Western Prelate Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Clergy, Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of Rev. Papken Manuelian, who died on Sunday March 6.
The late Rev. Manuelian’s service to the Armenian Church spans more than four decades. He was born in 1934, in the village of Vakif in Musaler. He attended the Armenian Apostolic Seminary in Constantinople, then, in 1956, left for Lebanon and settled in Ainjar, where he taught for 20 years at the local high school Haratch Kaloust Gulbenkian.
He was ordained a priest in 1979 by Archbishop Datev Sarkissian and his pastoral mission began in 1979 at St. John Garabed Church in Ozasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1983 he moved to Los Angeles, where he served as parish priest at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello until 2002, where he also taught at the local Mesrobian Armenian School.
The Prelate, Clergy, Religious and Executive Councils Send Condolences to Late Pastor’s Wife, Yeretsgin Arpin, Sons Vahe and Sevag, and Daughters-in-Law, Grandchildren, Parents and Extended Family of the Sainte-Croix Cathedral.