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Armenian Genocide commemoration in Edmonton on Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (5)

Dear Armenians and friends,

 

On the occasion of the 101th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we invite you to join fellow Armenians and supporters to lay flowers at the City Hall Cenotaph in Churchill Square in Edmonton, at 1 pm on Sunday, April 24, 2016. We will gather near Tix on the Square and start a march to the monument. We will also observe a minute of silence to honoure our latest heroes who lost their lives defending ARTSAKH..

Please bring flowres for the ceremony.

This annual event is organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Edmonton, in collaboration with the Armenian Educational and Cultural Association of Edmonton and Area and St. Narek Church of Edmonton.

His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian's visit to Edmonton on April 9th, 2016

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (31)

Dear fellow Armenians and friends!

 

We are pleased to inform you that on Saturday, April 9th, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese will pay a pastoral visit to Edmonton and will conduct Divine Liturgy with the celebration of Surb Zatik.

 

Following the Service we will gather at the church hall for the celebration of April 7-the day of beauty in Armenia where everybody will enjoy the performance by our Armenian school children:

 

•National dance "Nazani",

 

•Armenian poems,

 

•Artifacts made by children

 

Special thanks to Mr. Hagop Tavitian and Mrs. Seta Tavitian for their great help and commitment to our community!

 

This is a potluck event, so please bring some food to share with fellow Armenians.

 

If anyone wishes requiem service or prayer for their sick, let us know in advance.

 

The Divine Liturgy will take place at ST Philip Antiochian Orthodox Church, 15804 98 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, on April 9th. It will start at 12:00 pm.

 

Please see the map:

 

https://www.google.ca/…/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x18a338a846508…;

 

We all look forward to the pleasure of seeing you there!

 

Armenian Cultural and Educational Association of Edmonton and Area and St Narek Church of Edmonton

The International Heritage Mother Language Day

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (283)

Dear Armenian school parents, community members and friends,

The Armenian School of Edmonton invites you to take part in the 13th Annual International Mother Language Day in Edmonton!

Students of our school will present Armenian culture, history and language in an exhibit of Armenian artifacts.

The displays will be followed by a cultural program, where "Yes im Anoush Hayastani" by Yeghishe Charents will be recited just after the Mayor's speech.

The International Heritage Mother Language Day is on Saturday February 20th, from 12:00 to 4:00. The event begins with school displays, followed by the show.

Address: Italian Cultural Centre on 14230 - 133 Avenue.

We look forward to seeing Armenian families and friends there!

 

Armenian Cultural and Educational Association of Edmonton and Area

 

Armenian School of Edmonton 2016 season

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Armenian School of Edmonton new 2016 season!

 

Fellow Armenians,

 

The Armenian Cultural and Educational Association of Edmonton & area announces that the Armenian school of Edmonton is starting its new season on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

 

Parents interested in Armenian education may register their children by arriving at 11:30 on the first day of school, or by communicating with us (below).

 

School hours are Saturdays from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

 

Location: 110 Deer Ridge Drive, St. Albert (just off Anthony Henday / Ray Gibbon Dr.)

 

Registration: 11:30-12 pm, Saturday January 23, 2016

 

Registration fee: A 20$ per month/child is expected upon registration. The funds are directed towards operating costs. Donations are also accepted.

 

For further information, please contact (780) 264-3635 or email sona.vardanyan@yahoo.com

Primate, His Grace Abgar Hovakimian's visit to Edmonton on November 20th, 2015

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (273)

Dear Members of the Armenian Community in  Edmonton,

We are pleased to inform you that on Friday, November 20th, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese will pay a pastoral visit to Edmonton and will conduct Divine Liturgy and Bless Water with the newly blessed Holy Muron.

At Holy Etchmiadzin on September 27, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, blessed the Holy Muron and proclaimed it the “Muron of Victory” in commemoration of the centennial year of the Armenian Genocide.

The newly-blessed Holy Muron was distributed to all dioceses of the Armenian Church.

Click here to watch the Service of the blessing of the Holy Muron - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS85J4cHOHwLyeMkB8oIMxQ

The Divine Liturgy will take place at Christ Church (Anglican) 12116 - 102 Avenue, Edmonton T5N 0L6. It will start at 6:30 pm.

Following the Service, we will gather at the church hall to listen to the Primate and get acquainted.

Please bring sweets and pastry to share.

If anyone wishes requiem service or prayer for their sick, let us know in advance.

We all look forward to the pleasure of seeing you there!

St. Narek Parish Council

Armenian Independence Day celebration in Edmonton

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (47)

Hello Armenians and friends,

Join Edmonton area Armenians and friends to celebrate our community and Armenian Independence Day at Fort Edmonton Park this Sunday, September 27.

Fort Edmonton Park is a living history museum showcasing life in Edmonton throughout its different eras, through both original and rebuilt historical structures and costumed interpreters.

We will be meeting at the picnic shelter by the old-fashioned park in front of the fire station at 12:00PM.

Please bring any food of your choice!

There is no charge for admission on that day. The park will be open 10 am- 6 pm and is open to all visitors.

 

The Armenian Cultural and Educational Association of Edmonton

 

 

INVITATION FOR CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PAINTING CONTEST

Posted on August 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (20)

INVITATION FOR CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PAINTING CONTEST

The Canadian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church proudly announces its 1st Children’s Painting Contest!

https://www.facebook.com/239802236057531/photos/a.542741669096918.1073741826.239802236057531/858355214202227/?__mref=message

Armenian Genocide stone placed in the Memorial garden, Edmonton

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (85)

On July 19, Unitarian Chaplain Rev. Audrey Brooks hosted the 7th annual genocide memorial. Speakers from various communities gathered to reflect on the horrors inflicted by human beings. Dr.  Sona Grigoryan raised concerns on Turkish denial of the Armenian Genocide. Along with members of the Armenian community, she placed a large stone in the Memorial garden honouring those murdered in the Armenian Holocaust .-  by  Dr. Junaid Jahangir, Edmonton AB

 


Genocide Memorial Service on July 19, 2015

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (15)

 

Dear fellow Armenians and friends,

 

“Genocide is the responsibility of the entire world.”

― Ann Clwyd, A Matter of Principle

 

On July 19, 2015 a memorial service will remember victims of genocide throughout the world through speakers, song and prayers. The Armenian community is invited to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide and will be placing an inscribed stone in the Memorial Garden at 9916- 154 Street in Edmonton, Alberta this Sunday at 1 pm.

 

The service will be led by the University of Alberta’s Unitarian Chaplain Rev. Audrey Brooks of the Edmonton Interfaith Center for Education and Action and UCE.

 

 

- St. Narek Armenian Apostolic Church of Edmonton & Armenian Cultural and Educational Association of Edmonton

 

Summer camp ARARAT is free for Armenians of Alberta

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2)

 

http://www.campararat.ca/camp-ararat-2015/

Camp Ararat 2015

This wonderful camp is free for Armenians in Alberta, you need to pay only the flight fee!!!


The Camp Ararat Family is excited to enter its second decade under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, continuing its mission to provide an environment where Canadian Armenian youth can experience Christian faith and Armenian heritage in a fun, safe and educational setting while developing skills in fellowship and service to the church and community. This year’s camp will be held at a new private location in Ameliasburg, Ontario from Sunday, August 16th to Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 where campers will be exploring the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. You can find registration packages at your parish church, on our website at www.campararat.ca or by emailing us at campararat@gmail.com.


 

Summer picnic on June 20th, 2015

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (71)
Dear Armenian community members!

We are pleased to invite you to our Armenian Community summer picnic on Saturday, June 20th  2015, at 1 p.m. at Gold Bar,  Edmonton.

For Gold Bar park address and more information please go to the link below:


This is a potluck event, so please feel free to bring any food or drink (non-alcoholic) you wish to share with your fellow Armenians. You may bring a portable barbecue, or use one of the barbeque pits available at the park ( as of Tuesday, June 2, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services has downgraded from a fire ban to a fire restriction. During a restriction you can still use your backyard fire pits ​provided they meet the Community Standards Bylaws. You may also use your ​BBQs and cooking stoves. Fire restrictions apply to fireworks and open burning).
You may also wish to bring your favorite Armenian music and outdoor games to the event.
Please note that according to the city bylaws, alcohol in city parks is forbidden.
If you know of any Armenians in Edmonton and surrounding areas who may not have received this email, please inform them of the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Armenian community in Edmonton and St. Narek Council

Armenian Parliamentary Delegation Pays a Visit to the Diocesan Headquarters of the Canadian Armenian Diocese

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (405)

Հայաստանի Ազգային ժողովի պատուիրակութիւնը այցելեց Գանատայի Հայոց Թեմի Առաջնորդարանը

ամլոյ Դիւան
Մայիս 24, 2015-ին Հայաստանի Ազգային Ժողովի Նախագահ՝ Տիար Գալուստ Սահակեան եւ Ազգային Ժողովի անդամներ, ընկերակցութեամբ Հայաստանի Հանրապետութեան Գանատայի մօտ արտակարգ ե լիազօր դեսպան՝ Արմէն Եգանեանի, այցելեց Գանատայի Հայաստանեայց Առաքելական Եկեղեցւոյ Առաջնորդարանը:
Պատուիրակութիւնը ներկայ եղաւ Մոնթրէալի Ս. Գրիգոր Լուպսաւորիչ Մայր Եկեղեցւոյ մէջ կայացած Սուրբ Պատարագին: Արարողութիւններէն ետք պատուիրակութիւնը հանդիպեցաւ Գանատահայոց Թեմի Առաջնորդ՝ Գերաշնորհ Տ. Աբգար Եպիսկոպոս Յովակիմեանի, Ս. Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ Եկեղեցւոյ Հոգեւոր Հովիւ՝ Արժանապատիւ Տ. Վազգէն Քահանայ Պոյաճեանի, թեմական եւ ծխական մարմիններու ինչպէս նաեւ Մոնթրէալի համայնքային կազմակերպութիւններու (Թէքէեան Մշակութային Միութեան, ՀԲԸՄ-եան, Պոլսահայ Միութեան;) ներկայացուցիչներու հետ: Այս առիթով ընդունելութիւն մը կազմակերպուեցաւ Ծխական Խորհուրդին կողմէ:
Հանդիպման ընթացքին, Առաջնորդ Սրբազան Հայրը ներկայացուց Գանատահայոց Թեմի պատմականը: Նախագահ Սահակեան անդրադարձաւ Հայաստանի ընթացիկ քաղաքականութեան եւ մատնանշեց կարեւորութիւնը եւ ամրապնդումը հայութեան, Հայաստանի եւ Սփիւռքի մէջ: Պրն. Սահակեան ապա Սրբազան Հօր յանձնեց յուշանուէր մը:

Armenian Parliamentary Delegation Pays a Visit to the Diocesan Headquarters of the Canadian Armenian Diocese

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On May 24, 2015, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia, Mr. Galust Sahakyan and Members of the Parliament of Armenia, accompanied by H.E. Mr. Armen Yeganian, the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Canada, visited the diocesan headquarters of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Canadian Diocese.
The delegation attended the Holy Liturgy (Patarag) at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral of Montreal.  Following the liturgy, the delegation met with His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese, Fr. Vazgen Boyajyan, the Pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator parish, members of the diocesan and parish bodies, and representatives of the Armenian community organizations operating in Montreal (Tekeyan Cultural Center, AGBU, Bolsahay Miutiun). On this occasion, a reception was offered by the Parish Council.
During the meeting, the primate presented the history of the Armenian diocese in Canada. The Speaker, Mr. Sahakyan, discussed the current political situation in Armenia and highlighted the importance of consolidation among Armenians in Armenia as well as in the diaspora.  Mr. Sahakyan then presented a commemorative present to the diocese.

Ecumenical Prayer in Edmonton dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (218)

On May 10, 2015, St. Narek Armenian Apostolic Parish of Edmonton in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese organized a special commemoration Mass dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The Service was conducted by Archbishop Richard Smith at Saint Joseph's Basilica, accompanied by His Grace Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese, who was visiting Edmonton especially for this commemoration.
More than 1200 Christians attended the Mass. Following the Mass, faithful gathered at the Parish Hall of the Basilica, provided for the Armenian community with the compliments of the Archdiocese.


Primate, His Grace Abgar Hovakimian's visit to Edmonton for May 10th special event

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (322)
Dear Armenian community members,
 
We are pleased to announce that we have organized a special  commemoration mass with the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, to be held at Saint Joseph’s Basilica on 10044 – 113 Street, on Sunday May 10th, 2015.
The mass begins at 10:00 am and concludes by the end of the hour. It will be presided by Archbishop Richard Smith, accompanied by our Primate Abkar Hovakimian, who is visiting Edmonton, especially for this commemoration.
The Basilica choir will perform Sourb Sourb and Der Voghormia, six front row naves have been reserved for our community, being punctual will be greatly appreciated.
A brief message will be conveyed on behalf of the community and a sermon from our Primate, to conclude the mass.
Following the mass we will gather at the Parish Hall of Saint Joseph’s Basilica, provided for us with the compliments of the Archdiocese.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Armenian Community in Edmonton and Saint Narek Parish Council

Special Commemoration Mass at St. Joseph's Basilica

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Dear Armenian community members,
 
We are pleased to announce that we have organized a special  commemoration mass with the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, to be held at Saint Joseph’s Basilica on 10044 – 113 Street, on Sunday May 10th, 2015.
The mass begins at 10:00 am and concludes by the end of the hour. It will be presided by Archbishop Richard Smith, accompanied by our Primate Abkar Hovakimian, who is visiting Edmonton, especially for this commemoration.
The Basilica choir will perform Sourb Sourb and Der Voghormia, six front row naves have been reserved for our community, being punctual will be greatly appreciated.
A brief message will be conveyed on behalf of the community and a sermon from our Primate, to conclude the mass.
Following the mass we will gather at the Parish Hall of Saint Joseph’s Basilica, provided for us with the compliments of the Archdiocese.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Armenian Community in Edmonton and Saint Narek Parish Council

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