Articles by Florence Avakian

Khatcherian Presents New Book ‘Khatchkar’ in New York

  NEW YORK—The year 1993 was a life-changing year for Hrair Hawk Khatcherian. The cover of Khatcherian’s latest book, Khatchkar 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 [more...]

April 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

100 Years of the Armenian Missionary Association of America

100th Anniversary of AMAA to be Celebrated On East And West Coasts PARAMUS, N.J.—The Centennial of any organization is an event of great pride and celebration. For the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), it is even more reason to continue its successful, century hammered programs [more...]

April 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

Havresc: The Heroic, Endangered Iraqi Armenian Village Fighting ISIS

NEW YORK—It’s a remarkable Armenian village on the edge of ISIS controlled territory in Iraq with about 200 to 500 people; a village that very few, if any, people have heard of. And it is surviving through courage, faith, fortitude, and about 22 dedicated men against the massive force of the [more...]

December 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

AAHPO’s Programs for Armenian-American Community, Armenia, and Artsakh

ENGLEWOOD, N.J.—It was both a serious and fun-filled get-together of the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO) of N.Y., N.J., and Conn. members on Sept. 25. Close to 40 attendees greeted one another at Rose’s Restaurant in New Jersey, catching up on the latest news in [more...]

November 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Eastern Diocese Launches ‘Our Church, Our Legacy’ Campaign

Campaign For Future of Armenian Church in America How many Armenian-Americans truly understand our faith, and its profound, timeless message? St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York City is the first cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church to be constructed in North America. (Photo: Gomezryan) [more...]

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Armenian Churches in Danger: Mren on Verge of Collapse

NEW YORK, N.Y.—An awe-inspiring, but gravely worrying lecture on the preservation of historic Armenian churches in danger of collapse, was presented by leading Armenian art historian Dr. Christina Maranci recently. It was sponsored by the Zohrab Information Center in New York. The 7th century [more...]

August 22, 2016 // 3 Comments

FAR, AESA Create Innovative Internship Program with Armenia

First Trip to Begin in July NEW YORK, N.Y.—Venture Armenia, initiated and organized by the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) and the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), will take place from July 16 to 27, and will provide an exciting professional experience limited to a group of 8 [more...]

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

FAR Children’s Center in Yerevan Gets Much Needed Boost

Children at the center A three-year-old boy runs every morning to the door waiting for his mother to return, but she never does. A seven-year-old girl who has lived with her family underground due to economic difficulties has never had a bath throughout her life. Two [more...]

May 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

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