Tag: Armenian Orthodoxy

Echoes of History: Exploring the Historic Encounter of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Zareh I Catholicos
Church History, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Echoes of History: Exploring the Historic Encounter of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Zareh I Catholicos

Historical imagery has always fascinated me for the significant value it holds for research and inquiry. In my research attempts to explore photographs depicting historical moments, I came across the December 1959 edition of the official magazine of the Armenian Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia, “Hasg,” through which a striking photograph of two…

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Persecuting Armenians in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh)
Religion and Conflict

Persecuting Armenians in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh)

As I pen down these words in my office at the Armenian Theological Seminary of the Holy See of Cilicia, it’s heartrending to acknowledge that over 120,000 Armenian individuals, including children in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) within the South Caucasus, are facing the dire fate of starvation. Unlike many other instances of famine, this crisis has been…

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What Happens When Scholars of Orthodoxy Write about White Christian Nationalism
Ethics, Orthodoxy and Modernity

What Happens When Scholars of Orthodoxy Write about White Christian Nationalism

In December of last year, I wrote for Public Orthodoxy on the Philip Ludwell III Orthodox Fellowship, an effort that uses myth of the Lost Cause to evangelize the American South. Responses to my piece were robust and diverse. I enjoyed learning from many of the readers who engaged with my work. Yet some of…

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Liturgy and the Limits of Minority Rights<span class='secondary-title'>The Opening of the “Taşhoran Church and Cultural Center” in Malatya, Turkey</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

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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Besieged Armenian Orthodox in Artsakh Pray for Their Enemies
Christian Practice

Besieged Armenian Orthodox in Artsakh Pray for Their Enemies

ქართული | Ελληνικά | Српски Born and raised in the United States, it was a blessing never to have experienced war firsthand. War was something that happened “over there”—not at home.  Certain liturgical prayers were thankfully not immediately relevant, such as, “For the freeing of our captive brothers,” following the diptychs in the Armenian Orthodox…

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The Armenian Patriarchate and the Sanasaryan Han
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 city of Erzurum in eastern Anatolia. It…

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