Very Rev. Ghevont was born in 1986 in Kessab, Syria, where he received his primary education. In 1998 he was accepted into the Theological Seminary of the Holy See of the Great House of Cilicia where he successfully completed the nine-year course of theological study. He was ordained a celibate priest on June 10, 2007. In December 2010 he received the rank of Vartabed after successfully presenting his thesis, “The Saints in the Armenian Liturgical Calendar.” In May 2016 he received the rank of Dzayrakoun Vartabed after successfully presenting his thesis.
Hayr Ghevont has served in a number of positions at the Catholicosate in Antelias including:
Teacher at the Seminary
Sexton of the Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator
Director of Christian Education
General Director of the Armenian Church Sunday Schools
Pastoral adviser to the Armenian Church University Students Association.
Since October 8, 2015, Father Pentezian is the pastor of Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church in Glenview, Illinois.