Topic: Christianity

By Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi Between 1894 and 1924, the number of Christians in Asia Minor fell from some 3-4 million to just tens of thousands — from 20 percent of the area’s population to under 2%. Turkey has long attributed[...]

ISTANBUL (Panorama.am) — Istanbul-Armenian Member of Parliament Garo Paylan, representing the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has met with the Armenian boy forcibly converted to Islam on live TV, Ermenihaber reports.[...]

VENICE — Venice has a long history of relations with Armenia, which most people associate with the Mekhitarist monastery on the island of San Lazzaro, with its imposing church and magnificent library. But Venice also hosts an important[...]

LONDON — A two-meter-all, half-ton stone cross, hewn out of volcanic stone from Armenia, has been given on long term loan to Canterbury Cathedral to commemorate the Armenian Genocide of 1914-1923. The cross is the work of Brigadier John[...]

ISTANBUL (Panorama.am) — A new case of vandalism has been found on the walls of the Armenian Surb Astvatsatsin Church in Istanbul’s Zeinlink district, according to a report by ermenihaber.am. This is not the first incident in which[...]

By Rev. Dr. Avedis Boynerian & Dr. Yn. Arpi Boynerian CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Back when we were still engaged, we ran into a certain man at a market. As soon as he learned about our engagement, he said, “Enjoy your engagement days,[...]

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[...]