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I decided to move it here and dedicate the whole site to Armenia and Armenians. I hope you enjoy your visit and come back often.

2013-06-13 - Page 2

Armenian Patriotic songs

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Let me tell you about the first Genocide of the 20th century.

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The Armenian
Alphabet

For a nation to survive and keep its unique identity. it is essential that it should have its own language and alphabet. Read the story of the Armenian alphabet.

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Lake Sevan 

One of the most spectacular regions in Armenia, its stunning landscape shaped by millions of years of volcanic eruptions and the once steaming waters of the lake.

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Echmiadzin, which is translated as "the place where the Only Begotten descended". Holy Echmiadzin is a cathedral built in the year 301, the oldest in the world. The Holy See of Armenian Orthodox and Apostolic Church. The Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus were the founders, and St. Gregory the Illuminator was the first official head of the church.

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The Armenian Cuisine. Chi Kofta anyone? 


News links around the world - you make up your mind who is telling the truth and who is feeding you garbage.

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The Battle of Sartarabad

At that critical hour, alarms start blasting from Araradian fields. "Everything and Everyone to the Battle front" - the announcement of the governing council of city of Yerevan, chaired by Aram Manoogian, starts spreading among the people as a challenge.

The Catholicos, ordered the bells of the mother church in Etchmiadzin as well as the bells of all Armenian churches around the country to ring all day, calling his people to come to the aid of their fighting soldiers and to participate in the defense of their fatherland.

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A shepherd from neighboring village comes to buy some honey. A drop of honey falls on the floor, bee comes to eat it, cat jumps up and kills the bee, the shepherd's dog sees the cat, attacks and kills the cat, the shop owner gets mad and kills the shepherd's dog, the shepherd  kills the shop owner, the villagers kill the shepherd, who was from next village, the villagers find out and there is war and killing until there is no one left but one person to tell the story.

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Vartan Mamigonian
Commander-in-chief of the Armenain forces

Vartanantz

MARTYRED FOR OUR FAITH

Sts. Vartanantz Day commemorates the Battle of Avarayr in 451 AD. and the martyrdom of the Armenian Christian commander St. Vartan and his soldiers.

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Gomidas Vartabed

The genius of Armenian music. The French composer Claude Debussi complimented him by saying excitedly: “Brilliant father Gomidas! I bow before your musical genius!”

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From ancient times, this has served to preserve the authority of the Catholicosate of All Armenians, as an exceptional covenant with the Armenian faithful. The Holy Chrism is used during the Sacrament of Baptism and Chrismation, Ordination of Clergy, Consecration of Bishops, Final Rites of Clergyman, Blessing of the Water Service, and Consecration of new Churches.

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Bequest - a poem by Avedik Isahagian

In Armenian and translation in English. A father's legacy to his son, "march forward in life with no regrets, whatever happens, let it happen." - well worth reading it.more

Melkonian Educational Institute - Cyprus

Just pictures of life as it was back in 1976-77 years in the school in Cyprus. Got some new ones, thanks to Hermine Sayan, thought I share it with you.   
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Who are Armenians?

A brief presentation of who we are.

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The Independence war Of Armenian Republic in 1918.
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Birth of the Party

Historic view of the formation of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation - Dashnaktsutiun.

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Our Armenian Heroes

The turmoils and wars of the last couple of centuries that Armenia was subjected to, created plenty of Armenian heroes who lived and died for their Fatherland.

 The biographies of a few Armenian Heroes in Armenian and English.

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The Proud Armenian soldier, ready to defend his country against any and all enemies. 
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National Anthem of Armenia,  lyrics and song.more

Sose Mayrig

The female Fedayee

 

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The Armenian Cross.
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The Music of Gomidas Vartabed
The Armenian music heritage
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Armenian Folklore Music


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Pictures of Bourdj Hammoud, Lebanon.

Yesterday      Today  

If the last name ends in "ian", than it must be Armenian. What is the meaning of "ian".

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"… it is simply in the nature of an Armenian to study, to learn, to question, to speculate, to discover, to invent, to revise, to restore, to preserve, to make, and to give."
William Saroyan


Etchmiadzin Cathedral

The story of how Armenia became the First

Christian Nation in 301 A.D.

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Simon, Sarkis, Setrag, Vatche & Ara

Do you know who they are?

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Duduk

The sound of the duduk is archaic and mournful. Listen to it.

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Unruly Armenians

Armenians have put out the fire in Hell and are trying to install  air conditioning system instead.

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A letter from city of Van - 1903 

The awards of a traitor - 30 pieces of gold, twelve stabs of the Dagger of Justice and a bullet to the head.

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“Never has there  been a nation so small and yet  who has given so much”

Armenian contribution for betterment of humanity:
Bendy straw, first form of Tupperware, MRI diagnosis machine, Autofocus camera, Automatic Developing machine,  ATM Machine, Postage Meter, Teleprompter, Color X-Ray Machine,  Delta single-handle faucet, the famous MIG military aircraft, developed the self-focusing camera, the first practical automatic transmission for cars and buses, the needle less inoculation gun, the first four-color flatbed printing press, the famous Spandex fabric  and Zildjian cymbals.

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