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Yettem Parish ACYO Educate Dinuba High School Students about the Armenian Genocide

Published: January 23, 2015

On January 9, 2015, Rev. Fr. Zaven Markosyan, Pastor of St. Mary Armenian Church of Yettem accompanied the ACYO members of the Parish David Safrazian, Elizabeth Torosian, Gregory Krikorian, Dustin Vartanian, Karnig Peters and Pete Safrazian as the group held an informative presentation about the Armenian Genocide to Naval Science – Drill and Leadership students. Father Zaven expressed his gratitude to the course instructor Ken Patterson for his welcoming spirit and hospitality.

CYMA 2015 Trip Dates Finalized

Published: January 23, 2015

This year’s CYMA Trip will be headed by Fr. Avedis Abovian. We are excited that our Primate H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian will join the pilgrims in Armenia. The month-long pilgrimage will take place from June 25-July 27, 2015. Don’t miss your opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Armenian culture, to grow spiritually and to reconnect with your roots.

SARF Benefit Concert 2015

Published: January 23, 2015

A Benefit Concert, organized by the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund and presented by Global Arts International will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Pasadena City College Sexson Auditorium. For tickets and information, contact 818-265-0506 or 818-975-3333. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the struggling Armenian community in Syria. The Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Yardemian and Archpriest Fr. Hovsep Hagopian will represent the Diocesan Primate Archbishop Hovnan Derderian at the concert.

Be Spiritually Transformed – Annual Retreat to be Held from March 17-18

Published: January 23, 2015

We are happy to inform the entire faithful that the Retreat Committee of the Western Diocese is planning yet another exciting spiritual retreat for the year 2015 in the scenic Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center, where you can indulge in spiritual meditation and study in a tranquil atmosphere (700 N. Sunnyside Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). The retreat is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 17 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue through Wednesday, March 18, 11:00 a.m.

Genocide Centennial Commemorative Events – An In-Depth Guide

Published: January 23, 2015

The 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is being commemorated throughout the world in a wide variety of ways. The Western Diocese, as the spiritual headquarters of one of the largest populations of Armenians outside of Armenia, has scheduled a number of activities and events that commemorate and set the direction for the centennial remembrance of the Genocide.

AGCC Meets with Armenian Organizations at the Western Diocese

Published: January 23, 2015

The Board members of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee met with the members of the Armenian community on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Hampar Family Room of the Western Diocese. Commemorative events in the months of April and May were discussed with an emphasis placed on the “March For Justice” on April 24th.

Armenian Organizations Visit the Western Diocese

Published: January 23, 2015

On January 21, 2015 the Primate welcomed members of the Union of the Armenians of Aintab to the Diocesan Headquarters. In a meeting with the Primate, the members briefed His Eminence about their upcoming events. Possible avenues of collaboration were also discussed.

Primate Visits Armenian Schools

Published: January 23, 2015

It has been a major priority for the Diocesan Primate to pay regular visits to the Armenian Schools in the area. On January 20, the Primate visited the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian School in Pasadena. On January 21, His Eminence visited Alfred and Marguerite Hovsepian School in Pasadena. In each of his visits, His Eminence met with the principal, teachers and students. Addressing the students, the Primate encouraged the youth to remain loyal to the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to lead prayerful lives, to preserve the Armenian identity and to cherish the gifts of the blessed land of the United States of America.

AWC-LA Celebrates “The Resilient Woman”

Published: January 23, 2015

The Fletcher Jones Auditorium of Woodbury University was the venue for a unique panel discussion on January 17, 2015. Titled “The Resilient Woman: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future,” the event was organized by The Armenian Women’s Coalition of Los Angeles and was dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. AWC-LA members, friends and supporters attended the event.