Articles by R.P. Sevadjian

About R.P. Sevadjian (8 Articles)
R P Sevadjian is the author of "In the Shadow of the Sultan," a historical coming of age novel set during the Hamidian Massacres of 1896. Sevadjian is a third-generation diasporan Armenian, whose family left Asia Minor in the 1800s and was scattered across the world, no members remaining in their ancestral homelands. Born and raised in Africa, she now lives in the UK where she is currently researching the Armenians of Ethiopia and the work of B A Sevadjian. Her second novel, "The Darker Shadow," will be published in November. Her book is available on Amazon.
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Bedros Sevadjian’s Gold Tray on Display at Buckingham Palace

In “Jeweler to an Emperor: Bedros A. Sevadjian (1918-1977),” (Armenian Weekly, Aug. 15, 2016), I wrote about the gold tray that Emperor Haile Selassie commissioned from my father, Bedros Sevadjian, as a gift to Queen Elizabeth during her state visit to Ethiopia in 1965. That tray is now [more...]

September 5, 2017 // 3 Comments

Jeweler to an Emperor: Bedros A. Sevadjian (1918-1977)

  Bedros A. Sevadjian, 1946 Bedros Sevadjian was an Armenian who was born in Aintab, Ottoman Empire, on 21st May 1918. His father, Avedis Sevadjian, had been a successfully established merchant and industrialist in Ethiopia from 1900 having settled there after the Hamidian Massacres of 1896. [more...]

August 15, 2016 // 8 Comments

Archbishop Nareg Alemazian’s Mission

  Special for the Armenian Weekly A few weeks ago I attended Badarak at Sourp Asdvadzadzin Cathedral in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. I especially like Badarak there because of the fine choir, John Guevherian’s solos, and Der Momig Habeshian’s beautiful and moving officiation. Just [more...]

October 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

Pilgrimage in Lebanon: July 18-19, 2015

Special for the Armenian Weekly  In a conversation with His Eminence Archbishop Nareg Alemazian at the beginning of May, I expressed my wish to visit Antelias in Lebanon, the current Seat of the See of Cilicia. I was in luck, the septennial Blessing of the Holy Muron was to be held in July. Thus, [more...]

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Two Pilgrimages in Cyprus

The Monastery of St. Magar, or Magaravank as it is better known to Armenians, is situated high in the Kyrenia Range of North (Turkish-occupied) Cyprus. The annual pilgrimage to the monastery was suspended in 1974 when the island was invaded by Turkey, and the north of the island cut off from the [more...]

July 1, 2015 // 2 Comments

Remembering the Armenians of Ethiopia

Special for the Armenian Weekly At the beginning of March, a Requiem was offered for my parents and for the Sevadjian clan, and it transported me back 40 years to when I had last been to a service in the magnificent church of my childhood: the St. George Armenian Apostolic Church in Addis Ababa, [more...]

May 6, 2015 // 52 Comments

Writing ‘In the Shadow of the Sultan’

Special for the Armenian Weekly Irredeemable loss, violence, and atrocities; how to write about these subjects in a novel for young people? Most stories, written for young adults, even those with a fairly violent and emotive plot, end on a feel-good high. Which is as it should be, except that for [more...]

April 17, 2015 // 3 Comments