Special Reports articles

Armenian Cause 2.0: Looking forward to seeing you in DC!

About five years ago, I got an e-mail about a conference the Armenian National Committee of America was organizing in Washington DC. It was a 3-day event open to everyone, regardless of what part of the Armenian community one originated from or currently belonged to, in which a series of distinguished speakers and workshops were organized, along with trips to the Armenian Embassy and the Capitol to meet with members of Congress. It was an opportunity to get an up-close look at the advocacy work of the ANCA . Although married with a 2 year old, my wife and I made the childcare arrangements, and booked the trip to DC not knowing exactly what to expect.

Mikael Mouradian Named New Bishop of the Armenian Catholic Eparchy of US and Canada

The Armenian Catholic Eparchy of the United States of America and Canada is happy to announce that the Most Reverend Mikael Mouradian has been appointed as the new bishop of the Armenian Catholic Eparchy of the United States and Canada. He succeeds at that function to the Most Reverend Manuel Batakian who had presented his

Authentic Teas Brings Ancient Armenian Tea Culture To Tea Drinkers

Starting in February, tea drinkers around the world were able to experience ancient Armenian tea culture as Authentic Teas begins online distribution of its wild-crafted herbal teas, harvested in the highlands of Lori Marz and hand-processed in Alaverdi. Authentic Teas is a new boutique tea company, a joint venture between Armenian-Canadian Hrant Isbeceryan and Canadian partner, David Richardson.

Entertainment Spotlight: Hratch Titizian’s Love of Acting

Asbarez correspondent Georges Adourian interviews actor Hrach Titizian as part of a three part interview series with Armenian artists featured in our 2010 Year-End special. Titizian, who played in “The Men Who Stare at Goats” and has also played in the hit series “24,” discusses his life struggles, passions and the unique projects that propelled his success.

Prelate’s New Year And Christmas Message

Once again we find ourselves at the threshold of a new year and preparing to celebrate the Glorious Birth and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ. What better way to begin the season than to take a moment and contemplate with gratitude all that Almighty God has granted us, and reflect on the truly profound meaning of the “Great and Marvelous Mystery”, the Birth of our Savior.

A Call to the Armenian Relief Society

Zaruhi has been laid to rest, but her death has raised fundamental questions concerning human rights and gender equality of women in Armenia. It is a poor response by those who claim women are treated no differently in Armenia compared to other countries. How can we justify our probable shortcomings by citing similar shortcomings common to other countries? Doing so would set a very low standard by which to evaluate the value system and future goals of Armenia.