Rev. Fr. Krikor Sabounjian
Holy Translators Armenian Church
Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian was born on September 16, 1953, with the baptismal name Arthur T. Sabounjian. He is the son of Toros and Helen Sabounjian of Watertown, MA.
After completing his secondary education, he entered the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in September 1971. His academic program consisted of four years of undergraduate studies at Iona College, Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, and St. Nersess Armenian Seminary. Upon receiving a bachelor's degree in speech communication and religious studies, with a minor in education, he was ordained as a deacon and continued his studies abroad.
He studied at the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem from January to July 1975. Upon returning to the United States, he began a graduate program at St. Vladimir's and St. Nersess Seminaries. He received a Master of Divinity degree in June 1978.
After graduation, he worked in the private sector and in 1983 accepted a position at St. James Church of Watertown, MA, as its first full-time youth director, serving until July 1986. He returned to St. James in August 1996 as its part-time youth director while he assisted with various Diocesan programs.
In March 1997, Fr. Krikor was assigned as deacon-in-charge of the Armenian Church of Cape Cod mission parish. On February 27 and 28, 1998, he was ordained to the holy priesthood.
In 1998, Fr. Krikor also took on the pastoral duties of the Armenian Church of MetroWest, MA, then a mission parish, which was consecrated on October 19, 2003, as the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators. He continues to serve as the pastor of the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators today.
He and his wife, LuAnn (Hazerjian), have three children, Arthur Minas, Jennifer Lee, and Michael Toros.