Priest Ordaining Held At Mother See


Noyan Tapan
Apr 17 2007

ETCHMIADZIN, APRIL 17, NOYAN TAPAN. Priest ordaining and anointment
was held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on April 15. Karekin
II Catholicos of All Armenians presided the holy ceremony. During the
liturgy twelve deacons got priest’s ordaining from Archbishop Hovnan
Terterian, the primate of the U.S. Western Diocese. The ordaining Holy
Father renamed newly-converted priests with new spiritual names. Noyan
Tapan was informed about it by the Information Sevices of the Mother
See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

On the same day, during the divine service, ceremony of becoming
headgears also took place. Two clergymen, as monastic priests, got a
headgear and completed rows of the congregation of the Mother See of
Holy Etchmiadzin. After finishing the fourty-day period of lent at
the Mother See, the clergymen will be called to pastoral service at
dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church and different structures
of the Mother See.

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