Topic: St. Vartan Cathedral

To the Editor: After months of turmoil, there seems to be a reprieve with regard to the initial plan to “sell or lease” the air rights of the Cathedral/Diocesan property. For the time being there is calm in the waters, but that does[...]

To the Editor: Having just read the vicious letter sent by Rebecca Bakalian Hachikian from Los Angeles (see MS September 8 issue), attacking Jim Kalustian, chairman of the Diocesan Council and longtime servant of the Armenian Church, I am[...]

To the Editor: It appears “A Statement from the Diocesan Council Regarding the Diocesan Development Plan Proposal” (August 14, 2018, Mirror-Spectator) has sparked a timely discussion about the decades of poor leadership, management and[...]

By Garo Gumusyan, AIA “Less is More” is the famous quote the legendary German architect Mies Van der Rohe is known for. Be that as it may be, his lesser known dictum,  “God is in the details,” appears to be guiding principle for[...]

To the Editor: It was truly encouraging to read “Extraordinary Petition Requests Special Session of Eastern Diocesan Assembly on Cathedral Complex Proposal” (July 24, 2018 edition of the Mirror-Spectator). It appears this petition and[...]

WATERTOWN – James Kalustian, chair of the Diocesan Council of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, on August 6 gave an interview concerning the efforts of the Council to pursue what Kalustian several months ago called[...]

(Issued by the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) on August 11) This statement is addressed to fellow leaders of the Eastern Diocese, parishioners, and the Armenian-American public, regarding the[...]

By Taleen Babayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator Among the maze-like streets of Bourdj Hammoud, where crossed wires hang on for dear life and the Armenian language swirls in the air exist buildings that evoke an integral part of Diasporan[...]

To the Editor: It was with a very troubled heart that I learned in Deacon Hirant Gulian’s letter to the new Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church (Eastern), Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, and Diocesan Council Chairman James[...]

(The following letter, sent to the new Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, and Diocesan Council Chairman James Kalustian, was shared with the Armenian Mirror-Spectator by[...]