REVEREND FATHER TIGRAN MKHITARYAN

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Reverend Father Tigran Mkhitaryan (baptismal name is Artur) was born on May 22, 1983 in Gymri, Armenia.

From 1990 to 2000, he studied at the secondary school № 29 named after Mesrop Mashtots, in Gyumri, Armenia.

From 2000 to 2003, Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan studied at the Theological Seminary of Gyumri, Armenia.

From 2003 to 2006, Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan studied at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

In 2006, he was ordained as a deacon by His Eminence Archbishop Nerses Pozapalyan and was appointed to serve at the Christian Education Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

In 2007, Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan successfully defended his final theses entitled “Spiritual Education of Children with Delays in Mental and Physical Development.”

From 2007 to 2009, Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan served at the Armed Forces of republic of Armenia as the Chaplin.

In 2009, he was consecrated and ordained as a secular (married) priest by His Eminence Archbishop Khajhak Parsamyan and given the priestly name of Tigran.

After consecration as a secular (married) priest, Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan was appointed at the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church in Georgia, as the Pastor in the Armenian communities in Marneuli region, Georgia, under the authority and supervision of the Primate of the Diocese.

In 2010, Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan was appointed to serve at the Vicariate of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Tsalka as the Spiritual as the Pastor of the Armenian communities in Samtkhe-Javakheti, Adigeni and Abastumani regions, Georgia, under the authority and supervision of the Vicar General of the Vicariate of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Tsalka.

On 2011, Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan was appointed to serve at the Vicariate of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Tsalka as the Spiritual as the Pastor of the Armenian communities in Akhaltsikhe Samtse-Javakheti region, Tsughrut, Tsira, villages and in Borjomi, Georgia, under the authority and supervision of the Vicar General of the Vicariate of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Tsalka.

On  February 1, 2012,  Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan was appointed to serve at the Vicariate of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Tsalka as the Spiritual as the Pastor of St. Sargis Church in Diliska village, Georgia, under the authority and supervision of the Vicar General of the Vicariate of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Tsalka.

In 2012, by the order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Rev. Fr. Tigran Mkhitaryan was granted the right to wear the Pectoral Cross.

 

Place of residence:

Diliska village of Akhalkalaki region, Georgia

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