GLENDALE—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee announced that a Requiem Mass will be held on Sunday, January 4 for ARF leader Vahan Hovanessian who passed away Sunday after a long illness.
The Mass will be held at Glendale St. Mary’s Church, 500 South Central Boulevard, immediately following regular church services. A memorial gathering will follow at the church’s Armenag Der-Bedrossian Hall.
The community is encouraged to attend.
Hovanessian will be interred at the Yerevan Pantheon on Sunday, with funeral services preceding the burial at the Komitas Chamber Orchestra Hall. A Requiem Mass will be said on Saturday evening at the St. Sarkis Church in the Nor Nork district of Yerevan.
On Tuesday, Hovanessian’s remains arrived in Yerevan from Berlin, where the ARF leader passed away while serving as Armenia’s Ambassador to Germany.