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Archbishop Torkom Manoogian Laid to Rest

On Monday, October 22, the funeral service was performed for His
Beatitude Archbishop Torkom Manoogian, of blessed memory, the late
96th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, and former Primate of the
Eastern Diocese, who passed away on October 12.

On the prior evening, the casket was carried in a procession from the
Jaffa Gate to Sts. James Armenian Cathedral, where the Divine Liturgy
was celebrated on Monday morning. The Patriarch was subsequently
interred at the Holy Savior Monastery at the Zion Gate.

Archbishop Aris Shirvanian presided over the funeral, in his capacity
as the newly elected Locum Tenens of the Armenian Patriarchate of
Jerusalem. He was elected to that position last Friday, during a
special meeting of the Patriarchate's monastic brotherhood. He will
lead the organization of a patriarchal election following the 40-day
period of mourning for Patriarch Torkom.

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, has been
in Jerusalem this week, to pay his final respects to Patriarch
Torkom. Click here ( to read Archbishop
Barsamian's reflection on the Patriarch's life and ministry.

Archbishop Torkom Manoogian was also memorialized by the New York
Times in its Sunday print edition. Click here (
to read the online obituary.

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From: Baghdasarian