November 7, 2013
The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC), currently meeting in Busan, Korea, has requested the following actions from the General Secretary:
1. Organize in 2015, around the commemorative 100th anniversary date 24 April 2015, an international conference in Geneva on the recognition of and reparations for the Armenian Genocide with the participation, among others, of WCC member churches, international organizations, jurists, historians, and human rights defenders;
2. Organize an ecumenical prayer service commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Cathedral of Geneva in conjunction with the international conference;
3. Invite member churches of the WCC to pray for the memory of the Armenian martyrs around the dates of the international conference and also for recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
The 10th Assembly began last week and will end tomorrow, Friday, November 8. Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Vicar of the Prelacy, was one of the nine delegates representing the Holy See of Cilicia.

Archbishop Oshagan celebrated the Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at All Saints Church in Glenview, Illinois last Sunday. He was assisted on the altar by the Archpriest Fr. Zareh Sahakian, pastor of All Saints Church. During the liturgy His Eminence ordained seven acolytes, namely Arek Alexanian, Hamparsoum Torian, Gabriel Gulumian, David Hardy, Vahe Mouradian, Vadik Baghdasaryan, and Simon Sazian.
On Saturday evening His Eminence presided over the 70th anniversary banquet in celebration of the parish’s founding that took place in Shahnazarian Hall. During the banquet His Eminence presented a Certificate of Merit to Mike Demirjian and Araxie Biberian was honored as the Mother of the Year.
Archbishop Oshagan, Archpriest Fr. Zareh, with deacons and the seven newly-ordained acolytes.
Immediately upon his return from Korea and the WCC’s 10th Assembly, Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian, will travel to Troy, New York, where on Sunday he will celebrated the Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Church on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the parish. Following church services His Grace will preside over the anniversary celebration.
Throughout the year of 2013 parishes under the jurisdiction of the Holy See of Cilicia have been celebrating the “Year of the Mother of the Armenian Family.” With the end of the year approaching, the Prelacy is sponsoring an appropriate culmination with a banquet on Sunday, November 17, at the Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Park, New York. Reception is at 4 pm; dinner will follow at 5 pm. Donation for the banquet is one hundred dollars.
The program will include music and poetry devoted to motherhood. The program booklet will include articles, reflection s, and poetry devoted to mothers. In addition the booklet will include a section honoring the founding members and current and past members of the Prelacy Ladies Guild that has assumed the role of the “Mother of the Prelacy” since the Guild was established in 1974. The booklet will also list all of the individuals who have been honored as “Mother of the Year” by the Prelacy.
For information or reservations contact the Prelacy by telephone (212-689-7810) or by email (
The eight-week Bible study program on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans continues every Thursday up to December 19, at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, 221 East 27th Street, New York City. The Bible studies are being presented by Dn. Shant Kazanjian, Executive Director of the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC), and is sponsored by AREC and the Cathedral.
New attendees are welcome to join the group. For information contact the Prelacy at 212-689-7810,, or the Cathedral at 212-689-5880,

The Prelacy recently published Archbishop Zareh Aznavorian’s monumental “Commentary on the Nicene Creed,” in a bilingual English and Armenian edition. The English translation was prepared by Deacon Shant Kazanjian, executive director of the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC). This important work is based on a series of lectures delivered by Archbishop Zareh, of blessed memory, and was published in Armenian in Aleppo in 2008. A presentation of this new bilingual edition will take place on Wednesday, November 13, at 7 pm, at the Prelacy offices, 138 E. 39th Street, New York City.
This important work explains the Nicene Creed line by line, word by word, in accordance to the orthodox faith; it presents the beliefs of the Christian faith that are essential for every believer. Each theological and biblical term is carefully examined and compared.
Admission is free. Please RSVP by email ( or telephone at 212-689-7810. For more information click here.

In a review of the Commentary on the Nicene Creed, Professor Michael B. Papazian notes the importance of the Creed in the life of the Christian faithful and writes, “We should therefore be extremely grateful for this book containing the commentary in Armenian by Archbishop Zareh Aznavorian followed by its translation into clear and accessible English by Deacon Shant Kazan ian. The reader will learn much here about the biblical sources of the creed’s teachings, the theological reasons and justifications for the different parts of the creed, and explanations of some of the differences between the version of the creed used by the Armenian Apostolic Church and those of other churches.”
Read the complete review in English or Armenian.

St. Sarkis Church in Dearborn, Michigan, presented its annual bazaar last weekend that became a time of great fun and fellowship for the entire church family. Starting with a Friday evening adult night of wine tasting and cigar night, and going on to Saturday with an all-day extravaganza of Armenian food for sale prepared by the Ladies Guild as well as kebob dinners, sweet table, Armenian store, attic treasures, and various vendors. Children enjoyed a magic show, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, Activ8 Video games, and kids raffles. A tent with large-size television screen was set-up outside where the big football game of the weekend could be followed.
A scene from the festivities at St. Sarkis Church.
Bible readings for Sunday, November 10, Ninth Sunday of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, are: Isaiah 24:1-13; Ephesians 5:15-33; Luke 8:49-56.
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the times, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church, the body of which he is the Savior. Just as the church is subject to Christ, so also wives ought to be, in everything, to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, so as to present the church to himself in splendor, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind—yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish. In the same way, husbands should love their wives as they do their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hates his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, just as Christ does for the church, because we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the church. Each of you, however, should love his wife as himself, and a wife should respect her husband.  (Ephesians 5:15-33)
For a listing of the coming week’s Bible readings click here.
This Saturday, November 9, the Armenian Church commemorates the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The word “angel” (hreshdag) means messenger. Archangel is a title given to an angel of high rank in the celestial hierarchy.
Michael (Hebrew meaning “Who is like God”) is the prince of all angels and the leader of the celestial armies. He is considered to be the protector of Christians in general and soldiers in particular, and the guardian of the orthodox faith and defender against heresies.
Gabriel (Hebrew meaning “Strength of God”) is one of God’s chief messengers. He was God’s messenger to Daniel to explain his vision (Dan. 8:16-26) and prophecy (Dan. 9:21-27). He foretold the birth of John the Baptist and was the messenger announcing the forthcoming birth of Christ (Luke 1:11-21).
You who see the unseen One who reveal to mankind the depths of God’s mysteries, you came down with the Only-Begotten to serve his economy at his birth you were announcers to the Shepherds and to the myrrh-bearing women; you were proclaimers of the Good News of the life of the risen one; we beseech you, be our intercessor before the Lord for the purification of our sins.
Guardians of the world, the Lord’s guardians of those who fear God, friends of the human race, mediators between death and resurrection, great Michael and Gabriel who stand before the all-Holy Trinity; we beseech you, be our intercessor before the Lord for the purification of our sins.
(Canon to the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel and all the Heavenly Powers, from the Liturgical Canons of the Armenian Church).   
His Holiness Aram I sent a message to the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) currently meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea. In his message the Catholicos said:
The 10th Assembly is an important landmark, a time to harvest the fruits of more than half a century of ecumenical work and a time to set the framework for the way forward.
We vividly recall our involvement in the life and work of the World Council of Churches, and invite all of you to contribute to the ecumenical movement in general and the World Council of Churches in particular with renewed vision and firm commitment. Your gathering in South Korea brings to mind our memorable visit to Korea in 1999 as moderator, when we witnessed the difficult life of a divided Korean peninsula and the vigor of our member churches.
The 10th Assembly’s prayerful theme, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace,” resonates deeply in our thoughts and feelings as we write to you from the Middle East, where Christians are courageously responding to the challenges of injustice and war as obedient witnesses of our Lord Jesus Christ, encouraged by the words of the Prince of justice and peace: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). For Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, coexistence has always been expressed through a dialogue of life aimed at justice and peace.
Life is a gift of God; it is also a God-given vocation to humanity. In our world today, however, life is destroyed daily by spiritual, physical, moral, and environmental damage. Destroying life is a sin against God. Building awareness to protect life in all its aspects and expressions is integral to the church’s mission and the way to justice and peace. Therefore, life, justice, and peace are intertwined. True life implies justice and there can be no peace without justice. This holistic understanding is at the heart of the biblical teachings.
In 2015, we shall commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which was perpetuated by Ottoman Turkey, and which today is still denied by the Republic of Turkey. We have asked the General Secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, to mark this tragic event and ask for the prayers and solidarity actions of member churches.
An Assembly of the World Council of Churches is a blessed occasion for prayer, celebration, reflection, and deliberation. Protecting life, promoting justice and working for peace are at the core of the ecumenical vocation and missionary engagement of the church. This is, indeed, the esse of being church and being ecumenical.
With these thoughts in mind we join you in our prayers, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”
St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School (SSAES) held its annual Armenian Cultural Day celebrations on its campus at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center on Thursday, October 24.  The event gathered students, teachers, administrators, and student-families together to commemorate the rich cultural heritage shared by Armenians around the world.
The day began with a presentation of Gomidas Vartabed by two guest musicians, Ara Sarkissian and Martin Haroutunian.  Both played a medley of traditional Armenian melodies, including Gakavig, Antsrevn Yegav, Keleh Keleh and Yeranki. The performance was followed by a presentation by fifth grade students in Armenian and English. A talent show featuring the musical gifts of several SSAES students from the third through fifth grades followed.
Diana Adamyan, a 14-year-old guest violinist from Armenia, charmed the audience with a phenomenal performance that included Keler Tsoler and Groong by Gomidas, and violin selections from Kreisler.  The event concluded with a display of SSAES students' culturally-based projects, which ranged from dioramas and paintings depicting traditional Armenian scenes to family trees.
Students of St. Stephen’s Elementary School in Watertown celebrate Armenian Culture. Behind them are artworks depicting students’ family trees.
The New York community celebrated the 123rd anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation on November 2 at the Armenian Center in Woodside, New York. Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, extended good wishes on behalf of Archbishop Oshagan. Der Mesrob urged attendees to continue their support on behalf of the welfare of the Syrian Armenian community. The event, which was sold-out, was organized by the New York Armen Garo Gomideh and proceeds benefitted Syrian Armenian relief fund. The keynote speaker was Mrs. Mary Yaralian. The celebration included performances by the “Hayer” Band and the well-known singer from Canada, Elie Berberian and his band.
A scene from the celebration.
(Prepared by the Armenian National Education Committee[ANEC])
Birth of Stepan Malkhasiants (November 7, 1857)
Modern Armenian did not have a fully comprehensive dictionary of the language until the mid-twentieth century, and such a dictionary was the result of the two-decade efforts of one man, Stepan Malkhasiants.
Stepan (Stepanos) Malkhasiants was born on November 7, 1857 in Akhaltskha, actual Djavakhk, in the Republic of Georgia. He graduated from the Armenian parish school and then continued studies at the Russian district school of his hometown and the Kevorkian Seminary of Vagharshapat (1874-1878). He entered the School of Oriental Studies of the Imperial University of St. Petersburg in 1878 and graduated with a Ph.D. in Armenian, Sanskrit, and Georgian in 1889. By then, he had already published his first scholarly work, the critical edition of tenth-century historian Asoghik’s Universal History (1885).
In 1890 Malkhasiants started his long educational career as teacher at the Nersisian School of Tbilisi, where he worked for twenty years. He was also the principal of the school from 1903-1906, and during these years he married Satenik Benklian. He produced the history of the Nersisian School, as well as several textbooks and many articles in the scientific and popular press. He also wrote two seminal monographs on the grammar of Classical Armenian.
Between 1910 and 1919 he became principal of several schools:  Hovnanian Girls’ School of Tbilisi (1910-1914), Kevorkian Seminar of Vagharshapat (1915-1917), Gayanian School of Tbilisi (1915-1919). After 1917 he became one of the leading figures of the newly-founded Armenian Popular Party (one of the ancestors of the current Armenian Democratic Liberal Party). Finally, in 1919 he settled in Armenia and worked for a year at the University of Armenia, which was opened in Alexandropol (now Gumri). His report to the Parliament in 1918 became the grounds for the adoption of the Armenian tricolor flag as the official symbol of the first independent Republic (1918-1920). He gave the first lecture at the recently opened Yerevan State University on February 1, 1920.
A portrait of Stepan Malkhasiants painted by Martiros Saryan.
Malkhasiants published several important works in the last decades of his life, such as the critical edition of seventh century historian Sebeos (1939), and the Modern Armenian version of Movses Khorenatsi’s (1940) and Pavstos Buzand’s (1947) histories. He received a doctorate honoris causa in 1940 and became a founding member of the Armenian Academy of Sciences in 1943. But his lifetime achievement was the publication of the Explanatory Dictionary of the Armenian Language (Հայերէն բացատրական բառարան), in four volumes and 2,380 pages in three columns, in 1944-1945.
He had already acquired great experience in the preparation of dictionaries and the publication of the four-volume dictionary was the result of more than two decades of meticulous research. The dictionary, with 120,000 entries, comprised the vocabulary of Classical, Medieval, and Modern Armenian (both Eastern and Western), as well as dialects and even neologisms entering the language until 1940 with examples of usage. The dictionary, published exceptionally in Classical spelling (instead of the spelling currently in use in Armenia), still remains a fundamental source for any student of the Armenian language. It won the State Prize of the Soviet Union and was reprinted three times (Beirut, 1955-1956; Tehran, 1982; Yerevan, 2008).
Malkhasiants became a member of the Supreme Council of Holy Echmiadzin after 1944 and a member of the editorial board of the journal Echmiadzin. He passed away on July 21, 1947 in Yerevan, shortly before his ninetieth anniversary.
Previous entries in “This Week in Armenian History” are on the Prelacy’s web site (
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])
Why Is She the Queen of the House?
In Armenian the word “woman” has various meanings; կին (gin, pronounced kin in Classical and Eastern Armenian), can be used to mean either “woman” (հայ կին, hay gin “Armenian woman”) or, by extension, “wife” (կինս, gins  “my wife”). It has the same double meaning as the Greek word γυνή/gyné  (“a woman, a wife”), and both have a common origin: the Proto-Indo-European root *gwen (“wife, woman”).
By now, you may have intuitively grasped that gin/kin is related to the English word gynecologist and all other words compounded with gyn. But perhaps more unexpectedly, it also comes out that the Armenian gin has the same source as the English queen, derived from Old English cwen “queen, female ruler of a state, woman, wife,” which of course has its ultimate origin in the same Proto-Indo-European root. Thus, when they talk of the “queen of the house,” it is not only an honorific title, but also a literal meaning.
For those who are familiar with the intricacies of Armenian grammar, the word gin has an irregular declension (հոլովում, holovoom), which has its origin in Classical Armenian: nominative/accusative կին (gin, “woman/wife”), genitive/dative կնոջ (gnoch, “to the woman/wife”), ablative կնոջմէ (gnochme, “from the woman/wife”), instrumental կնոջմով (gnochmov, “with the woman/wife”).
This reminder is important, because colloquial Armenian has a very common word, կնիկ (gnig), which means “married woman” and “wife.” It comes from the combination of կին and the diminutive/affective suffix իկ (ik). The word was also used in most Armenian dialects. However, it is strongly advised not to use it in literary Armenian (Armenian writers have always used the word for literary reasons, not because of grammatical accuracy), as it has a certain derogatory flavor, and above all, it is incorrect to use the genitive/dative կնիկին (gnigin) or կնկան (gngan) in sentences like Ես կնիկին ըսի (Yes gnigin esi, “I told the woman”), instead of the accurate form: Ես կնոջ ըսի (Yes gnoch esi, “I told the woman”).
Previous entries in “The Armenian Language Corner” are on the Prelacy’s web site (
Monday, November 11, is Veterans Day. Originally known as Armistice Day it was designated to mark the end of World War I and honor the dead of that Great War. Now, the day honors all U.S. service men and women.
“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.”
(Verses 7 to 12 of Psalm 91, known as the Soldiers’ Psalm)
Yesterday, November 6, was the 130th birthday of Marie Jacobsen, the 24-year old Danish missionary who saved thousands of Armenian children during the Genocide. She was lovingly called “Mama” by the thousands who grew up under her care, first in Kharpurt, and later in an orphanage located between Byblos and Beirut in Lebanon called “The Birds Nest.”
The Birds Nest remained under Danish supervision until 1970 when the Danish missionaries turned it over to the care of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, as it continues to this day. Marie Jacobsen was extraordinary because of her lifelong devotion to missionary work and to Armenian children, but she was also extraordinary because she kept voluminous diaries. She kept extensive day by day accounts and records of events. Her diaries are one of the most detailed and most important primary accounts of the genocide.
We will light a candle in her memory this Sunday in church. Hope you will also.
To read a remembrance of Marie Jacobsen, “Pink Flowers for Mama,” that appeared in the April 1996 issue of Outreach click here.
October 24 to December 19—St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, an 8-week Bible study program beginning Thursday, October 24, and continuing on Thursdays up to December 19 (no session on Thanksgiving, November 28). Sessions will be presented by Dn. Shant Kazanjian, Executive Director of the Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC). Sessions will take place at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, 221 East 27th Street, New York City, 7:15-8:00 pm, Presentation; 8:00-8:45 pm, Q/A & Discussion. Registration is required. Register at or contact the Prelacy 212-689-7810, or the Cathedral at 212-689-5880.
November 7—Avak luncheon, noon, Jaffarian Hall, St. Gregory Church, 158 Main Street, North Andover, Massachusetts. Speaker, Dr. Edward Khantzian, clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, “Impressions of a Keynote Visit to Armenia.”
November 10—Ladies Guild of St. Stephen’s Church, Watertown, Massachusetts, presents The Way We Were Ensemble of New York/New Jersey in their performance of “The Gamavors,” at 2 pm in the church hall. Coffee and reception with cast will follow performance. Tickets: $20 adults; $10 children under 12. For tickets: Mary Derderian, or 781-762-4253.
November 10—Requiem and Memorial Service honoring Sos Sargsyan, renowned actor, playwright, and political activist, sponsored by Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of New Jersey, at Sts. Vartanantz Church, 461 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield, New Jersey. For information: 908-866-6150.
November 13—Book presentation and reception for “Commentary on the Nicene Creed” by Archbishop Zareh Aznavorian, of blessed memory. Bilingual edition of this important work will be presented under the auspices of Archbishop Oshagan at the Prelacy offices, 138 East 39th Street, New York City. English translation was prepared by Deacon Shant Kazanjian.
November 15-16-17—Annual Bazaar, Sts. Vartanantz Church, 461 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield, New Jersey.
November 16—Public Relations seminar for New England parishes, directed by Tom Vartabedian, at St. Stephen Church, Watertown, Massachusetts, beginning at 10 am. Speakers include: Stephen Kurkjian, three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from the Boston Globe, and Khatchig Mouradian, editor of The Armenian Weekly.
November 16 & 17—Annual ART IN FALL Exhibition featuring national and international Armenian artists, Hovnanian School, 817 River Road, New Milford, New Jersey. Fine art including oils, mixed media, photography, and sculpture in classic, modern, and contemporary styles by 27 artists. Opening Reception, Saturday, 7 to 10 pm. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres, $30 donation.  Sunday, 1 to 4 pm, Refreshments, $15 donation.
November 17—Banquet and Program celebrating the “Year of the Armenian Mother,” organized by the Eastern Prelacy, at Terrace in the Park, Flushing Meadows Park, New York. Watch for details.
November 22 & 23—Fall Food Festival at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 635 Grove Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. Join us on Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturday from noon to 4 pm for shish, losh, chicken kebob, or kheyma dinners. Country Store and Bake Table. Stock up on katah, choreg, manti, porov kufta, simit, and much more.
November 24—Special program following the Divine Liturgy presented by Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian commemorating the passing of Catholicos Zareh I (50th) and Catholicos Khoren I (30th) will take place at St. Stephen’s Church, 38 Elton Avenue, Watertown, Massachusetts.
November 24—Ladies Guild Annual Bazaar, St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York.
November 24—Thanksgiving Luncheon and Cultural Program, organized by the Ladies Guild of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, New York City, in John Pashalian Hall immediately following church services. Poetry recitation by Seta Balmanoukian; musical performance by Maral Tutunjian (piano) and Meghry Tutunjian (flute).
December 6—Anniversary celebration by Lowell “Aharonian” Gomideh, 6:30 pm, St. Gregory Church, North Andover, Massachusetts; dinner and program honoring 50-year members Steve Dulgarian and Joe Dagdigian; remembering the 25th anniversary of the earthquake in Armenia; soloist Nina Hovsepian, accompanied by Mary Barooshian. Donation: $20 adults; $10 students.
December 7—Annual Church Bazaar of St. Asdvadzadzin Church, Whitinsville, Massachusetts, will take place at Christian Reform Church, 25 Cross Street, Whitinsville. For information: 508-234-3677.
December 7—Annual Holiday Bake Sale, St. Paul Church, 645 S. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois, 9 am to 3 pm. Enjoy authentic Armenian & American pastries and plan to stay for lunch at St. Paul Café. For information or pre-orders, 847-244-4573.
December 7—ARS New York Erebouni chapter presents dinner & dancing honoring the Mother of the Armenian Family, St. Sarkis Church, Main Hall, 38-65 234th Street, Douglaston, New York, 8 pm. Featuring Steve Karageozian and his Band. Full mezze and dinner. Donation $60 adults; $20 children age 5 to 12; under age 5 free. For tickets and reservations: Nayda, 516-739-0805 or Vicky 516-365-0971.
December 8—Luncheon Fundraiser to benefit the Armenian community in Syria hosted by the ARS New York Mayr Chapter, 2 pm at Almayass Restaurant, 24 E. 21st Street, New York City. Donation: $75; children under 12, $25. Includes full lunch, wine, and soft drinks. All proceeds will benefit Syrian-Armenian relief efforts. Seating is limited. For reservations: Anais (718-392-6982) or Houri (917-690-3060).
December 15—Simply Christmas Concert, St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York.
February 1, 2014—Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance, St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York.
February 24-26, 2014—Annual Clergy Ghevontiantz Gathering hosted by Holy Cross Church, 255 Spring Avenue, Troy, New York.
March 28, 2014—Musical Armenia Concert presented by Eastern Prelacy and Prelacy Ladies Guild, at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 8 pm.
June 1, 2014—Ladies Guild Annual Brunch, St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York.
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