In Memoriam


His Holiness Catholicos Aram I and the Brotherhood of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia announced the sad news of the passing of Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian on Friday, January 20, in Los Angeles. Archbishop Yeprem, one of the most senior members of the Brotherhood, was the second Prelate of the Western U.S. Prelacy (1977-1985) and the author of various religious works and translations. 

Special requiem services were held at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in the monastery of Antelias and all Western Prelacy churches on Sunday, January 22. 

The last rites will be administered on Wednesday, February 1, followed by the burial on Thursday, February 2, in Los Angeles.