Topic: Armenian Church

What is wrong with the Armenian Church? That question begs a number of answers depending upon to whom the question is directed. Many have been alienated from the church in general and from the Armenian Church in particular. Cynicism has[...]

FRANKFURT — Every year on April 24, the French Cathedral in Berlin welcomes Armenians and Germans to commemorate the anniversary of the 1915 genocide. I usually travel to the capital for the solemn ceremony. In Frankfurt, the historic[...]

REDMOND, Wash. – The Armenian community in Washington State is devastated by an incident that took place on the campus of Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church late last week. During this already difficult time, when much of the[...]

WATERTOWN — The unthinkable has happened and the globe has gone into shutdown mode. How do Armenian churches and the members of the clergy handle this situation, especially in April, a month in which the church celebrates its holiest[...]

WATERTOWN — As the coronavirus spreads throughout the world, it begins to affect every aspect of our lives. Here in Watertown and neighboring Belmont, the Armenian community is already hunkering down, with “non-essential” businesses[...]

Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, issued the following urgent appeal on the Coronavirus pandemic, on March 16. In addition, he declared a national day of prayer on March 18. * * * Dear Faithful: We are[...]

WATERTOWN — Rev. Dr. Avedis Boynerian and Dr. Yn. Arpi Boynerian announced recently that for the third year in a row, the Couples’ Night Out event, a collaborative effort of the New England Armenian clergy, will take place. The evening[...]

YEREVAN — Postcards and photo albums of images of Ottoman Armenians and their cultural institutions have proliferated in recent years. Following this trend, Dr. Hayk Demoyan published a trilingual thematic album recently (2019) of[...]

YEREVAN — Armenia celebrated New Year and later Christmas with pomp and ceremony on January 6. Special services were held in all churches; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, his wife Anna Hakobyan, and government officials attended the[...]

ISTANBUL (AP, Ahval) — Turkey’s Armenian community on December 11 voted in Bishop Sahak Masalyan (alternatively written as Mashalyan or Mashalian) as its new patriarch, in an election that critics say was overshadowed by Turkish[...]