Papken Maksoudian, 103; survived massacre, led local Armenian parish
The Rev. Papken Maksoudian’s life traced the migrations of many Armenians during the 20th century, taking him from Turkey to Syria, Cyprus, Beirut, and finally to the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church he helped move from Boston to Cambridge. Along the way he survived the Adana massacre in 1909 and the Armenian genocide of 1915. He retired in 1974 as the full-time pastor of Holy Trinity, but continued to serve as pastor emeritus, traveling regularly to parishes throughout Greater Boston.