Rev. Fr. Vart Gyozlyan
Armenian Church at Hye Pointe
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 to the Vaskenian Theological Seminary of Lake Sevan.
After completing his studies at the seminary in 2005, he continued his education at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin, from which he graduated in 2007.
On October 6, 2006, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Paren Avedikian. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as an assistant to His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. He was also assigned as the sole administrator of the Pontifical Residence.
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. He spent the next year studying English at the American University of Armenia (AUA).
At the invitation of Archbishop Barsamian, Fr. Vart arrived in the United States on October 7, 2010, and began an internship program under the Rev. Fr. Krikor Sabounjian, pastor of the Holy Translators Church of 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.
Fr. Vart is currently the pastor of the Armenian Church at Hye Pointe.
Fr. Vart and his wife, Yn. Lusine, have been married since 2009. In August 2010, they were blessed with two daughters, Mari and Sosi.