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ACC UK Holds Reception in Honour of New Primate, Bishop Hovakim Manukyan

ACC UK Holds Reception in Honour of New Primate, Bishop Hovakim Manukyan

Armenian Community Council Holds Reception in Honour of the New Primate of the United Kingdom, His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan : On Saturday 11th of July, 2015 a Cocktail Reception was held at the Kensington Marriott Hotel, by the Armenian Community Council of the United Kingdom in honour of the newly appointed Primate of the […]

New Primate Commences Primate’s Duties

  His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manoukian, the new Primate of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland, arrived on 27th June to assume his new ministry. “With the blessing of His Holiness and the support of the community, I am looking forward to working with our faithful,” said Bishop Hovakim upon his arrival. […]

New United Kingdom Primate Appointed

New United Kingdom Primate Appointed

  NEW PRIMATE APPOINTED FOR UNITED KINGDOM     The Armenian Community Council of the United Kingdom has been informed that His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians has appointed His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukian as Primate of the Armenian Churches in the United Kingdom. Bishop Hovakim Manukian (baptismal name Vardkes) […]

Cilicia Catholicosate Says Lawsuit Demands Return of Historical Seat Not Financial Compensation

Cilicia Catholicosate Says Lawsuit Demands Return of Historical Seat Not Financial Compensation

Cilicia Catholicosate Says Lawsuit Demands Return of Historical Seat Not Financial Compensation   ANTELIAS, Lebanon–The Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia has issued a statement on its website clarifying the nature and purpose of its claim for the return of its historical Seat in Sis (present-day Kozan in Turkey), currently pending before the Turkish […]

Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles

March 10, 2015 Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles – Armradio – Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Iraq, addressed a letter to Prince Charles after the news was revealed that […]

Pope Francis declares Armenian saint Doctor of the Church

Pope Francis declares Armenian saint Doctor of the Church St. Gregory of Narek 23/02/2015 11:31 (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.  Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints on Saturday ahead of his departure […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide

Photograph by Paul Salopek Eight-hundred-year-old laments: a church fresco in the proto-Armenian capital of Ani, Turkey.   What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide   by Paul Salopek   Ani, Turkey 40°30’41” N, 43°34’06” E   “It was a—how do you call it in English?—a genocide? Yes? It was a genocide,” says Murat […]

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre Professor emeritus Richard Hovannisian presented his latest book on Armenian Communities in Asia Minor in London on the 29th November 2014. The evening was organised by Hamazkayin London Chapter. I would vigorously recommend Armenians of any age, political or social background, who has not attended Prof. Richard […]

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East The Prince of Wales visited Armenian Church in London today Charles addressed issues facing Christians in the Middle East  He said Christianity is being ‘grotesquely and barbarously assaulted’ By Sara Malm for MailOnline Published: 16:45, 19 […]

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction WASHINGTON Members of Congress have begun a string of condemnation and expressions of outrage over the destruction of the Armenian Genocide memorial church in Der Zor over the weekend by Islamic State forces. Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), […]

Book: St Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

Book: St Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

St Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church A book detailing the history of St Yeghiche Armenian Church, which dates back to 1867, has now been published. The 60 page illustrated book describes the architecture and script glass windows of the church and its transformation to an Armenian Church. It also provides a brief history of the […]

Pope Francis to Armenian Catholicos: Blood of martyrs is seed of unity

Pope Francis to Armenian Catholicos: Blood of martyrs is seed of unity 18:32 08.05.2014 Pope Francis received the Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Catholicos Karekin II, on Thursday at the Vatican. The Catholicos is in Rome on a three-day visit that concludes on May 9. In remarks prepared for the occasion, Pope Francis recalled […]

‘The First Refuge and the Last Defense’

‘The First Refuge and the Last Defense’ CHRISTIANITY, NATIONAL NEWS | MARCH 11, 2014 11:18 AM ________________________________ Major Exhibit Issued by ANI, AGMA, and Assembly Available Online WASHINGTON — The Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) jointly, and in cooperation with the Mother See of […]

Cry for help from Syrian church leaders

Cry for help from Syrian church leaders Monday, 10 February 2014, 0:35 (EST) Christians are being targeted by militants in war-torn Syria, say church leaders in the country. Syrian church leaders raised the warning during a visit to Washington DC last week sponsored by Barnabas Fund and the Westminster Institute in the US. During their […]

New Year address by President Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia

New Year address by President Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia

New Year address by President Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia Dear Fellow Citizens, I cordially wish you a Happy New Year! The passing year has been full of many initiatives and events, but I believe the most significant among them was the deeply conscious work aimed at Armenia’s economic growth and enhanced […]

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Karekin II

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Karekin II

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Karekin II   On this festive day of New Year we extend Our Pontifical love and blessings to you, dear faithful people of Armenia and the Diaspora. We are welcoming the redemptive year of 2014. With the sacrament of Our Lord’s Holy Nativity we enter a new year. When […]

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Aram I

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Aram I

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Aram I   ՎԻՏԷՕ – ՄԵԾԻՏԱՆՆԿԻԼԻԿԻՈՅԿԱԹՈՂԻԿՈՍՆ.Ս.Օ.Տ.Տ. ԱՐԱՄԱ. ՎԵՀԱՓԱՌՀԱՅՐԱՊԵՏԻԱՄԱՆՈՐԵԱՅՊԱՏԳԱՄԸ   PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO WATCH THE NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE FROM HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I OF THE HOLY SEE OF CILICIA: If new window does not open, please COPY and PASTE the address on your Browser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og-zjMxOkAk  

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria Robert Fisk Sunday 1 December 2013 And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated     Just over 30 years ago, I dug the bones and skulls of Armenian genocide victims out of a […]

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh   by Naharnet Newsdesk 26 Nov 2013   Standing next to a newly refurbished bell tower, priest Aristakes Aivazyan says it needed divine intervention to save Armenia’s medieval Haghartsin monastery. But it also took a lot of money from a very unlikely benefactor — the Muslim ruler […]

Reverend Julie Hoplamazian – An Armenian Priest in the Church of England

Reverend Julie Hoplamazian – An Armenian Priest in the Church of England

Reverend Julie Hoplamazian – An Armenian Priest in the Church of England Hedq.am 15 November, 2013 By Raffi Wartanian                       “When will the Armenian Church address the question of what to do with women who feel called to serve God?” The Reverend Julie Hoplamazian, 34, […]

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