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Oshagan Gulgulian (Father)

Father Oshagan GulgulianBorn in Beirut, Lebanon, Fr. Gulgulian received his early education at the Vahan Tekeyan School in Beirut and studied at the Theological Seminary of the Great House of Cilicia and later the Theological Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin, graduating in 1986. 

On February 22, 1987, he was ordained into the Holy Order of the Priesthood in Etchmiadzin by Archbishop Vazken Keshishian, then Primate of the Canadian Diocese.  In 1988, he received the rank of Vartabed in the Monastery of Oshagan after presenting his thesis on The Catholicate of Aghtamar.  In 1989, Fr. Gulgulian continued his education in Geneva, Switzerland and at Columbia University in New York City.  In April of 2003, he received a Master of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Religious Teaching Certificate from the Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana.

Fr. Gulgulian has served as a parish priest in the Canadian Diocese of the Armenian Church and the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) prior to his appointment as the Pastor of Holy Nazareth Armenian Church in Calcultta, India in 2003.  During 2005-2009, Fr. Gulgulian was appointed Manager of the Armenian Philanthropic Academy, in addition to his assignment as Pastor of all the Armenian Churches in India. 

The Very Rev. Fr. Oshagan Gulgulian performed his first Divine Liturgy as the new Pastor of St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (USA) on 28 June 2009. 

Father Oshagan Gulgulian in Azad-Hye:

The new manager of ACPA faces administrative challenges

Advancing the rugby ball, Armenian style

Catholicos Karekin II re-consecrates the St. Mary Armenian Church of Chennai

Historical tours of Armenian locations in India

Feast of Vardanants at the ACPA

Traditional pilgrimage to Saint John the Baptist Armenian Church of Chinsurah

Annual Sport's Day

Kolkata Armenians celebrate Christmas

The Feast of the Translators at the Armenian College

Independence Day celebration in Kolkata

The Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Kolkata

Armenian College team rugby champion 2007

Consecration of Saidabad Saint Mary’s Armenian Church

Pontifical visit to St. John the Baptist Church of Chinsurah

Karekin II meets with Chief Minister of West Bengal (India)

Karekin II Consecrates Holy Trinity Church in Tangra

Karekin II Visits Holy Church of Nazareth in Calcutta

Karekin II Visits Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Calcutta

Six Armenian children from Iraq arrive in Calcutta

Annual pilgrimage to Saint John Armenian Church in Chinsurah

Literary-artistic event in Kolkata

Translators' Day at the Armenian College & Philanthropic Academy in Kolkata, India

Teacher's Day at the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy (ACPA) in Kolkata

New school year in the Armenian College in Kolkata

Iranian Armenian students in Kolkata visit their families

The Indian Armenian Community observes the 91st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Founders Day celebration in Calcutta (Kolkata)

Concert by “Nazareth” Choir of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy in Calcutta, India

Split in Calcutta community continues

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