Since 2009, three churches of the Western Diocese including St. Kevork (Portland), St. Sarkis (Santa Clarita), and St. Apkar (Scottsdale, Arizona) have been consecrated by Diocesan Primate Archbishop Hovnan Derderian and currently serve as spiritual shelters within their respective communities.
At 4 p.m., on Saturday, January 7, 2011, the Primate will preside over the consecration ceremony of St. Garabed Armenian Church in Rancho Mirage. On the following day at 11:30 a.m., the Primate will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon inside the newly consecrated church. All faithful are invited to witness the historic event in the life of the Western Diocese.
Please be informed that St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church of the Desert has a new address.
The reason of changing the address is that the only entrance to the Church complex now is off Monterey Avenue.
The new address is:
St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church
38905 Monterey Ave.,
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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On Sunday, October 2, 2011 after the Divine Liturgy, Rev. Fr. Krikor Zakaryan, Parish Priest of St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church of the Desert awarded Ms. Alice Safoyan with the Diocesan “Hye Spirit” award for her selfless and dedicated service to her Church and community.