September 17, 2015
Monday, September 21, is the 24th anniversary of the independent Republic of Armenia. Less than three years after the massive public demonstrations in Yerevan calling for the return of Nagorno Karabakh, and the devastating earthquake, Armenia declared itself free and independent on September 21, 1991. 

For more than seventeen centuries, the Armenian people lived and fought to maintain their religious faith and their own unique society. This declaration was a new milestone reaffirming that right to live as a people with its own ways of life, its own beliefs, and on its own soil. May the Creator grace the Armenian nation with His protection.

September 21 is also the International Day of Prayer for Peace. Each year on the 21st of September, the World Council of Churches calls all churches to observe a day of prayer for peace, in conjunction with the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.

Last week the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution initiated by Armenia, entitled “International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.”

Introducing the draft resolution on behalf of 84 co-sponsors from all regional groups, Armenia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Zohrab Mnatsakanyan noted that “millions of human lives have been lost as a result of the most horrendous crime—the crime of genocide that humankind has to its shame demonstrated ability to commit. We believe the International Day will serve an important platform for prevention by way of commemoration.”

December 9 was designated as the International Day because it was on this date in 1948 when the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted. The resolution encourages states, international organizations, civil society, and individuals to observe the International Day in order to raise awareness of the 1948 Convention and its role in combating and preventing the genocide, and to commemorate and honor its victims.

Archbishop Oshagan will travel to Philadelphia this weekend where on Sunday he will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church. Following the Liturgy, His Eminence will preside over a luncheon celebrating the 25th anniversary of service by Archpriest Fr. Nerses Manoogian to the St. Gregory parish and community.

Archbishop Oshagan participated in a Prayer Service on the occasion of the opening of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Prayer Service took place on September 14, at the Church of the Holy Family, The United Nations Parish, on 47th Street in Manhattan and was hosted by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations and the Archdiocese of New York. Prayers, readings, hymns, and meditations called for justice, love, and peace and an end of violence and war, and prayers for our Earth.

Archbishop Oshagan participated in the convention organized by In Defense of Christians (IDC) last week in Washington, DC. The three-day event featured commentary by members of Congress and powerful calls for constituent advocates for global condemnation of ongoing anti-Christian attacks and demands for U.S. leadership in securing the safety and meeting the humanitarian needs of at-risk indigenous Christian, Yezidi, and other minority communities. Archbishop Oshagan, who is also President of Christian and Arab Middle Eastern Churches Together (CAMECT), attended the press conference on September 9. The Prelate was among top clergy celebrating an ecumenical mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Capitol Hill later that evening.

Retired Congressman and human rights advocate Frank Wolf (T-VA) headlined the press conference which also included remarks by Catholic University Law Professor Robert Destro, Genocide Watch President Dr. Gregory Stanton, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Member Katrina Lantos Swett, IDC Executive Director Kirsten Evans, and ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian.

See an interview with Archbishop Oshagan here.

Read an ANCA press release here.

Read an article by Kelley Vlahos here.

Representatives from St. Illuminator Cathedral in New York City visited the office of the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations and met with Ambassador H.E. Mr. Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. During the meeting Rev. Fr.Mesrob Lakissian, Pastor, Dr. Artur Martirosyan Board of Trustee member and Armine Minassian, parishioner, on behalf of the Cathedral thanked and congratulated Ambassador Mnatsakanyan for his hard work on the accession of the UN General Assembly September 11 resolution establishing December 9 as International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The resolution was unanimously approved by 84 UN member states. December 9 was chosen since the UN Genocide Convention was adopted on that day in 1948. 
The delegation from St. Illuminator’s Cathedral with Ambassador Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
The “Siamanto” Academy, sponsored by the Armenian National Education Committee (ANEC), started its activities on September 12, 2015 at the Hovnanian School in New Milford, New Jersey. Last year students and new students have joined in this second year. Mr. Haroutune Misserlian, chairman of ANEC, and Ms. Margaret Babikian, member of the Eastern Regional Committee of the A.R.S., were also present.

After words of welcome, ANEC Executive Director Dr. Vartan Matiossian, also head of the Academy, made a presentation entitled “Why Do We Need to Study Armenian History.” He discussed the relation between past and present, memory and history, and the importance of history as the main link between Armenians, irrespective of their language, religion, or culture.
He introduced guest speaker Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, from Rutgers University, who presented an engrossing account about his encounters with “hidden Armenians” during his trips to Turkey and Western Armenia. 

Finally, Dr. Matiossian spoke about the origins of the Armenian language and Armenian literature before the creation of the alphabet.

The “Siamanto” Academy introduces students from ages 13 to 18 to Armenian history, culture, and current issues. It meets every second Saturday of the month at the Hovnanian School, from 10 am – 1 pm. For more information and registration, please email at The next meeting will be on Saturday, October 10.
Siamanto Academy meets the second Saturday of the month at the Hovnanian School in New Milford, New Jersey. The new school term began last Saturday. Students are seen here with their instructors and guest lecturer.
Bible readings for Sunday, September 20, Second Sunday of the Exaltation (Eve of the Fast of the Holy Cross of Varak), are: Isaiah 14:3-17; 2 Corinthians 10:18-11:10; Mark 10:1-12.

He left that place and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan. And crowds again gathered around him; and, as was his custom, he again taught them.

Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”  (Mark 10:1-12)

For a listing of the coming week’s Bible readings click here.
This Sunday, September 20, is the Paregentan (Eve) of the Fast of the Holy Cross of Varak. Monday to Friday are fasting days leading up to next Sunday, September 27, when the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak will be commemorated.

Next Tuesday, September 22, the Armenian Church remembers Febronia, Mariana, and Shoushan, daughter of Vartan Mamigonian and great-granddaughter of Sahag Bartev. Shoushan is perhaps the best known of the three. She was educated under the tutelage of St. Sahag and her mother, Sahaganoosh. Her father’s life and martyrdom influenced her to become a devout and faithful Christian. Her birth name was Varteny, but she was called Shoushan because of her extraordinary piety. She was married to Vazken, a son of a Georgian king, and had three sons and a daughter. After the death of her father-in-law, her husband became power-hungry, went to Persia, renounced the Christian faith and returned to Georgia with another wife, and tried to force Shoushan to renounce her Christian faith. Even after years of imprisonment and torture she refused to renounce the faith for which her father had fought so valiantly.

Febronia was a nun of extraordinary beauty at Nisibis in Mesopotamia. She was offered to be spared from persecution and torture if she renounced her religion. She refused and was brutally martyred.

Although the daughter of idol worshippers, Mariana was raised by a woman who was secretly a Christian and was baptized at age twelve. At the age of fifteen she confessed to her father that she was a Christian. She refused to renounce her religion, and refused the offer of marriage by a local official telling him that she was “married to Christ.” She was tortured for three days and beheaded.

Saturday morning, September 12 was the first day of the new term for many of our Saturday schools, including St. Sarkis’s Suzanne and Hovsep Hagopian Saturday School in Douglaston, New York.  Nearly 70 eager and excited students were enrolled on opening day.  A wonderful staff of dedicated teachers awaited their students and began teaching the Armenian language in Western and Eastern Armenian, history, religion and culture.

Parents were pleased to see their old friends and meet new ones during a "Meet ‘n Greet" breakfast sponsored by the PTA. A lovely breakfast spread was offered to all the parents who gathered to discuss the upcoming year and the various events.

For many years the Suzanne and Hovsep Hagopian Saturday School has enriched many students in learning Armenian, strengthening their ties to their culture and religion, and making life-long friendships and memories. (Reported by Seta Megherian)
The Suzanne and Hovsep Hagopian Saturday School began its 2015-16 school year last Saturday.
Last Sunday the Worcester community celebrated the 81st anniversary of Holy Trinity Church. Archbishop Oshagan celebrated the Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon on this occasion. The Liturgy was followed with a banquet in the church’s Danielian Hall.

Richard Greenhalgh, chairman of the Board of Trustees, served as master of ceremonies and offered opening remarks about the proud history of the parish and the accomplishments this past year. He noted that the effective and efficient management of the church was made all the easier by the spiritual leadership of Hayr Sahag Yemishian. Ms. Dalita Getzoyan performed a wide selection of Armenian melodies on the flute.

Hayr Sahag spoke of how the church functions as a result of dedicated volunteers, noting that no one person can accomplish all of the work that goes into maintaining the church. He then introduced the Prelate, Archbishop Oshagan, who spoke about the parents and grandparents who built the church. “Their labor of love allowed generations of Armenians to grow up in our faith and traditions. Now it is our time to carry on the work of our ancestors to honor their memory and commitment,” His Eminence said.
Archbishop Oshagan celebrates the Liturgy at Holy Trinity Church, Worcester, on the parish’s 81st anniversary.
The Prelate, Father Sahag Yemishian, and Archpriest Fr. Vazken Bekiarian with altar servers during the Blessing of Basil.
St. Gregory Church, North Andover, Massachusetts, celebrated the Exaltation of the Cross and hosted its annual picnic festival on September 13 on the grounds of the parish. Good and plenty food was the order of the day, along with fellowship and dancing.
Rev. Fr. Stephan Baljian leads the Blessing of Basil ceremony. Joining him are Archpriest Fr. Antranig Baljian, pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, Watertown, and Father Lenny Farris.
The Siroun Dance Ensemble entertains with traditional Armenian dances.
On Sunday, September 13, on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Divine Liturgy at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City was followed with "Antasdan" service (Blessing of the fields), during which the Cross was adorned with the basil (a symbol of loyalty) and the four corners of the Church were blessed as a symbol of all the World.

Following the Divine Liturgy the Blessing of Madagh, dedicated to 100th Anniversary of the heroic battle of Musa Dagh, took place at the Cathedral’s John Pashalian Hall.
Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor, blesses the basil.
Blessing of Madagh was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Musa Dagh resistance.
Archpriest Fr. Antranig Baljian, pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, Watertown, Massachusetts, conducts the blessing of basil along with deacons and altar servers.
For the sixth consecutive summer, Archpriest Fr. Aram Stepanian, successfully conducted a summer camp for children enrolled in the Prelacy’s Orphan Sponsorship Program. Der Aram says, “Words cannot describe the success and the blessings that God richly lavished upon us all. To God be the glory. The children’s lives were transformed for the better. They came closer to God and to the church. And they learned how they have to love and respect each other.”

The children are selected with the help of the Prelacy’s Armenia office, the St. Nerses the Great Charitable Organization, where they gather for the bus that takes them to the camp grounds.

The children spend a memorable eight days at camp and their main wish is for more days, and the hope that they will be able to attend next summer. For information contact Der Aram:
The banner above says “Jebid” (smile) and the children happily comply.
An occasional rainy day brings activities indoors.
Der Aram participates in an “egg” contest with the children.
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Death of Sayat-Nova (September 22, 1795)
For almost three centuries, the songs composed by troubadour Sayat-Nova have been among the favorites of the Armenian people. Despite being written in the dialect of Tiflis, with a mix of Turkish, Persian, and Arabic, their lyrics have always spoken to the heart of the listener.

Sayat-Nova’s life is involved in a cloud of mystery. It has been reconstructed to a certain level by the work of several generations of scholars, but there are many details that are still a matter of controversy.

It has been traditionally held that Sayat-Nova was born in Tiflis, the capital of the kingdom of Georgia, in 1712, and the 250th anniversary of his birth was celebrated throughout the Armenian world with great pomp in 1962. However, poet and scholar Paruyr Sevak was the first to demonstrate in his doctoral dissertation defended in 1966 and published in 1969 that there were more than enough grounds to date the poet’s birth in 1722.

Most likely, Sayat-Nova’s ancestors were born in Cilicia, and the birthplace of his father was either Adana or Aleppo. The future poet and troubadour spent his childhood and youth in Tiflis, his birthplace, where he learned to write and read Armenian and Georgian, and he also knew the Arabic alphabet.

At the age of 12 he became an apprentice of weaving and in a short time became a very capable weaver. However, his actual love was songs and music, perhaps influenced by his parents.

Sayat-Nova perfected himself in the art of the ashugh (troubadours) until the age of 30. He learned melodies and different metrics. At the same time, he created poems, which he interpreted during popular gatherings. It is likely that he traveled through the Near East and visited Persia, India, and the Ottoman Empire. He later was acknowledged as a poet-singer and baptized with the name of Sayat-Nova (from Persian, meaning “hunter of songs”).
The monument to Sayat Nova in central Yerevan.
Sayat Nova wrote in three languages: Armenian, Georgian, and (Azerbaijani) Turkish. More than 230 of his poems have reached us, which were collected in manuscript books that he wrote by his own hand or that his son Ohan compiled and copied, in various collections of folklore, or remained in the memory of the people and were gradually written down and published.

The earliest poem is dated 1742, even though there may be earlier compositions. The last poem was the famous “The World is a Window...” («Աշխարըս մե փանջարա է...»), written in April 1759. Sayat-Nova was the first who created and sang Georgian poems using the motifs of Persian poetry. This innovation was well received and he was appointed musician in the court of King Irakli II of Kakheti (one of the Georgian kingdoms). For some ten years the poet was in the court and produced some of his best works in this period. His poems spoke of justice and nobility, condemned deceit and villainy, and social and moral flaws. His love poetry expressed the most delicate and sacred feelings with images that were unusual.

His life was not peaceful. There were conspiracies against him and he was expelled from the palace at least twice, in 1753 and 1759. The last one was the final, and his life as poet, composer, and musician ended there, at the age of 37. He would still live for more than three decades.

In 1759 Irakli II forced him to become a priest, with the name of Der Stepanos, and he was sent to the port of Enzeli (Persia), on the southern shore of the Caspian Sea. He “repented” here and copied the poem Book of Lamentations, by Gregory of Narek, in 1760. In 1766 he was a priest in the small town of Kakhi, on the road from Zakatala to Shamakhi, where he copied another manuscript, a compilation of biblical fragments. Both manuscripts are kept today in the Matenadaran of Yerevan.

Sayat-Nova’s wife, Marmar, passed away in 1768 and left four small children (Hovhannes or Ohan, Melkiset, Sarah, and Mariam). In 1768 or 1769 Der Stepanos, the former Sayat-Nova, moved to Tiflis, where he served in the prelacy of the congregation of Haghbat, which had settled in the Georgian city. In 1778, when the monastery of Haghbat was rebuilt, he was designated sacristan of the church of Surp Nshan. He returned to Tiflis with the congregation later, probably in 1784.

On September 22, 1795, during the Afghan invasion of Georgia, led by Agha-Mahmad Kajar, Sayat-Nova was killed when he refused to renege his religion. He was buried in the courtyard of the church of Surp Kevork. There, by initiative of poet Hovhannes Tumanian, the memory of Sayat-Nova has been observed since 1914 every May with popular festivities.

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There Is Only One Way to Enjoy Something
The Armenian American colloquial language has a favorite expression: injoy unel (ինճոյ ընել). A sample of it may be found in the sentence Antsial Shapat orvan khnjooyku injoy uri («Շաբաթ օրուան խնճոյքը ինճոյ ըրի»).

Any reader with minimal knowledge of English will immediately recognize that injoy unel is nothing else but a homemade adaptation of the verb “to enjoy”. Thus, the sentence above may be translated as “I enjoyed the party of last Saturday.”

Isn’t there a way to say “enjoy” in Armenian? Indeed, there is: the verb vayelel (վայելել). Thus, you simply say Antsial Shapat orvan khnjooku vayeletsi.

If you need to use derivative words, you have them too: “enjoyable” – վայելուչ/vayeluch, “enjoyment” (վայելում/vayelum).

Meanwhile, it is interesting to note that there is another verb very close to vayelel, but with a different meaning: vaylel (վայլել). Of course, many people use vaylel as a synonym to vayelel, but this is wrong. The verb vaylel means “to suit”; for instance, we have Ays hakoosdu kezi chi vayler (Այս հագուստը քեզի չի վայլեր), which means “This clothing doesn’t suit you.”

vayelel – “to enjoy” 
vaylel – “to suit”
(Pastor of St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York)

This week’s podcast features:
• Interview with Archpriest Fr. Nerses Manoogian, pastor of St. Gregory Church, Philadelphia.
• Bible Reflections
• Hymn of the Day
• Sermon on the Holy Cross

Click on the image above to link to the Podcast
SIAMANTO ACADEMY—Meets every second Saturday of the month beginning September 12 at the Hovnanian School, 817 River Road, New Milford, New Jersey. For information: or 212-689-7810.

September 17—Sts. Vartanantz Church, New Jersey, 13th Annual Golf Classic, River Vale Country Club in River Vale, New Jersey.

September 20—“25 Years in Philadelphia,” a banquet in honor of Archpriest Fr. Nerses Manoogian’s 25 years of service to the Philadelphia Armenian community, 2 pm at Founders Hall, St. Gregory Armenian Church, 8701 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

September 20—Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Merrimack Valley presents “Weaving Armenia’s Story through Music,” a centennial music performance by violinist Haigaram Hovsepian, accompanied by his mom Ani Hovsepian, pianist. Keynote speaker, Henry Therriault; 3 pm, North Andover High School, 430 Osgood Street, North Andover, Massachusetts, followed by reception. Mistress of Ceremonies, Janet Jeghelian.

October 5-9—Clergy Retreat, gathering of clergy from Eastern, Western, and Canadian Prelacies, hosted by Sts. Vartanantz Church, Ridgefield, New Jersey.

October 15—Lecture by Prof. Siobhan Nash-Marshall, Professor of Philosophy and the Mary T. Clark chair of Christian Philosophy at Manhattanville College, at the Armenian Prelacy, 138 East 39th Street, New York City.

October 17—St. Gregory Church of Merrimack Valley Annual Fall Fair, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jaffarian Hall, 158 Main Street, North Andover, Massachusetts. Shish, losh & chicken kebab dinners, lentil kheyma, regular keyma, vegetarian plates; pastries, games, raffles. For information: 978-685-5038 or Ann Apovian 978-521-2245 or Sossy Jeknavorian 978-256-2538.

October 18—Presentation of the Album “Retrospective” by well-known Canadian photographer Kaloust Babian, at Pashalian Hall, St. Illuminator Cathedral, 221 East 27th Street, New York City, at 1 pm. Organized by St. Illuminator’s Cathedral and Hamazkayin of New York.

October 24—Concert dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide featuring singers Nune Yesayan and Sibil, with participation of the Hamazkayin NJ Nayiri Dance Ensemble and Arekag Chorus, 7:30 pm at BergenPac, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey. Tickets: $85, $65. $45. For information: Ani Mouradian 973-224-2741.

October 25—Breakfast in the church hall ($10) after the Liturgy, St. Stephen’s Church, New Britain, Connecticut, sponsored by the Ladies Guild.

October 28—Near East Foundation’s Centennial Gala Celebration, 6:30 pm, Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York. Save the date.

October 31—100th anniversary of Hudson County (NJ) Shakeh Chapter of Armenian Relief Society, under auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan, Chart House Restaurant, 1700 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, New Jersey at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by Dr. Kourkin and Talene Tchorbajian. Featuring Elie Berberian from Canada. Donation $100. For reservations: Knar Kiledjian (201)943-4056; Silva Takvorian (201)779-6744; Marina Yacoubian (201)978-8926.

November 1—Arminstring Ensemble, St. Illuminator Cathedral’s John Pashalian Hall.

November 6 & 7—59th Annual Bazaar, St. Stephen Church, Watertown, Massachusetts, 10 am to 9:30 pm at Armenian Cultural & Educational Center, 47 Nichols Avenue, Watertown, Massachusetts. Meals served from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm (take-out available). Delicious meals, Armenian pastries, Gourmet, Gift Shoppe, Raffles, Attic Treasures. Live auction Friday and Saturday at 7 pm. For information: 617-924-7562.

November 6, 7 & 8—Annual Bazaar and Food Festival of Sts. Vartanantz Church, 461 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield, New Jersey. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday; Children’s activities; vendors; homemade Manti, Kufte, Sou Buereg, Choreg, and more. Traditional Khavourma dinner on Sunday. Extensive Mezze and desert menu for your Thanksgiving table available for take-out.

November 12—An evening with Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc., Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (previously National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, Massachusetts, celebrating 40 years and beyond. Reservations and information: or (617) 923-4542.

November 14—Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, 10 am to 4 pm, at Jaffarian Hall, St. Gregory Church, 158 Main Street, North Andover, Massachusetts. Handcrafted items by local crafters & artisans. Light lunch served. For information: Dorothy 978-686-7769 or Rose 978-256-0594.

November 15—“Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future, 1925-2015,” St. Stephen’s Church, New Britain, Connecticut, 90th Anniversary celebration. His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan, Prelate, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and preside over the banquet at Farmington Club, 162 Town Farm Road, Farmington, Connecticut. Details to follow.

November 14 & 15—Armenian Fest, hosted by Sts. Vartanantz Church, Providence, Rhode Island, at Rhodes-On-The-Pawtuxet (1 Rhodes Place, off Broad Street) in Cranston. The largest indoor festival, serving delicious shish and losh kebob, chicken and kufta dinners and Armenian pastries. Live dance music. Armenian dance group performance on Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm. 50/50 main raffle prizes, hourly raffles, silent auction, country store, gift baskets, flea-market, arts and crafts. For more information: 

November 22—Presentation of Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide by Karnig Panian, at St Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York. The book will be presented by Dr. Herand Markarian; Mrs. Houry Boyamian, daughter of the author, will provide insight about her father’s memoir that was just recently translated into English.

December 5—Soorp Asdvadzadzin Church Annual Bazaar in Whitinsville will be held at the Pleasant Street Christian Reform Church Hall, 25 Cross Street, Whitinsville, Massachusetts, 10:00-4:30, dinners served at 11:30. 

December 6—ARS Holiday Dinner, St. Stephen’s Church Hall, New Britain, Connecticut, after church services. Save the date. Details to follow.

December 20—“Soup, Sandwiches, and Bingo,” St. Stephen’s Church Hall, New Britain, Connecticut, following church services, sponsored by Ladies Guild.
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