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Clergy

St Hagop Armenian Church has been blessed with committed and faithful ordained leaders who have acted as stewards over our church over the years. Meet the clergy who have served the Lord and our church gladly in the profiles below.

Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan

The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America entered a new era of leadership on Friday, May 4, 2018, when the 116th Diocesan Assembly elected the Very Reverend Fr. Daniel Findikyan as the new Diocesan Primate. He succeeds Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, at 28 years the longest serving Diocesan Primate. Fr. Findikyan is the first…

Fr. Hovnan Demerjian

Fr. Hovnan earned his B.A. from Boston College, Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and Certificate in Armenian Studies from St. Nersess Seminary. From 1996 to 1998 Fr. Hovnan spent two years teaching in the public schools of Armenia as a member of the U.S. Peace Corps. This experience motivated him to establish the…

Rev. Fr. Nersess Jebejian

Rev. Fr. Nersess Jebejian was born in Aleppo, Syria, on December 17, 1934. Upon his arrival in the United States, he studied at the Episcopal Theological Seminary and received a bachelor’s degree in 1958, a master’s degree in 1961, and a diploma in Ecumenical Science in 1966. Fr. Nersess was ordained to the holy priesthood…

Visiting Clergy/Dignitaries

Since the inception of our organized community, the following clergy celebrated Badarak or visited our parish: His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of all Armenians His Beatitude Abp. Torkom Manoogian His Beatitude Abp. Shnork Kaloustian (OBM) His Eminence Abp. Khajag Barsamian His Eminence Abp. Sion Manoogian (OBM) His Eminence Abp. Yeghishe Gizirian His Grace Bp. Haigazoun…