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[CASP]: A Talented Young Lady Receives CASP Support image

Fifteen-year-old Anna Gabrielyan dreams of becoming a pianist. She has been taking piano lessons for the last three years in order to be able to play as well as her mother, Geghecik and her brother Rafik. Anna also sings beautifully. She has participated in numerous song festivals, most recently in November. She is able to perform songs of different genres but Armenian folk is her favorite. She also loves to dance and paint.

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[Child Protection]: Children’s Centers Receive Special Holiday Visits image

The day before Archbishop Khajag Barsamian's visit on December 27th, the kids decided to help with the preparations. First, they accompanied the staff of the FAR Children’s Center on their shopping trip for groceries. Upon their return, they divided into groups to prepare festive dishes. Some of the children took over the hot dishes, the rest did the salads. Another group was responsible for the preparation of cake and sweets.

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[CASP]: Children Welcomed Back to CASP Summer Camp. standard

By Eduard Karapetyan More than 80 children recently received a warm welcome back to the Siranush Camp in Yeghegnadzor this summer. Each year children who are either orphaned or growing up in single-parent households are able to spend a few weeks at this summer camp, which is administered by FAR and supported by the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program, a project of the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern). This summer children from Shirak, Tavush and Syunik marzes will spend their leisure time at the camp, which is located near the Eghegis River. Their days will be filled with various sports and games; during the evenings they will dance and sing songs ...

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[FAR New York]: Commemorating December 7. standard

Last year’s note from the Eastern Diocese in remembrance of the 1988 earthquake. Via Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) Today, as America observes the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we remember the terrible loss of life inflicted by the surprise attack of Imperial Japan in 1941—and we also honor the indomitable spirit of determination and valor that emerged as a result, leading America into World War Two and eventual victory over the Axis powers. Please continue reading here. Days after the 1988 earthquake, relief workers and local residents gather at the Church of the Holy Saviour in Gyumri, Armenia. Credit: FAR

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[FAR New York]: Update on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Dikranakert. standard

The Eastern Diocese has released a statement about the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey over the weekend. In addition, members of their delegation who are traveling in the area are reported to be safe. Via Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America expresses its sorrow over the lives lost in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey this morning. We are greatly relieved to report that the delegation of Armenian pilgrims, who had departed from the Eastern Diocese earlier this week to take part in the re-consecration of the historic Armenian Church in the city of Diarbekir (Dikranagert), are safe and were not affected in any way by the ...

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[CASP]: Beneficiary Profile – Tehmine and Rustam Zakharyan. standard

The Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) was launched in Armenia during the 1990s, when the number of victims in the Artsakh War was climbing. It was urgent to help the children of families that had lost their sole breadwinners, and the Women’s Guild of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) decided to start CASP in an effort to assist. In response to their appeals and encouragements, hundreds of families in the USA and Canada lent a helping hand to these needy families. It is extremely fortunate that new benefactors have appeared over time. Yet, the number of applicants has also increased over the years. Since the end of the war, many children like Tehmine and Rustam ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Impressions of FAR’s 2011 Young Professionals Trip. standard

By Bill Garen Corrigan Leaving the country for the first time, I had no idea what would be waiting for me on the other side of the plane ride. Touching down in Yerevan was an experience all in its own, but as I walked out of the airport and the 90-degree weather and sun touched my skin, that long-way-from-home feeling certainly hit, but in a good way. I witnessed the beauty of Yerevan, and also the not so nice features of it, but my favorite location was Lake Sevan. Going down the highway with nothing but long stretches of barren land, I was beginning to question the stories I’ve heard, but as soon as we reached the tunnel, a light ...

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[FAR New York]: Yergir 2 Yergir – A Journey to Historic Armenia Armenian Church. standard

Hrair “Hawk” Khatcherian’s photo book Yergir 2 Yergir: A Journey to Historic Armenia is currently on sale at the diocese’s bookshop for $100. Order before August 15th to get a 20 percent discount. Via Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) Another interesting display in the book is of the St. Gregory Armenian Church of Kayseri, the interior of which has now been converted to a gymnasium.  There are views of other cities like Ani, Garmir Vank, Shabin Karahisar, and Bayburt in ruins, while there are also panoramic views of beautiful and vast nature scenes in cities like Yeshilova, Goghp, and the Dayk region.   A number of neglected monastery buildings and dilapidated church sites are also shown, along with ...

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