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Primate’s April 2014 Schedule

Published: April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday – Easter (April 18 – April 20) – St. Leon Armenian Cathedral April 23 – Morning: St. Mary’s Armenian Church – Glendale Divine Liturgy in commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Palm Sunday Celebrations at the Western Diocese

Published: April 17, 2014

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Christian world celebrated the Triumphant Entry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into the Holy City of Jerusalem. With over 1000 faithful attending the service at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Khajag Shahbazyan, the Cathedral’s Pastor. Diocesan Primate Archbishop Hovnan Derderian presided over the Palm Sunday service.

Divine Liturgy and Requiem Service in Commemoration of the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Published: April 17, 2014

A collective service with the participation of the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic and Evangelical Churches will be held at St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale on April 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., the eve of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The day’s celebrant will be His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian. The day’s homily will be delivered by His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian.

Ararat Home Residents Receive Easter Greetings from Diocesan Clergy

Published: April 17, 2014

On a number of occasions throughout the year, Diocesan clergy of the Greater Los Angeles area visit the elderly residents of Ararat Home. This year was no exception. Earlier in the year the clergy paid a visit with to the residents and conveyed their cordial greetings on the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Christ, our Lord. On April 15, the established annual Diocesan tradition continued. On the occasion of the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ, the Primate and Diocesan clergy visited Ararat Home and met with the residents.

Los Angeles County Recognizes Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide

Published: April 17, 2014

Los Angeles County Recognizes Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide The Armenian Council of America and over 40 members of various Armenian organizations and institutions including the Armenian Chamber of Commerce and the Armenian Caucus for Local SEIU 721 participated in the annual Armenian Genocide recognition ceremony on April 15 at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting where Supervisor Michael Antonovich presented a resolution in recognition of the passage of his motion proclaiming April 24, 2014 as “Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923″ throughout the County. His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian attended the event accompanied by Rev. Fr. Zareh Mansuryan, Rev. Fr. Haroutioun Tachejian. Diocesan benefactor Mr. Antranik Zorayan, Stewardship Committee Chair Dr. Vahram Biricik and Protocol Committee Chair Mr. Peter Darakjian were also in attendance.

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.