Author Archives: Contributor

ARS Western US Celebrates 25 Years of Service

GLENDALE–A capacity group of more than 300 dignitaries, guests, community members and supporters gathered at the new Embassy Suites Hotel for an unforgettable evening  to mark the Armenian Relief Society Western US Regional Executive’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Sunday, April 5. Among the many distinguished guests in attendance were Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian,

ANC-OC Third Annual Walk for Remembrance Set for April 19

ORANGE COUNTY, CA–The Armenian National Committee of Orange County (ANC-OC) will host its third annual Walk for Remembrance on Sunday April 19, 2009. The event is organized in collaboration with Saint Mary Armenian Apostolic church and with the participation of over 20 organizations from Orange County. The event will begin at Saint Mary’s in Costa

ANC Activist Authors Novel on The Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) on Friday welcomed the release of the novel, Safe Harbor, a book which brings alive the story of loss and despair as a result of the Armenian Genocide.  Co-authored by ANC San Diego activist David Deranian, PhD and Leonard Howard, Safe Harbor explores family life in

Archbishop Derderian’s Easter Message

“Christ is Risen from the dead, Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ” The Resurrection of Christ our Lord, which provides spiritual strength in our lives as Christians, is the ultimate expression of Divine Love for humanity. This glorious triumph of Christ over death graces us continually with a renewed understanding of our Christian faith. This

ADAA Film Festival to Take Place in Boston

BOSTON–The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance is proud to present the Second Annual Armenian Film Festival at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from May 1 to 3. The festival celebrates Armenian culture, heritage, language and filmmakers with films ranging from the documentary to the dramatic. The festival kicks off on Friday evening, May 1st, at

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Armen Haghnazarian

BY ARA GHAZARIAN What began in 1961 as a modest student life in the historic city of Aachen, the resting place of Charlemagne and German kings, came full circle almost half a century later. Thousands of miles from his beloved Armenia, on February 19, as Armenians worldwide marked the St. Vartanants Day, Armen Haghnazarian, husband,

Conversational Armenian Class to Begin at GCC

GLENDALE–Glendale College’s Community Services Education program is offering a six week course in Beginning Conversational Armenian this spring. In the class, you’ll discover the language of Armenian and it’s vibrant culture. Through lecture, videos, and class participation you will learn practical vocabulary and the fundamental structure of the Armenian language, while learning correct pronunciation, vocabulary,

Australian Senator Apologizes to Armenians for Questioning Genocide

ADELAIDE, Australia–Senator Alan Ferguson has apologized for calling the Armenian and Pontian-Greek Genocides “debatable.” In a speech made to the Federal Parliament’s upper house two weeks ago, Senator Ferguson brought into question the historical truth of the Armenian and Greek Genocides by stating they “cannot be accurately depicted” today. The Armenian National Committee of Australia