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OCP News Service – 3/8/16
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Abu Dhabi-UAE: On 2rd August 2016, a delegation (George Alexander- Secretary, Prakash Varghese-Delegate of Gulf, Levant & All Middle East, Mr. Rajendharan – local aide in AUH) of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) visited Fr Mesrob Sarkissian, who is the Armenian Orthodox Catholicosal Vicar of UAE & Qatar (Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church). The OCP delegation met Fr Mesorb at the Holy Martyr’s Armenian Orthodox Church in Abu Dhabi. This was the second meeting of OCP delegation with Fr Mesrob (first meeting was held in the year 2009).
George explained the detailed working patterns of the organization. They discussed topics of mutual interest and coöperation. Fr Mesrob was presented with OCP Icon of St Gregorious of Parumala and a copy of the second edition of the book ‘Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity’.
Biography of Mesrob Sarkissian
Father Mesrob Sarkissian was born in Kamishli, Syria, on August 24th 1983. His baptismal name is Ourardou. After receiving his Elementary Education at the Yeprad National School of Kameshli, in 1997 he was admitted at the Seminary of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. After completing the Seminary’s nine-year theological and Armenian language courses, he took the vow of celibacy and was ordained as a priest on May 14th 2006, assuming the name Mesrob. Over the past 10 years, Father Mesrob held the following positions at the Catholicosate of Cilicia:
•Teacher at the seminary
•Bearer of his Holiness’ sceptre (kavazanaguir)
•Religious advisor to the Armenian Church University Student Union (HEHOM)
•Moderator of the Youth Department
•Religious advisor to the Conference of the Armenian University Alumni.
In 2006/2007, Rev Father Mesrob studied Arabic Literature at the Lebanese University.
During the past 2 two years, he took up courses of Theology at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).
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