By Seta. A. Buchter
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian, pastor of Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston and Parish Council of Holy Trinity Armenian Church announce that Nancy Kasarjian and Carol Krikorian will be honored on Sunday, October 28, as “Parishioners of the Year,” at the 57th Anniversary Celebration of the Consecration of Holy Trinity Church on Brattle Street. Both Nancy and Carol will be retiring after 30 years each of dedicated service to the Holy Trinity parish. The afternoon’s program and catered Reception will be held following Church Services, in the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall of the church complex at 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge.
The morning will begin with the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian who will offer special prayers for the departed souls of the faithful who worked and built Holy Trinity Armenian Church at its present site in Cambridge.
“This time around, saying ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t convey enough,” states Kouzouian. “How do you thank two people who individually and collectively have shown limitless devotion to their church, so much so, that their home lives and their professional lives, have blended into one over time? The Holy Trinity Armenian Church has been blessed for 30 years by the dedication of Nancy Kasarjian and Carol Krikorian. These two selfless parishioners have been integral and key members of our church staff. Their footprints can be found in all corners of parish life. Both Nancy and Carol are among the most unwavering fibers of parish life here in Cambridge. We, as a parish, have benefitted from their work-ethnic, sense of duty, and caring hearts since the late 1980’s. They have led by their professional example and moved our church office forward with Faith, Hope, and Love as their guiding beacon. On their retirement from our office staff, our parish will place upon them an honor long over-due, that of ‘Parishioners of the Year.’ Bestowing this honor upon them together is most befitting — as it was together that they accomplished so much over the years. Side-by-side they worked together, they innovated, they created and they shaped the Holy Trinity office into a place that made us all proud to call our own. I look forward to all our parishioners and friends joining us on Sunday, October 28, for a befitting reception in their honor. I hope you join me in thanking them for their devotion to all of us as a parish.”
Almost 29 years ago, Kasarjian assumed the role of executive director which was a newly created position by the Parish Council. At the time, the Parish Council needed someone to assist with property management, church rentals, maintenance and managing the growing office staff in addition to the many church events such as banquets, bazaars, festivals, receptions and other special occasions. She had just completed six years on the Parish Council, including three years as chairman. The move to executive director seemed like a natural progression. During her almost three decades in the position, Kasarjian has provided guidance, support, encouragement, and mentoring as she tirelessly carried out her parish responsibilities.