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By: Tania Chatila | October 8, 2005
From the outside, it seemed as if the Glendale High School auditorium was housing one of the nation's most popular celebrities Friday morning -- eliciting roaring cheers, whistles, standing ovations and flash photography from audience members. Audiences packed the school auditorium for for one of the most prominent leaders of the Armenian church, his Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. "It was really exciting," said Burbank resident Dona Abdo, an eighth-grader at La Crescenta's Chamlian Armenian School.
NEWS
October 19, 2000
FOREST LAWN, GLENDALE -- Catholicos Aram I, the spiritual leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, will deliver an address at 8:30 a.m. today at Forest Lawn, Glendale during a program commemorating the 1,700-year anniversary of the church. The pontiff will speak to more than 700 students of Prelay Armenian Church School. His appearance at Forest Lawn will mark the second day of a five-day tour of Southern California. On Wednesday, Aram I addressed the congregation of St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church in Glendale.
NEWS
May 30, 2005
Ani Amirkhanian Armenians eagerly await the arrival of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians. For his second Pontifical visit to the Western Diocese, the Catholicos will spend June 1 through 10 in Southern California, stopping in Glendale on June 6 for special visits with the Armenian community at Glendale Adventist Medical Center to greet patients and consecrate the hospital's new...
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June 4, 2005
Robert Chacon His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Cotholicos of All Armenians, began his 20-day trip through California with an impromptu visit to Glendale Memorial Hospital Friday, where the spiritual leader delivered a speech to employees and blessed newborn babies. Hundreds of hospital employees emerged from their offices to catch a glimpse of Karekin II, and patients stood wide-eyed in doorways as he passed them on his tour of the hospital.
NEWS
April 11, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Hundreds of parishioners remembered Pope John Paul II as an amazing man who made an impact on the entire world during a mass dedicated to him Saturday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The pontiff was laid to rest Friday in a simple cypress coffin in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica after a funeral mass attended by millions and seen by hundreds of millions more via television. Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, served as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for the past 26 years.
NEWS
October 20, 2000
Judy Seckler DOWNTOWN -- His Holiness Aram I, the spiritual leader of the Armenian Church, is halfway through his four-day Southland tour to celebrate the coming of the 1,700-year anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Apostolic Church. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the pontiff and the Armenian community attended an evening of Armenian cultural performances at The Alex Theatre. Performers included the Lousavorich Choir, the Hamazkayin Ani Dance Ensemble, a vocal duet by Arpine and Elizabeth Pehlivanian and poetry recited by Jack Hagopian.
NEWS
June 25, 2005
ANI AMIRKHANIAN There is often a negative stigma associated with youth. If a young person breaks the law, rebels against authority or poses a threat, then the stigma is reflected on all youth. There is not enough talk about youth doing good or making a difference in a community, although there are plenty out there who are making a positive contribution. Glendale has no shortage of youth doing good or creating havoc in the community. Armenian youth are no different.
NEWS
June 7, 2005
Ani Amirkhanian His Holiness Karekin II and his entourage of clergy were greeted by a crowd of cheering students, parents and administrators at Glendale High School's auditorium Monday, where he touted the role of education and the importance of youth. The pontiff, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians, accepted the traditional mix of Armenian bread and salt as a symbol of unity and brotherhood as it was offered by two young girls -- students -- in traditional Armenian dress.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | March 12, 2008
Glendale resident Helen Yuen has traveled to 52 countries, learned several languages and met Pope John Paul II twice. It was those visits — with the former pope — During the pope’s visit to New York , Yuen, a devout Catholic, wrote and presented a speech in Chinese welcoming him. She met him again in St. Louis. But meeting the pontiff was just one of the momentous occasions of her life. When she went to New York in the early 1960s, Yuen got involved in politics.
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By: Ryan Carter | October 10, 2005
Slowly but surely, two priests of the Armenian Church and a 4-foot-high cross ascended 45 feet into the evening sky -- powered not only by their faith and the hopes of parishioners but also by the motor of a yellow crane. And then came the moment of truth. With some twisting and turning, the cross was placed on the rooftop dome of the St. Ashken and St. Dertad Chapel, part of the Armenian Church's new Western Prelacy building, which His Holiness Aram I -- the pontiff of the Great House of Cilicia -- blessed Saturday night.
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By: Tania Chatila | October 8, 2005
From the outside, it seemed as if the Glendale High School auditorium was housing one of the nation's most popular celebrities Friday morning -- eliciting roaring cheers, whistles, standing ovations and flash photography from audience members. Audiences packed the school auditorium for for one of the most prominent leaders of the Armenian church, his Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. "It was really exciting," said Burbank resident Dona Abdo, an eighth-grader at La Crescenta's Chamlian Armenian School.
NEWS
June 25, 2005
ANI AMIRKHANIAN There is often a negative stigma associated with youth. If a young person breaks the law, rebels against authority or poses a threat, then the stigma is reflected on all youth. There is not enough talk about youth doing good or making a difference in a community, although there are plenty out there who are making a positive contribution. Glendale has no shortage of youth doing good or creating havoc in the community. Armenian youth are no different.
NEWS
June 7, 2005
Ani Amirkhanian His Holiness Karekin II and his entourage of clergy were greeted by a crowd of cheering students, parents and administrators at Glendale High School's auditorium Monday, where he touted the role of education and the importance of youth. The pontiff, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians, accepted the traditional mix of Armenian bread and salt as a symbol of unity and brotherhood as it was offered by two young girls -- students -- in traditional Armenian dress.
NEWS
June 4, 2005
Robert Chacon His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Cotholicos of All Armenians, began his 20-day trip through California with an impromptu visit to Glendale Memorial Hospital Friday, where the spiritual leader delivered a speech to employees and blessed newborn babies. Hundreds of hospital employees emerged from their offices to catch a glimpse of Karekin II, and patients stood wide-eyed in doorways as he passed them on his tour of the hospital.
NEWS
May 30, 2005
Ani Amirkhanian Armenians eagerly await the arrival of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians. For his second Pontifical visit to the Western Diocese, the Catholicos will spend June 1 through 10 in Southern California, stopping in Glendale on June 6 for special visits with the Armenian community at Glendale Adventist Medical Center to greet patients and consecrate the hospital's new...
NEWS
April 11, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Hundreds of parishioners remembered Pope John Paul II as an amazing man who made an impact on the entire world during a mass dedicated to him Saturday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The pontiff was laid to rest Friday in a simple cypress coffin in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica after a funeral mass attended by millions and seen by hundreds of millions more via television. Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, served as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for the past 26 years.
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