Thousands Mourn Passing of Beloved Pastor Vartan Kassabian

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Only the good die young. It is this tenet to which Der Vartan Kassabian will be remembered in a world he refined and consecrated over the past 51 years. Condolences poured into New England from across the country and abroad for the beloved pastor who served his church for 17 [more...]

March 22, 2009 // 5 Comments

Obituary: Rev. Fr. Vartan Kassabian, 51

Rev. Fr. Vartan Kassabian On March 12, Rev. Vartan Kassabian died suddenly at his home in Methuen, Mass, at the age of 51. Der Vartan was the pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of Merrimack Valley in North Andover, Mass. He had previously served as pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator [more...]

March 15, 2009 // 4 Comments

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Providence AYF VBall Another Huge Success

On a frigid Saturday night, Jan. 31st, over 375 people attended the Annual Providence Varantian Ball to dine and celebrate with the Providence AYF Juniors and Seniors and dance to the sounds of a seven-piece band led by Harry Bedrossian. The evening began with chapter president Hrant Khatchadourian [more...]

February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments