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 // 4 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 // 3 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

Genocide memorial titled 'A Mother’s Hands' will be unveiled May 10 in Lowell on Mother’s Day weekend.

Lowell to Unveil Genocide Memorial on May 10

Lowell, Mass.—In what is believed to be an historic first—at least in America—a genocide monument with an imposing cross will be unveiled by a municipal complex. Genocide memorial titled ‘A Mother’s Hands’ will be unveiled May 10 in Lowell on Mother’s Day weekend. The unique [more...]

April 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

A scene from the protest in Boston (photo by Ken Martin)

Armenians Seek Justice Once Again

Boston, Mass.—The Armenian nation is far too familiar with the struggle of maintaining our identity and the challenge to persevere through the many inhumane cards life has dealt us.  Due to the safe haven Armenians found in the Syrian community following the events of the Armenian Genocide, the [more...]

April 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

(L-R) Dikran Kaligian, Ara Papian, George Aghjayan, and Aram Hamparian (Photo by Mikael Garabedian)

Panel on Western Armenia Held in Watertown

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On April 3, a panel discussion titled “Western Armenia: Our Lands, Our Rights” took place at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) in Watertown. The event, which was hosted by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Boston “Sardarabad” Gomideh and the [more...]

April 13, 2014 // 4 Comments

“Anguish” by Krikor Khandjian (1926-2000)

Commemoration at Museum to Feature Dorjee, Kasongo, and Mouradian

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Sunday April 27, the Armenian Museum of America will present a joint commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, the Tibetan Genocide, and the Genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Anguish” by Krikor Khandjian (1926-2000) As it has been our custom in recent years, [more...]

April 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

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