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Hrant Dink

A reminiscence of the day Hrant Dink was shot

Dink’s been shot?

At first hearing, the news seemed like the build-up to a joke. The name itself had never failed to amuse me, no matter the context. And pictures of the man had always shown a pleasant, expressive Armenian face, slightly ironic and confidently composed—even amid the Keystone-Coppish antics of Turkey’s legal system.

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Armenian Christmas Celebrated at St. Vartan Cathedral in New York

Temperatures in New York City approached zero degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, January 6. But inside the city’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, worshippers were warmed by the celebration the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ—informally called “Armenian Christmas.”

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The young residents of the FAR Children’s Center in Yerevan, Armenia, received a memorable Christmas celebration filled with gifts, clothes and a special visit from Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, on December 22, 2017.

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Home Blessing in the Armenian Church

Throughout history, Armenian Christians have considered the home to be a sacred place: the tranquil sanctuary of the family, where habits of virtue, pious traditions, and life-affirming customs are passed from one generation to another. Under one roof, members of a household achieve a unity of spirit and assume responsibility for the larger life of the community. They break bread and share life’s joys and sorrows.

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