Pastor publishes book on travel, experiences

Rev. Father Untzag Nalbandian, of the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, is publishing his first book, Fate Faith Fun.

Nalbandian is having a book presentation and signing, Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 1460 Huntington Turnpike in Trumbull.

Rev. Fr. Untzag Nalbandian, who has served as pastor of Holy Ascension for the past thirty years said, “I wanted to celebrate my Thirty-fifth Year of Ordination with the publication of this book. The writing was a fifteen month journey, but the topics were flourishing in my mind for the past forty years. My resolve deepened and this book was born.”

Fate Faith Fun is not a research book or collection of sermons. It is a reflection of Fr. Nalbandian's life journey and experiences in different parts of the world at different times of his life. The first 127 vignettes are in English and the final 18, Armenian.

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America will preside at the Oct. 4 book presentation and commemoration of Rev. Nalbandian's Thirty-fifth Anniversary of Ordination. All are invited to the reception in the church hall following the book presentation. To attend, please RSVP to Sonia Trapasso: 203-916-7156; e-mail at

Books may be purchased both on the day of the event and after for $30. Checks should be made payable to: Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, and mailed to 1460 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611. To order copies, please contact Dorothy Bengoian: 203-255-5506; or Joan Sadyan: 917-270-2104. The entire proceeds from the sale of the first 300 books will go to the treasury of the Armenian Church of the Holy Ascension, Trumbull.