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Aghan Baliozian farewelled by large crowds; Mar Diascoros represented Indian Orthodox Church

NEW ZEALAND: Crowds packed into the Armenian Apostolic Church of Holy Resurrection in Chatswood on Thursday morning for the Episcopal funeral of the late Primate of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand.

His Eminence, Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, died suddenly of a heart attack on September 22, aged 66.

Funeral service of His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian of the Armenian Orthodox Church, primate of the diocese of Australia and New Zealand was held at the Macquarie St church on Wednesday at 7pm, before Thursday’s open viewing funeral service and final consecration, which began at 10am.

The late Primate was laid to rest in a designated plot behind the Armenian Section of Macquarie Park Cemetery.

Representing Malankara Orthodox Church, Dr. Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Metropolitan of Madras diocese, Fr. Thomas Varghese(Vicar, Sydney parish) and Fr. Ferdinand Pathrose attended the funeral service.

News reported by: Sujeev Varghese