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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, […]

Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack

Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack

“A hymn, soft as a breeze, wends its way across the street from St Sarkis Armenian church, circles round the Roman columns of the gate, and rises over the heads of armed soldiers lolling beside a sandbagged position.” Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images   Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack As Arabs […]

Turkey must return Armenian churches, Aram I says in Europe

Turkey must return Armenian churches, Aram I says in Europe   09:38 16/10/2013 In his opening remarks at the 3rd Conference of European Armenians, organized by the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (ANC of Europe) and held at the European Parliament, His Holiness Aram I urged Turkey to “return Armenian churches to their […]

Karakashian Presents Komitas Book at Sts. Vartanantz

Karakashian Presents Komitas Book at Sts. Vartanantz   On Sat., Oct. 12, Sts. Vartanantz Church and Hamazkayin of New Jersey hosted a presentation by Dr. Meline Karakashian on her book, Komitas: A Psychological Study. Dr. Karakashian with the organziers Komitas is remembered for having saved Armenian folk music from extinction before the Armenian Genocide, and […]

Armenian Genocide recognition indispensable precondition for Turkey to join EU: MEP

Armenian Genocide recognition indispensable precondition for Turkey to join EU: MEP The recognition of the Armenian Genocide is an indispensable precondition for Turkey to join the EU. As reports “Armenpress” citing kibrispostasi.com, Greek MEP, the Head of the EU-Armenia Friendship Group Eleni Theocharous stated this. “Turkey has nothing to do in the EU and civilized […]

Armenian Church to canonize martyrs of genocide. Ankara unhappy

Armenian Church to canonize martyrs of genocide. Ankara unhappy by NAT da Polis The ceremony should take place in 2015 , the centenary of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians. Armenian bishops from around the world at the synod which decided the canonization. The tensions between Armenia and Turkey take on “religious” character. Istanbul (AsiaNews) […]

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide   “For almost a century, the bells of St. Giragos — a magnificent 14th-century church built of sturdy black basalt bricks — were silent. Severely damaged during the 1915 massacre and deportation of local Christians, it stood roofless and […]

Community Council Presents Gift to Her Majesty the Queen

Community Council Presents Gift to Her Majesty the Queen

COMMUNITY COUNCIL PRESENTS GIFT TO THE QUEEN   On the occasion of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee (2012) of the accession to the Throne of Her Majesty the Queen and the Diamond Jubilee (June 2013) of Her Majesty’s Coronation, on behalf of the British Armenian Community the Armenian Community Council of the United Kingdom […]

EUROPE/ARMENIA – The victims of the Armenian genocide might be canonized

EUROPE/ARMENIA – The victims of the Armenian genocide might be canonized   Yerevan – Nearly a hundred years after the Armenian genocide – which falls in 2015 – the Synod of Bishops of the Armenian Apostolic Church has put at the center of common reflection the proposal of canonization for all the victims of the […]

Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide Gil Shefler | Oct 3, 2013 | DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (RNS) For almost a century, the bells of St. Giragos — a magnificent 14th-century church built of sturdy black basalt bricks — were silent. Severely damaged during the 1915 massacre and deportation […]

Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles

New York Times Echmiadzin Journal: Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles     Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times Leaders of the Armenian Apostolic Church gathered in Echmiadzin.   By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN   Published: October 3, 2013     ECHMIADZIN, Armenia — In this ancient city, tucked in a valley […]

ARMENIAN CHURCH TO CANONISE VICTIMS OF 1915 GENOCIDE IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE

ARMENIAN CHURCH TO CANONISE VICTIMS OF 1915 GENOCIDE IN OTTOMAN EMPIRE ITAR-TASS, Russia September 27, 2013 Friday 05:07 PM GMT+4 HOLY ETCHMIADZIN Armenia, September 27 – Bishops’ Council of the Armenian Apostolic Church has reached a decision to canonise 1.5 million people of Armenian ethnicity annihilated in amassed ethnic purges in the Ottoman Empire in […]

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th   Baskin Oran [A satirical article written by BASKIN ORAN as a response to the President of ASIMDER (The Association Against International Unfounded Armenian Allegations) which claimed that Sourp Khatch Church on Akhtamar Island was not Armenian but was Turkish and had been built by Pecheneq […]

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing By: Edward Dark for Al-Monitor Posted on August 26. ALEPPO, Syria — Aleppo is basically “Little Syria,” a melting pot, representative of the diverse ethnic and religious groups that make up the nation. Christians in Aleppo have tended to live together in close-knit communities in neighborhoods usually clustered around […]

Armenian culture in Turkey: From the ashes

Armenian culture in Turkey: From the ashes

Armenian culture in Turkey From the ashes Turkish Armenians are beginning to celebrate—and commemorate—their past   Just like new     Aug 24th 2013 | DIYARBAKIR |From the print edition A DAINTY silver slipper, a hand-engraved copper bowl. Silva Ozyerli, an ethnic Armenian, runs a loving finger over these and other family treasures strewn across […]

French Armenian Umbrella Group Expresses Support of Archbishop Zakarian

French Armenian Umbrella Group Expresses Support of Archbishop Zakarian

17:49, July 11, 2013 The CCAF (Co-ordination Council of Armenian Organisations of France) has released a statement expressing trepidation over the resignation of Archbishop Norvan Zakarian, Primate of the Armenian Church Diocese of France. The CCAF says that Archbishop Zakarian enjoys the support of the entire French-Armenian community and expresses its concern that the Primate’s […]

Armenia’s survivors

Armenia’s survivors

In northeastern Turkey stand the ruins of what was once one of the world’s largest and most imposing cities. In the Middle Ages, Ani was the “City of 1,001 Churches,” the capital of Armenia’s mighty Bagratuni dynasty which held off both the Christian Byzantine Empire and the Arab Caliphate. The Bagratid kingdom is long gone, […]

Prince Charles visits the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Prince Charles visits the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Prince Charles, who has arrived in Armenia at the invitation of the “Yerevan, my Love” charity fund, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin today. In the Mother Cathedral the Prince of Wales was welcomed by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. His Holiness presented the historic mission of the […]

St Yeghiche Parish

His Grace Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, Primate, attended a regular meeting of the Armenian Community and Church Council (ACCC) on Thursday, 2 May 2013, to discuss the procedure of the establishment of a Parish at St Yeghiche Church. During the meeting it was agreed that public forums be scheduled to discuss the transitional procedure and the […]

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