Rev. Fr. Hakob Gevorgyan
Holy Trinity Armenian Church
Rev. Fr. Hakob Gevorgyan was born on February 2, 1978, in the village of Khor Virab in the Ararat region of Armenia. From 1984 to 1995, he attended the Margar Hovhannisyan Secondary School, and after graduation, he was admitted to the Vaskenian Theological Seminary of Lake Sevan. After graduating from the Vaskenian Theological Seminary in 2000, he continued his education at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin, where he graduated in 2001.
On July 22, 2001, he was ordained as a deacon by Bishop Sepouh Chouljian, the Primate of the Diocese of Gougark. He took up a staff assignment at the Catholicate of All Armenians, where he worked for several years.
In 2004, by the pontifical order of His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Dn. Gevorgyan was sent to Regensburg, Germany, to study in the Ostkirchliches (Oriental Churches) Institut, learn the German language, and undertake religious studies at the state university.
He returned to Holy Etchmiadzin in 2005, and continued his work as an assistant to His Holiness and assigned as the sole administrator for the storehouses of Etchmiadzin's Treasury House (museum) and Pontifical Residence. As an ordained deacon, he also held pastoral and ceremonial duties at the parishes of Khor Virab and Etchmiadzin.
With the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, he was ordained to the holy priesthood on Decemeber 9, 2007.
Fr. Hakob was invited by Archbishop Khajag Barasamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, to serve in the United States in 2008. After arriving in New York in February of that year, he participated in an internship program under the supervision of Rev. Fr. Karekin Kasparian at St. Gregory the Enlightener Church in White Plains, NY. Fr. Hakob also completed a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Westchester, Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.
After the completion of his internship, Fr. Hakob was assigned as pastor of Holy Trinity Church of Cheltenham, PA, where he currently serves today.
Fr. Hakob and his wife Yn. Anna have been married since 2007. They have two sons, Narek and Vartan.