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By the Pontifical Directive of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Rev. Fr. Khoren Hovhannisian, a member of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, has been appointed as Pastor of the Armenian community of India and Manager of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Calcutta (Kolkata), as of April 25, 2009.
On Sunday, April 26, Fr. Khoren celebrated his first Divine Liturgy in India, in the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, located on the grounds of the Armenian Home for the Aged in Calcutta. During the Divine Liturgy, Rev. Fr. Ktrij Devejian, Pontifical Representative of His Holiness for India, having arrived in Kolkata with Fr. Khoren, greeted the faithful on behalf of the Catholicos of All Armenians and conveyed His Holiness’ blessings to all present. Fr. Ktrij welcomed Fr. Khoren to India, and introduced him to the faithful Indian-Armenian community and the students of the Armenian College. Fr. Ktrij also expressed the appreciation and thanks of the Pontiff of All Armenians to Very Rev. Fr. Oshagan Gulgulian, outgoing Manager of the school and former pastor of the Armenians of India, for his five years of productive and devoted service to the community and the students of the College, which resulted in many improvements and positive reforms.
Thereafter, Fr. Khoren delivered his first sermon to the Indian-Armenian community and the students of the College, expressing his happiness and complete readiness to work together with the community for the glory of God and the consolation of his flock. Fr. Khoren thanked His Holiness for the opportunity to serve in such a historic Armenian community, and pledged to contribute his abilities and efforts for the prosperity and vibrancy of the Armenian Church and faithful in India and the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy.


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