REV. FR. VART GYOZALYAN
Community sing on Friday evening
Rev. Fr. Vart Gyozalyan was born on October 27, 1983, in the village of Voskehat in the Armavir region of Armenia. From 1991 to 2001, he attended the Voskehat Village Secondary School, and after graduation he was admitted into the Vaskenian Theological Seminary of Lake Sevan. After graduation from the Vaskenyan Theological Seminary in 2005, he continued his education at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin, from which he graduated in 2007 with Masters of Theology degree.
On October 6, 2006, he was ordained as a deacon by Bishop Paren Avedikian in Holy Etchmiadzin.
From 2007 to 2010 he worked as an assistant to His Holiness, Karekin II the Catholicos of All Armenians. He was also assigned as the sole administrator for the Pontifical Residence.
With the blessing of His Holiness, he was ordained to the holy priesthood on July 19, 2009 by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of Armenian Church of America. During his ordination, he received the priestly name Vart.
The Rev. Fr. Vart Gyozalyan was invited by Archbishop Khajag Barasamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, to serve in the United States. He arrived in the United States on October 7, 2010.
From 2010 October 7-2010 December 24 Fr. Vart participated in an internship program with Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian, Pastor of the Holy Translators Armenian Church in Framingham, MA.
Fr. Vart continued studying English at the Framingham State University, and took courses in Pastoral English at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. He completed the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA.
2018 Rev. Fr. Vart Gyozalyan finished his classes at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology at Boston.
Fr. Vart and his wife Yn. Lusine have been married since 2009. In August 2010, they were blessed with their first-born daughter, Mari and in 2012 May with their second daughter Sosie Tamara.