Ferhatian Passes Away

LOS ANGELES–One of the most prominent leaders of the Vienna Mekhitarist Order–Father Parsegh Ferhatian passed away Saturday.

Father Ferhatian founded and published the Verelk periodical devoted to addressing theological and spiritual issues. He was a devoted cleric and a mentor to several generation of Armenian Catholics.

A Funeral Mass will be said Thursday at noon at the Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church–1339 Pleasant Ave.–downtown Los Angeles. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. A memorial luncheon will take place immediately following interment.

In lieu of flowers–donations may be made to the St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Catholic Church.

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