Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Congressman-elect David Trott, Lara Nercessian, and Araxie Tossounian

ANC-MI Hosts Republican David Trott

DETROIT, Mich.—On Sun., Oct. 26, the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Michigan hosted David Trott, then-Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District of Michigan, at a Meet and Greet at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church in Dearborn. Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Congressman-elect David [more...]

November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian

Gold Medal Awarded to Vahan H. Tootikian on 55th Anniversary of Ministry

By Rev. Shant Barsoumian On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of his pastoral ministry and the publication of his 36th book, Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian was honored at a special event on Fri., Oct. 10, at the Armenian Congregational Church (ACC) of Greater Detroit. On the eve of the Feast of the [more...]

November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

A scene from the event

ARS Detroit Chapters Celebrate 104th Anniversary with ‘Dohmig Or’

DETROIT, Mich.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Mid-Council of Greater Detroit held its annual ARS anniversary celebration on Sept. 20 with a tribute to the food, music, and culture of Kessab and Mousa Ler. Nearly 300 people attended the “Dohmig Or” (“Heritage Day”) at the Armenian [more...]

October 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian

Detroit to Honor Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian

On Fri., Oct. 10, the Armenian Congregational Church of Greater Detroit will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian’s pastoral and public service at a cultural evening, beginning at 7 p.m. in the “Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian Hall” of the church, 26210 West 12 Mile [more...]

October 7, 2014 // 2 Comments

Seated: Betty Apigian Kessel and Mitch Kehetian. Standing: Greg Vartanian and Mike Kajoian.

Detroit Kef Time Keghi II

By Mitch Kehetian DETROIT, Mich.—A mission to strengthen the lifeline between local Armenians of Keghetzi roots with the residents of the Nor Keghi Village in the present-day Republic of Armenia remains on course. The spirited project is fueled by heritage dedication and embraced with a [more...]

October 3, 2014 // 1 Comment


Detroit Knights of Vartan Sponsor 6th Workshop on Genocide

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—In 2015, Armenians worldwide will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide through a series of educational and cultural programs. As one of their planned Centennial commemoration activities, the Detroit Knights of Vartan, Nareg Shavarshan Lodge will participate [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mitch slideshow pic

‘Giants of the Earth’: Searching for Answers in Western Armenia

In 1969, I went to Turkish-occupied Western Armenia to confirm a U.S. State Department report that my Aunt Parancim, who we believed had been killed during the genocide, had died just six years earlier. With the help of a then-friendly State Department, my assigned guide was a young Turkish law [more...]

September 11, 2014 // 2 Comments

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