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YEREVAN—The Knights of Vartan has extended its base of operations in the United States to Yerevan, Armenia!

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Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest for High School and College Students.
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His Holiness Karekin II received Knights of Vartan delegation

Breaking News – Etchmizdzin, Armenia – His Holiness Karekin II received here in Saint Etchmiazin the Knights of Vartan delegation headed by Grand Commander Steve Kradjian.

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The National Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Live

Watch Here: Live Stream of Ecumenical Service and Divine Liturgy for Armenian Genocide Centennial May 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. EST.

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MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR

KNIGHTS & DAUGHTERS OF VARTAN TO HONOR MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR AT NATIONAL CONVOCATION IN SAN DIEGO.

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K of V Ararat Lodge to Launch 9th Medical Container Shipment to Armenia

In April 2013 the Knights of Vartan Ararat Lodge team completed its ninth forty foot container of medical equipment and supplies for shipment to hospitals in Armenia valued at $354,300.

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Michigan Workshop Promotes Awareness among Educators

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Committed to their mission to promote awareness of and gain U.S. recognition for the first genocide of the 20th century, a local group of Armenian-American activists hosted the sixth educator’s workshop in Michigan on the Armenian Genocide.

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A benefit banquet to sponsor scholarships

ST. Vartan  Church and the Knights & Daughters of Vartan hold a benefit banquet to sponsor scholarships for KZV Armenian school students

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Avak Sbarabed’s message on Boston Marathon explosion

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you are all aware of by now, almost exactly 24 hours ago a cowardly act took place at the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon. The twin bombings took three innocent lives, wounded dozens of others and transformed countless lives. The all too familiar scene was horrific and troubling. We pray for the victims and their families and hope for a speedy and just conclusion to this latest attempt to disrupt the American way of life.

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Armenian monument finds home in Riverfront Park , Troy, N.Y. Sunday, April 7, 2013

TROY — On a plot of land behind the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Riverfront Park, local officials and members of the Armenian community gathered Sunday to dedicate a monument recognizing Armenians killed during the Armenian genocide, and the survivors whose descendants settled in the Capital District.

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SPIRITUAL REVIVAL IN BERD, ARMENIA Regional Clergyman Visits USA

SPIRITUAL REVIVAL IN BERD, ARMENIA Regional Clergyman visits USA

Ter Aram Mirzoyan, spiritual leader of the Berd region of the Diocese of Tavush, Northeast Armenia, is visiting the East and West Coast Armenian-American communities during the month of March to tell the story of the spiritual revival of this region and to help bring awareness of the Berd region inhabitants’ struggle for survival.

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KNIGHTS OF VARTAN ANI LODGE PERFORMS PLAY IN CELEBRATION OF VARTANANTZ DAY

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this month, the Knights of Vartan Ani Lodge #21 and Daughters of Vartan Dikranouhi Otyag held two special events to mark the annual Vartanantz Day celebration. On Sunday, February 3, the Hamasdegh School at Soorp Khatch Armenian Church hosted the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for the first performance of a play on the historic Battle of Avarayr.

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Essay Contest for High School and College Students

Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest for High School and College Students Co-Sponsored by The Knights & Daughters of Vartan and Facing History and Ourselves 

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Armenian Art event of Orange County

The Knights and Daughters of Vartan of Orange County & San Diego Chapters Present the Armenian Art Event.

Featuring work of Armenian Visual Artists – Sales benefiting the Armenian School Support Project!

Click here to find out more details about this event.


Chance Discovery Leads to Rare Armenian Hero

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Like a model ship wedged inside a bottle, Gary Koltookian feels that’s where he belongs.

It would be quite natural for the antique bottle-collector. One look at his collection and you’ll see why. It comes in all shapes and sizes, most all vintage, secured above and below the ground, yard sales, flea marts, and hand-me-downs.

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Armenian Heritage Monument Dedication

Dear Avak Sbarabed,

Armenian Heritage Monument Dedication

The Knights and Daughters of Vartan are proud to announce the official dedication of the Armenian Heritage Monument, which will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Troy Riverfront Park, starting at 1:00 p.m.

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PM Sargisian Makes Several Stops During Brief Visit to Massachusetts

December 27, 2012 8:22 pm

BOSTON — On the heels of successful visits to Frankfurt, Germany and California, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargisian arrived here in the early hours of December 12, and was greeted at Logan International Airport by Nigoghos Atinizian, Grand Commander of the Knights of Vartan, and Armenia’s ambas- sador in Washington, Tatoul Markarian.

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Knights of Vartan Ani Lodge Participates in the 21st Anniversary Celebration of Artsakh’s Independence on Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C. – Last month, members of the Knights of Vartan-Ani Lodge #21 (Knights) joined nearly 100 Armenian-Americans on Capitol Hill to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).

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CHRISTMAS 2012 / NEW YEAR’S 2013 MESSAGE from the AVAK TIVAN

CHRISTMAS 2012 / NEW YEAR’S 2013 MESSAGE from the AVAK TIVAN

Krisdos Dznav yev Haydnetsav ; Tsezi yev Mezi Medz Avedis

Dear Brother Asbeds,

Christ is Born and Revealed! Now with Christmas approaching, while fully occupied in all the gift shopping, food preparation and celebrating, let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas. God gave us his Only Begotten Son so as a human being he could teach us how to be a good person. As Asbeds, we have taken an oath to live as true Christians and to live exemplary lives. We need to put aside personal feelings and to love one another as brothers & sisters. We need to remember that as a Brotherhood, we must work together to achieve our mutual goals.

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Rindge Taps Elanjian as ‘Man of the Year’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – George Elanjian, who provided the financial backbone behind the $6.2 million Armenian Heritage Park project, is basking in another moment of glory and accomplishment these days.

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Avak Sbarabed’s 2012 Thanksgiving Message

KNIGHTS OF VARTAN – GRAND COUNCIL

Thanksgiving 2012 Message from the Avak Tivan

Dear Brother Asbeds,

Thanksgiving is a day set apart annually for gratitude and praise to God in return for His blessings and mercies. We, therefore, publicly celebrate this occasion in acknowledgement of divine goodness.

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Hurricane Sandy Response

The East Coast suffered such terrible devastation during Hurricane Sandy that I could not help but think of our Brother’s and Sister’s after seeing all the news media and the damage done to our coast line.

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Capital District Armenian Community Participates in Festival of Nations

Watervliet, NY – The Festival of Nations, one of the areas most anticipated and uniting events of the year, took place in late October at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in downtown Albany with a strong presence from the Armenian community.

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N.S. Hirant Gulian of Mamigonian Tahlij to Be Honored at Banquet

On Oct. 5, the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America and His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate, will honor Hirant Gulian at a Tribute Banquet for his outstanding, lifelong service to the Armenian Church and people. Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Suzanne Toufayan will serve as honorary co-chairs of the event.

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Will Sovereignty, Nationalism, Racism VS. Humanism and Intellectual Freedom

THE CAUSES AND CURES OF GENOCIDE
4-18-2012
By Dennis R Papazian PhD
Professor Emeritus
The University Of Michigan
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97th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide to be Held in Times Square on Sunday, April 22 from 2–4 p.m.

“Turkey is Guilty of Genocide: Denying the Undeniable is a Crime”

(February, 2012, New York City, NY) — This year marks the 27th year that Armenians and Americans alike will gather in Times Square and commemorate the first genocide of the 20th century: The Armenian Genocide of 1915. (more…)


Daughters of Vartan Helps to Provide a Brighter Future for Armenian Youth

The Daughters of Vartan in partnership with the St. John’s Armenian Church Women’s Guild hosted a successful luncheon to raise funds for “Our Home-Mer Doon, Inc.”, and were honored by the presence of Mer Doon’s U.S. Program Director, Julie Ashekian, and Tigranoohi Karapetian, President (Armenia). (more…)


International Humanitarian, Baroness Cox honored by the Daughters of Vartan Grand Council

The Right Honorable the Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury, member of the British House of Lords, was welcomed to the Detroit Metropolitan area by the Daughters of Vartan Grand Council on April 21st at St. Johns Armenian Church Cultural Center, Southfield, Michigan. The Reception was held in conjunction with Oakland University School of Nursing, which has established The Baroness Cox Endowed Chair of Global Health and Social Studies. (more…)


Ararat Lodge Donates Computers to Armenian Sisters’ Academy

LEXINGTON, Mass. — It has been a tradition for the Knights of Vartan Ararat Lodge to organize activities every year to raise funds for Armenian day schools.  (more…)


A New Horizon

As our Annual Convocation approaches, we should all be looking forward with great anticipation of promising and exciting new programs, missions and campaigns. Excitement is the catalyst for growth…numerical as well as intellectual.

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