Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian Re-Elected Prelate For A Sixth Term

Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian

Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian

New Religious And Executive Councils Elected $75,000 Pledged To Artsakh

On Friday, May 20, the Western Prelacy 44th Representatives Assembly convened at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall presided by Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian. Over the two days, the Assembly reviewed and assessed the endeavors of the Prelate and Religious and Executive Councils in the past term and drafted the activities of the coming term. Also on the agenda was the election of the Prelate and Religious and Executive Councils.

Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian was re-elected Prelate for a sixth four-year term. The new Councils were elected as follows:

Religious Council

– Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian

– Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian

– Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian

– Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian

– Archpriest Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian

– Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian

– Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian

The Western Prelacy Representative Council

The Western Prelacy Representative Council

Executive Council

– Vahe Hovaguimian

– Antranik Kasbarian

– Kaloust Agopian

– Deacon Mark Shirin

– Therese Kemanjian

– Elo Boyajian

– Alec Baghdasaryan

– Garo Eshgian

– Avo Kechichian

The Assembly expressed its full support and solidarity to Artsakh with an immediate pledge of $75,000 on behalf of parishes to the Holy See of Cilicia’s initiative


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  1. Rebecca Kenian said:

    Great example for every Armenian. Artsakh was ours, is ours and always will be, We have to help those soldiers financially and if ready go and die for our Motherland, Thanks a lot and God Bless all of you

  2. sylvie tertzakian said:

    Congratulations to the community for the re-election of Archbishop Mardirossian. His leadership is greatly appreciated.

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