St. Gregory Armenian Church of Pasadena

Parish Council Chairman: Howard Emirhanian

St. Gregory Parish Council is the executive and administrative body of the church and manages its day-to-day operations. The council handles the inner organizational affairs of our parish and its members are engaged in the realization of its administrative activities. The St. Gregory Parish Council – which also oversees the subordinate organizations of the church – meets twice monthly to discuss church-related affairs. Throughout the year, the Parish Council hosts events such as the April 24th Commemoration, name day luncheons, and fellowship hour, among many others. If you have questions regarding anything related to our church, please do not hesitate to contact us.


St. Gregory A & M Hovsepian School St. Gregory Alfred and Marguerite Hovsepian School, established in 1984, has a Pre-K to 8th grade student body of over 200. Under the professional guidance of Mr. Shahe Mankerian, principal, the school has earned an additional three years of accreditation by W.A.S.C. The school board, chaired by Mr. Raffy Boulgourjian, has set very high academic standards to the point where graduates are accepted to the very best high schools in the area and continue their education to the university level.

Hovsepian School Board: Chairman: Raffy Boulgourjian 818-476-0107

 St. Gregory Sunday School: Superintendent: Marguerite Hougasian 626-351-8137

St. Gregory Sunday School is has been integral part of parish life for the San Gabriel Valley Armenian Community for decades. The staff of dedicated volunteer instructors, under the capable leadership of Miss Marguerite Hoogasian, herself a retired public school instructor, shepherds children from pre-school age to teens. Students are exposed to a basic understanding of Holy Scripture, the purpose of Christ’s mission on earth and God’s personal love for each of them.

St. Gregory Saturday School: Norayr Dadouryan 626-683-7211

St. Gregory Saturday Armenian School is under the direction of Mr. Norayr Dadouryan. His staff of professional language instructors affords and cultivates an environment of learning and appreciation for Armenian Language. Students gain a well-rounded grounding in conversational Armenian.

St. Gregory Choir: Chairman: Hagop Gagossian 626-577-7234

Choir Director: Elise Tashjian 626-356-9208

St. Gregory Ladies Society: Chairlady: Aida Sethian

St. Gregory Ladies Society is a dedicated group of women who promote Christian fellowship by encouraging the involvement of women at the parish and in the broader community. The Ladies Society hosts many functions throughout the year, including their monthly luncheon (second Wednesday of each month), two annual fashion shows, and various dinners throughout the year. The group is also active with fundraisers, which provide a degree of financial support to both our parish and the needs of the community.

St. Gregory Friendship Club: Chairlady: Isabel Kouyoumjian

St. Gregory Friendship Club embraces the spirit of community and togetherness through its monthly luncheons (held on the first Wednesday of each month). Our church’s senior members meet regularly to prepare meals, participate in community service projects, and have fun with bingo night! The luncheons are open to the public.

St. Gregory Men’s Forum: Chairman: Berj Gourdikian

St. Gregory Men’s Forum is a fellowship group whose monthly dinners feature speakers on subjects relevant to our community. The speaker series aims to inform the church community by presenting experts in various topics affecting our everyday lives – recent themes have included specific issues related to finance, health, culture and religion, politics, and law enforcement.

St. Gregory A.C.Y.O: Chairlady: Christina Hilalian

The Armenian Church Youth Organization of the Western Diocese of North America (ACYO-WD) aims to propagate the Armenian Orthodox Christian faith among the youth of the Church, to promote the appreciation of Armenian culture, to strengthen the Armenian community, and to promote among its members loyalty to the United States Constitution. The youth group actively integrates its young members into the life of the church by providing opportunities for worship, service, education, and fellowship in Christ according to the doctrines and traditions of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Western Diocese of the Armenian Church

Established in 1927, the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America spans the Western United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. With the faithful of the Western Diocese constantly growing, and establishing new communities, the Diocese is ever expanding its parishes, and the scope of its various missions.