Articles by Florence Avakian

An Armenian Liturgical Connection with Istanbul

NEW YORK—What it means to be a religious Armenian minority in Turkey was the focus of Dr. Christopher Sheklian’s eye-opening and fascinating lecture on Nov. 7, at the Armenian Diocese (Eastern), before a crowd of more than 70. The altar of Istanbul’s Surp Asdvadzadzin (Holy Mother of God) [more...]

December 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

AMAA Celebrates Centennial in Dazzling, Memorable Banquet

TEANECK, N.J.—The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) was created 100 years ago to help and protect survivors of the Armenian Genocide who were desperately clinging to life. From those soul-searing and heartbreaking beginnings, the AMAA, within a century, has mushroomed into an [more...]

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Distinguished Luminaries to Attend AMAA Centennial Banquet 

  TEANECK, N.J.—Four distinguished individuals will be at the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) Centennial Banquet on Oct. 21, to be held at the elegant Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck. Dr. Nazareth Darakjian and his wife, Dr. Ani Darakjian, and Joyce Philibosian Stein and her [more...]

October 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

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