The Armenian Church of the Holy Translators began as an official mission parish of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America in April 1998. In the decades preceeding, demographics of Armenians had changed dramatically in the Greater Boston and Worcester areas, with many Armenians moving to the MetroWest region. There was a need to develop a spiritual center for those relocated families. Our MetroWest community began gathering for worship and fellowship in parishioners’ homes in July 1997. As numbers grew, we celebrated our worship services in the chapel at the Sisters of St. Joseph at Bethany Hill, in Framingham, MA, until November 2001, when the Park St. Baptist Church was purchased to house our new parish.
The parish was consecrated as the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators in October 2003. The name gives glory to the group of priests–led by St. Sahag and St. Mesrob–who worked for many years translating the Bible and other important religious writings into the Armenian language, thereby making the teachings of our Lord available to the Armenian people. The Holy Translators completed the translation of the Bible in 425 A.D. The first words written in the Armenian language were from the Book of Proverbs: “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding” (Proverbs 1:2)
Today our church continues to be a spiritual home of wisdom, instruction and understanding to parishioners from the Greater MetroWest area, including the towns of: Holliston, Hopkinton, Milford, Dedham, Dover, Natick, Newton, Wayland, Wellesley and many other surrounding areas.
2018-19 PARISH COUNCIL
Pastor & President: Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairperson: Robin Palombo
Vice Chairperson: Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary: Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary: Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer: Scott Zaleski
Assistant Treasurer: Parkoohi Voskanian
Member: Jeff Avedisian
Member: Elise Durgarian
Member: Lucine Kapreilian
Diocesan Delegates: Laurie Bejoian & Karnig Durgarian