Category «Culture»

About The Armenian In Boccaccio’s “The Decameron”

About The Armenian In Boccaccio’s

In one of the most significant literary monuments of the Renaissance, “The Decameron” of Giovanni Boccaccio (1352-1354), not only is Cilician Armenia mentioned, but the protagonist of one of the short stories is a young Armenian who was kidnapped by pirates from the coast of Ayas in childhood and sold into slavery. The boy along …

The Armenian Holy Mother Of God Church In Nice, France

The Armenian Holy Mother

The Armenian Apostolic Church in Nice is represented by the Holy Mother of God Church (Surb Astvatsatsin Church) located on Madeleine Boulevard in the “Armenian Quarter”. The nearby bus stop interestingly is called “Cité Armeniénne” (“Armenian City”). The church was established mainly at the expense of philanthropist Tigran Chamkertyan. It was built by Armenian refugees …

The Situation Of Christians In The World Is Getting Worse

The Situation Of Christians

245 million Christians are being persecuted worldwide because of their faith. This was the conclusion of the international human rights Christian organization Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors). Nigeria is the worst country for a Christian to be in. However, the situation of Christians around the world is getting worse overall as well. The fairly recent case …

The La Armenia Park In The Capital Of Ecuador

The La Armenia Park

The authorities of the Ecuadorian capital Quito have expanded the city park area. Since 1954, the La Armenia Park has been located in Quito. In the park used to be the villa of Ecuadorian General and hero of the Ecuadorian-Peruvian War of 1941 Maurinho Jorge Derlugian. After his passing, his manor, as the general himself …

The Hamshen Armenian Dialect And Hamshen Grammar

The Hamshen Armenian Dialect

Finally came the moment for us to publish not lamentable but joyful news about Hamshen and Hamshen Armenians. For the first time, the Hamshenis of Turkey had the opportunity to learn their native language at a new, completely different level. The textbook “Hamşetsnak Lizu Kidanutun” (“The grammar of the Hamshen language”) authored by intellectual and …

An Unusual Interview With Charles Aznavour

An Unusual Interview

During a trip to Israel in 2017, Charles Aznavour gave an interview to the local Zahav newspaper. We present to you excerpts from this interview. Many of those who were born in exile do not feel anything for their country of origin – they simply aren’t aware of it. You are an exception. How do …

The Armenian Heritage Of The “Noosh” Brand – NutraIngredients-USA

The Armenian Heritage

NutraIngredients-USA – an American portal on healthy eating – has published an article about the Noosh brand run by Californian Armenians. This company produces almond-based organic food. The post notes that the brand established in 2016 by Sarine Sahatjian has recently become very popular among Americans. The word “Noosh” means “almonds” in Armenian. Almonds are …

An Unknown Fresco In The Etchmiadzin Cathedral

An Unknown Fresco

During restoration works in Armenian Apostolic Church’s Cathedral in Etchmiadzin which had been going on for several months, a previously unknown fresco was discovered. A fresco depicting the twelve apostles was found on the wall of the cathedral. Before being sent for lab examination, it will be covered by fabric for damage prevention. “Now, we …