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[ANSEF] : Participation in the Scientific Meeting. standard

With regards to the historical fact of the usage of the telescope by Galileo Galilei for astronomical observations (400 years ago) UNESCO has declared the year of 2009 as International Year of Astronomy.  Within the frame of this program, many events will be organized in Armenia as well. One event took place on April 14 in Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), one of the famous international astronomical centers. In 1946, Armenian famous academician Victor Hambartsumian (1908-1996) not only founded the observatory on the foot of the mountain Aragats, but also proposed a new hypothesis on the evolution of the galaxies. According to the new hypothesis, the star formation process in the Galaxy is going on even today and the stars are ...

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[FAR Social Services | FAR Soup Kitchens]: Spiritual Sermon at FARs Soup Kitchen. standard

A few days ago, the whole Christian world celebrated Jesus Christ’s Resurrection holiday (“Harutyan ton”) – “Surb Zatik” (Easter). On that occasion, the menu of FAR Soup-Kitchens was more festive, and the day was enriched with spiritual food. On April 13, the local  spiritual Rev. Fr. Arsen  visited Nor Hatjn Soup-Kitchen and congratulated all beneficiaries on the occasion of “Surb Zatik”. Afterwards, he preached a spiritual sermon to the beneficiaries.

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[FAR Social Services | FAR Soup Kitchens]: Spiritual Sermon at FARs Soup Kitchen. standard

A few days ago, the whole Christian world celebrated Jesus Christ’s Resurrection holiday (“Harutyan ton”) – “Surb Zatik” (Easter). On that occasion, the menu of FAR Soup-Kitchens was more festive, and the day was enriched with spiritual food. On April 13, the local  spiritual Rev. Fr. Arsen  visited Nor Hatjn Soup-Kitchen and congratulated all beneficiaries on the occasion of “Surb Zatik”. Afterwards, he preached a spiritual sermon to the beneficiaries.

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[FAR New York]: Welcome to FAR's Blog! standard

FAR is proud to launch its new shiny blog. Here you’ll find an inside  view of Armenia as well as extensive information about ongoing  projects. New articles and pictures will be posted every week. Please visit regularly to get first-hand information from our field officers and friends of FAR. We are very happy to have you on board for this exciting new journey. FAR New York

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A Stimulating Trip standard

I was born in Armenia and immigrated to the United States when I was only twelve. At the time I decided to go back, I didn’t remember too much about my country. My first trip to Armenia was with  FAR Young Professionals (“FAR YP”) in 2005. Prior to that, I heard countless wonderful stories from numerous people regarding FAR YP trips to Armenia. Apprehensive, and unsure of what to expect, I decided to go. After finally arriving, albeit a long trip through Vienna, I was in awe for the next two weeks. Traveling with FAR YP, I visited every major part of Armenia, learning my history and culture. Every monument and every church had an astounding emotional affect on me. ...

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2007 FAR YP Trip: Reflections and HYElights. standard

On Board with Passport and Butterflies Twenty-six years. That’s how long it had been since my last and only visit to Armenia as a child. But that’s not to say the desire to do so wasn’t there. I had been on a mission to revisit our mayr hairenik (the mother fatherland) since my days as a teen, even setting up a temporary decorated donation can in my house back in 1991 that alerted every guest to “Help Send Natalie to Armenia!” Whether it was school, work, family or community responsibilities, there had always been – and seemed there would always be – a reason holding me back from fulfilling my promise. Year after year I had heard so many rave ...

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Why did I decide to go to Armenia this year? standard

My Armenian grandfather, Aram, immigrated to the United States in the early 1920’s. He eventually settled in Minnesota and he and I were very close. However, he did not share his Armenian heritage with his family, but was very supportive of local and Armenian causes. Since I did not understand my own Armenian background, I was very curious about it, especially in my late twenties. Since then I have discovered and fallen in love with the Armenian church, its people, and its culture. I am on the Parish Council of the only Armenian Apostolic church in Minnesota, and I am active in the Women’s Guild. I have delved into Genocide readings and lectures, researched Armenia online and through publications, and ...

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