11 deacons of the Mother See were ordained priests with the blessing of the Catholicos of All Armenians


They studied at the Gevorgyan Theological Seminary, then served until the determination to choose the spiritual path became stronger. Five out of 11 chose the path of celibate priesthood. After ordination, six deacons will serve as a married priest in the church. The newly ordained priests will spend a forty-day period of preparation and prayer in Holy Etchmiatsin, following which they will be called to serve in various structures and dioceses of the Armenian Church.