DER MYRON – Rev. Fr. Myron Sarkissian

Der-MyronRev. Father Myron or DER MYRON whose baptismal name is Hovhannes (Ohans Sarkis), was born in Beirut in 1973.

He is married to Narine Galstyan and they have two children, Gayane and Yeghia.

Father Myron’s education includes the Armenian Evangelical School in Beirut, Lebanon and “Zarehian Tebrevank” the Armenian Theological Seminary of the Great House of Cilicia in Bikfayya, Lebanon.

He was ordained Deacon in 1993 in Etchmiadzin, and graduated from the Gevorkian Theological Seminary at Etchmiadzin, Armenia in 1994. Also in 1994, he was ordained Priest in Cairo, Egypt by Archbishop Zaven Chinchinian.

Father Myron’s ministry experience is wide-spread!

– 1994-1996, Armenian community of Sudan
– 1996-2002, Armenian Cathedral of Cologne, Germany
– 2002-2005 Armenian communities of Sudan and Ethiopia

Father Myron speaks and writes Armenian, English, Arabic, German. He has published Armenian periodicals in Sudan, Ethiopia and Germany, and an archival collection book (two volumes) in Ethiopia.

In March 2007 Fr. Myron arrived Canada by the invitation of H. E. Bishop Bagrat Galstanian as Diocesan Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry department, and Parish Priest of St. Mesrob Armenian Church of Ottawa. Since November 2010 Fr. Myron was visiting Parish Priest of St. Vartan Armenian Church of Mississauga, and in July 2011 moved to Mississauga with his family.