Requiem for Bishop Norayr Ashekian to be Held in Prelacy Churches

As previously reported, on Friday, July 21st, 2017, Bishop Norayr Ashekian, a senior member of the Holy See of Cilicia Brotherhood, entered eternal rest.

On Monday, July 24th, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, surrounded by Brotherhood members, conducted the rite of Extreme Unction during Funeral Mass at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. In his eulogy, His Holiness lauded Bishop Norayr’s four decades of selfless, devoted, faithful, and humble service. Interment followed at the Holy See Brotherhood mausoleum on the Catholicosate grounds. 

By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, July 23rd, the Feast of Transfiguration, “Der Voghormya” prayer in memory of Bishop Norayr was offered in all Prelacy Churches given that requiem service is not held on major feast days. Requiem for the repose of Bishop Norayr’s soul will be offered in all Prelacy Churches on Sunday, July 30.

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