From Florence Avakian

Florence Avakian

Florence Avakian
Florence Avakian, born in Manhattan, NY, is a New-York-based freelance writer and United Nations correspondent for more than 25 years. Her journalistic work has been published in many top American publications including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times Op Ed pages, as well as Canadian and European papers. She has done extensive interviews with heads of state, public officials and celebrities, several of which were published by the syndicated Hearst Feature Service. She has been on Al Jazeera television on the Armenian Genocide issue, and is the regular weekly news correspondent in English for the Armenian Radio Hour of New Jersey for more than 25 years. She also has done speechwriting for several members of Congress.

ARMONK, N.Y. — Once again, for the 12th year, outstanding students from the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s Sts. Tarkmanchatz School ( joined their counterparts at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary. This[...]

NEW YORK — In a message of “engaging directly with the people, and improving outreach,” Armenia’s Ambassador to the United States Grigor Hovhannissian, who has been in this office for a year, spoke at a gathering of local[...]

NEW YORK — It was a concert with gifted artists who ranked with some of the best in the world. And it celebrated an organization that has championed Armenian culture throughout its 70 years. On Sunday afternoon, May 21, the Tekeyan[...]

NEW YORK — Noted pianist, composer and ethnomusicologist Sahan Arzruni embarked on a three-week trip to Armenia and Artsakh on May 12. He will teach and perform for students in six towns in various provinces. “My relationship with[...]

ARMONK, N.Y. — St. Nersess Armenian Seminary “was the admirable vision of founder and first dean, Archbishop Tiran Nersoyan,” stated Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, during a recent interview. “He saw the crucial need[...]

NEW YORK — The year 1993 was a life-changing year for Hrair Hawk Khatcherian. That year, he was told that he had lung cancer and had only 10 days “to die.” Subjected to unbearably painful treatments in the hospital, he had placed on[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK —  “It’s all about the parishes,” explains Seta Nazarian. “The Eastern Diocese’s endowment campaign — ‘Our Church, Our Legacy’ — is about the crucial importance of the local, individual[...]