The Eastern Diocese is pleased to announce that Bishop Daniel will ordain Deacon Albert Hambardzumyan to the Holy Order of Priesthood, on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10.
The Service of Calling to the Priesthood and Ordination and Consecration will take place at St. John the Baptist Armenian Church in Greenfield, WI, where Dn. Albert has been serving as the Deacon-in-Charge since October. Fr. Norayr Kazazian will serve as Dn. Albert’s sponsoring priest, and Dr. Garo Garibian as his ordination godfather.
A native of Yerevan, Dn. Albert Hambardzumyan is a 2019 graduate of St. Nersess Seminary, who served a pastoral internship at the St. Hagop Church of Pinellas Park, FL, before his assignment to Greenfield. He and his wife Sylva have an infant son, Mikayel.
“About thirteen years ago, I embarked on the journey to priesthood and now the time is finally approaching for my priestly ordination,” said Dn. Albert. “During these past years, I have been blessed to study in Jerusalem and at St. Nersess and St. Vladimir’s seminaries, where I have served in many capacities including deacon and choir director. Now God is calling me to take on my shoulders His responsive and sweet yoke and serve Him and our Holy Church as a priest.”
A celebratory banquet will take place after the service on Saturday. Following his ordination, the new priest will spend 40 days in seclusion and prayer at St. Nersess Seminary before returning to St. John Church as its new pastor.
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Dn. Albert Hambardzumyan will be the third priest ordained by the hand of Bishop Daniel since the latter was consecrated to the episcopal rank in 2019. The ordination in Milwaukee will be part of the Primate’s extended visit to all the Diocesan parishes in Wisconsin and Illinois, which includes a regional clergy meeting on April 15 at St. George Church of Waukegan, IL.