CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On Friday, May 11, Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston will welcome Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, to Celebrate with Rev. Mampre A. Kouzouian the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
Under the auspices of Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), this “Celebration of a Life of Service” will begin with the Hrashapar Service at 6 p.m., in the sanctuary, to Welcome the catholicos. All are invited to attend.
The 60th anniversary celebration banquet will follow at 7:15 p.m. in the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall.
Advance reservations will be required for the banquet. Further details will be announced.
Funds raised will support the children at the Muratsan Chemotherapy Clinic of Yerevan State Medical University and homeless individuals and families in the Echmiadzin area, under the auspices of the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin and at the request of Kouzouian.
“This is indeed an historic event for our parish — honored to have the Catholicos of All Armenians in our presence and honored to have the opportunity to witness ‘A Life of Service’ as we celebrate our former pastor’s 60 years of faithful, dedicated service to the Armenian Church and her people,” said Rev. Vasken A. Kouzouian, pastor of Holy Trinity Church.
A committee under the leadership of Rev. Vasken Kouzouian and Nancy Dorian Kasarjian, chair, is planning this auspicious occasion.
The catholicos will be visiting the United States to preside over the 50th anniversary celebration of St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York City. That celebration will include a Concert of Sacred Music and historical photo exhibit on the evening of Saturday, May 5; and a Pontifical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 6 – all taking place at the Cathedral complex located at 630 Second Ave.
For information on St. Vartan Cathedral’s 50th anniversary celebration, log onto the website of the Eastern Diocese, www.armenianchurch.us.