Rev. Fr. Vasken Kouzouian, Pastor
As the pastor of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston I warmly welcome you to our parish website. Our parish dates back to the 1880’s when Armenians began immigrating to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Today, 130 years later, we are about to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at our current location on Brattle Street in Cambridge, one of the most historic streets in America. We invite you to join in our celebration.
Our parish is comprised of more than 600 individuals and families of various ages and diverse backgrounds. Our parishioners, proud of their heritage, endeavor to live as faithful members of the Armenian Church and heritage.
Visitors are always welcome at Holy Trinity. Please feel free to visit Holy Trinity and worship with us on any given Sunday. You will discover a welcoming parish family, an ancient yet vibrant Armenian Christian faith, first class religious education and youth programming, a Women’s Guild, and Men’s Club, a program for seniors, and God-willing even the spiritual home for you and your family. I look forward to welcoming you and your family,
Fr. Vasken Kouzouian, Pastor
Rev. Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian was born in 1964, in Glen Ridge NJ.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University in 1986. His theological studies began with a two year period of study in the Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia, from 1988-1990, as a guest of H.H. Vasken I, Catholicos of All Armenians.
In 1994, upon graduation from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary and St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, Fr. Vasken received the degree of Master of Divinity.
Fr. Vasken is married to Yeretzgin Arpi (Musluyan) of Toronto, Canada. Together they have a daughter, Alina Kouzouian.
On October 30, 1994, Fr. Vasken was ordained to the priesthood by the Diocesan Primate, His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, at the Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge MA.
Soon after his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. Vasken was assigned pastor at St. Mark Armenian Church of Springfield MA, where he served from 1995 to 1999. In February 1999, he began serving as the director of the Diocesan Department of Youth Ministry.
In January 2002, he was assigned pastor of Holy Trinity Church. Yeretzgin Arpi Kouzouian became the Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry upon Fr. Vasken’s return to parish life. She currently serves Director of Youth Ministries for our parish.
Der Vasken with his daughter Alina (left) and Yn. Arpi (right) at his 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2019.