Rev. Fr. Dr. Abraham Manuk Malkhasyan is Adjunct Professor of Theology and Religious Studies. He studied at the Sts. James Seminary of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Seminary of Gyumri, the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin, and at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages in Hyderabad, India, where he received a degree in translation and teaching. From 2004 to 2005, he was assigned to work in the Karekin I Armenological and Theological Center in Holy Etchmiadzin as an assistant to the director. Between 2005 and 2006, he taught Armenian Church music and worked as an assistant secretary to the dean of the Vaskenian Theological Seminary of Sevan. In 2006, by the order of His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, he traveled abroad to study at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He graduated in 2009, earning a master's in theology. In December 2009, he returned to Holy Etchmiadzin, where he worked in the Internet Department as an assistant-secretary and as a translator for Etchmiadzin's website. He also taught Biblical Studies at the Vaskenian Seminary.
In 2011, Fr. Malkhasyan completed the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL. On May 7, 2020, Fr. Abraham successfully defended his dissertation and received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fordham University.
Fr. Abraham is an active member of the Knights of Vartan, and of the "Phi Kappa Phi" honor society, since March 6, 2018. He is an active member of the Interfaith Council of the Campus Ministry at St. John's University, since September 1, 2022. Fr. Abraham is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Scientific Artsakh." He reviews the articles that relate to the scope of his scientific interests, presents statements on topical issues of theology in the journal and establishes partnerships with the Scientific Research Institute "Artsakh" for the benefit of the development of science in Armenia and Artsakh.