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FIRST LITURGY AFTER 50 YEARS IN TURKISH OCCUPIED SOURP ASDVADZADZIN CHURCH IN NICOSIA TO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 11 MAY

By Evie Andreou - A Divine Liturgy will be carried out for the first time in 50 years in the occupied Armenian Church of Virgin Mary on Sunday.
“We go back with mixed feelings, we were deprived of it for so many years,” House Representative of the Armenian community Vartkes Mahdessian told the Cyprus Mail yesterday.
The liturgy which will be carried out by the Armenian Archbishop Varoujan Hergelian, will take place at 12 noon.
The church has long been at the core of the Armenian community.
“I was baptised in that church and so were many people of my generation. My parents got married there, and I attended both pre-school and primary school there,” he said.
The medieval church of Sourp Asdvadzadzin, on Victoria Street was situated at the heart of the Armenian Quarter of Nicosia until 1964, when both the church and the quarter were abandoned during the inter-communal troubles.
In the Church Complex there were also the Armenian Bishopric, the Melikian-Ouzounian school, a pre-school, the Armenian Genocide Monument and other auxiliary buildings.
The Church provided shelter for numerous Armenians who fled the Genocide persecutions between 1915-1923 and resided under its arches for a period of time.
It was built in 1308-1310 by the Lusignan King of Cyprus Henry II where an older 12th century abbey once stood.
Over time the church underwent various changes. It was restored in 1688, 1884 and 1904.
The Church Complex which was in a very bad condition was restored between 2008-2013 by UNDP-ACT and USAID funding following the initiative of the American Ambassador John Koenig.
“We are very grateful for the Ambassador, for sponsoring the project and for resolving other problems which came up during and after the completion of the restorations,” said Mahdessian.

 
 

ARMENIANS IN CYPRUS MARCH ON 99th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Click here to view more images of the march and Genocide commemoration in Cyprus
Click here to view more images of the march and Genocide commemoration in Cyprus
Click here to view more images of the march and Genocide commemoration in Cyprus
Click here to view more images of the march and Genocide commemoration in Cyprus
Click here to listen to MEP Dr. Eleni Theocharous address the 99th anniversary of Armenian Genocide commemoration gathering in Nicosia
Click here to view more images of the march and Genocide commemoration in Cyprus
Click here to view more images of the march and Genocide commemoration in Cyprus
 

BACK TO MAGARAVANK

Click here to view last year's images of the Pilgrimage to Magaravank
 
RESPECT TO THE LIBERATORS OF SHUSHI
The liberation and victory in Shoushi 22 years ago was the most significant turning point in the Karabakh movement and ensured an imminent end to the war and guaranteed the liberation of all of Artsakh. The sheer resilience of the people of Karabakh and their unwavering commitment for self-determination and freedom were the hallmarks of a movement marred by bloodshed, war and oppression. Their heroism became a lesson for all Armenians regardless of their proximity to Karabakh or Armenia and proved that the decades-long struggle for justice was not in vain.

ONE HELL OF A PERFORMANCE FROM
HAMAZKAYIN'S TIMAG THEATRE GROUP

click here for more images of Hamazkayin Timag Theatre Ensemble's performance
click here for more images of Hamazkayin Timag Theatre Ensemble's performance
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CHARLES UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
AND HAIG UTUDJIAN PERFORM
KOMITAS / SAHAKIANTS LITURGY

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QUICK GUIDE TO TURKEY'S DENIALIST PERFORMANCE

ARAM MP3 TAKES ARMENIA TO
SATURDAY'S EUROVISION FINALS

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Gibrahayer Calendar

► Saturday 10 May at 7:00 pm - Hamazkayin Sipan Dance Ensemble and Nanor Junior Dance Ensemble annual performance at Strovolos Municipal Theatre.
Artistic Director: Bedros Gharibian.
Dinner (by Zeen Lebanese catering) to follow at Homenetmen - AYMA. Entrance fee: 15 euros/per person excluding drinks.

► Tuesday 13 May at 8:00pm - A special farewell ceremony in honour of Archbishop (Srpazan) Varoujan Hergelian at the Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church Nicosia followed by a reception at the Utudjian Hall organised by the Ladies Church Committee.
► Sunday 18 May - Pilgrimage to Saint Magar Monastery organised by the Office of the Armenian Representative.
► Saturday 31 May at 7:30 pm at Nareg School Hall - May 28 Armenian independence celebrations by ARF Dashnaktsoutiun and affiliate organisations, followed by Dinner at Homenetmen - AYMA. Keynote speaker Homenetmen - AYMA President unger Hagop Kazandjian. Special appearance by Hamazkayin's SIPAN and Artsakh Badanegan Choir.
► Saturday 15 November – Inka and Anush Arshakyan perform at the Strovolos Municipal Hall. The event is organised by the Office of the Armenian Representative.

 

AYK PERFORMS IN LARNACA

AYK Armenian Youth Choir under Maestro Zakar Keshishian of Hamazkayin Lebanon performed in Larnaca on Sunday 27 April. The event was organised by the Armenian Club of Larnaca and was under the Patronage of the Honourable Mayor of Larnaca, Andreas Louroutziatis.
 

 

The Funeral will take place on Friday 9 May at 2:30 pm
at Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church in Nicosia

the Children:
Dickran and Maro Yepremian from San Francisco,
Akabi Yepremian from Nicosia
the Sister:
Demetris and Hasmig Nearchou Edjourian from Nicosia
the Granddaughter:
Lisa Yepremian from San Fransisco

GIBRAHAY HISTORY ALBUM

FIRST PRIZE FOR ARTO HAROUTUNIAN'S JAGUAR XJS

Arto Haroutunian has won First Prize in the Classic Car competition that was held at Murphey's Pub with his JAGUAR XJS, proudly exhibited here by his lovely wife Angel.
 

ARMENIAN - GREEK DICTIONARY

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ARMENIAN TENNIS CHAMPION IN CYPRUS
FOR TRAINING AT THE TENNIS ZONE

Tennis Zone - Nicosia - 8 May 2014 - as part of the Exchange Program with international Tennis Development Organisations and Clubs, we welcome one of the most talented young hopefuls of Armenia, Armen Janibekyan to Cyprus, who will be training at the Tennis Zone throughout the month of May 2014.

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