Requiem Service for Vahan Hovanessian to be Held in Glendale

Vahan Hovannesian

GLENDALE—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee announced that a Requiem Mass will be held on Sunday, January 4 for ARF leader Vahan Hovanessian who passed away Sunday after a long illness.

The Mass will be held at Glendale St. Mary’s Church, 500 South Central Boulevard, immediately following regular church services. A memorial gathering will follow at the church’s Armenag Der-Bedrossian Hall.

The community is encouraged to attend.

Hovanessian will be interred at the Yerevan Pantheon on Sunday, with funeral services preceding the burial at the Komitas Chamber Orchestra Hall. A Requiem Mass will be said on Saturday evening at the St. Sarkis Church in the Nor Nork district of Yerevan.

On Tuesday, Hovanessian’s remains arrived in Yerevan from Berlin, where the ARF leader passed away while serving as Armenia’s Ambassador to Germany.


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  1. hiedi said:

    *** Sad day indeed..!!! he was an Armenian Lion .., Vahan Hovanessians untimely passing is a massive loss for Armenians all over the world. *** rest in peace, your work will go on with a vigorous new generation of Armenians.***

    • Sirvart Garabedian said:

      certainly he is not irreplacable but hopfuly all our Armenian new generation or members of Armenian parliment who govern the volotile nation from all sides of vicious enemy, learn a lesson from Enger VAHAN HOVHANISSYAN who left unforgotable legacy behind forthe benefit of our homeland. RIP enger.

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