By Eva Medzorian
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
WINCHESTER, Mass. and BERD, Armenia — I wanted to evaluate the Velvet Revolution which took place in Armenia in 2018, so I again traveled far beyond my Winchester home, through the mountains and oceans and into the arms of my ancestral Armenian homeland towards Armenia’s Tavush Marz (province) on the northeastern border with Azerbaijan.
Restore Christian Faith
It is very important to note that on September 2014 in the Berd Tavush region, the majestic St. Hovhanness Church was consecrated thanks to the estate of benefactor John Stephens, Fresno, and architect Artak Ghulyan. After nearly a century of loss the people’s faith has been restored.
Fr. Aram Mirzoyan is the heart and soul, not only for this Church but for the whole community. He provided the great momentum which was sorely needed. I have witnessed how in any emergency situation, Mirzoyan will reach out to his people when they need him and help solve the problem. The people dearly love him, his wonderful wife Armine, and three active young boys. He is not only a spiritual leader for these last six years but also a great community leader.