In Honor of the Solemnity of Pentecost, on Sunday the 27th of May, 2007 at 10:00 am Holy Mass was held in the St. Gregory the Illuminator-St. Elie Church in Beirut during which brother Raffi Hovhannessian from the Eparchy of Beirut and candidate of priesthood, received the order of sub-deacon by the hand of His Excellency Hovhannes Msgr. Teyrouzian, the
Eparchy Assistant Bishop.
In his sermon, His Excellency Msgr. Teyrouzian emphasized on the role of the deacon as a servant to the church and to humanity.
After the Holy Mass, the believers moved to the church hall where brother Raffi Hovhannesian received greetings along with His Excellency and Father Kevork Asadourian.
Raffi Hovhannesian is a former seminarian of the St. Michael seminary of Convent of Bzommar. He has received his higher education in philosophy and theology in Rome and Lebanon.