To the Editor: Another April 24 commemoration at Times Square and once again, noticeably absent was Eastern Diocese Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian. To what end is his absence meant to serve? One would think in light of the peril Watertown Armenians experienced related to the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent martial law and manhunt [...]
WATERTOWN — On April 24, the global Armenian community will unite to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The following is a list of church services and coordinated events in the local Massachusetts community. For full event details and more events in your area, check the Calendar section on page 12. •Boston, April [...]
By Arthur Hagopian JERUSALEM — The epic odyssey of the boy Avedis, from the sandstorms of the Iraqi desert, to the golden throne of St. James in Jerusalem, wound down to its inevitable close this week, as the coffin slowly descended into the grave. The heavens themselves seemed to blaze forth the death of the [...]
By Florence Avakian Special to the Mirror-Spectator SUCEAVA, Romania — The Hagigadar Armenian Monastery built in 1512 on a hill outside of this Romanian town has been called a “church of miracles,” known for its power of granting the wishes of believers, who over the centuries have come from all over the world to pray [...]
YEREVAN — Hundreds of Armenians attended the Holy Mass performed by the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church Karekin II in Echmiadzin, which is the seat of the Catholicos of All Armenians, to celebrate Christmas Friday.
VAN (RFE/RL) — In a dramatic about-face, the Mother See of the Armenian Apostolic Church has decided to boycott the upcoming liturgy at the Surp Khatch Church on Akhtamar, now in southeastern Turkey, because of Ankara’s refusal to restore a cross on its dome.
JERUSALEM (Christian Post) — The New York-based World Monuments Fund (WMF) has placed the Cathedral of St. James in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City on its 2010 watch list of 93 cultural heritage sites at risk in 47 countries.