The Life of Haig Y Yardumian Rev.

Pioneer of the Armenian Evangelical Church of Philadelphia

Rev. Haig Yeghia Yardumian was born in Marsovan, Turkey, and grew up in the village of Injirli. He graduated from Anatolia College and was ordained in 1888 for ministry in Yozghat. Upon his arrival to Philadelphia on July 18, 1907, the congregation was named the Armenian Evangelical Church of Philadelphia. Services were held in the Central Congregational Church at 18th and Green Streets, and later in the gymnasium at the rear of the historic Holy Trinity Church on Rittenhouse Square. During WWI, Rev. Yardumian focused his ministry on relief and rehabilitation and became the Field Secretary of the Philadelphia Committee of the Near East Relief in 1917.

Rev. Haig Yeghia Yardumian died August 24, 1933.


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