Contact Fr. Tadeos Barseghyan
Email: pastor@acoos.org
Phone: 508-756-7393

Rev. Fr. Tadeos Barseghyan (Christened as Mikayel) was born on September 13, 1984, in Etchmiadzin, Armenia.

In 2001 Fr. Tadeos was admitted to Gevorkian Theological Seminary of HolyEtchmiadzin. In 2006 Archbishop Paren Avedikian ordained him and his classmates to the rank of deaconate of the Armenian Church. In 2007 Fr. Tadeos graduated from Gevorkian Theological Seminary (University) with bachelor’s and masters degrees in theology.

After graduating from the Gevorkian Seminary, he joined the Ecumenical office of the Mother See to assist the office in their communications with other denominations, organize interfaith gatherings, meetings and prayers. In 2008, Deacon Mikayel was invited by the World Council of Churches to join a delegation to travel to Pakistan for a mission to help Christian communities there and assist the “Overcoming the Violence” initiative of WCC. In 2009, he joined the military chaplaincy ministry of the Mother See and served as a military chaplain at the Air Force Academy in Yerevan. In the meantime, he had his English English proficiency training at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan.

Dn. Mikayel was ordained to the holy priesthood on July 19, 2009, by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese and received the name “Tadeos”. The newly ordained priest continues his chaplaincy ministry at the military academy parallelly serving as an assistant pastor at St. Stepanos Armenian Church in Abovyan. In December of 2009 Fr. Tadeos was honored with “Vazgen Sargyan Medal” of the Ministry of Defence of Republic of Armenia for his service as chaplain.

In January of 2011 Fr. Tadeos was assigned to serve at the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. He completed his Diocesan pastoral internship program with the Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian, pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of Chicago, IL. In addition, he studied at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago majoring in biblical preaching, spirituality and Orthodox studies. During his service and training in Chicago, Fr. Tadeos completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Lutheran General Hospital.

In November 1, 2012, Fr. Tadeos was assigned as the pastor of St. Sahag Church of St. Paul, MN.

In the summer of 2016 Fr. Tadeos graduated from the University of St. Thomas with the master’s degree in the field of theology.

Fr. Tadeos has served as an Assistant Director to the Diocesan Hye Camp in Illinois.

From 2015 -2017 he has led the Diocesan Youth Service mission to Armenia (Armenia Service program).

Fr. Tadeos was assigned as the pastor of the Armenian Church of Our Saviour in Worcester, MA on July 1, 2023.  He was officially installed by Hayr Mesrop Parsamyan, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church (Eastern) on July 9, 2023.

Fr. Tadeos is married to Yn. Gayane Barseghyan. Yeretzgeen is trained as a special education teacher. Together they are blessed with three children: Zhan (Khachadour), Lucy (Tatev) and Raffi Mikayel.