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Get to know Reverend Father Sahak Kaishian
Fr. Sahak Kaishian was born in West Allis, Wisconsin to John and Lynn Kaishian and given the baptismal name of Michael. He attended Sunday school and served as an acolyte and later as sub-deacon at St. John Armenian Church in Greenfield. He was an active member of the Wisconsin ACYOA. He attended the Midwest Regional Hye Camp and numerous Summer Conferences and Deacons’ Training Programs at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Fr. Sahak was sent by Archbishop Torkom Manoogian to the Seminary of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia for a two year program of study in preparation for the Holy Priesthood. After completing his studies in Armenia, Fr. Sahak enrolled at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary where he received a Certificate of Advanced Armenian Church Studies and a Master of Divinity Degree. He completed a Clinical Pastoral Education Program as a chaplain at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center – Westchester, NY. He continued his studies at the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem with a focus on Classical Armenian, Liturgics and Sacred Music.
Fr. Sahak was ordained a Deacon on August, 16, 1991. He was assigned as Deacon-in Charge of St. Gregory Armenian Church in Haverhill, Massachusetts in November, 1992. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian on February 21, 1993 and given the clerical name of Fr. Sahak. Fr. Sahak continued to serve as the Pastor of St. Gregory for five years. He was invited by Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian to serve as the Pastor of St. Mary Armenian Church in Yettem, California. He was also elected for two terms to the Diocesan Council. After serving in the Western Diocese for five years, Fr, Sahak returned to the Eastern Diocese where he served as Visiting Priest to numerous parishes and mission parishes. He also served as Chaplain, Instructor and Librarian at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and as Pastor of St. Sahag Armenian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church in Providence, Rhode Island and St. Mark Armenian Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is currently serving as Pastor of St. George Armenian Church in Waukegan, Illinois and Holy Resurrection Armenian Church in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Fr. Sahak married Lana McCoy of Worcester, Massachusetts on June 2, 1990. They have two children, Jacob and Michael.