Category: Jerusalem

A Look at Jerusalem’s Armenian History at TCA Program

A Look at Jerusalem’s Armenian History at TCA Program

By Kevork Keushkerian ALTADENA, Calif. — Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Glendale-Pasadena Chapter organized a lecture about “Today’s Armenian Community in Jerusalem.” It took place on Sunday, March 26, at Tekeyan’s Beshgeturian center. Asdghig Khanjian, a committee member, delivered the welcoming remarks and then introduced the lecturer, Dr. Minas Kojayan. The latter had spent the last two […]

The Chamichian Saga: Gold and Pistachios

The Chamichian Saga: Gold and Pistachios

By Arthur Hagopian The little children sit enthralled, watching with baited breath the colorful biblical figures pirouette around the flannel-covered display board perching on its makeshift tripod. The story being depicted in the 2D diorama is familiar to them: the Three Wise Men in pursuit of the elusive Star of Bethlehem. But the animation, created […]

Four Students from Jerusalem’s Sts. Takrmanchatz Visit St. Nersess Seminary

Four Students from Jerusalem’s Sts. Takrmanchatz Visit St. Nersess Seminary

By Florence Avakian ARMONK, N.Y. — Now, in its 11th year, an innovative program brings young Armenian students from Jerusalem’s Sts. Tarkmanchatz School to a summer program at St. Nersess Seminary, providing them with unique opportunities. For the first time, the number of students chosen was increased from two to four. Started by the Rev. […]

Youth Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Inspires Leadership, Enriches Faith

Youth Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Inspires Leadership, Enriches Faith

NEW YORK — A group of 29 young adults from parishes across the Eastern Diocese traveled to the Holy Land from June 6 to June 14. The sixth annual Youth Leadership Pilgrimage to the Holy Land was led by the Rev. Hovsep Karapetyan, pastor of St. Mary Church of Washington, DC, and Arpi Nakashian, a […]

Versatile Armenian Artist: Celebrating Life with a Brush

Versatile Armenian Artist: Celebrating Life with a Brush

By Arthur Hagopian JERUSALEM — Since early childhood, Sarkis Antikajian had nurtured one paramount dream: to paint, to be an artist, to give expression to the creative urges in him by metamorphosing them into landscapes, portraits, still lifes. But the fact that he was growing up in a part of the world where art took last […]

Save the ArQ Provides a New Computer Lab to the Sts. Tarkmanchatz Secondary School in Jerusalem

Save the ArQ Provides a New Computer Lab to the Sts. Tarkmanchatz Secondary School in Jerusalem

CHICAGO — As part of its mission to revitalize the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem, the non-profit organization, Save the ArQ, based in Chicago made a contribution to the Sts. Tarkmanchatz secondary school in Jerusalem to strengthen its educational mission. Earlier this year, Save the ArQ donated 20 desktop computers and one projector as part of Save […]

Israeli President Visits Jerusalem Armenian Patriarch

Israeli President Visits Jerusalem Armenian Patriarch

JERUSALEM (PanArmenian.net) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the Armenian Church in Jerusalem’s Old City on the morning of May 9 and met with leaders of the Christian community in Israel. He was welcomed by Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian, Israel National News reports. Rivlin visited Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem on May 9 to convey his […]

Uncovering Unknown Masterpieces of Armenia’s First Great Mystic Poet

Uncovering Unknown Masterpieces of Armenia’s First Great Mystic Poet

By Arthur Hagopian JERUSALEM — A thousand years ago, a monk in a distant monastery in the western Armenian province of Reshdunik, picked up a reed pen and began etching out what would later become known as the first great Armenian mystic and liturgical poetry. Krikor Naregatsi (Gegory of Nareg), who spent his entire life […]