30 years of dedicated service of a priest
This year, February 23 marks the 30th anniversary of the ordination of the spiritual pastor of the Martakert region of the Artsakh diocese, Father Hovhannes Hovhannisyan.
Father Hovhannes took the high priesthood during the most difficult period of the Artsakh national struggle and fully participated in it. His contribution was especially great in the defense of the Gandzasar Monastery. For many years after the war, he was the abbot of the Gandzasar monastery and worked hard to restore and enlighten the monastery. Then he was appointed to serve in the Dadivank monastery complex and continued to work on the restoration of the monastery with the same diligence.
The contribution of the Father was also great during the 44-day war. After the war of 2020, the Father was called to the pastoral ministry of the Martakert region and continues his devotional and church ministry to this day. All the clergy of the Artsakh diocese congratulate the dear Father and pray that God will give him the strength to continue to bear the heavy but sweet yoke of Christ.