Dr. Kevork Kherlopian Dies


GLENDALE, Calif. — Dr. Kevork Kherlopian, an Armenologist, died here on January 31 after a long illness.He was 82.

Kherlopian was born on August 19, 1927 in Aleppo. His father, Tigran Kherlopian, was an Armenologist, who founded the Department of Armenian Studies at Haykazian University in Beirut.

Kevork Kherlopian received his education at the Emmanuel Armenian School in Aleppo, then at Aleppo College, after which he studied at the Department of Armenian Language, Psychology and Logic of Yerevan State University. He earned a degree in the history of Armenian philosophy, then a doctorate in the field. From 1965 to1985 he studied the history of Armenian theology under the guidance of the Catholicos of All Armenians Vazken I. He received a doctorate in theology too.

He wrote a number of monograms, including “The World View of Anania Shirakatsy,” “The Humanism of Grigor Narekatsy,” “Problems of Complex Upbringing at School,” “Social and Psychological Problems of University Upbringing” and “The Modern Notions of Upbringing.” He was the author of 20 brochures and about 200 research papers on Armenological and religious issues.

Among the awards he had received were the St. Sahak and St. Mesrop Order conferred by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin I, a silver medal from Yerevan State University and the Mkhitar Sebastiatsi Medal of the Mekhitarist Congregation of Venice.

His survivors include one brother, Norair Kherlopian, of Belmont, Mass.

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