Reverend Father Myron Sarkissian, Diocesan Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry department, and Parish Priest of St. Mesrob Armenian Church of Ottawa, and visiting pastor of St. Vartan Armenian Parish of Mississauga. Father Myron, whose baptismal name is Hovhannes, was born in Beirut in 1973.
He is married to Narine Galstyan and they have two children, Gayane and Yeghia.
Father Myron’s education includes the Armenian Evangelical School in Beirut, Lebanon and “Zarehian Tebrevank” the Armenian Theological Seminary of the Great House of Cilicia in Bikfayya, Lebanon.
He was ordained Deacon in 1993 in Etchmiadzin, and graduated from the Gevorkian Theological Seminary at Etchmiadzin, Armenia in 1994. Also in 1994, he was ordained Priest in Cairo, Egypt by Archbishop Zaven Chinchinian.
Father Myron’s ministry experience is wide-spread!
- 1994-1996, Armenian community of Sudan
- 1996-2002, Armenian Cathedral of Cologne, Germany
- 2002-2005 Armenian communities of Sudan and Ethiopia
Father Myron speaks and writes Armenian, English, Arabic, German. He has published Armenian periodicals in Sudan, Ethiopia and Germany, and an archival collection book (two volumes) in Ethiopia.
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