Category: Armenian Church

Stones of Armenian Church in Van Used to Build Mosques

Stones of Armenian Church in Van Used to Build Mosques

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — The walls of Varagavank monastery in Turkey’s Van province are being constantly demolished, Yeniozgurpolitika.org reports. Ali Kalchik, president of the union of preservation of historical buildings and environment, said the stones taken from the demolished walls of Varagavank are used to build mosques, various types of rural buildings. Varagavank is located on […]

Knights of Vartan: A Centennial Mission Continues in Force

Knights of Vartan: A Centennial Mission Continues in Force

By Hagop Vartivarian ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – In 1916, a small group of Armenian Americans leaders took an oath at the Bingham House Hotel of Philadelphia to serve their nation and church. At this moment, the fraternity of the Knights of Vartan was born. It was a protest against the Ottoman Turks, who at that moment […]

Armenian Church in Akhalkalaki Granted Cultural Heritage Status

Armenian Church in Akhalkalaki Granted Cultural Heritage Status

TBILISI (Armenpress) — The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia has granted a status of cultural heritage monument to the Armenian St. Stepanos (Surb Stepanos) Church in Akhalkalaki, Georgia, jnews.ge reports. According to the source, the world heritage status was granted to the church upon the order of Nikoloz Antidze, director of National Agency for […]

Hye Tea and Company at St. James Armenian Church

Hye Tea and Company at St. James Armenian Church

WATERTOWN, MA – On May 13, St. James Armenian Church hosted the 4th St. James Hye Tea. Henry James said: “There are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Indeed – for a few hours on Mothers’ Day weekend – this was certainly true.  Over 400 women […]

Hye Pointe Church Center Officially Opens

Hye Pointe Church Center Officially Opens

BRADFORD, Mass. — The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe Family Life and Cultural Center officially opened in grand style with a Grand Opening event on April 22. Almost 20 years after the communities of Lawrence and Haverhill agreed to merge their parishes due to the socioeconomic changes in the Merrimack Valley, the vision of […]

Istanbul’s Patriarch Election May Take Place in Late Fall

Istanbul’s Patriarch Election May Take Place in Late Fall

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The election of the Armenian patriarch of Istanbul can be held in late November or early December of 2017, Sepuh Aslangil, spokesperson of the Initiative group dealing with organization of the process of the election of patriarch, told Agos daily. The spokesperson said they are going to form and […]

Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston Honor Fr. Aljalian at Father’s Day Dinner

Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston Honor Fr. Aljalian at Father’s Day Dinner

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff   WATERTOWN — The Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston honored Fr. Arakel Aljalian, pastor of St. James Armenian Church of Watertown, as “Father of the Year” at the Society’s annual dinner on Saturday, June 17 at St. James’ Armene and Veronica Tarvezian Hall. Dr. Aida Yavshayan served as the […]

CARS Celebrates Anniversary With Exhibit

CARS Celebrates Anniversary With Exhibit

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — On Friday, June 2, St. Mary Armenian Church was host to an art exhibit and lecture at the church’s Toufayan Hall. More than 80 people attended the talk about “The role of Constantinople, Istanbul, in the History of Armenian Culture,” with slides and pictures, in English and Armenian. Sevan Araz efficiently and effortlessly […]