Fr. Garegin was born in Armenia in 1986. He was admitted to Gevorkian Theological Seminary (Holy Etchmiadzin) in 2002 and graduated in 2008 with distinction, obtaining BA and MA degrees in Theology. In 2006, he was ordained to the diaconate. Three years later Fr. Garegin was ordained a priest and became a member of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin. From 2009-10, Fr. Garegin was the head of the Department of Church and State Relations of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 2010, he travelled to the UK to pursue further academic studies at the University of Sheffield and for two years resided at the College of the Resurrection (Mirfield). In 2011, Fr. Garegin was offered a PhD program at Sheffield, which he did in combination with Hebrew studies at Oxford University. While working on his research at Oxford, Fr. Garegin gave lectures and tutored in various colleges of the University as well as at the Oriental Institute. In 2010, Fr. Garegin was appointed as a visiting pastor of Birmingham and Oxford mission parishes as well as Holy Trinity Armenian Church parish in Manchester. For one year (2013-14) Fr. Garegin was the visiting pastor St. Yeghiche Church in London. Upon completion of his PhD program Fr. Garegin returned to Armenia assuming the position of Deputy-Head of the Department of Christian Education of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 2015, Fr. Garegin Hambardzumyan was appointed Principal (Dean) of Gevorkian Theological Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin.