Pastor Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian
Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Ashekian, baptismal name Zohrab, was born in Beirut in 1992. He was baptized at Forty Martyrs Armenian Church. Hayr Dajad graduated from Forty Martyrs Armenian School and went to the Seminary of the Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia in 2003. After eight years, he was ordained into the priesthood on June 17, 2012. After three more years, he received the rank of Vartabed on July 18, 2015. Hayr Dajad has had pastoral missions in various churches in Lebanon and Greece. Recently, he served as supervisor of the Catholicosate’s Treasury House and assistant to the Sacristan of St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral in Antelias, Lebanon. To further his education, he has taken courses at Haigazian University and the American Lebanese School of Language Center.
Very Rev. Dajad Ashekian celebrated his first Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.