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ON 20TH OF JANUARY 2004 IN CAIRO ABOUT 6.00 AM Archbishop Zaven Chinchinian was born in September 1929 in Aleppo, Syria, and given the baptismal name of Gevork. He received his primary education in the School of the Holy Translators in Jerusalem. In 1945 he was accepted as a student in the Seminary of the Monastery of St. James of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. He was ordained a deacon in 1949. In May 1951, he was ordained as a celibate priest and given the new name Zaven. He began teaching at the School of the Holy Translators, and was concurrently assigned as director of the printing house for the Monastery. From 1953 to 1957, he was assistant to the editor of "Sion", the official monthly of the Patriarchate. In 1954, he received the rank of Vardapet (Archimandrite). In 1957, Archbishop Tiran Nersoyan granted Fr. Zaven the right to wear the flowered cope and pectoral cross. In 1958, he relocated to Alexandria, Egypt, and assumed the responsibilities of Vicar of the Diocese. In Alexandria in 1963, Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Vasken I of blessed memory, granted the rank of Dzayraguyn Vardapet (Senior Archimandrite) to Fr. Zaven. In 1965, His Holiness Vasken I ordained and consecrated him a bishop in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 1969, Bishop Zaven was elected Locum Tenens of the Armenian Diocese of Egypt. In 1974, he departed from Egypt and continued his service in South America, in the Armenian Church Dioceses of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. He also briefly served in the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern). In 1977, responding to the desire of the Armenian community of Egypt, His Holiness Vasken I issued a Pontifical Encyclical, appointing Bishop Zaven as Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Egypt. Soon afterwards, in appreciation for his many years of devoted service, the Catholicos of All Armenians bestowed on him the rank of Archbishop. At present, His Eminence was a member of the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Armenian Church for decades, being originally appointed during the reign of Catholicos Vasken I. For many years, His Eminence served as president of the Ecumenical Prayer Meetings of the Christian Churches of Egypt during his tenure as Primate of the Diocese.

Archbishop Zaven was the author of many books, research papers and articles.


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Firstly, on behalf of the Armenian youth in Ethiopia, I would like to thank Rev. Fr. Myron for his successful organization in gathering us. Our first gathering was at Father Myronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence, where he shared with us the ideas that he has and that, we should work together with him. Thus, we decided to have a weekly gathering. Since most of us have been away from Armenian History and Literature, Father offered to speak about the history and literature at the beginning of our weekly gatherings. So far we had five gatherings and some of the major points we discussed were: -

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Father Myronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit to the Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch and his discussion with him th regarding the ecumenical prayer that will take place on the 26 of June 2004 at the Armenian Church. Having a website for the Armenian Community was another issue. Not only for the Armenians in Ethiopia but also for the Armenians in Africa. Another important point we discussed was on deciding a date to visit Mr. Mardiros Vagharshagian (Hayrig) who is an significant figure in the Armenian Community in Ethiopia. These weekly gatherings have given us the chance to share experiences within ourselves and with Father Myron on various issues, be it religious or any other issues related with Armenia or the Armenian Church. Finally, I would like to emphasis that these gatherings have always been very interesting and entertaining.

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Dr. Arshavir with his son, daughter and son in law

The entire nation and Armenian Community would like to thank Dr. Arshavir for his devotion and services. Although first established as a unit offering minimum service with very few people, it has now reached almost doing all of the test in every discipline namely, Biochemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Serology, Parasitology, Urinalysis, Retroviral screening in spot, Elisa and Western Blot methods. With the most updated analytical equipments. The company has a total of 144 employees of which seven are senior technicians and that have more than thirty years of experience. And thirteen junior technicians with more or less of fourteen years of experience. Arsho Medical Laboratory being helped by the above mentioned technicians and the most modern equipment is able to give the best services to the public at a minimum cost.

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April 22, 2004 – At midnight Reverend Father Myron Sarkissian, the new pastor for the Armenian Church Pastorate of Ethiopia, arrived at Addis Ababa International Airport. He was greeted by the Executive Committee members and other Armenians. April 23, 2004 – The new pastor, with the presence of Executive Committee Chairman Deacon Vartkes Nalbandian and Very Reverend Father Hovsep Behesnilian (Mekhitarian – Armenian Catholic) visited head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, H.H. Paulos Patriarch. April 24, 2004 – Holy Mass ceremony took place in the St. George Armenian Church in memory of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in Turkey. May 2, 2004 – Requiem service in memory of the well known Armenian doctor Dr. Arshavir Terzian. He was the loyal doctor for Emperor Haile Selassie. From his family were present his daughter, Araxi and son in law, Raffi Demirjian. May 9, 2004 – Reverend Father was invited to Mr. and Mrs. V. Karibian’s residence in Debre Zeit where a cocktail was organized for the Ambassadors of the Arab Nations and other European and African organizations. May 11, 2004 – A get-together with the Ethio-Armenian youth took place at the Reverend’s apartment where some future projects were discussed. May 16, 2004 – Requiem service in memory of Mr. Yessai Tilbian and two Armenian pilots, Mr. Gagik Galstjan and Mr. Levon Yeghiazarjan, who perished in a plane crash in Sudan on May 11, 2004. May 18, 2004 – Reverend Father along with Executive Committee Secretary Mrs. Sossie Behesnilian, visited the German Ambassador, Mrs. Dr. Helga Graffin and discussed Ecumenical issues. May 18, 2004 – Reverend Father and Executive Committee Chairman Deacon Vartkes Nalbandian visited H.H Patriarch Paulos and invited him for a prayer for world peace on 26th of June in the Armenian Church, together with all Orthodox Churches in Ethiopia. The Kevorkoff Armenian School, which was confiscated during the 1980s, was also discussed. May 27 2004 – With invitation of General Fresenbet, Reverend Father along with Mr. and Mrs. R. Demirjian visited the Presidential Palace (former palace of the Emperor Haile Selassie). May 29, 2004 – With invitation of some Armenian families, Reverend Father visited the famous Langano Lake (200 km south of the capital city). May 31, 2004 – Reverend Father visited German Evangelical Lutheric Church and met with the pastor Father Hans Joachim Krause and discussed ecumenical issues. oI [


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June 1, 2004 – Reverend Father was invited for dinner to the German Embassy in honor of the visit of the Chairman of the Christian Social Union Parliamentary Group, Michael Glos and the Chairman of the Development Committee, Rudolf Kraus, in the German Bundestag. June 3, 2004 – The Greek Orthodox Church, Saint Fromendios, was visited by Reverend Father along with Executive Committee Advisor, Mr. Garo Tilbian, where a meeting took place with the Greek pastor Father Jacob Giannakis. June 3, 2004 – Reverend Father along with Mr. Garo Tilbian visited the Ethiopian Catholic Church leader, Metropolitan Archbishop Abba Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel C.M. June 6, 2004 – With the leadership of Reverend Father, the Armenian youth visited the oldest Armenian in Ethiopia, Mr. Mardiros Vagharshagian (100 years old) and interviewed him about his life beginning from the Armenian Genocide, to Jerusalem as an orphan and eventually to Ethiopia as a trombone player in the group of forty orphans brought to Ethiopia in 1924 by Emperor Haile Selassie. Mr. Vagharshagian is the only one from the forty orphans who survives. June 7, 2004 – The Embassy of Austria was visited by Father Sarkissian along with Executive Committee Secretary Mrs. Sossie Behesnilian where he met with the Ambassador of Austria Ms. Brigitte Oppinger-Walchshofer. Condolences were offered for Viennese Cardinal Franz Koenig, who established the PRO ORIENT dialogue between the Catholic and Oriental Orthodox Churches. Other ecumenical issues were also discussed. June 8, 2004 – A visit to the Indian Malabar Orthodox Church representative took place where Reverend Father met with Father Jacob and invited him for the prayer on the 26th of June. June 8, 2004 – Reverend Father, Mr. Garo Tilbian and Mr. Simon Hagopian visited Holy Trinity Theological College of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and met with Archbishop Timotheos, head of the Theological College. June 10, 2004 – Father Sarkissian attended an art exhibition by Kohar Kevorkian at the Armenian Ararat Sporting Association. June 11, 2004 – Reverend Father along with Mr. and Mrs. V. Nalbandian attended the national day cocktail celebration at the Russian Embassy.

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Seekers of the Lost Ark by Bible Network News Staff The 'Ararat Anomaly' as photographed by Digital Globe's Quick Bird Satellite. Explorers aim to determine whether the object in the red circle is Noah's Ark. MOUNT ARARAT, Turkey, May 21, 2004 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Archaeology has already confirmed much of the history written in the Good Book. This summer, a team of 'Ark-eologists' will go in search of the ultimate find: the Bible's Big Boat. "For one hundred fifty days the water slowly went down. Then on the seventeenth day of the seventh month of the year, the boat came to rest somewhere in the Ararat mountains. The water kept going down, and the mountain tops could be seen on the first day of the tenth month." - Genesis 8:3-5 (CEV) The location of Noah' s ark is one of the Bible' s oldest mysteries, one that explorers have tried to solve since Biblical times. Using Scripture as a compass, explorers are able to narrow their search down to ' the Ararat mountains' . The problem is that the Ararat mountain range is one of the largest in the world, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Himalaya Mountains, and at high elevations - where the Ark landed according to Scripture - the mountains are covered by snow and ice year-round. In a press conference last month, however, Shamrock - the Trinity Corporation unveiled satellite images that they believe to be the lost ark, and announced their intentions to mount a $900,000 (US) expedition this summer to determine the exact nature of the structure known as the ' Ararat Anomaly' . Photographing the Anomaly The summer of 2003 was the hottest summer Europe has seen in 500 years, causing a massive meltdown on Mount Ararat and providing a great opportunity to take a new series of photographs of the anomaly using DigitalGlobe' s Quick Bird satellite, the world' s highest-resolution commercial imaging satellite. The resulting images reveal a dark patch protruding from the middle of a glacier about 4,700 metres above sea level. A close-up of the patch shows what looks like three vertical beams and a cross beam. "These new photos unequivocally show a man-made object," said Daniel P. McGivern, a Christian entrepreneur and president of Shamrock. "I am convinced that the excavation of the object and the results of tests run on any collected samples will prove that it is Noah' s Ark." This is not the first time that the anomaly has been photographed. The first pictures of the site, taken by the U.S. Air Force in June of 1949, revealed the unique feature on the mountain' s north-western slope, fuelling speculation that it could be a strange rock formation, a crashed airplane, a fortress or some other structure hundreds of years old, or, of course, Noah' s Ark. These photos were held in a confidential file until 1997, when the U.S. government released several of the images, but experts deemed them inconclusive. In 1999 and 2000, photos of the mountain were taken by the IKONOS 2 satellite owned and operated by Space Imaging of Thornton, Colorado. These images were then scrutinized by a seven-person team of independent scientists. While the team was divided in its interpretation of the images, one team member concluded that the anomaly had apparently shifted from its position in 1949, suggesting that its composition was foreign and not a chunk of the mountain. The colour of the anomaly also appears to be different from that of the surrounding strato-volcanic rock. Genesis 6:15 puts the dimensions of the ark at 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. According to McGivern, the object sticking out of the ice in the Quick Bird photos is at least 50 feet by 70 feet. The IKONOS imagery suggests that it may be broken into several pieces. oI \


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The Search Is On McGivern is putting together a team of 30 American and Turkish scientists, forensic specialists and archaeologists to scale the mountain and explore the site from July 15 to August 15."I do hope to bring people to faith in God," says McGivern, "but this is a non-religious, scientific expedition to prove that Noah' s Ark really exists on the top of that mountain."Exploration of the region was prohibited until 1982 because of Soviet complaints that explorers were spying, and Turkish military operations against Kurdish rebels in the area have limited access to the mountain since 1991. Nonetheless, numerous teams of explorers have tried to reach the anomaly - located on a treacherous 45-degree slope - over the years but failed to substantiate what the object is.Finding the ark would go a long way toward substantiating the Biblical flood narrative, a story that secular scientists have largely dismissed in spite of geologic evidence of a massive flood in the Mesopotamian region some 6,000 years ago.

- & We are few, but we are called Armenians. We do not put ourselves above anyone. Simply we also admit that we, only we have Mount Ararat, And that it is right here on the clear Sevan, That the Sky could make its exact duplicate. Simply David has indeed fought right here. Simply the Narek was written right here. Simply we know how to build from the rock, a monastry, How to make fish from the stone, how to make man from clay, To learn to become the student of the beautiful, The kind, the noble, the good … We are few, but we are called Armenians. We do not put ourselves above anyone. Simply our fortune has just been so different;Simply we have just shed too much blood; Simply in our lives of centuries long, When we were many and when we were strong, Even then we did not oppress any nation; See, centuries have come and centuries have passed. Yet over no one have we become tyrants. If we have enslaved, only with our eyes, And if we have ruled, only with our books, If we have prevailed, only with our talents, And if we have ever oppressed, It has only been with our wounds. Simply death had fallen in love with us, Yet we willingly did not give ourselves. And when we were forced to leave our own land Wherever we reached, wherever we went Everywhere we left indelible trace. We have joined efforts for everyone, always

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AT THE ARMENIAN ARARAT SPORTING ASSOCIATION. Kohar Kevorkian, born and raised in Ethiopia, attended Melkonian Educational Institute in Cyprus and went on to study fine arts at the institute here in Addis Ababa, is the first female Ethio-Armenian to bring out her artistic talent to the public in Ethiopia. Her work, a combination of her Armenian heritage and the Ethiopian culture is very unique and beautiful, leaving many people in awe. She started to exhibit her art in March of 2003 and has so far put on three shows, all of which have been successful.

For her latest show, which opened on June 10, 2004, she has created paintings using different types of paints, wood, leather and beads. She also has beautifully designed candleholders and other pottery very similar to the Armenian pottery seen in olden times in Armenia, the Sapor or the Gouj. Her use of materials such as wood, the Ethiopian woven cotton, netela, leather, beads of different colours, is a first to Ethiopia and many have shown appreciation to the fusion of cultures she portrays. Her works include paintings, home furnishings and decorative accessories. She has the support of her family, friends and many others. It will not be a surprise to see her artwork exhibited in other countries other than Ethiopia, to spread her unique style and unending urge of creating beautiful and meaningful art. Written by

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I am Armenian. To most people, maybe even Armenians themselves, the above statement just describes where I am from originally. To me it describes a way of life, an entity, a spirit. What is it that makes me feel this way you may ask. The answer is simple and one word. Pride. But experiences in the last 5 years have made me realize that being Armenian is not the same for all of us and this is because, as a Diaspora, we have had to conform to the written and unwritten rules and laws of the country where we have come to call home because we have been chased away from ours. Similarities exist among all Armenians. For some it is the nationalistic feeling for our motherland, for others it is our beautiful language. It is almost expected and stereotyped that all Armenians, like any other nationality or race, will be similar. This, however, is not the case. Within ourselves we have stereotypes depending on what country we have been brought up in, even with coined terms such as Yetovbahay (from Ethiopia), Lipananahay (from Lebanon), Amerigahay (From America), Yekibdahay (from Egypt), Barsgahay (from Iran), Bolsahay (from Istanbul, Turkey) etc. The list is endless. Being in a very small Armenian community here in Addis Abeba, we do not have the pleasure of knowing what it is like to interact with Armenians from other countries. Here we are all Yetovbahay (Ethio-Armenians). We all have been brought up in a similar way in a similar environment, we’ve gone to the same school, attend the one church and enjoy the one Armenian club (Ararat). We take it for granted, until the realization sets in, that all other Armenians should be the same as us. This, alas, is not the case. I have come to meet Armenians from many countries and have realized that, although Armenians, we all have different cultures. Us, in Ethiopia have adopted customs and rituals both from our forefathers and from the Ethiopian culture as well. A classic example I can give is the wedding ceremony. The Lebanese Armenians have completely different customs than the Iranian Armenians and this has everything to do with where we have lived and what culture has inevitably affected us. Of course the individual person or family can have differences in customs as well. Another difference that needs to be mentioned is the language. Each group of Armenians speaks a different language. Some understand each other and speak in similar dialects while others have difficulty of understanding the dialects, although it is never accepted. I myself have heard three different tongues: Arevmedahayeren, the western Armenian, for example countries like Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jerusalem, Turkey etc. I personally call it the “Gor-Gor” Armenian. Arevelahayeren, eastern Armenian (the “oom-oom” Armenian) which I have split into two: the Armenian spoken in Armenia and Russia and that which is spoken in Iran. Although similar, these two have huge differences and one has to hear the differences to believe. Why do I mention language? It happens to be another difference we have and yet another way of splitting ourselves up into groups. It is also a slight issue because each group thinks that its dialect, if I can call them that, is the correct, true Armenian language, including the mélange of words from Arabic, Russian, Amharic, English, Turkish etc. This grouping along with other more political differences has caused us Armenians to be split up. This is one of the main differences that I personally noticed when I went to Vancouver Canada. Armenians there asked questions like: “Which church do you attend?” and “Which group do you belong to?” In answer I say “I attend the Armenian Church” and “I am Armenian”, respectively. Grouping is not necessarily bad as long as we all interact and form the bigger group. It is quite common to hear a Lebanese Armenian parent tell their children that they would be ecstatic to see them get married to another Lebanese Armenian person but they would be happy it if s/he was Armenian at least. So what can we conclude from this? The sense of pride to belong to a certain group never fades and I hope it will continue to exist as long as the sense of pride to be Armenian is present. It is these small differences that make us Armenians different from other nationalities. They say there are Armenians in every single country on this earth and we are all different, yet the same. Now I can say Yetovbahay em yev hebard em (I am proud to be an Armenian, from Ethiopia). I am proud of my one church, my one school, my one club, of being just Armenian.

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