In Memoriam


His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils received with deep sorrow the news of the passing of Mr. Hratch Keshishian (1960-2023), brother of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, who passed away on Saturday, July 15, in New Jersey. The wake was held on Tuesday, July 18, and the funeral service on Wednesday, July 19, at Sts. Vartanantz Church (Ridgefield, New Jersey), followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery (New Jersey).   

Archbishop Anoushavan and the Religious and Executive Councils express their heartfelt condolences to His Holiness Catholicos Aram I for this irreparable loss, as well as to the wife of the late Hratch Keshishian, Mrs. Dzovig Mahseredjian-Keshishian, and their daughter Naira, and all members of the Keshishian family.  

May All-Merciful God illuminate the soul of the deceased and grant consolation to His Holiness and their family.