Two New Priests Ordained In The Iraqi Armenian Diocese

TWO NEW PRIESTS ORDAINED IN THE IRAQI ARMENIAN DIOCESE
Ara S. Ashjian, an Iraqi Armenian settled in Yerevan, Armenia

KarabakhOpen
05-11-2007 15:39:03

Father Arakel and Father Avetik are the names of the newest priests of
the Iraqi Armenian Orthodox Church. The celebrant of the Divine Liturgy
and ordaining bishop was His Eminence Archbishop Avak Asadourian,
the Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Iraq.

Father Arakel, 57, a pharmacist, and Father Avetik, 29, a chemist,
are the former deacons, Zohrab Kasparian and Nova Martirosian.

At the end of the sermon, His Eminence Archbishop Avak Asadourian
congratulated the newly ordained priests wishing them long and
prosperous years to serve in a better way our ancient Church and the
faithful put under their care.

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