By Aram Arkun
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Armenian-American lawyer and political activist Anthony Barsamian is heavily involved in the life of the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators here. He and his wife Nancy were among its founders, and Anthony at present is a member of its Parish Council.
“I grew up in the Armenian Church and with the church community,” he said.
He was involved with the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), and before going to law school, he went to work at the Department of Youth Ministry at the Diocese in New York while interning for a congressman in Washington, DC.
Barsamian said, “I came up to New York to do work there on weekends, and shuttled back and forth between Washington and New York. People say don’t get involved in politics and religion, but I happened to get involved in both.”