Rev. Fr. Khachatur Kasablyan
Sts. Vartanantz Church
Rev. Fr. Khachatur Kasablyan was born on June 27, 1976, in Vagharshapat, Armenia, with the baptismal name Vazken. From 1991-1998, he studied at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 1998, upon graduating the seminary, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Abraham Mkrtchian. Also In 1998, by the order of the late Catholicos Karekin I, he was assigned as a lecturer and supervisor at the same seminary. From 1999-2001, he served as a chaplain in the Armenian Army, nurturing the religious and spiritual needs of the Armenian soldiers.
Deacon Vazken was ordained a priest in 2005 by Archbishop Mesrop Krikorian and was given the name Khachatur. From 2005-2006, he served as the pastor of the City of Khapan. In 2007, by the invitation of Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, the Primate of the Eastern Diocese, Fr. Khachatur came to the United States to continue his pastoral service in the Eastern Diocese.
He was assigned as a pastoral intern at the Holy Trinity Church of Cambridge, MA, and enrolled in an intensive English language program. Later he continued his education taking theological and administrative classes at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary.
Fr. Khachatur is pastor of Sts. Vartanantz Church of Chelmsford, MA. He is married to Yn. Anna Kesablyan and they are blessed with a daughter, Maria.