PLANTING GRANT MISSIONS : Challenges are a “good thing” at Shreveport’s Nativity Mission

Mission Grant

SHREVEPORT, LA [OCA] - September 2014 “Thanks be to God, things at our mission—the Nativity of the Lord in Shreveport—are moving along at a steady pace,” said an enthusiastic Priest Jason Foster recently. “Over the last six months, we have welcomed 12 new members into the Church via baptism or chrismation, and we have another 11 ...

My Trek to Mount Athos

Rev. Malcolm BoydWriter-in-residence, Episcopal diocese of LA 2/2/2012 When TV's "60 Minutes" visited the legendary Greek monastic island Mount Athos the other night I watched with rapt interest because I found myself so personally involved. Fifty-five years ago as a young Episcopalian deacon I spent an unforgettable month on the island prior to my ordination to the ...

Young ladies prepare for LA Debutante Ball Feb. 20

12/2/2011 Los Angeles - The Ladies Auxiliary of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America is in the midst of preparing for their fortieth annual Debutante Ball. The 2011 Ball will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the beautiful downtown Los Angeles, Millennium Biltmore Hotel at 506 South Grand Avenue. There will ...

Archbishop Sumbat Lapajian Passes Away

Archbishop Sumbat Lapajian

19/7/2010 LA CRESCENTA—Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, on behalf of Prelacy-affiliated bodies and the clergy on Monday announced the passing Archbishop Sumbat Lapajian, one of the longest serving members of the Cilician Catholicosate Brotherhood and the first Prelate of the Western United States. Lapajian passed away Saturday at Ararat Home in Mission Hills. Archbishop Lapajian served within the ...