Biography of Fr. Serovpe Alanjian

Fr. Serovpe Alanjian, Pastor
St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church

From 1976 – 1985, I received my primary elementary education at the George Mardigian School.

From 1985-1992, I received my secondary and high school degrees from Yeghishe Manoukian College.

From 1993-1994, after receiving my high school diploma, I attended BUC (Beirut University College).

Upon graduation and the receipt of the diploma, I sought a career in my field of expertise.

In 2003, I immigrated to the United States to establish permanent residence.

In 2004, I met my spouse Arusyak Balikyan to whom I married by the grace of God.

On November 27, 2008, we were graced by God with our first-born child, Krikor Hovsep Alanjian and in January II, 20 II our daughter Natalie Mary was born.

I have served in the Armenian Apostolic Church since my childhood days in Lebanon.

From 2003-2007, I served at St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Pasadena.

In January 2008, I was ordained as a Deacon at St. Sarkis Armenian Church in East Los Angeles by His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church.

From then on, 2008-2013, I served at the St. Leon Cathedral Parish in Burbank and at the Armenian Church ofVentura County, Santa Barbara and San Louise Obispo as Deacon-in-Charge.

I began to follow the Stewardship Program of the Western Diocese and expressed interest in becoming a Priesthood-Candidate. I attended special training seminars and participated in religious courses and lectures.

From 20I0-2013, I attended St. John’s Seminary and graduated with a Master of Pastoral Theology degree.

On October 7, 2014, I was ordained into the Sacred Order of the Priesthood, by His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral.

Shortly after my ordination, from 2014-2016, I was assigned as a parish priest in Ventura County.

From 2016 to 2020, I served as Parish Priest of St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Santa Clarita.

Starting March, 2020 I became the Parish Priest of St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church in Costa Mesa

Spoken Languages: Armenian, English, French and Arabic.

Rev. Fr. Serovpe Alanjian

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