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  • May 4, 2018

    The past few days have seen some highly significant events unfolding in Armenia. Let me try to tie in three of them that marked me as an Armenian from the Diaspora, and to set them in context.

  • January 17, 2017

    It is a plain fact that Armenians are proud to remind the world that they adopted Christianity as a state religion in 301 AD during the reign of King Tiridates III.

  • June 10, 2016

    The war in Syria has now raged for over five years.

  • May 21, 2016

    Two Armenian Christian leaders from Syria have been in the UK this month (May 2016) to remind people of the often stark realities facing a country where half the population are either refugees or h

  • April 25, 2016

    Churches, civil society and human rights groups marked the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide yesterday, 24 April 2016. 

  • March 23, 2016

    We learned with heavy hearts last week that Yeghishe Serpazan, Primate of the Armenian Orthodox Church in the UK from 1982 till his retirement in 2000 had passed away in New York.

  • January 8, 2016

    While many in the West think of Christmastide ending on the so-called ‘twelfth night’, Armenians celebrate Christmas in Israel and Palestine on 19 January.

  • December 27, 2014

    This year Prince Charles visited the Armenian Orthodox, Chaldean Catholic, Coptic Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox Churches during the course of 2014. In the case of the Syriac Church, he visited them twice in one short year. Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses the significance of these acts of concern and solidarity.

  • April 25, 2014

    On 24 April 1915, close to a year into World War I, two hundred Armenian community leaders living in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) were rounded up and force-marched into detention by the Ottoman authorities.

  • April 24, 2014

    April 24th saw another chapter in the difficult world of Armenian-Turkish relations 99 years after a horrible chapter in their shared history - the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which for some evokes inextinguishable pain and for others denial. Commentator and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian re-examines the complex issues and looks at the way forward.