St. David Armenian Church Announces New Publication
Boca Raton, FL - On Sunday, March 25, St. David Armenian Church proudly presented a book dedication “Walking Through The Armenian History And Faith”, an instructional handbook authored by our Pastor, Very Reverend Fr. Dr. Nareg Berberian. It is a summary of the Armenian faith, its history, liturgy, theology, traditions and customs.
An enthusiastic introduction was given by Reverend Fr. Garabed Kochakian, Pastor of St. John Armenian Church in Detroit, Michigan who spoke very highly of Fr. Nareg’s ministry as a priest for 20 years, remarking that he has been a great asset to our Diocese. He presented Fr. Nareg’s book as very functional for those who want to learn about their history and traditions outlining important topics to make these connections more easily. It is also a helpful guideline for the teachers and the students of our Sunday School and our Armenian School, as well as college students and adults, and for non-Armenians to familiarize themselves with the Armenian church and its traditions.
Fr. Nareg thanked Fr. Garabed for his thoughtful words of support and Chris Zakian for editing the book, and said that he is looking forward to publishing additional works in the near future.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this book at a cost of $12.00 (including postage), you may contact the Church office by phone (561 994-2335) or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Persistent Past: How Violence and Genocide in Ottoman Turkey Affects Our World Today
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Historian Ronald Grigor Suny will give a talk entitled The Persistent Past at the USF Tampa Library on Monday, April 23 at 7 pm. Suny is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History and Director of the Eisenberg Institute of Historical Studies at the University of Michigan, as well as Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago.
About the lecture:
A century ago, the Young Turk government carried out deportations and massacres of various peoples in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, Jews, Arabs, and others. Several of these brutal relocations have been designated ‘genocide,’ yet the current Turkish state, along with the United States and other countries, refuses to label any of them ‘genocide.’ The denial of past violence and its erasure from historical memory has allowed violence and human rights abuses to continue, worldwide, to the present day.
Please join us on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7 pm . Here are directions to the USF Tampa Library.
Presented by the USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center and cosponsored by the USF Department of History.