Topic: Christianity

By Eli Melki ISTANBUL (BBC) — Eastern Turkey had a large and thriving community of Christians a little over 100 years ago, but since then most have been dispersed or killed. The BBC’s Eli Melki went to look for traces of a relative,[...]

By Florence Avakian ROME — Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, former Primate of the Eastern Diocese for 28 years, has been busy since arriving in Rome on his new assignment from Echmiadzin by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. Appointed[...]

VENICE — The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, visited the Mekhitarist Abbey of St. Lazarus of the Armenians, in Venice, on November 15. This marked the first visit by the head of the Greek Church to the Monastery of[...]

WASHINGTON — Armenian-American leaders and activists from across the country gathered earlier this Fall in the nation’s capital for the Armenian Assembly of America 2018 National Advocacy Conference and Gala in a unified effort to[...]

POTSDAM, Germany — Last month a leading Armenian association made headlines in Germany, after it was formally announced that Armenian philanthropist Noubar Afeyan was donating 200,000 euros from the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative to a[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — The anniversary of any event is noteworthy, but when it is an institution that envelops a whole community of people, then it is monumental. The 50th anniversary of the Diocese of the Armenian Church[...]

VATICAN CITY (Combined Sources) — Pope Francis on Thursday, April 5, consecrated the bronze statue of Saint Gregory of Narek (Grigor Narekatsi), a 10th-century poet and monk. The historic event was attended by President Serzh Sargsyan,[...]

By Taleen Babayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator NEW YORK — An innovative approach to discussing spirituality and religion brought together close to 40 Armenian young professionals from across the country during the Urban Spirituality[...]

  By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — Among the hundreds of commemorative events organized to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation over the past year — “Luther year” in Germany —[...]

By Sue Surkes JERUSALEM (Times of Israel) — The Greek Orthodox Church has broken its decades-long practice of leasing land to Israelis, and has now sold it, because it can no longer withstand massive pressure from Israeli authorities to[...]