DASHNAK PARTY ROCKS COMMUNITY
8 June, Nicosia - Gibrahayer - A jubilant high-spirited crowd with AYF Cyprus youth leading the way, packed the PASYDY Theater and the Banquet that followed at the Holiday Inn for the Grand Victory Fiesta on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Armenian independence that took place in Nicosia on Sunday night with the participation of Armenian MP and Dashnaktsoutiun Presidential candidate Vahan Hovhannesian and an incredible musical duo of Karnig Sarkissian from the United States and his band and Sahag Sahagian (composer of Kedashen) from Armenia.
ARMENIAN CYPRIOTS JOIN THOUSANDS, TO PILGRIMAGE TO ANTELIAS
Gibrahayer and combined services - Armenian Cypriots were among the thousands of pilgrims that flew to Lebanon to join thousands of faithful who on Saturday flocked the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, where His Holiness Catholicos Aram I officiated the ceremony of blessing of Holy Muron, which takes place every seven years.
HUNDREDS ATTEND FIRST WEST COAST "ARMENIANS AND PROGRESSIVE POLITICS" CONFERENCE
Los Angeles — On June 6 and 7, Glendale became host to a historic forum, as renowned intellectuals and activists from around the world joined a few hundred socially conscious activists for a two-day symposium exploring modern issues of social justice and progressive politics.
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|Letters to the Editor|
I still look forward to the day, that we will be able to disagree with others' opinions in grace. I just registered to your list, after being informed of your site this last week. And by just reading through a couple of "letters to the editor", as well as responses to them, I just pity that we keep on being "more papal than the Pope himself"..... In any demonstration, all through right-wing to left, we become the
Dear Mr. Souren Sarafyan,
If you are so scrupulous to the Western and Eastern Armenian writings on the Armenian monument, than why you sign your surname by the Eastern Armenian transliteration (-yan), and not (-ian)?
What is your intention? To divide Armenians in Diaspora from Armenians in Armenia, so that others (not Armenians) could empire?
Aren’t Eastern Armenians – Armenians, or Eastern Armenian – Armenian?
I am 2nd generation of repatriate Western Armenian, am born and live in Armenia, can write and read both Eastern and Western Armenian, and do not think that such mentality could be expressed at all, moreover towards the monuments to the Armenian Genocide.
Do you mean that Eastern Armenia can no longer be the claimer of rightful demands concerning the Armenian Genocide (she can open its borders with Turkey and make business, as is the desire of some of Armenia’s residents) and only Western Armenians have that right?
Then, there is a logical question, why was chosen an Eastern Armenian sculptor at all?
Didn’t you/those like you think that it’s a nonsense?
To the Editor,
The letter that you published on June 4 by "Souren Sarafyan", is mind boggling.
Every nation has their different dialects and Eastern and Western Armenian among others, happen to be our Armenian dialects. As an Armenian, if Mr. Sarafyan does not understand Eastern Armenian that is his problem and instead of writing letters he should enlighten himself and start studding it.
He writes, "what is happening to our Diasporan nation", WOW! Where is this Diasporan nation? Who are their leaders? Where are the borders of this nation? We have one nation and it is called Armenia, he should look it up on the map and realize that what he sees on the map will only get smaller or disappear altogether if there are any more Armenians with his mentality.Divide and concur is the most basic tool to defeat your enemy.
Finally, he spells his name with "YAN" typical to Eastern Armenian names instead of "IAN" which is the typical way Western Armenian names usually are written which brings into question the seriousness of his objections.
Very truly yours,
Hratch Der Stepanian, Los Angeles, CA
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EXCURSION AT KALOPANAYIOTIS
|Sunday 15 June - Excursion and Lunch at Kalopanayiotis, at Markos Restaurant, organised by the Armenian Club of Larnaca. Bus leaves after Church service from Sourp Stepanos Church. Price 20 euros for adults and 10 euros for children under 12. Anyone else wishing to join the excursion/lunch need to call Yeghia Boyadjian on 99658121 for table arrangements. Prices for participants outside Larnaca are 15 euros for adults and 10 euros for children.|
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Sign up until June 20, 2008 with Araxi Chilingirian - 99541688 - Nicosia, Kevork Keoshkerian - 99817806 - Nicosia, Vani Bohdjalian - 99524746 - Larnaca, Diran Kassabian - 99246397 - Limassol. Open invitation to all between the ages of 16-40.
Saturday, June 28, at 06:00pm - Armenian Evangelical Church service in Greek Evangelical church, 20 Gladstonos street, Nicosia. Speaker: Hrayr Jebejian. All are welcome