Rev. Dr. Diradur Sardaryan2020-08-03T12:32:14+02:00
Rev. Dr. Diradur Sardaryan

GAccording to the blessing and decree of then Primate HE Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian, Rev. Dr. Diradur Sardaryan appointed parish priest of the Armenian parishes in Baden-Württemberg on September 15, 2007.

pastor dr. Diradur Sardaryan, given the baptismal name Levon, was born in Yerevan (Armenia) in 1980.

He studied at the Faculty of Theology at St. Klement von Ohrid” University in Sofia / Bulgaria and did his doctorate at the Institute for Orthodox Theology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. The topic of his dissertation was “Bioethics in Ecumenical Perspective. Official Statements of the Christian Church in Germany on Bioethical Questions about the Beginning of Human Life in Dialogue with Orthodox Theology”.

He began his ministry in the Armenian Apostolic Church in 1992 at the Surb Sarkis Cathedral in Yerevan. From 1993 he served in the Armenian “St. Theotokos Church in Sofia. From 2003 he served as a deacon in the Armenian congregations in Munich and Nuremberg. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Orthodox Theology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

In April 2007 he traveled to the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople to prepare for priestly ordination. On August 4, 2007, on the Feast of the 200 Church Fathers of the Holy Council of Ephesus, Deacon Levon was ordained a priest by HE Archbishop Mesrop Mutafian, then the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, and received the religious name Diradur.

Pastor Diradur is married and has two sons.

GAccording to the blessing and decree of then Primate HE Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian, Rev. Dr. Diradur Sardaryan appointed parish priest of the Armenian parishes in Baden-Württemberg on September 15, 2007.

pastor dr. Diradur Sardaryan, given the baptismal name Levon, was born in Yerevan (Armenia) in 1980.

He studied at the Faculty of Theology at St. Klement von Ohrid” University in Sofia / Bulgaria and did his doctorate at the Institute for Orthodox Theology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. The topic of his dissertation was “Bioethics in Ecumenical Perspective. Official Statements of the Christian Church in Germany on Bioethical Questions about the Beginning of Human Life in Dialogue with Orthodox Theology”.

He began his ministry in the Armenian Apostolic Church in 1992 at the Surb Sarkis Cathedral in Yerevan. From 1993 he served in the Armenian “St. Theotokos Church in Sofia. From 2003 he served as a deacon in the Armenian congregations in Munich and Nuremberg. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Orthodox Theology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

In April 2007 he traveled to the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople to prepare for priestly ordination. On August 4, 2007, on the Feast of the 200 Church Fathers of the Holy Council of Ephesus, Deacon Levon was ordained a priest by HE Archbishop Mesrop Mutafian, then the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, and received the religious name Diradur.

Pastor Diradur is married and has two sons.

“For me, the Armenian Apostolic Church is home, a place to encounter God and his creation. It has shaped our culture in many ways for thousands of years and makes us part of a great worldwide community of brothers and sisters of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Rev. Dr. Diradur Sardaryan

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SOME PUBLICATIONS

– Sardaryan, D., Bioethics in Ecumenical Perspective. Official statements of the Christian churches in Germany on bioethical questions about the beginning of human life in dialogue with orthodox theology, Berlin, 2008.

- Sardaryan, L., Reconciled diversity in reproductive medicine? The official statements of the churches in Germany on questions of reproductive medicine from an orthodox point of view, in: Orthodox Forum, 20 (2006) Issue 1, S 63 - 83.

– Sardaryan, D., Euthanasia from the Perspective of Orthodox Theology, in: Journal of Medical Ethics, 54 (2008) Issue 2, pp. 180-188.

– Sardaryan, D., The Russian Orthodox Church's Understanding of Human Rights. An analysis, in: Munich Theological Journal, 59 (2008) Issue 2, pp. 158-172.

- Sardaryan. D., The Mystery of Baptism in the Armenian Apostolic Church. An Ecumenical Path to One Another from an Armenian Perspective, in: Orthodox Forum, 25 (2011), Issue 1/2, S 153-164.

– Winkler, G., Sardaryan, D., The Mystery of the Holy Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Armenian text and German translation, St. Etchmiadzin, 2012.

– Sardaryan, D., Surb Patarag – The Holy Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church. An Introduction, Lit Verlag, 2017

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