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TCA Arshag Dickranian School Holds Its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

TCA Arshag Dickranian School Holds Its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

July 18, 2014 7:28 pm
LOS ANGELES — In an air of celebration, the Tekeyan Cultural Association’s (TCA) Arshag Dickranian School (ADS) held its 33rd Commencement Ceremony for its 12th, eighth...

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1914-2014: 100 Years of the German-Armenian Society

1914-2014: 100 Years of the German-Armenian Society

July 18, 2014 7:33 pm
By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator POTSDAM, Germany — Johannes Lepsius is known for his work as a pastor and humanitarian who intervened on behalf...

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Breaks Ground for Armenian Genocide Museum in Buenos Aires

Breaks Ground for Armenian Genocide Museum in Buenos Aires

July 18, 2014 7:23 pm
BUENOS AIRES — President Serge Sarigisian completed a weeklong tour of South America, visiting Argenita, Uruguay and Chile. While in Argentina, he took part in the  takes...

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Sargisian Statements Seen as Rejection of Russian Demands

July 18, 2014 7:20 pm
By Naira Hayrumyan YEREVAN (ArmeniaNow) — While on his tour of South America last week, Armenian President Serge Sargisian gave an interview to the Argentine newspaper...

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Presbyterian Church Recognizes Armenian Genocide

July 18, 2014 7:41 pm
DETROIT — On Friday, June 20, some six hundred commissioners to the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) adopted with near unanimity a resolution recognizing...

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Tigran Sargisian Is New US Ambassador

WASHINGTON (Armenpress) —President Barack Obama on July 14 met the new ambassadors appointed to the US and accepted their credentials, including Tigran Sargisian, who is serving as Armenia’s new ambassador to the US. Sargisian resigned his position as prime minister of Armenia on April 3 and was appointed ambassador to the US on June 26. [...]

MENK, Amaras Art Keep Badalian Going

MENK, Amaras Art Keep Badalian Going

By Tom Vartabedian WATERTOWN — Whether it’s posting your calendar item or promoting a cultural venue, look no further than Tatoul Badalian. He is a community catalyst who works in more ways than an Energizer bunny. The calendar started in 2001, aptly named “MENK” which denotes togetherness and unity in a super-modified way. Anything you [...]

St. James Holds Graduation for Sunday School Students

St. James Holds Graduation for Sunday School Students

WATERTOWN — On June 1, Saint James Armenian Church celebrated the graduation of 15 Sunday School students.  Following Divine Liturgy, the graduates received diplomas from Fr. Arakel Aljalian and Superintendent Marsha Alabachian. The class, taught by Julie Cristello, focused on the importance of service and emphasized that faith without action is dead faith.  Students spent the [...]

Scholarships Distributed in Watertown

Scholarships Distributed in Watertown

WATERTOWN — On Sunday, June 15, St. James Armenian Apostolic Church held its annual Scholarship Sunday event, presenting 25 scholarships totaling more than $21,000 to St. James members who are college students. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Rev. Arakel Aljalian presented the scholarships to the recipients and congratulated them on their achievements. “Work hard this year, [...]

Presbyterian Church Recognizes Armenian Genocide

DETROIT — On Friday, June 20, some six hundred commissioners to the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) adopted with near unanimity a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide and adopting the 2015 church calendar designating April 26 as the day for its observance. It also directed the church’s Mission Agency to prepare educational and [...]

Sevan Nishanian Moved to Yenipazar Prison

Sevan Nishanian Moved to Yenipazar Prison

ISTANBUL (Demokrat Haber) — Linguist, tourism pioneer and dissident writer Sevan Nishanian is being moved from the “maximum-security” Sakran Prison in Aliaga to Yenipazar Prison in Aydin. This will the fourth prison stop for Nishanian, who started his sentence at Torbali Prison on January 2 of this year. Nishanian had been tried and convicted of “illegal [...]

Samuel ‘Sam’ Mirakian

Samuel ‘Sam’ Mirakian

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Samuel “Sam” Mirakian, 84, died in June. Souren “Sam” Mirakian was born at home in Cleveland, Ohio on October 5, 1929, the youngest of three children of Hovaness Tarkanian Mirakian originally from Malatia, Turkey and Loosaper Pilibosian originally from Afion-Karahissar, Turkey. His siblings are his sister, Shakay Mooradian and his brother, the late [...]

1914-2014: 100 Years of the German-Armenian Society

1914-2014: 100 Years of the German-Armenian Society

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator POTSDAM, Germany — Johannes Lepsius is known for his work as a pastor and humanitarian who intervened on behalf of the Ottoman Armenians in the late 19th century. When the Genocide began he returned to Constantinople from Berlin and tried in vain to dissuade the Young Turk leaders from [...]