The St. Nersess Alumni Association is mourning the death of Dn. Bedros Hovsep Sarkissian, who was a 1978 alumnus of St. Nersess Seminary.
In 1974, Archbishop Torkom Manoogian, of blessed memory, then Primate of the Eastern Diocese in New York, invited and brought Bedros to the United States. He studied at and graduated from St. Nersess and St. Vladimir’s Seminaries with a Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv). That same year, Archbishop Manoogian sent him to Etchmiadzin in Armenia, where he lectured at Kevorkian Seminary for a year. He returned to the New York area and was a lifelong servant of the Armenian Church.