Category «Culture»

The Courage and Faith of the Armenian Christians During the Genocide of 1915 – “Armenian Bread”

The Courage and Faith of the Armenian Christians

The film “Armenian Bread” by Armen Gasparyan was presented at the documentary competition of the XVI International Festival “Radonezh” with the support of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Cooperation) in Armenia in December 2011. The film tells about the culture and values of the Armenian people. For centuries, Armenians, having no statehood, have managed …

Ararat Works Wonders – The Magic of Ararat

Ararat Works Wonders

Mount Ararat not only is a symbol of Armenia but also has a special, mystical energy. Mountain climber Narine Jagharyan felt the greatness and the special strength of the mountain. Narine Jagharyan, a lawyer by education who has been conquering various mountain peaks across the world during recent years, shared her story. In August 2014, …

The Armenian Black Church in Iran

The Armenian Black Church in Iran

For centuries, Iran has been renowned for its rich Islamic cultural heritage. But Iran also has one of the oldest Christian churches in the world – the Armenian Black Church, or Kara Kilise in Farsi. The church that is formally named Monastery of Saint Thaddeus is a sacred place for Armenians. Correspondent of the Press …

Kutina – Faience from Komitas’ Homeland

Kutina – Faience from Komitas’ Homeland

Kutina (also Kotyaion) was a city in historical Western Armenia. Now, it is called Kütahya. To us, Armenians, this city is better known as the birthplace of great composer Komitas. The inhabitants of Kutina were engaged in ceramics and the manufacture of earthenware products. Armenians and Greeks have been working in the 34 artisan blocks …

Dzoragyugh – The Oldest District of Yerevan

Dzoragyugh – The Oldest District of Yerevan

This photograph taken at the beginning of the 20th century shows the gorge of the Hrazdan River, the lower and upper parts of Dzoragyugh, the church of Surb Sargis, and the buildings adjoining the residence of the bishop. French traveler Jean Chardin, who visited in Yerevan in 1673 before the powerful earthquake of 1679, presented …

The Armenian Gymnasium of Venice

The Armenian Gymnasium of Venice

In 1834, in accordance with the testament of two very rich Armenian merchants Rafael and his son-in-law Murad, the Mekhitarist Order established the Muradian Gymnasium in the Italian city of Padua in the region of Veneto. In 1836, the Rafaelian Gymnasium was established in the Venetian palace Bezaro. In 1850, the gymnasium was moved to …