MONTEBELLO—The Holy Cross Cathedral will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year with a series of celebrations to be held under the auspices of Western Prelate Bishop Torkom Donoyan.
To kick off the celebrations, an evening church service is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, with the blessing of incense and crosses at 7 p.m. The celebration will continue on Sunday, September 11 at 11 a.m. with the official divine liturgy; Madagh’s blessing; Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and feast of the name of the Holy Cross Cathedral.
This is a unique opportunity for the Armenian community of Los Angeles to come together to celebrate the cathedral’s 100th anniversary.e anniversary. The church has served as a refuge for many immigrants and their families who have come to this country seeking freedom while maintaining a connection to their heritage.
Founded 100 out of 20 years agoe street in the heart of the then Armenian-populated neighborhood in present-day downtown Los Angeles, Holy Cross served as a spiritual anchor for Armenians then slowly gathering in Southern California. Today the church, which was moved in the 1980s to the town of Montebello and recognized as a cathedral, is the spiritual home for thousands of Armenian Americans across Southern California.
The celebrations will culminate in a banquet, scheduled for September 24, presided over by the Prelate.
The community invited to participate in these events while celebrating a centenary of spiritual service to the Armenian community.
Banquet tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Preferred seats available. For more information, please contact the church office at (323) 727-1113.