Day archives: October 31st, 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 …