Archpriest Khoren Habeshian Appointed Pastor of San Francisco’s St. Gregory Church

LA CRESCENTA—Archpriest Khoren Habeshian has been appointed to serve as pastor at the St. Gregory Church of San Francisco, succeeding previous pastor Very Rev. Vaghinag Meloian, the Western Prelacy reported.

The decision was announced Friday following an ordinance by Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian and the joint decision of the Religious and Executive Councils. Father Habeshian’s appointment was also approved by the Board of Trustees of St. Gregory Church.

Father Habeshian has served for decades as a pastor within the Eastern Prelacy, specifically at Holy Cross Church in Washington D.C., and in recent years relocated to the West Coast where he has served within the Western Prelacy. For the past few months, Father Habeshian had been frequently serving the St. Gregory parish community.

The Prelacy wished Father Habeshian and the Board of Trustees success in their service to St. Gregory Church.


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  1. Seervart said:

    I wish him well as well. I have worked with Father Khoren when he was working at the Armenian Prelacy whith the late Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian. All the best to you Father Khoren.

  2. Zaven Ayanian said:

    Congratulation to Father Khoren Habeshian to be the Archprist of San Francisco’s St. Gregory Armenian Churh.
    He is dedicated person and will lead the community into wanderful future.
    I am delighted to see him. We were students in Armenian Seminary of Antilias, 1949.
    Orhnetsek Der Hayr.Pari kaloust and good shepering.

  3. Krikor Muradian said:

    I wish Father Khoren Habeshian and his family the very best in San Francisco. Father Khoren performed the wedding of my daughter in Little Rock, AR and baptized my children in Granite City, IL I found him to be a genuine Armenian and a very dedicated to the mother church. It was a pleasure knowing him and his family.

  4. Janet Haroian said:

    Der Khoren and Yeretzgeen Berjouhie; How exciting to ready the news of your newest parish assignment. All of us at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Granite City wish you the best in health, in service to the church, and the San Fancisco Armenian community!

  5. Alfred J. Wilson said:

    Father Habeshian: So wonderful to catch up with you again after so many years from Emerson School in Granite City. Please tell me about your children, Marral??? and Vaha.

    Alfred Wilson, Principal of Emerson School