Ned Apigian

Apigian to Run for Seat in Michigan State House

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich.—When the call is sounded to rally the metro Detroit area Armenian community to stand fast for justice, activist Ned Apigian makes his presence known. The Dearborn Heights city councilman is equally active in partisan politics at the local and state levels of government and [more...]

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tomb of Shushanik, the daughter of Vartan Mamikonian

Angeghakot and its Poet

Angeghakot, a village of about 2,000-3,000 people (figures vary) is in southern Armenia, about 10 km. from Sisian, the regional capital of Syunik province. Travelers from Yerevan on the way to Karabagh pass by Angeghakot, then Sisian and Goris, before entering the Lachin Corridor. The drive from [more...]

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments


VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center Bring Housing to 25 More Families

VAZASHEN, Armenia—VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia joined in a home-build in the village of Vazashen in the Tavush region to mark the official launch of a new project sponsored by VivaCell-MTS to assist 25 low-income families from bordering villages in the Tavush and Armavir [more...]

April 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Karnig Jozigian inspecting the medicine donated by the ARF's Help Your Brother Initiative.

The Hippocratic Oath of a Syrian-Armenian Doctor

Special for the Armenian Weekly “After March 2011, it was clear that Syria was no longer an option,” said Dr. Karnig Jozigian, as we sat down for coffee in Stepanakert. The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that at least 50 percent of hospitals in Syria have been [more...]

April 18, 2014 // 16 Comments

Elie Berberian

HMADS Gala Dinner Dance: An Elegant Evening of Celebration

By Arpi Arukian BAYSIDE, N.Y.—The Friends of HMADS Gala Dinner Dance Committee, under the leadership of Chairpersons Maro Jamgotchian and Arek Nisanyan, has been hard at work preparing for this year’s 20th anniversary celebration. To ensure it will be the most successful gala to date, the event [more...]

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Father Raphael Andonian

Father Raphael Andonian Left No Stone Unturned

BELMONT, Mass.—Like a utility player for his church, Very Rev. Father Raphael Andonian covered every base as pastor for two decades at Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church in Belmont. Father Raphael Andonian It was the church and parish center he helped construct, the one he manifested and [more...]

April 16, 2014 // 4 Comments

Azniv Guiragossian with her children Arpi Nardone and Shahen Guiragossian at the New York Armenian Home

Only a Handful of Survivors Left as 100th Anniversary Approaches

On a recent warm spring afternoon, Azniv Guiragossian sat quietly in a wheelchair between her daughter Arpi and son Shahen in the living room of the New York Armenian Home in Flushing, Queens. Dressed in a patterned blouse and a long black skirt, her tinsel-colored hair tied back in a braid, Azniv [more...]

April 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Students of St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School and Armenian Sisters’ Academy sing the U.S. and Armenian National Anthems. (Photo by Tom Vartabedian)

Boston Mulls Centennial after Statehouse Observance

Special for the Armenian Weekly BOSTON, Mass.—No sooner had the final prayers been uttered and closing remarks given by State Rep. Jonathan Hecht that the crowd of 400 spectators gathered for a reception in the Massachusetts Statehouse on April 11. Students of St. Stephen’s Armenian [more...]

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Volunteers ready to renovate

LCO Continues Historical Renovations in Armenia

PASADENA, Calif.—From March 14-16, chapters of the Land and Culture Organization (LCO)/Union International de Organisation Terre et Culture (UIOTC) from France, the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Armenia took part in the annual meeting in Lyon, France. Members of the Lyon Armenian [more...]

April 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

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