather to meet Him with reverence, thus fulfilling the words of the prophet from the Old Testament.

Junior ACYO Retreat Held at Abp. Vatche Hovsepian Summer Camp

Published: April 11, 2014

On April 4, Junior ACYO members gathered at the Western Diocese to travel to Abp. Vatche Hovsepian Summer Camp for the Junior Retreat, which was held from April 4-6. Juniors from Central and Northern California joined as well for this spiritually enriching and educational retreat on Science and Religion. The sessions were led by Rev. Fr. Vartan Kasparian, Rev. Fr. Yeghia Hairabedian and Rev. Fr. Mesrop Ash. The retreat was organized by the ACYO Central Council with the guidance of the Youth Director, Deacon Mkrtich Ksachikyan.