Monthly archives: October, 2018

The Armenian Church of the Holy Host

The Armenian Church of the Holy Host

The loss of political independence was aggravated by the division of Armenia between two mentally opposed civilizations. At that time, the Armenian clergy took over the implementation of broader functions than purely religious ones. The church was involved in various spheres of public life: it initiated the establishment of educational centers, represented the interests of …

Arakel “Sarsap” Meloyan – Armenian Fedayi

Arakel “Sarsap” Meloyan - Armenian Fedayi

Arakel Meloyan was born in 1872. He received his nickname Sarsap – “horror” in Armenian – for his exceptional brutality against his enemies. It is not known for certain what he did to them, but judging by the expression of the face of our today’s hero, the Turks with the Kurds did not feel anything …

Evacuation of Armenian Orphans from the Ottoman Empire – 1915-1923

Evacuation of Armenian Orphans

In 1915 – 1923, as a result of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, about 500.000 Armenian children were killed (burned, poisoned, strangled), starved to death, or died from illnesses. Many of them were orphaned and forcibly Islamized. Armenian unions, religious organizations, foreign charitable foundations (Near East Relief, the Foundation of the Mayor of …

The Armenian Community of Malta

The Armenian Community of Malta

The Armenian community of Malta has existed since the years of the Armenian Cilician Kingdom when the Armenian clergy and kings had first established relations with the representatives of the Order of Malta. The first meetings between Armenians and the Order took place in 1097. Since 1149, the Order of Malta (the Jerusalem Order of …

Garegin Nzhdeh About Christianity and the Armenian Church

Garegin Nzhdeh About Christianity

The Church must reconsider its wrong understanding of Christian love. The Church misunderstood the commandment of Christian love, and therefore throughout the centuries, it has become the cause of the unprecedented tragedy of our people. …The one who misunderstands the fundamentals of Christian doctrine is unworthy of being called a Christian, is entangled in superstition, …

Cilicia – Musa Ler

Cilicia - Musa Ler

In July 1915, during the Armenian Genocide, some of the inhabitants of the surrounding villages were forcibly gathered in the city of Antakya. But the majority did not obey the deportation order of the Ottoman authorities. In the face of the approaching Ottoman troops, they all ascended under the leadership of the fedayis Yagubyan and …

Armenian Village of Nor Araks in Italy

Armenian Village of Nor Araks in Italy

In the 1920s in Italy, famous Armenian symbolist poet Hrant Nazarian gathered 150 Armenians, survivors of massacres of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, and founded the village of Nor-Araks (Armenian: “New Araks”) near the city of Bari. This village exists to this day (photos attached). The city itself is located on the shore of the Adriatic …

Baku – August 1905 – The Second Pogrom of Armenians – Black Hundreds on the Side of the Turks

Baku - August 1905 - The Second Pogrom of Armenians

The storm began after 7 months. In August 1905, a second pogrom began, this time more organized and more ferocious. Fires engulfed Armenian neighborhoods. The mines belonging to the Armenians in Balakhani, Sambuichi, Romani, and Bibi-Heybat were completely burned down. But the Armenians have been prepared for the pogroms: Transcaucasian Tatars (modern Azerbaijanis) lost 270 …

Armenians and the First Crusade

Armenians and the First Crusade

Armenians – both ordinary people and nobles – received the participants of the First Crusade (1095 – 1099) with enthusiasm, seeing them as allies in the struggle against Islamic rulers. This is evidenced by both Armenian and Western sources. “In these days, the prophecy of St. Nerses about the campaign of the Romans came true… …