St. George Armenian Apostolic Church

Our Pastor

Rev. Dn. Arman Galstyan

Dn. Arman Galstyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia on May 8, 1975. In 1989 he started serving in St. Hovhannes Church in Yerevan as an acolyte. He studied in the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin from 1991-1995. In 1996 he worked in Gandzasar Theological Center in Yerevan, Armenia where he translated a number of writings by Annania Narekadsi from classical Armenian to modern Armenian.

 

In 1997, by the invitation of His Eminence Abp. Khajag Barsamian, Dn. Arman moved to USA to continue his education in Concordia College and St. Vladimir’s Seminary. From 1997 to 2006, he served in St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in NY.  During the same period, he also worked in the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America in the departments of ACEF, ANSEF, Zohrab Center and FAR. In 2003 Archbishop Khajag Barsamian ordained him as a deacon in St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral. Dn. Arman studied in St. Nersess Armenian Seminary from 2016 to 2018 and completed a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Scarborough General Hospital in Toronto, Canada. After finishing his studies in St. Nersess, he participated in an internship program under the supervision of Rev. Fr. Diran Bohajian at St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn, NJ.

 

Dn. Arman and his wife Margarita have three children, Alexander, Emma and Michael.

 

Dn. Arman is scheduled to be ordained to the Holy Order of Priesthood on July 26 and 27, 2019.