More than 100 people attended Professor Peter Balakian’s discussion, titled “Hollywood and the Armenian Genocide,” at the Diocesan Center in New York on Friday evening, April 8. The event was hosted by the Development department of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.
Our joy in this hopeful season of Eastertide was shaken this week by painful reminders of the simmering danger to life in Armenia’s border regions.
Armenians throughout the world have been moved by the terrible news that border towns in Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) were shelled by the Azerbaijani army.
On Friday morning, April 1, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), welcomed Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, and Armenian’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to the Diocesan Center in New York.
Morning clouds gave way to afternoon sunshine on Easter Sunday, as worshippers spilled onto the plaza of New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral for the traditional “Release of Doves” ceremony.
Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan will visit Boston next week in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.