Kostanian was a religious figure known as Very Rev. Fr. Zohrab Kostanian.
From this time forward, he is recognized by his baptismal name of Hrant Kostanian and is considered to be a member of the laity.
Hrant Kostanian was defrocked for willful desertion of his spiritual service.
HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II DEFROCKS VERY REV. FR. ZOHRAB KOSTANIAN
- AZG Armenian Daily #210, November 18, 2005