By Seta. A. Buchter
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The pastor and Parish Council of Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston are pleased to announce that Aram Hintlian, a longtime devoted and dedicated member of the Holy Trinity parish, will be honored as “Parishioner of the Year” at the Church’s 56th Anniversary Banquet to be held on Sunday, October 22, following Church Services, in the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall of the church complex at 145 Brattle Street.
The Very Rev. Mesrop Parsamyan, newly-appointed Director of Ministries at the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), will be the Guest Celebrant on this morning and offer the homily, with the Divine Liturgy beginning at 10:00 a.m. During the Divine Liturgy, special prayers will be offered for the departed souls of the faithful who worked and built Holy Trinity Armenian Church at its present site in Cambridge. Following Church Services, the Annual Banquet will celebrate the 56th anniversary of the consecration of Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge.
“Aram Hintlian is the type of person every parish would be honored to call a parishioner,” states Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian, Pastor of Holy Trinity Church. “Aram comes from a family that was raised around the life of the Church. His parents taught all their children by example the meaning of being a devoted member of the Armenian Church. In turn, Aram and Becky have passed on that life-long commitment to their children, as have his siblings. Aram serves his Church on every level; at all major annual events, Bazaars, Golf Tournaments, fund-raising efforts, and on both the local and Diocesan levels. So much of our parish carries the fingerprint of Aram Hintlian. We are proud to call him Holy Trinity’s 2017 Parishioner of the Year. He is a role model for all.”
Hintlian is well-known in the Armenian community for his years of service to the Armenian Church and greater community, and his steadfast devotion to his faith and heritage.
A devoted member and supporter of Holy Trinity Armenian Church for almost four decades, Hintlian has served the Church in many capacities. He was a member of the Parish Council from 1987 to 1993 and is a Diocesan Delegate (a position he has held for the past 25 years). He served as chairman of Holy Trinity’s Annual Parish Assembly in 2003 and 2004, and then again from 2007 to 2017. He chaired the Trinity Christmas Bazaar from 1990 to 1992, and has been running the “Country Store” booth at the Bazaar since 1981. An active member of the Trinity Men’s Union, he served as chairman from 1995 to 2004. Since 2005, he has been co-chairman of the annual Holy Trinity Gregory Hintlian Memorial Golf Tournament, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Holy Trinity Trust Fund, where he serves as treasurer.