Catholicos Karekin II Consecrates New Western Diocese Cathedral

BURBANK, Calif.,–His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians presided on Saturday over the consecration of the newly constructed Cathedral of the Western Diocese in Burbank, CA. The Catholicos also conducted a Pontifical Divine Liturgy on Sunday at the new Cathedral. This trip marked the 4th Pontifical Visit on behalf of Karekin II to the region.

The new Cathedral will serve as the spiritual center for over half a million Armenian-Americans living in Southern California as well as the entire western United States, home to the second largest community of Armenians outside of today’s Republic of Armenia.


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  1. Satenik said:

    Please make sure that the beautiful khachkar is fully protected so it won’t be vandalised ever.

  2. Chris Manougian said:

    We are so happy and proud for you ,we hope that every Armenian feel the same way you felt.
    May God give you strength to full fill your desires and continue serving your country.

  3. AS said:

    This is a fantastic and great achievement for Armenians in California! God bless the Armenian Pontiff!

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