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Sunday, 16 April 2017

16 April 2017. Fr Vazken on the Resurrection

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Some jerk is going to say:

They’re not in communion with us. They’re not Orthodox.

Hey, that’s Orthodoxy for ya… we fight with one another… sometimes, even deny each other the chalice… but we’re one people, one faith, one heart, one soul… for there’s only one Christ. Let those with open hearts and souls hear…

The Orthosphere lives. There IS a unity amongst all Orthodox, both Eastern and Oriental, despite the theological disputes. Look at the love between Russians and Armenians… need I add more?

BMD

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

9 March 2016. A Busted Clock is Right Twice a Day… Glenn Beck Actually Speaks Truth on the Ottoman Turkish Christian Holocaust

00 Tatev Monastery. ARMENIA. Russia and Armenia Friends

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This is very short. Who woulda thunk it… Beck speaks the truth about the Ottoman Turkish Christian Holocaust. He’s still chock fulla shit on everything else. However, on this, he’s right… and I believe in posting the truth, regardless of the source.

BMD

Friday, 2 January 2015

2 January 2015. This Year Marks a Sad Anniversary… 100 Years Since the Armenian Holocaust

00 Tatev Monastery. ARMENIA. Russia and Armenia Friends

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00 Karo Qakhedjian Armenian Fighter 01

Karo Qakhedjian (“The White Bear”), Armenian hero of the Nagorno-Karabakh War… from Fresno CA, of all places

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I intend to do more pieces on it, but I want everyone to note that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust. In 1915, the Ottomans began their massacre of the Christian population of the Empire… not only Armenians, but Syriacs, Assyrians, and Greeks as well. All suffered… in a catastrophe that’s been rarely equalled. The Middle East hadn’t seen the like since the time of Tamerlane… Europe saw its like in the Nazi Holocaust (which encompassed Roma, Slavs, and Greeks as well as Jews… all were Untermenschtumen in Nazi eyes). Russia is Armenia’s friend… always has been… always will be. Yes… we aren’t in communion… however, that hasn’t prevented close fraternal relations between the Patriarchate of Moscow and all the Russias and the Armenian Apostolic Church. Patriarch Kirill and Catholicos Karekin are personal friends, as well as being brother hierarchs. We should do likewise and promote good relations between the Russian Orthodox and Armenian diasporas in the USA and Canada.

Armenia still fights for its life. Russia stands by it… America stands by the enemies of Armenia. No wonder that Armenia joined the Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Community (TS EvrAsES)… it stands with those who stand by it, not against it. Remember the White Bear and his bravery in the Nagorno-Karabakh War… that’s why Armenia still lives… it’s people REFUSE to give in…

The Orthosphere IS one…

BMD 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Armenian and Syriac Orthodox Patriarchs Ask Christians to Remember the 1915 Genocide as Centennial Nears

armenian genocide memorial

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On Wednesday, the First Hierarchs of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church urged all Christians to remember and reflect on the genocide of Armenians and Syriac Christians in Turkey in 1915, where up to 2 million people died or disappeared without a trace. A joint statement by Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians Karekin Nersessian and Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem Karim said, “We invite the entire Christian world to unite in prayer at the Armenian Genocide and the Syriac Sayfo centennial commemorative events in 2015. We call upon the civilised world to recognise and condemn the crimes committed against the Armenian and Syriac peoples as well as other Christian communities”. Since Armenians made up nearly 1.5 million of the victims, many call the 1915 massacre during World War I in Ottoman Turkey the Armenian Genocide. The attacks on Christians eliminated almost the entire Christian population in present day Turkey, leaving almost an entirely Muslim nation {not so… the expulsion of the Greek Orthodox population from Ionia in the 20s did so: editor}.

As the centennial commemoration approaches, the Armenian and Syriac leaders want the international community to recognise and condemn the atrocities committed at the time. Earlier this week, the two patriarchs met at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the spiritual centre of all Armenians, to sign a declaration affirming the shared faith of the two sister churches. In September, Assyrian International News Agency reported that a documentary film is in preparation on the 1915 genocide, scheduled to première in 2015 as part of the commemoration. Produced by the Assyrian Federation of Sweden and the Assyrian Youth Federation of Sweden, the documentary explains the circumstances and details behind the genocide to a wider audience. Directed by Aziz Said from Berlin, the film crew spent close to three weeks in southeast Turkey shooting footage for the film. The documentary also seeks to expose the denial of the genocide as maintained by the Turkish state, and highlight the effect the massacre still has on Assyrians today. The Genocide1915 website provides a comprehensive history of the conflict. It notes that 24 April is the commemoration day of the genocide as the genocide began that night in 1915, when the Turks rounded up and executed close to 250 Armenians within 72 hours, including doctors, lawyers, and politicians.

15 October 2014

Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/news/armenian-and-syrian-orthodox-patriarchs-ask-christians-to-remember-the-1915-genocide-as-centennial-nears-128129/

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