Father Yeghishe Ksachikyan Celebrates First Divine Liturgy | Western Diocese

On Sunday, January 25, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, the Primate of the Western Diocese, ordained and consecrated the Rev. Fr. Yeghishe Ksachikyan was into the Sacred Order of the Priesthood. Hundreds including Diocesan faithful and ecumenical leaders participated in the ceremonial rite which was held at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral in Burbank.

According to the rites and traditions of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Father Yeghishe as a newly-ordained priest, spent 40 days in seclusion at St. Nersess Theological Seminary in New Rochelle, New York where he enriched his spirituality, engaged in fervent prayer and prepared to celebrate his first Divine Liturgy. On Sunday, March 15, Father Yeghishe celebrated his first Divine Liturgy at St. Peter Armenian Church.

On March 22, Father Ksachikyan will return to St. Leon Armenian Cathedral as the day’s celebrant. The Morning Prayer Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.

On March 29, the newly-ordained servant of Christ, our Lord will celebrate his first Divine Liturgy – Antranig Badarak at St. James Armenian Church of Sacramento where he has been assigned as Pastor by the Diocesan Primate.

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