New Dean of Vaskenian Seminary Appointed by His Holiness Karekin II

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Address: Vagharshapat, Republic of Armenia
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October 13, 2004

New Dean of Vaskenian Seminary Appointed by His Holiness Karekin II

By the Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch
and Catholicos of All Armenians, Rev. Fr. Mkrtich Proshian, a member
of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, has been appointed Dean of
the Vaskenian Theological Seminary of Lake Sevan as of October 1, 2004.

Father Mkrtich recently returned to the Mother See following the
completion of his higher education in the United Kingdom. He graduated
from Cardiff University with a Masters Degree in Theology.

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Rev. Fr. Mkrtich Proshian
(baptismal name – Hayk)

Born in Vagharshapat, Armenia in 1975, he received his primary and
secondary education at Khatchatur Abovian School, graduating in 1992.

>>From 1993 to 1998, he studied in the Vaskenian Theological Seminary
of Lake Sevan, and continued his education from 1998 to 1999 in the
Gevorkian Theological Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin.

He was ordained a deacon in 1999 by His Eminence Archbishop Voskan

In 2000, Deacon Hayk defended his graduation thesis entitled “The
Theology of ‘Khosrov Antsevatsi’s Commentary on the Divine Liturgy'”.

In 2001, he was ordained a celibate priest by His Holiness Karekin II,
Catholicos of All Armenians, and given the new name Mkrtich.

>>From 2001 to 2003, he studied in the United Kingdom, first at
the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, England, then at the
University of Leeds. In 2003, he received his Bachelors Degree from
Leeds University.

>>From 2003 to 2004, Father Mkrtich was enrolled in Cardiff University
in Wales. In July 2004, he received his Masters Degree in Theology
from Cardiff University.