Middle East

AMAA Creates Oasis of Peace in Desert of Armed Struggle

On Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, in a festive atmosphere, families from the Emmanuel, Bethel, Martyrs’ and Syriac churches gathered in Bethel Church to celebrate Christmas in the Poladian Hall. The program started with welcoming words from Maria Boshgezenian, as well as a greeting with a short message [more...]

January 12, 2016 // 0 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

ARS Continues Syrian-Armenian Relief Efforts

Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria five years ago, the worldwide chapters of the ARS have succeeded in playing a vital and important role in the relief efforts The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) has been an active and influential humanitarian organization for over a century, and puts great [more...]

September 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Meet Anoush: Jerusalem’s Armenian-Palestinian Bodybuilding Champion

Meet Anoush Aram Sarkis Belian. On Aug. 22, Anoush became the first Palestinian female bodybuilder to participate and win an Israeli competition, outshining four other finalists to win the Tel Aviv competition. Belian is from the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Her late father Aram [more...]

September 3, 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

Rocket Program Launches Haigazian University into the History Books

By Phyllis Hamo As Haigazian University celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015, it also commemorates 52 years since the height of its rocketry program founded by an innovative first-year math and physics instructor, Manoug Manougian, and a group of bright and determined undergrad students. [more...]

August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Armenians Remember Lisbon Five

Thirty-two years after five young Armenian men gave their lives in the “Lisbon Five” operation, Armenians around the world—from Beirut to L.A. to Boston—held commemoration events and requiem services in their memory. A scene from the commemoration in Lebanon (Photo: Aztag – [more...]

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Stirring Up the Bird’s Nest?

BEIRUT, Lebanon (A.W.)—Over the past few months, reports have appeared in various media outlets claiming that a a luxury beach resort will be built on two-thirds of the historic Bird’s Nest Orphanage plot in Jbeil, Lebanon (see map for exact areas). In early February, the Board of Directors of [more...]

July 14, 2015 // 17 Comments

Dubai Community Donates Blood for Memory

Friday is treated like a Sunday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but nine days into 2015, which marks the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the Dubai Blood Donation Center warmly opened its doors for a private donation event by the Armenian community there. The event was in support of the [more...]

February 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

Jerusalem Students Attend St. Nersess Summer Conferences

On the lovely grounds and in the serene atmosphere of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, 2 bright and enthusiastic 16-year-old students from the Sts. Tarkmanchatz School of Jerusalem’s Armenian Patriarchate took part in the annual summer conferences. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian with Jerusalem [more...]

August 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

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