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Fr. Ruben Zargaryan

Born on 5 December, 1979, in Hrazdan (Kotayq region)

From 1986 to 1993, he studied at the secondary school № 11 of Hrazdan.

From 1993 to 1996, he continued his secondary education in Aratashen village school (Armavir region).

From 1996 to 2001, he studied at Vazkenian Theological Seminary in Sevan.

From 2001 to 2002, he continued his studies at Gevorkian Theological Seminary at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

On 25 December 2001, on the Feast of St. Stephen the Protomartyr, he was ordained as a deacon by His Grace Bishop Mikael Ajapahyan, in St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Yerevan.

From 1 July 2001, he started working as a secretary at the Department of Information Services of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.  From 1 December of the same year, he started to work at the “Karekin I” Centre of Theology and Armenology of Mother See.

From 2004 to 2006, he served as a spiritual servant in the RA Armed Forces.

On 3 February 2004, on the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and his Companions, he was ordained as a celibate priest by His Grace Bishop Mikael Ajapahyan, in the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin.

From 2006 to 2009, he studies masters in the Faculty of Biblical Theology, at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

From 2010 to 2011, he studied at the Yerevan School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe.

From 2009 to 2011, he worked as a Director of Bible Studies Unit at the Publishing Department of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

Since 1 January 2011, he has been serving as a Lead spiritual servant of the RA Penitentiary and Probation Service in the RA prisons.

In 2015, he defended his master’s thesis on “Jesus in the Gospel of Mark” and received the rank of Archimandrite (Vardapet).

From 2011 to 2018, was the host of the “Sixth day” TV program on Shoghakat TV.

Since 2018, hosts “Synoptic Gospels” spiritual program on Shoghakat TV.

He lectures “Introduction to the New Testament” at Vazkenian Theological Seminary in Sevan, and “Commentary of the New Testament” at Gevorkian Theological Seminary in Holy Etchmiadzin.

He is an author of a number of Bible studies and articles.