Rev. Father Yeghishe Harutyunyan

Senior priest Yeghishe Harutyunyan (baptismal name Razmik) was born on 1 September 1939 in Gyumri.

He studied in the secondary school № 51 in Gymri starting in 1946, and graduated in 1956.

In 1959-60s he entered the Gevorkian Theological Seminary at the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin.

From 1960 to 1961 he served in the Soviet Army.

In 1962 he continued education at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary at the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin.

In 1968 he was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Haykazun Abrahamian.

In 1969 was ordained as a secular priest by Vicar of Araratian Patriarchal Diocese Bishop Vahan at Cathedral of Saint George in Tbilisi and started to serve in Surb Khach Church in Akhalkalaki.

In 1972 by the order of Archbishop Komitas Ter-Stepanosyan was appointed to serve at St. Echmiadzin Church in Tbilisi.

On 17 July 1976 by the order of the former Leader of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia Archbishop Gevorg Seraidaryan was moved to serve at the Cathedral of Saint George in Tbilisi and was granted the right to wear the Pectoral Cross.

On 25 August 1990 obtained the title of Senior Priest.

On 1 April 2003 at the direction of the Leader of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia Bishop Vazgen Mirzakanyan was appointed to serve as a Spiritual shepherd at the Cathedral of Saint George in Tbilisi.

On 1 June 2005 was appointed to serve as a Spiritual shepherd at St. Echmiadzin Church in Tbilisi.

On 1 October 2006 was appointed to serve as a sacristan at the Cathedral of Saint George in Tbilisi.

On 1 July 2010 was appointed to serve as a Spiritual shepherd of Armenians living in Marneuli, Tetri-Tsqaro, Bolnisi and Dmanisi regions.

On 1 April 2012 was appointed to serve as a spiritual inspector at the “Hayartun” Cultural Center.

On 12 November 2012 temporarily was appointed to serve as a Spiritual shepherd of Armenians living in villages of Akhaltsikhe region in the Vicariate of Samtskxe-Javakheti.

He is married and has four children.

Place of residence: Tbilisi, Georgia.

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