On Sunday the 11th of January 2009 at 10:30 am, the parish priest of Our Lady of Annunciation church, father Vartan Kazandjian celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the presence of His Excellency Msgr. Vartan Ashkarian after which a memorial service was held for the soul of Antranig Ashkarian.
Antranig Ashkarian the eldest of Kevork and Zarouhi and the brother of Avedis, Alis and Vartan was born in 1929 in the Kheder Beg village of Musa Dagh. Antranig Ashkarian has four sons and has been living in the United States over the last thirty years. He died on Thursday the 8th of January 2009, after suffering from a long term heart disease.
After the memorial service, His Excellency Msgr. Ashkarian and the relatives of the deceased received condolences in the Patriarchate Hall till 7:00 pm. Condolences will also be received on Monday the 12th of January in Bourj Hamoud, in the home of the deceased’s brother, Avedis Ashkarian.
The secretariat of the official website of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate express its condolences to His Excellency Msgr. Ashkarian and to the relatives of Antranig Ashkarian, praying that God will receive the his soul in the Kingdom of Heaven.