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Բարեւ Րաս Ալ Խայմայէն Saturday, November 14, 2009

Շատ ուրախ եմ որ տեղեկութիւններ ունեցայ Էմիրութիւններուն մէջ գտնուող հայերուն մասին:

Արդէն մօտ երեք տարի է Էմիրութիւններ եմ, Րաս Ալ Խայմայի մէջ:

Կ՛ուզեմ աւելի տեղեկութիւններ ունենալ: Ունիմ վեց տարեկան փոքրիկ աղջիկ մը:

Նախապէս Լիբանանի մէջ մաս կը կազմէի ՀՄԸՄի սկաուտական կազմին: Դասաւանդած եմ, համալսարանի տարիներուս, հայերէն լեզուն, Սրբուհի Ակնես Վարժարանին մէջ:

Եթէ կարելի է յաւելեալ տեղեկութիւններ փոխանցէք այս առնչութեամբ:

Թամար Հարպոյան
Րաս Ալ Խայմա


Sharjah: Blessing of sacrifice in Sharjah Church (13 November 2009) Friday, November 13, 2009

Today, Archbishop Goriun Babian, Catholicosal Representative for the Diocese of Kuwait and the Arab Gulf Countries, celebrated the Holy Mass in Sharjah, followed by the blessing of the sacrifice in the Church yard.   

More than 200 people attended, including students of the weekly Armenian school.

Experts in preparing the traditional herissa (mostly from the town of Kessab) stayed awake all night and made the madagh ready for the blessing.

Here are some photos:


Abu Dhabi: Armenian jazz musicians in Millennium hotel Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vahagn Hayrapetyan and team in Abu DhabiIn the coming three months the Armenians of the capital will have the opportunity to enjoy superb jazz, performed by Vahagn Hayrapetyan, one of the most famous and popular Armenian jazz musicians and fellow musician Armen Hyusnunts, accompanied by singer Ilona Sagieva.

Daily performances (except for Saturdays) will commence at 09:00 pm and continue late after midnight.

Hayrapetyan is the founder of the famous Katuner jazz band (2004), that has appeared in this year's edition of Dubai Jazz Festival in February.

Photo from the Millennium Abu Dhabi appearance on 11 November 2009.

Katuner on myspace

Katuner jazz band video clip

 

Sharjah: 11th anniversary celebrations 2009 Thursday, November 12, 2009

The 11th anniversary celebrations of the Armenian Church of Sharjah started today in the Church yard.

His Grace Archbishop Goriun Babian did the blessing of the meat and salt at 19.00. Soon afterwards the preparation of madagh (sacrifice) started, which will last all night.

Tomorrow morning the the blessing of the sacrifice will take place after the Holy Mass. See detailed schedule here.

Photos from the blessing of meat and salt: 

Blessing of meat and salt. Blessing of meat and salt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send your photo related to community events and activities to post@azad-hye.net to be posted on this page.


Sharjah Church: Additional access to our Community Centre Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New school gate

We are pleased to inform you that St. Gregory the Illuminator Church and Community Centre have been recently provided with a back door (see photo).

The above door will be opened on the occasion of every Holy Mass, school day and social event, in order to facilitate the access to the Community Centre during heavy traffic hours.

Council of the Armenian Community In the Northern Emirates


Sharjah: St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church Anointment Day (12-13 November 2009) Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We have the pleasure to announce that the 11th anniversary of our church will be celebrated on Friday, November 13th 2009 at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Sharjah.

Holy mass will be celebrated and the Sermon will be delivered by His Grace Archbishop Goriun Babian, Catholicosal Representative for the Diocese of Kuwait and the Arab Gulf Countries.

The time table of the religious celebrations will be as follows:
Thursday November 12th 2009
Blessing of the meat and salt at 19.00
Preparation of Madagh at 20.00 through the night until morning.

Friday November 13th 2009
Holy Mass at 11.00
Sermon at 12.00
Madaghorhnek at 13.00

P.S. In lieu of Sacrificial Offerings “MADAGH” donations will be accepted as detailed hereunder. Kindly contact the church’s office at 06-5660320, daily from 8:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00.

For a Rooster “AKLOR” AED 50.00
For a Lamb “VOCHKHAR” AED 200.00

Armenian Apostolic St. Gregory the Illuminator Church Council

Original Announcement (PDF format, 2 pages, Armenian and English)


Newcomer to Qatar Saturday, November 07, 2009

My name is Sevak Shahbandarian and I am Armenian.

We (my wife Edna, also Armenian, and our daughter Elisia) just moved from Holland to Qatar. We would like to introduce our selves to the Armenian community in Qatar and make some new friends.

Could you please advise how we can arrange a meeting?

Unfortunately, I have no mobile phone yet, but you can send me an e-mail or leave a phone numer and I will call you back.

Thank you.
Best Regards,
Sevak Shahbandarian


Open the window Saturday, November 07, 2009

I was one of the lucky parents who attended Karnig Sarkissian’s recital and was there when Mr. Harout Ohannessian made his contribution. Even more, overwhelmed with happiness, I went to Mr. Harout’s table, shook his hand and thanked him thoroughly for his generous contribution.

I slept happily that night, dreaming about the bright future that my child will have as a pioneer of the ARMENIAN DAILY SCHOOL and will grow up to be old and may be some day will be invited to speak about his experience to the younger generation.

Also, I was one of the parents who answered YES to the survey, stating that I was undoubtedly ready to send my kid to the Armenian daily school no matter what, although I had some concerns about how the survey was introduced and handled.

Read more in the comment section at the following page:

Armenian educational work in UAE


Sharjah: Screenplay of 'The Killed Dove' (07 November 2009) Thursday, November 05, 2009

Killed DoveDate: 07 November 2009

Venue: Armenian Community Center

Time: 8:00pm

Entrance is free.

Snacks, popcorn & beverages will be available during the intermission at a fee of 5 Dhs.

Children below the age of 15 are not allowed.

Organizer: The Cultural Committee of The Armenian Community of Northern Emirates

Read "The Killed Dove" by Nar-Dos (PDF format, 114 pages, in Eastern Armenian)



 

 

More about the movie and the author.

Original announcement (PDF format, 1 page, in English and Armenian)


For the teachers of the Abu Dhabi Armenian School.... Thursday, November 05, 2009

Shaghig Toukhmanian - FestekjianI understand why no one has posted a comment regarding the recent opprobrious conduct of the council towards the Armenian school scene. The situation left me speechless, dumbfounded and utterly disappointed.

I was born and raised in this community and although living in the United States now, I cannot deny, that the reason why I write, read and speak fluent Armenian is partially due to this heartwarming, once a week, make shift school that functioned on devotion and for which I hold tremendous respect. This is a red flag that cannot be ignored. Hence, I speak as an alumnus, with all due respect, and call for immediate attention to this chaotic and shameful predicament. 

The Principal and the teachers have given their heart and soul to this facility and no matter what, they deserve unconditional and absolute appreciation for their selfless acts of devotion.

I personally and humbly salute them and thank them for their time and efforts and reassure them that their work did not go in vain.

God bless you all!

Your Student,
Shaghig Toukhmanian - Festekjian

See other comments (including a comment by THE VOICE: How could our community fall so low!) here.


Sharjah: Holy Mass and Blessing of the Sacrifice (Madaghorhnek) Thursday, November 05, 2009
Sacrifice preparation 2008Holy Mass and Blessing of the Sacrifice (Madaghorhnek)
 
Ceremony dedicated to Saint Gregory the Illuminator
 
Date: 13 November 2009
 
Venue: Armenian Church in Sharjah (see map in the Armenian Community page below).
 
Officiated by: Rev. Aram Deyirmendjian
 
Saint Gregory the Illuminator Church Committee
 

Dubai: Armenian monthly gathering (04 November 2009) Monday, November 02, 2009
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Armenian Monthly Gathering 
 
November 2009
 
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 in The Sapphire, The Century Village, Garhood, Dubai, at 09:00 pm
 
 

The Sapphire Dubai

 

Mr. Iunian Pulpea will welcome you. Ask him for the Armenian table. 

 

Guy Manoukian: Live in Dubai (20 November 2009) Sunday, November 01, 2009

Guy Manoukian: Live in DubaiMusic concert

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Palladium - Dubai Media City

This Fall, by popular demand, Guy Manoukian will perform once again in Dubai.

His “Live in Dubai” concert will be held at the Palladium Theater on November 20, 2009, the program will include Oriental and Armenian modern fusion at its best.

Booking info:

1- Virgin Megastores
2- Palladium Theater

BUY ONLINE

- www.itptickets.com
- www.boxofficeme.com


Dubai: Anna Kandaryan in her new sales position with Sheraton Dubai Creek Sunday, November 01, 2009

Anna KandaryanSetting its eyes on the new upcoming business markets, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers recently beefed up its Sales team by adding Anna Kandaryan to its team.

Armenian-born Kandaryan is no stranger to the dynamic Dubai hospitality industry. Previously attached to a hotel chain based in Dubai and global travel agencies both in Dubai and Armenia, Anna found her passion in Sales and pursued this path in this city after starting out in front office operations in 5-star hotels in Armenia.

Armed with a Master’s Degree in Business Management, Anna will lead the leisure segment for the hotel in her new role with Sheraton Dubai Creek.


Armavia increases flights to Dubai and introduces new route to Bahrain Sunday, November 01, 2009

ArmaviaYerevan - Dubai

Starting from 26 October 2009 Armavia Air Company will fly four times weekly to Dubai, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Previously the route was served with three flights only.

Yerevan - Bahrain

Armavia Air Company is opening a new gateway to the GCC countries. Starting from 26 October 2009, Yerevan - Bahrain route will be operated on Mondays and Thursdays.


Dubai: Sophie Samuelian performs comedy (02 November 2009) Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sophie SamuelianArmenian fans are invited to support Sophie Samuelian during a comedy show (in English) with a group of local talents. Sophie will have her own 15 minutes solo appearance during the event.

Venue: Warehouse Restaurant, DetailsLocation: Le Meridien Dubai, Garhoud, Dubai.

Date: 02 November 2009

Time: 09:00pm onwards.
 
Tel: 04 217 0000

Warehouse Le Meridien in TimeOut Dubai magazine (includes detailed location map).

Sophie has attended Parev Emirates meetings organized by Azad-Hye and is known to a circle of Armenian friends in Dubai. 


Abu Dhabi: Ambassador Vahagn Melikian congratulates Cyprus on Independence Day Saturday, October 31, 2009

Abu Dhabi: Ambassador Vahagn Melikian congratulates Cyprus on Independence DayCyprus Independence Day is celebrated on 1st October every year.

The reception in Abu Dhabi took place on 14 October 2009, in the Intercontinental Hotel. It was the first such event in the capital of the UAE, after the opening of the Embassy of Cyprus there in 2009.

Ambassador Costas Papademas and his wife, welcomed the guests. The official inauguration of the Embassy building will take place on 2nd November 2009.

Photos show H.E. Vahagn Melikian, Ambassador of Armenia in the United Arab Emirates, attending the event.

 

Abu Dhabi: Ambassador Vahagn Melikian congratulates Cyprus on Independence Day
Abu Dhabi: Ambassador Vahagn Melikian congratulates Cyprus on Independence Day


 

 


Armenian educational work in UAE Friday, October 30, 2009
A classroomAn example of absence of leadership and weak determination
 
More than two years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Harout and Haigan Ohannessian, the well-known benefactors of the Armenian weekly Ohannessian school of Sharjah (UAE), pledged to donate 2 million UAE dirhams (about US$ 550.000) for the upgrading of the school from weekly to daily.
 
This generous financial commitment created an emotional wave inside the community and many thought that time has come to realize the dream of having the second daily Armenian school in the Gulf region (a daily school functions in Kuwait since the late 1960s).
 
This was an exceptionally welcome news for a community that still preserves, to a large extent, the Armenian language and identity. The majority of the Armenian population in the UAE has come from traditional Middle Eastern communities that highly value the importance of the daily Armenian school and know that without it, the process of preserving the national spirit will remain incomplete. Read all

Abu Dhabi: New school year and new challenges in the community Friday, October 30, 2009

Beginning of new school year in Abu DhabiThe Armenian Weekly school of Abu Dhabi has started its new school year after a delay of two weeks, during which a completely new administration was introduced to manage the school.

Pakrad Balabanian was invited to be the Principal of the school.

The previous Principal and several teachers (one of them with 30 years record service), left the school, after bitter disagreements with certain members of the Council of the Armenian Community (Varchutyun). They were not even awarded letters of acknowledgment or appreciation for their long-term devotion. Read all


Նշան Պասմաճեան՝ Ազատ-Հայը պատուոյ գիրով պարգեւատրուելուն առիթով Friday, October 30, 2009

Սիրելի՛ Հրաչ, Սփիւռքի Նախարարուհին ճիշդ եւ արդար որոշում առած է պատուոյ գրով պատուելու քեզ եւ «Ազատ-Հայ» կայքէջը: Ազատ-Հայու ներդրումը մեծ է Մերձաւոր Արեւելքի տեղեկատուական հետեւողական աշխատանքին, ինչպէս նաեւ հայկական երեւոյթներու ազատ վերլուծման եւ անոնց մասին անկաշկանդ արտայայտութեան գործին մէջ:

Ազատ-Հայի գոյութիւնն ու անոր շարունակականութեան ապահովումը քու անձնական ճիգերուդ շնորհիւ են միայն: Ուրախ եմ, որ տարիներու անվհատ աշխատանքդ աննկատ չէ անցած հայրենի ղեկավարութեան կողմէ եւ արդէն Ազատ-Հայը կը ճանչցուի որպէս հաստատութիւն՝ կողքին «Ազդակ»ի, «Առավօտ»ի, «Ազգ»ի նման լուրջ հայկական թերթերու: Ժամանակն է արդէն որ Ազատ-Հայը դառնայ լրատուական եւ հասարակական հաստատութիւն՝ բառի ամբողջական իմաստով: «ՆՇԱՆԱԿ» կայքէջի եւ անձնապէս իմ կողմէս ընդունիր ամենաջերմ շնորհաւորութիւնները:  

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