After much anticipation, on Tuesday 14 December, Reverend Father Avetis Hambardzumyan made his safe passage to Sydney with his wife, Yeretsgin Hasmik and 10 month old son, Sargis. They were warmly welcomed at the airport by Church Councillors.
Following their arrival, the Reverend Father with his family made their way to the Church of Holy Resurrection to be received by the Primate, His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian.
Father Avetis has been appointed to serve in the parish of Sydney by His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
The Reverend Father will celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sunday 19 December.