EVENTS MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

April of 2015 was historic, with Armenians all around the world marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with commemoration ceremonies and events. The events organized in Armenia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were coordinated by a special committee headed by Vigen Sargsyan, Chief of staff of the RA President’s Office. From April 21-25, a number of events were organized in Armenia, from which the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) played an important part...

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THE CANONIZATION OF MARTYRS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AT MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On April 23rd, as part of the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Canonization Service of the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide took place at the St. Trdat Open Altar of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin presided over by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. The Ceremony began at 17:00 and went on until 19:15, symbolizing the year of the Armenian Genocide. The last time...

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AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS: THREE-DAY CAMPING AND VISITS

From May 1-3, 2015, the AGBU Yerevan Scouts organized their annual three-day camp as always resulting in a stimulating and interesting program. Following a quick prep session the scouts left for camp at the Lermontovo village in Lori. After putting up the tents and raising the mast everyone hurried to take the compass exam, which is of utmost importance for each scout. In the darkness of the Lermontovo evening the scouts organized a game in the forest, to help hone their alertness skills in the dark...

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HOVSEP SARAFYAN AWARDED RA PRIME MINISTER'S MEDAL

On April 11, RA Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian received prominent Diasporan architect and philanthropist Hovsep Sarafian and his wife Nadia Sarafian. Highly appreciative of Mr. Sarafian’s involvement in various programs implemented in Armenian communities worldwide, the Head of the RA Government thanked him for his personal contribution and the work he has done so far. The Prime Minister expressed hope that Mr. Sarafian will continue his efforts towards the preservation of the Armenian identity. Thankful of high appreciation of his activities Hovsep Sarafian...

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AGBU AND MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN NORK YOUTH CENTER’S HAYKAZOUNQ CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Haykazounq song and dance ensemble of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Nork Youth Center celebrated its 25th anniversary with a festive jubilee concert at the Stanislavski Russian Drama Theater in Yerevan. A word of blessing by Reverend Father Komitas Hovnanian, Director of the Youth Centers, opened the evening. For its contribution in the preservation and development of the Armenian culture, the...

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