Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan (Baptismal name Kamo) was born on March 21, 1962, in Tsovatex village, Martuni region, NKR. His Preliminary education took place in the local school till the 8th grade, and then he continued his education in the secondary school of Sumgait.
In 1980 he got admitted to the Spiritual Academy of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. He then Served in the Soviet army from 1981-1983. After Discharge from the army, he continued his education in the Academy and completed it in 1987.
On the day of St. Stepanos, he was ordained deacon by the Archbishop Husik Santuryan and began to serve in the museum adjacent to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
On May 22, 1988, on the Day of the Pentecost he was ordained celibate priest by the Archbishop Husik Santuryan and was given the spiritual name of Vrtanes by His Holiness Vazgen I. After the ordination he continued his work in the museum and simultaneously carried out spiritual service in Meghri on weekends.
He has been in Artsakh on a religious mission for many times since June of 1989. Since the reopening of the Artsakh diocese he willingly and with the blessing of His Holiness Vazgen I left for Artsakh and assumed the position of the abbot of the Amaras monastery.
From 1993-1996 he was the deputy head of the Artsakh diocese.
From 1996-1997 he was the abbot of the St. Hripsime monastery.
From 1997-1999 he was the spiritual leader of the army and the religious adviser of the ARM Defense Minister.
From 1999-2001 he again assumed the position of abbot in the St. Hripsime monastery.
From 2001-2006 he was the religious leader of the Tavush region.
From 2006-2007 he was the deputy head of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhichevan.
Since 2007 he has been the spiritual leader of the Defense Ministry.
On October 25, 2008, he was ordained Bishop by His Holiness Garegin II.