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Album Name: Sharjah Armenian Community,   31 Photos,      Posted on:12/16/2006
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Few decades ago, Armenians, mostly single men, came to the UAE to work for a few years and return to their homeland with some financial security. But, thanks to the hospitable environment, the newcomers stayed, got established and the community started growing.

In 1979, a young clergyman, Father Oshagan Choloyan, from the Holy See of Cilicia, in Antelias, Lebanon, visited the area to evaluate the Armenian communities living there. What he found was very encouraging. There was a church and a school in Kuwait, which kept the community lively and active. The Armenian Community in the United Arab Emirates, on the other hand, was just getting itself organized.

Click here for a brief account of the Armenians in the United Arab Emirates and in Sharjah-Dubai in particular.

Saint Krikor the Illuminator Armenian Church in Sharjah - UAE - outer view
Saint Krikor the Illuminator Armenian Church in Sharjah - UAE - outer view
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Children in the playground of the Ohannessian Armenian Community weekly school
Children in the playground of the Ohannessian Armenian Community weekly school
Views: 1254
Playing next to the church side door
Playing next to the church side door
Views: 1096
Head of the School Mrs. Lorig Katerjian greets the students
Head of the School Mrs. Lorig Katerjian greets the students
Views: 1148
The bell rings
The bell rings
Views: 1039
Ready for the Armenian language lessons
Ready for the Armenian language lessons
Views: 1104
Receiving instructions
Receiving instructions
Views: 1059
Waiting anxiously
Waiting anxiously
Views: 1165
School teachers. A volunteer mission
School teachers. A volunteer mission
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Mrs. Lorig Katerjian follows the assembling of the children
Mrs. Lorig Katerjian follows the assembling of the children
Views: 1082
To the classrooms
To the classrooms
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Attending the Sharjah Armenian community weekly school
Attending the Sharjah Armenian community weekly school
Views: 1290
Dancing
Dancing
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School children on the stage - no. 1
School children on the stage - no. 1
Views: 1133
School children on the stage - no. 2
School children on the stage - no. 2
Views: 1054
The school is on the list of Santa Claus
The school is on the list of Santa Claus
Views: 1101
Libary
Libary
Views: 1069
Father Aram in front of Genocide Commemoration stone-cross (khatchkar)
Father Aram in front of Genocide Commemoration stone-cross (khatchkar)
Views: 1389
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - Altar
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - Altar
Views: 1116
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - Icon
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - Icon
Views: 1229
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - inside view of the Dome
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - inside view of the Dome
Views: 1426
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - Baptism corner
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - Baptism corner
Views: 1099
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - General View
Saint Krikor the Illuminator church in Sharjah - General View
Views: 1086
Entry gate of the Ohannessian weekly school in Sharjah
Entry gate of the Ohannessian weekly school in Sharjah
Views: 973
Commemorative sign dedicated to the construction of the Church in 1998
Commemorative sign dedicated to the construction of the Church in 1998
Views: 988
Dinner reception in honor of the members serving in different committees and sub-committees
Dinner reception in honor of the members serving in different committees and sub-committees
Views: 1036
"Ohannessian School" participates in the "Armenian School Year" 2004-2005
"Ohannessian School" participates in the "Armenian School Year" 2004-2005
Views: 1476
Corridor leading to Pierre Keuseyan Hall
Corridor leading to Pierre Keuseyan Hall
Views: 1070
School yard (next to the church)
School yard (next to the church)
Views: 1125
Dignitaries follow cultural event in Pierre Keuseyan Hall
Dignitaries follow cultural event in Pierre Keuseyan Hall
Views: 1301
Public follows a cultural event
Public follows a cultural event
Views: 1097
 
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