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By Florence Avakian

They lost the battle. But theirs was a moral victory-its powerful implications surviving and strengthening until today. Vartan Mamigonian and his outnumbered Armenian fighters set an example not only for Armenians, but for all beleaguered people who are fighting against great odds for justice, human rights, and the basic freedoms.

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By Florence Avakian

Dr. Edgar Housepian was legendary for his pioneering medical, humanitarian and compassionate work. He exemplified the best in humanity, and he performed the tasks before him in his typically quiet, gentle and humble manner. Dr. Housepian passed away on November 14, 2014, at the age of 86.

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By Florence Avakian

It was an evening of fun, fellowship, feasting and special music in the Haik and Alice Kavookjian Auditorium of the Diocesan Center on Saturday, February 14. More than 200 people from the metropolitan area, as well as from nearby states, had come to celebrate Poon Paregentan (the Armenian “Mardi Gras”) and Valentine’s Day with friends, and hear celebrated singer Farah Siraj who has been hailed as a “musical ambassadress.”

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More than 35 young adults from 11 parishes across the Eastern Diocese gathered in St. Petersburg, FL, this month for the annual ACYOA Seniors Chapter Workshop. The weekend of reflection, worship, leadership building, and fellowship was led and organized by the ACYOA Central Council.

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