It is with deep sorrow that we convey the difficult news that our dearly beloved spiritual leader, His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand entered his eternal rest this morning, Saturday 22 September 2012 at 9.45 a.m. having suffered a heart attack.
At age 66 his Eminence succumbed to join our Lord after a long battle with illness.
The Clergy and diaconate, Diocesan Council, Church Councils of Sydney, Melbourne and Sydney West together with all other Church Committees and members of the parish are in deep mourning.
At this sorrowful time the Diocese will observe a period of mourning until Sunday 28 October and Armenian community organisations are requested to respect this period.
Expressions of condolence will be accepted in the Diocesan office from Monday to Friday evening between 7.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m.
Details of the funeral service and interment of our beloved late Primate will be announced through the Church and on Armenian Radio in due course.
Issued on Behalf of the Diocesan Council