National Funeral of Benefactor Mr. Vahan Chamlian

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, the funeral service for Mr. Vahan Chamlian was held at Holy Trinity Mother Church in Fresno, a “Prince of Cilicia” recipient, philanthropist in Armenia, Artsakh and Diaspora, faithful son of the Holy See of Cilicia, supporter of the Western Prelacy, and the most ardent defender and pioneer of the Armenian school and the founding main benefactor of Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School.

Due to unforeseen matters, H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, was not able to preside over the funeral service. On behalf of the Prelate, H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian presided over the funeral service. In attendance were H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian and venerable fathers.

During the service, a condolence letter addressed by H.H. Aram I., Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, as well as the condolence remarks of H.G. Bishop Donoyan, Prelate, and H.E. Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy were delivered to the grieving family.

The service was attended by Chair of the Executive Council Mr. Vahe Hovaguimian and his wife, Prelacy Council member and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Fresno Mr. Berj Apkarian, a special delegation from the Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School, headed by the Principal, Dr. Talin Kargodorian, representatives of community organizations and the faithful of Holy Trinity Mother Church of Fresno.

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