BISHOP NAREG ALEMEZIAN was born in 1962, in Beirut. After graduating the Theological Seminary of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, in Antelias, in 1981, he was ordained a celibate priest. 1981-1986, he carried on various responsibilities at the Seminary and the Catholicosate. 1986-1991, he continued his theological post-graduate studies in Vancouver-Canada, and served the parish of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church. 1991-1997, he was the parish priest of the Sts. Vartanantz Church, in New Jersey-USA. Since 1997, he is the Ecumenical Officer of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia. He was consecrated a bishop in 2002. He contributed to many periodicals and is the author of books on the Armenian Church.