Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan

Diocesan Primate Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan Injured in Auto Accident, Condition Stable

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America announced that the Primate, Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan, was seriously injured in an automobile accident in the morning hours of Saturday, July 16.

He is currently in stable condition and under medical supervision at a hospital in Albany, NY. Fr. Mesrop’s injuries are not life-threatening; however, he has sustained damage to his hip and both ankles. He underwent his first surgery on Saturday, with further surgeries planned for the coming week.

Early Saturday morning, Fr. Parsamyan was traveling to St. Vartan Camp on the New York State Thruway, when short of the camp exit his car swerved off the highway. No other car was involved. He was rushed to Albany Medical Center.

The Diocese has been in communication with the Catholicos of All Armenians and Grand Sacristan of the Mother See.

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