Sunday, June 28, 2009

His Eminence Archbishop Nerses Pozapalian Enters Eternal Rest

It is with profound sorrow that the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin informs our faithful that on the morning of June 27, His Eminence Archbishop Nerses Pozapalian, entered his eternal rest. He was one of the senior members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin and a devoted servant of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church. He was 72.

Archbishop Nerses was seriously injured as a result of a robbery attack committed by an acquaintance on February 18, 2009. The attack occurred in his home on the grounds of the Mother See. He was hospitalized in a coma at the Nairi Medical Center. The Archbishop had remained under the compassionate care of the Medical Center until the time of his death. The death of the Archbishop is a great loss for the Armenian Church and her faithful.

His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Armenian Church and her clergy deeply mourn the loss of the Archbishop, offering their prayers for the repose of soul of the servant of the Armenian Church.

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