February 13, 2014
The message issued by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, declaring the year 2014 as “The Year of the Elderly” will be presented this Sunday, February 16, during the Divine Liturgy at parishes under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Prelacy.
In his Pontifical Message, the Catholicos noted that the early Church Fathers gave an important place to the elderly in their writings in biblical commentaries and church history. “The presence and role of the elderly in society as depicted in the Bible and by our Church Fathers, as well as in the pages of our people’s history, clearly portray the elderly as being prudent, tranquil, righteous, sober, and experienced…. Indeed, the elder generation is the lifeline of society, the foundation of the family, and one of the strong footholds of any organization. Our people must show a high level of care, love, attention, and respect for their elders.”
On this occasion His Holiness has asked the prelacies under the Holy See of Cilicia and all affiliated community organizations to organize events during 2014, “taking into consideration these thoughts and expectations that will strengthen the care, love, and respect we have for the elder generation. We pray to Almighty God to keep in his heavenly care and protection our fathers and mothers in their advanced age, and fill their lives with good health, happiness, and abundant goodness.”
You can read Catholicos Aram’s Pontifical Message in Armenian or English.

His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan, Prelate, and the Religious and Executive Councils of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America announce with deep sorrow the passing of Archpriest Fr. Dr. Gorun Shrikian who died Tuesday, February 11, 2014, in Dearborn, Michigan.
Visiting hours will take place on Thursday, February 13, 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, 19300 Ford Road, Dearborn, Michigan, where Der Gorun served as pastor for more than thirty years. Visiting hours will continue on Friday evening, February 14, 6 to 9 p.m., with the Dan Gark (Homecoming / Wake) service at 7 p.m. The final consecration (Extreme Unction) will take place Saturday, February 15, during the Divine Liturgy, which will begin at 10 a.m., at St. Sarkis Church, with Archbishop Oshagan officiating. Interment will follow at Oakland Hills Memorial Garden Cemetery in Novi, Michigan. A Memorial Luncheon will follow at 3 p.m. in the St. Sarkis Church hall.
Heartfelt condolences are extended to Der Gorun’s immediate survivors that include his three children, Anie, Dirouhie, and Movses, grandchildren, his brother Archpriest Fr. Nareg Shrikian, and his sister Mrs. Sosy Bidanian. His wife, Yeretzgin Arpine, predeceased him.
May his memory shine forever with our Lord and Savior, whom he served so faithfully.

Archbishop Oshagan will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon this Sunday at St. Sarkis Church in Douglaston, New York, on the occasion of the Feast of St. Sarkis. A luncheon and special name day cultural program will follow the services.

Parishioners of St. Sarkis Church of Dearborn, Michigan, braved the snow last Sunday, February 9 and attended the Divine Liturgy and many stayed after the Badarak for a book presentation: Commentary on the Nicene Creed by Archbishop Zareh Aznavorian, of blessed memory. The presentation was made by Dn. Shant Kazanjian, Executive Director of the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC), who translated the book into English.
After the introduction by Fr. Hrant Kevorkian, pastor of St. Sarkis Church, Dn. Shant spoke about the origin and importance of creeds in general and the Nicene Creed in particular. He then spoke briefly about the late archbishop Zareh, his manifold gifts and talents and contributions. Dn. Shant presented the book, its structure and content, highlighting various elements and their ramifications for us today. A lively question and answer session ensued.
The Commentary on the Nicene Creed is available at the Prelacy’s bookstore. To order, please email books@armenianprelacy.org or call 212-689-7810.
Dn. Shant Kazanjian, Director of the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC) presents the Commentary on the Nicene Creed at St. Sarkis Church.
The annual clergy gathering on the occasion of the Feast of St. Ghevont and the Priests will take place February 24 to 26. Clergy from the Eastern and Canadian Prelacies will be meeting jointly this year at Holy Cross Church in Troy, New York.

The 31st Musical Armenia concert will take place Friday evening (8 pm), March 28, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, featuring Narek Arutyunian (clarinet) and Friends (Hahnsol Kim, violin; and Yun-Chin Zhou, piano).  For more information click here.
The 2014 National Representative Assembly (NRA), along with the Clergy Conference, and the Conference of the National Association of Ladies Guilds (NALG), will take place May 13-17, hosted by St. Sarkis Church, Dearborn, Michigan. Watch for details.
Bible readings for Sunday, February 16, Sunday of the Catechumens, are: Isaiah 63:7-8; 2 Timothy 3:1-12; John 6:22-38.
The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. (John 6:22-38)
For a listing of the coming week’s Bible readings click here.
Today, Thursday, February 13, the Armenian Church remembers the Prophet Jonah (Hovnan), one of the twelve Minor Prophets. The Minor Prophets are not considered less important that those called Major Prophets, but their books in the Bible are shorter. All of the Minor Prophets were servants of God who proclaimed His will to people in need of repentance.
The story of Jonah and the whale is one of the better-known stories in the Old Testament. Jonah’s feast falls on the last day of the Fast of the Catechumens. Just as the people of Nineveh fasted and repented from their wicked ways, so too do the people of God during this preliminary fast before Great Lent (Medz Bahk), the most penitential season of the year.

Tomorrow, Friday, February 14, the Armenian Church commemorates the Presentation of Jesus to the Temple (Dyarnuntarch in Armenian, which literally means “going forward to the Lord”). This feast always falls on February 14—forty days after the Nativity (January 6). Forty days after the birth of Christ, Mary obeyed Mosaic Law and presented her son to the temple (Numbers 18:15). In the temple, a righteous and devout man named Simeon to whom it was revealed that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord, took Jesus in his arms, blessed God and said, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” (See Luke 2:22-40).
Some pre-Christian Armenian customs have been incorporated into this feast, including one that remains popular to this day, especially in the Middle East and Armenia. In recent years the tradition has been revived here in the United States as well. On the eve of the feast, a bonfire is lit outside of the church using a flame from the altar. Young people, especially newlyweds, gather around the fire and as the flames subside, the young men leap over the flames. The light of the bonfire is symbolic of Christ, who is the Everlasting Light of the world.

This Saturday, February 15, the Armenian Church commemorates the life of St. Sarkis the Warrior, his son Mardiros, and 14 faithful soldiers. This is a moveable feast that can occur between January 11 and February 15. It follows the Fast of the Catechumens. Although the fast is not connected to the feast of St. Sarkis, it has come to be associated with this saint, even often incorrectly referred to as the “fast of St. Sarkis.”
Sarkis lived during the fourth century in Cappadocia. He rose through the military ranks because of his valiant campaign on behalf of the Emperor Constantine. With the accession of Emperor Julian, Sarkis took refuge in Armenia with his son. Later they joined the Persian army to fight Julian. Father and son fought with exceptional bravery. The Persian leader, Shapur II, tried to convince them to abandon their Christian faith and embrace Zoroastrianism. Both refused, and they were martyred. Fourteen loyal Christian soldiers who went to claim the bodies were also martyred. Eventually, other Christians successfully retrieved the remains and sent them to Assyria, where they remained until the fifth century when Mesrob Mashdots had the remains transferred to the city of Karpi in Vaspurakan, Armenia. A monastery was built over the site of the graves.

The 2014 Lenten Lectures will begin on Wednesday, March 5, and continue through subsequent Wednesdays during Lent. The theme of the lectures will be The Nicene Creed, based on the recently published Commentary on the Nicene Creed, by Archbishop Zareh Aznavorian, of blessed memory. The newly published bilingual book was translated by Deacon Shant Kazanjian, director of the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC).
The lecturers include: Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Vicar General of the Eastern Prelacy; Archpriest Fr. Antranig Baljian, pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, Watertown, Massachusetts; Archpriest Fr. Nerses Manoogian, pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rev. Fr. Nareg Terterian, pastor of St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York; and Deacon Shant Kazanjian, director of AREC.
The Prelacy’s Lenten Lectures continue a decades-old tradition. The series is sponsored by the Armenian Religious Education Council, the Prelacy Ladies Guild (PLG), and the Ladies Guild of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral. The lectures take place at the Cathedral, 221 East 27th Street, New York City, with church service at 7:30 pm; Lecture and Q & A at 8 pm; Table Fellowship at 8:45 pm.
For information contact the Prelacy office at 212-689-7810, or arec@armenianprelacy.org or the Cathedral office at 212-689-5880.
The HYER Band that currently features eleven young musicians playing brass, woodwind, percussion, and string instruments, performed at the Armenian Center in Woodside, New York, last Sunday. The event was under the auspices of Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City, who congratulated the group and wished them further success.
The band, under the direction of Mr. Samvel Nersisyan, thrilled the audience with their interpretation of Armenian, European, and American selections.
Samvel Nersisyan, musical director, Armine Vardanyan, pianist, and Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian with the youthful band members.
Last week His Holiness Aram I met with the Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon, Her Excellency Ruth Flint, concerning the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the denial of the Armenian Genocide. During the meeting, His Holiness expressed his indignation at the decision of the ECHR. The Catholicos stated that this ruling not only questions the truth of the Armenian Genocide, but it also sets a precedent for other genocides. He expressed solidarity with Swiss authorities for any measures they might take to overturn the decision. Ambassador Flint told the Catholicos that Swiss embassies all over the world were receiving letters protesting the ECHR. His Holiness also contacted the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches in Bern, who told him that they were pursuing the issue with the Federal Minister of Justice.
This week the Catholicos sent a letter to the Federal Counselor of the Department of Justice and Police and expressed the indignation of Armenians with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the Perencik case condemning Switzerland. In his letter, His Holiness wrote: “Legitimization of negationism of the Armenian Genocide by the ECHR not only deepens the wound of victimization, but also insinuates contempt and racism against our people; it strengthens the position of those in Turkey who use hate language to hinder all processes aiming at truth and justice.”

Representatives of the Catholicosate of Cilicia met with the Moderator and General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) this week in Geneva. Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, a member of the Executive Committee, and Ms. Teny Pirri-Simonian, a member of the Central Committee, met with  Dr. Agnes Abuom (General Secretary) and Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit (General Secretary) to discuss the WCC 10th Assembly’s Minute regarding the WCC’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Archbishop Nareg conveyed the greetings of His Holiness Aram I, and informed the Moderator and General Secretary of the activities the Catholicosate of Cilicia has planned for the commemoration.  In view of the Minute adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly concerning the 100th anniversary, it was decided: 1) To organize the international consultation recommended y the Assembly between February and March 2015; 2) To consider a theme on “Impunity “that the WCC had discussed and around which the Catholicosate of Cilicia had organized an international conference; and 3) nominate a small committee to assist the staff in planning the conference.
The General Secretary agreed to invite the Armenian members of the Central Committee of the WCC to accompany the staff in implementing the recommendations of the assembly. The members are: Archbishop Vicken Aykazian and Ms. Paula Der Matevossian (Holy See of Etchmiadzin); and Archbishop Nareg Alemezian and Ms. Teny Pirri-Simonian (Holy See of Cilicia).
(Prepared by the Armenian National Education Committee[ANEC])
A New York Times article headline from March 17, 1921
The February Revolt
(February 18, 1921)
The government of the Republic of Armenia transferred the power to the incoming Armenian Bolsheviks on December 2, 1921, and the first independence came to an end: Armenia became a Soviet republic, nominally independent. The Military-Revolutionary Committee (Revkom) led by Sarkis Kasian arrived in Yerevan on December 6.
The transference of government and loss of independence had been the choice between the lesser of two evils. On the west, Armenia had been defeated by the Turkish nationalist forces that responded to Mustafa Kemal, which had occupied Alexandropol, and the danger of a new massacre that would complete the genocide loomed over the country. It was expected that the new government, while dealing with the Turks with the sponsorship of Soviet Russia, would also address the myriad of problems that affected the exhausted population.
This did not happen. The newcomers, instead, caught in the fever of revolution and war communism, tried to apply to Armenia the same recipes that were being practiced in Soviet Russia.  Food was requisitioned from the starving population to be sent to Russia as “help from the Armenian workers.”  Repression against the former government and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation started. In late December about 1,200 high-ranking officers of the army of independent Armenia were arrested, including the heroes of the May 1918 battles, like generals Tovmas Nazarbekian, Movses Silikian, Daniel Bek-Pirumian, and Dro. They were forced to walk from Yerevan to Alaverdi (about 100 miles), and then dispatched to prisons in Baku and Russia; Daniel Bek-Pirumian, hero of the battle of Sardarabad, was shot in the Yerevan prison in February 1921.
Economic suffering and political violence led to the brewing of a popular movement to put an end to the situation. In February 1921 many prominent A.R.F. members, who had also been active in the years of the Republic, like Levon Shant, Nikol Aghbalian, and Hovhannes Kajaznuni, were arrested. Some of them were killed in prison by Azeri killers armed with axes. Others were saved by the rebellion, which started on February 13 amid a group of refugees from Sasun who had settled on the foot of Mount Aragatz. In the next four days, the rebel forces, now headed by members of the A.R.F. who had eluded persecution, took Ashtarak, Echmiadzin, Garni, and Hrazdan. Yerevan was liberated on February 18 and the Bolshevik-led Military Revolutionary Committee retreated. The rebellion had been helped by the fact that the troops of the XI Red Army had been taken out of Armenia to participate in the sovietization of Georgia.
On February 18 the independence of Armenia was again proclaimed and the “Committee for the Salvation of the Homeland” took power under the leadership of the last prime minister of the independent Republic, Simon Vratzian. It issued an order that stated: “The Bolshevik regime in Armenia has been eliminated. Until the formation of a government, the whole authority is in the hands of the Committee for the Salvation of the Homeland.” A message to the delegation of the Republic of Armenia and to the leaders of the world powers, sent on the same day, remained unanswered. A response to a message sent to Georgia was received on February 21, when the Armenian embassy was reopened in Tiflis. However, four days later Georgia fell to the Soviet forces, and the rebellion in Armenia was left alone against the Communist forces. There was no help from the outside world, because it was obvious that the rebellion would fail sooner or later; the Soviet forces in Armenia had the support of Soviet Russia.
Bloody battles took place between the opposing sides during the short-lived period of freedom. The Bolsheviks attacked Yerevan on February 27, but were forced to retreat on March 1. After a two-week stop, they attacked again and briefly took Ashtarak, but were repelled on March 17. However, the numerical superiority of the Bolsheviks became crucial. Their great offensive started on March 24 and nine days later, on April 2, Yerevan fell.
The A.R.F. forces retreated without opposing serious resistance to avoid the destruction of the capital. Thousands of people, both civilians and soldiers, retreated to Zangezur, where the Republic of Mountainous Armenia had been formed, and joined the forces of Garegin Nzhdeh. The resistance ended in July, while the refugees and the leaders of the rebellion had already crossed the border to Persia.
The reasons of the revolt were later discussed by the Bolshevik authorities in Russia and the Military-Revolutionary Committee was replaced in April 1921 by the Council of People’s Commissars, led by Alexander Miasnikian until his death in 1925, whose policies ensured a more tolerant treatment of the population, the end of the rebellion, and the partial return of some of the refugees from Persia.
Previous entries in “This Week in Armenian History” are on the Prelacy’s web site (www.armenianprelacy.org).
The Fund for Syrian Armenian Relief is a joint effort of: Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Eastern Prelacy); Armenian Catholic Eparchy; Armenian Evangelical Union of North America; Armenian Relief Society (Eastern USA, Inc.); Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
Thank you for your help
(Prepared by the Armenian National Education Committee[ANEC])
What Do You Prefer to Pick Up?
How many people out there are not afraid of picking and reading weighty tomes? (Users of Kindle and Nook, so-called “tree huggers,” and the like are excused). But probably any of them will gladly pick up a couple of տոմս or տոմսակ (Western Armenian doms or domsag, Classical/Eastern Armenian toms or tomsak). Otherwise, they would not be able to set foot in a theater or board a plane without a “ticket.”
(The same as French billet “ticket,” both Armenian words have also another meaning: when you scribble a short message to someone, you say that you have written a doms or a domsag.)
Interesting, tome and doms/domsag “ticket” come from the same place, even though they are so different in size and weight. How come?
We know that a tome is a book, especially a heavy one. The word comes from French tome (equivalent to English volume, as in “two-volume book”), but its ultimate origin, via Latin, is Greek τόμος (tomos “section, roll of papyrus, volume”).  The diminutive of this word is τομαρίων (tomarion “small volume”). In the fifth century A.D., Armenian had borrowed both words from Greek
  1. The abovementioned տոմս (toms), with the meaning of “section,” which later evolved into a piece of paper to mean a “ticket” or a billet, and the addition of the diminutive suffix ակ (ag/ak);
  2. The word տոմար (tomar, Western Armenian domar), with the meaning of “section, volume,” but also “calendar.” That’s why today we use domar both in the sense of “registry book” (a bookkeeper is called a տոմարակալ /domaragal ) and “calendar” (Հայ Եկեղեցւոյ տոմար /Hay Yegeghetsvo domar “calendar of the Armenian Church”).
You will be surprised to learn that tome, doms, and domar are also related to another little English word: atom.  Atoms were thought to be indivisible, hence the name (a-tom “non-divisible”), even though they found out that they were actually divisible at the turn of the twentieth century! Incidentally, Armenian, unlike English and other Western languages, has a word of its own to say “atom,” which, by the way, is also... of Greek origin: հիւլէ (hiwle).
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This Monday, February 17, is Presidents Day, a federal holiday in the United States. All federal and state offices, post offices, banks, stock exchange, and most businesses are closed. The holiday was created by Congress as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends. Presidents Day was ostensibly to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22); it is now increasingly touted as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. Truth be told, it’s become a day to shop at the Mall. Sorry, George and Abe.

All along the East Coast (even as far south as Georgia) and the Midwest it has been a winter of frequent snow, frigid cold and strong winds. At this moment another snow and ice storm is making its way up the coast. Spring begins March 20.
2014 Prelacy Lenten Program, on Wednesdays, starting March 5, at St. Illuminator’s Armenian Apostolic Cathedral (New York City), Sponsored by the Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC), the Prelacy Ladies Guild (PLG), and the St. Illuminator’s Cathedral Ladies Guild. For information, please contact the Prelacy office at 212.689.7810, or arec@armenianprelacy.org or the Church office at 212-689-5880 or office@stilluminators.org.
February 24-26—Annual Clergy Ghevontiantz Gathering hosted by Holy Cross Church, 255 Spring Avenue, Troy, New York.
March 1—St. Sarkis Sunday School, Dearborn, Michigan, Poon Paregentan Costume Party for everyone, at Lillian Arakelian Hall.
March 2—St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, New York City, Poon Paregentan Manti Luncheon and Program, at John Pashalian Hall, 1 pm, sponsored by the Ladies Guild of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral. Admission $30.
March 8—Sunday Teachers’ Seminar for NY-NJ region, at St. Illuminator’s Armenian Cathedral (New York City), sponsored by the Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC). Theme: The Nicene Creed.
March 26—St. Sarkis Ladies Guild, Dearborn, Michigan, Mid-Lenten Luncheon following the Lenten morning service, Lillian Arakelian Hall.
March 28—Musical Armenia Concert presented by Eastern Prelacy and Prelacy Ladies Guild, at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 8 pm, featuring Narek Arutyunian (clarinet) & Friends, Hahnsol Kim (violin) and Yunqing Zhou (piano).
March 27—April 6—Third Annual Online Auction hosted by Armenian Relief Society, Eastern USA, Inc. Auction items include Weekend Getaways, Unique Gifts, Restaurants, Hotels, Spa and Salon Services, Jewelry, Electronics, Artwork, Sports Memorabilia, and more. To view and bid on auction  items during the auction dates: www.biddingforgood.com/arseastusa. To contact the ARS Auction committee: arseusaauction@gmail.com.
March 29—Concert by Zulal Armenian A Capella Folk Trio at Holy Trinity Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, 4 pm, followed by a reception in the church hall. Tickets $25, if purchased before March 8; $30 after March 8. To purchase tickets email Janis at sitto1031@yahoo.com or Carol at carolhalfmann@gmail.com. Also online at http://zulal.ticketleap.com/zulal/. For information call the church, 508-852-2414.
April 5—Sunday School Teachers’ Seminar – New England region, at St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church, Watertown, Massachusetts, sponsored by the Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC). Theme: The Nicene Creed.
May 13-17—Clergy Conference and National Representative Assembly, and Annual Conference of the National Association of Ladies’ Guilds (NALG) of the Eastern Prelacy, hosted by St. Sarkis Church, Dearborn, Michigan.
June 1—Ladies Guild Annual Brunch, St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York.
June 1—St. Sarkis Church, Dearborn, Michigan, Toronto Children’s Choir concert in the church sanctuary.
June 29-July 6—St. Gregory of Datev Institute Summer Program for youth ages 13-18 at the St. Mary of Providence Center in Elverson, Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC) of the Eastern Prelacy. For information, contact the AREC office at 212.689.7810 or at arec@armenianprelacy.org.
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