It is with deep grief that we announce the passing away of our Chief Dragoman and a member of the St. James Brotherhood, the Very Reverend Father Hampartzoum Keshishian. Father Hampartzoum passed peacefully away in his sleep, on March 10, 2019.
He was consecrated a celibate priest in 1979 – by the late Archbishop Dirayr Mardikian, of blessed memory- and since his ordination, he served the Armenian Patriarchate diligently and faithfully, for more than 40 years. Since his ordination, he served the Armenian Patriarchate in several positions, his last function being the Chief Dragoman.
The funeral services will begin on Tuesday afternoon and will continue until Wednesday morning during Divine Liturgy. (Tuesday, March 12 at 16.00 p.m. and Wednesday morning at 9.00 a.m., at St. James Cathedral).
Condolences will be held at the Seminary’s main hall, following the funeral services.