• Christopher Sheklian

    Christopher Sheklian

    Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center

    Christopher Sheklian is the Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center, a research library and presentation space at the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. He has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, where he completed his dissertation, "Theology and the Community: The Armenian Minority, Tradition, and Secularism." His work addresses religious minority rights, secularism, and the sensory and affective aspects of Christian liturgy.

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Liturgy and the Limits of Minority RightsThe Opening of the “Taşhoran Church and Cultural Center” in Malatya, Turkey

“To find something that is lost is always a happy occasion!” So said Patriarch Sahak II Maşalyan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, during his sermon at the first Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in Malatya, Turkey, in over one hundred years. Reconstructed through joint efforts of the...

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Culture and Arts, Religion and Conflict

The Armenian Patriarchate and the Sanasaryan Han

Last month, the Court of Cassation in Turkey ruled that the historic and contested Sanasaryan Han will be the property of the Turkish state. Built in 1895, the Han (“Inn”) was bought by the foundation established by the philanthropist Mkrtich Sanasaryan to support the Sanasaryan College in the c... Read more.