The Office of the Western Diocese is delighted to announce the Fifth pontifical visit of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America from April 28 – May 6, 2013.
On May 3, the Pontiff will preside over the 86th Annual Diocesan Assembly at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral in Burbank, California.
His Holiness will visit recently consecrated parishes of the Diocese where he will preside over the consecration of their respective holy altars. The Pontiff will also preside over the Ground Blessing ceremonies of soon to be built parishes.
At 6:30pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013, a formal banquet in honor of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians will be held at the Taglyan Hall, adjacent to St. John Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church in Hollywood.
At 10:30 am, on Sunday, May 5th, His Holiness will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and deliver the Pontifical sermon at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral, the spiritual center of the Western Diocese. We invite the faithful to take part in the historic Pontifical celebration of the Divine Liturgy.
More information about the Pontifical Visit will be available in the upcomng weeks.