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Monday, 04 February 2013

RA MINISTER OF DIASPORA MEETS WITH AGBU LEADERSHIP

 

AGBU Leadership Received by RA Diaspora Minister

On January 25, Republic of Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan met with President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Berge Setrakian, Chairman of the Political Council of the Armenian Diocese in Damascus, member of the AGBU Central Board Vasken Yacoubian and Director of AGBU Armenia Office Arpi Vartanian. They discussed the current state of affairs...
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Friday, 01 February 2013

AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN RECEIVED BY CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS KAREKIN II

On January 24, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Mr. Berge Setrakian, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. During the meeting, the Catholicos and Mr. Setrakian discussed the recent election of the new Patriarch of Jerusalem, noting with confidence that the newly elected Patriarch, Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, will assume the responsibility of strengthening the historical Holy Throne of Jerusalem and protecting the rights of Armenians living there, with enthusiasm and devotion. They discussed the challenging...
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

AGBU’S CONTINUOUS EFFORTS TO SUPPORT SYRIAN-ARMENIANS

Syria is at war. Human loss and material damage continues among the Armenians in Aleppo, Damascus, Kamishli and other cities throughout Syria. Thousands of Syrian-Armenians have left their homes for a safer haven in the USA, Lebanon, Armenia and elsewhere. In August 2012, AGBU Central Board of Directors established an emergency fund of $1 million US dollars for humanitarian assistance to the Armenian community of Syria. In September, AGBU issued an urgent appeal to Armenians in the Diaspora to raise funds for this cause. Many responded to this appeal and $800,000 US dollars have been raised so far, of which $250,000 US dollars was raised by AGBU delegates and guests during the AGBU 87th General Assembly in Armenia...
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Monday, 21 January 2013

SERIES OF CHRISTMAS CONCERTS BY AGBU AND MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN CHILDREN’S CENTERS

On January 11, AGBU and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Children’s Centers organized a series of Christmas concerts at the Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall with the participation of more than 360 children of the Centers. The hall was packed to a standing room audience only during all three performances. The concerts were organized with the support of AGBU and His Holiness Karekin II. All three performances ended in standing ovations. About...
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