Pananian's cousin wrote that the family performed a "matag," or a lamb sacrifice, on October 25, 2015.
He wrote that in Armenian culture, sacrifices are done when someone escapes death. Pananian's life "was once spared," he wrote.
"I find it ironic that 5 days after this offering to God, not only did God choose to take this young man's life, but decided to make such a spectacle out of it," Kardashian wrote. "If God works in mysterious ways his way remains a mystery to me and has crushed this family as a whole."