CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The late Vergin Mazmanian was a weekly fixture at Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston. At her funeral, Fr. Vasken Kouzouian delivered a eulogy in which he recalled her dedication to the church, as well as many personal stories on his interactions with her. Below is an excerpt from that eulogy:
“Those who trust in the Lord, will find new strength. They will soar high on wings of eagles.”
These words of the Prophet Isaiah explain very beautifully what happens to a person who places his or her complete trust in God. Isaiah is saying that people of faith can rise higher than their troubles because they travel with God and they can soar to heights where their troubles can no longer reach them.
Deegin Vergin had this kind of faith. Without question. Without reservation, she believed in her Lord Jesus Christ, not only when it was convenient, but every day. In the good days, and certainly in the difficult days she faced.
“Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles.”
This is the Deegin Vergin I knew. And this is the Deegin Vergin our parish knew. She was a woman whose faith would soar high.