Manuel Manukyan, father of the Primate of the Diocese of UK Bishop Hovakim, passed away in Armenia on 15 June 2017 at the age of 65 due to complications following heart surgery. May his soul rest in peace.
Մահացած է Մանուէլ Մանուկեանը
Arevelk.am 15 Յունիս 2017 , 10:40
Այսօր 15 յունիս 2017-ին, սրտի յետվիրահատական բարդութիւններու պատճառով իր մահկանացուն կնքած է Լիբանանի Այնճար աւանէն 1946-ի ներգաղթեալ ընտանիքի շարաւիղ, 65-ամեայ Մանուէլ Մանուկեանը:
Հանգուցեալի հոգեհանգստեան արարողութիւնը տեղի պիտի ունենայ 16 յունիսին, Էջմիածինի Սուրբ Շողակաթ եկեղեցւոյ մէջ, ժամը 19:00-ին, իսկ յուղարկաւորութիւնը 17 յունիսին, ժամը 13:00-ին, հայրենի Ոսկեհատ գիւղի գերեզմանատան մէջ:
Նշենք, որ Մանուէլ Մանուկեան ծնած է Ռուսաստանի Պառնաուլի շրջանի Պայէվօ գիւղը (1951): Անոր աքսորուած ծնողները Ծերուն եւ Աննա Մանուկեաններ 1955-ին Սիպիրէն վերադարձած են Հայաստան եւ հաստատուած ներկայիս Արմաւիրի մարզի Ոսկեհատ գիւղին մէջ:
Ուսանած է Ոսկեհատի միջնակարգ դպրոցը (1958-1968 ), որմէ ետք ուսումը շրունակած է Երեւանի «Խաչատուր Աբովեան»ի մանկավարժական հիմնարկի, պատմութեան բաժինը (1969-1973): Ուսումը աւարտելէն ետք ծառայած է Խորհրդային Բանակին մէջ: Մինչեւ հանգիստի կոչուիլը, երկար տարիներ եղած է մանկավարժ՝ աշխատելով տարբեր շրջաններու մէջ: 1992-2012–ին եղած է Ոսկեհատի միջնկարգ դպրոցի տնօրէն: Զբաղուած է հասարակական եւ ազգային գործունէութեամբ:
Ունի երկու դուստր, մէկ զաւակ, երեք թոռներ: Եղած է կենսուրախ ու հիւմորով լեցուն անձ, կեանքի վերջին շրջանին զբաղուած էր գիւղատնտեսութեամբ:
Նշենք, որ հանգուցեալը հայրն է Հայաստանեայց Առաքելական եկեղեցւոյ Մեծն Բրիտանիոյ թեմի առաջնորդ Տ. Յովակիմ եպս. Մանուկեանին:
Parish Annual Assembly Meeting
Today, 26th February2017, after Great Lent (Բուն Բարեկենդան) Badarak, St Yeghiche Parish held its 2016 Annual Assembly Meeting presided by His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan. The Parish Council presented its annual report detailing the activities undertaken and financial report for the year 2016 as well as the Budget for 2017. Parish members present read the report and were fully satisfied with Parish Councils transparent presentation and accounts.
At the end of the meeting HG Bishop Hovakim Manukyan thanked the members present and congratulated St Yeghiche Parish Council for their active work and their readiness to assist in the church life of their Parish and the Primacy of United Kingdom.
The meeting was closed with a prayer and blessing by HG Bishop Hovakim Manukyan.
For complete Parish Activity report click on the link below
Mr. Varoojan Krikor Khachikian
The Istepanian family in London and the Khachikian family in Basra and Toronto request for the church and congregation prayers on the 40th day memorial (Hokehankist) for the soul of the late ‘Mr. Varoojan Krikor Khachikian’ who departed this world on Saturday 21st January 2017 in Basra, Iraq.
The Father of Helen, Arakel, Anna and Nina, beloved husband of Alice Gulamerian and brother to Victoria, Vergen, Zvart, Murad, Jerayr and the late Aram Khachikian.
Mr Varoojan was one of the leading, well known and beloved Armenian figures in Basra and Iraq.
For more than five decades he worked diligently for the welfare of the Armenian Community and for the Armenian Church in Basra. His work and memory will always be remembered by his family and friends all around the world.
There will be a 40th day Hokehankist at St. Yeghiche Armenian Church on the 26th February 2017 followed by lunch at 2pm in Navasartian Centre 223 Northfields Avenue, London, W13 9QU.
May God Bless his soul and his beloved family.
The Istepanian and Khachikian families (London, Toronto and Basra)
Nelly Hovsepian’s Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday 13th December at 11:00am, at Greenford Park Cemetery Chapel: Windmill Lane, Greenford, UB6 9DU, followed by Interment. Reception will follow at Navasartian Centre: 223 Northfields Avenue, London W13 9QU.
Any donations in lieu of flowers would be gratefully received by:
1) Armenian Relief Society of GB, C/o Mrs Janet Martirosian, 19 Somervell Road, Harrow HA2 8TY.
2) St. Yeghiché Armenian Church, 13b Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3BB.
Nelly Hovsepian (Aftandilian) was born in Tabriz-Iran on 15th March 1928. She was the only child of Ashot and Siran Aftandilian. Her father Ashot Aftandilian, was privileged to have studied at Gevorkian Jemaran in Edjmiatzin-Armenia, during 1909 to 1912, where his music tutor and choirmaster was Komitas Vartapet. Her mother Siran Shahgaldian, was a University Graduate from Tibilisi-Georgia.
When Nelly was 13, the family moved from Tabriz to Tehran. There, she began taking English lessons from a private tutor, as well as taking an English Correspondence Course from Cambridge, UK, which resulted in her gaining a Proficiency Diploma in English Language and Literature. Afterwards she studied a two year Teacher’s Training Course at the British Institute in Tehran. This proved to be a life changing experience for Nelly, as she met her future husband Hovsep Hovsepian during this course.
After graduating, in 1949 she attained a job at the American Embassy, as a secretary and payroll officer. She was very proud that she could speak fluently, read and write five languages: Armenian, Persian, English, Russian and Turkish.
Nelly married Hovsep in 1951, while he was working at the British Embassy as Interpreter and Adviser. In 1952 he resigned from the British Embassy and obtained a higher position at the American Embassy, which later led to be the Senior Adviser to the Defence Attaché. In 1954 the couple had their first daughter Yolanda and in 1958 their second daughter Jacqueline was born. When Jacqueline started going to school, Nelly got a job as an English teacher at the same school.
In 1976 the two daughters left Iran and came to London to study. In 1978 the Revolution had already started in Iran and Hovsep having already retired in February that year, Nelly, Hovsep, Siran and Ashot left Iran for good and moved to London permanently, on a residence permit. The family was reunited.
They had a very active life in London. Nelly got involved in many different organisations, including: Armenian Relief Society, Ararat Song & Dance Ensemble, AGBU, Armenian House Ladies Committee, Anahid Association and Hayastan All Armenian Fund. She also worked for the Armenian Community Council as their administrative secretary, for four years. She was very much loved and respected by all in the community.
Nelly lost her father in 1981 but the most tragic and shocking incident was the sudden loss of her husband on 26/12/84, during a “holiday of a lifetime” in Florida, USA.
Nelly was a strong believer and a church lover. All her life Nelly has believed in the power of prayer and whatever problems she encountered, she could overcome by praying to God. She devoted herself to her family. She lost her mother in 1994. During the last six years of her life Nelly was suffering from Dementia due to Alzheimer’s, which is one of the most debilitating diseases.
She had a very kind nature and she took pleasure in helping other people in any way she could. She is survived by her two daughters and five grandchildren, four boys and one girl. Nelly’s grandchildren were the joys of her life.
Sadly, she passed away on 2/12/16 from Aspiration Pneumonia. She will be terribly missed by her family and many relatives and friends.
Sunday, August 14, St Yeghiche Armenian Church Parish will observe the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother-of-God, which commemorates how St. Mary was taken up in body and soul, or “assumed,” into heaven. Divine Liturgy will commence at 11.00 am.
Donations in lieu of Grapes are being collected. Those wishing to offer donations please hand your donation to a member of the Parish Council or post your donations in advance to St Yeghiche Armenian Church Parish Council,13b Cranley Gardens, Kensington London, SW7 3BB, or call 0207 373 8133 . Please make cheques payable to “St Yeghiche Armenian Church Parish”.
Aram and Arthur Shishmanian and their families are sad to announce the death of:
She passed away on Friday 18 March 2016
The funeral will be held at 11.30 a.m. on
Thursday, 31 March 2016 at
Saint Yeghiche Armenian Church
Cranley Gardens, London SW7 3BB
Followed by the internment at 1:20 p.m. at
Kew Meadow Path, Townmead Road, Richmond TW9 4EN
Margaret, better known as Peggy, was born in London on 18 November 1924 to Arthur Cane, a British diplomat, and Mariam Haratounian. Her father passed away early on in her life and she was brought her up by her step-father, Yeprem Sarkissian, as his own. She is survived by two stepbrothers, Rouben and George, whom she loved dearly. Peggy married Edward Shishmanian and they had three sons – Arthur, Alfred and Aram. She lived in London, Tehran, Kuwait and the South of France which she was particularly fond of.
Peggy was a devoted to her Armenian identity and played an active role in the community including serving as Chairlady of the AGBU Ladies Committee for a number of years.
Peggy had a magnetic personality with an inimitable zest for life and was generous with her love. She was the proud grandmother of; Amanda, Edward, Kevala, Natasha, Nectar, Olivia, Philip, Sebastian and Theodore and also of her great grandchildren; Noah and Eli.
She will be sorely missed.
Floral tributes should be sent to:
Chelsea Funeral Directors, 260b Fulham Road, Chelsea SW10 9EL
by midday on Wednesday, 30 March 2016.