The First Republic of Armenia and Its Importance Today Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian December 3, 2015 at the First Armenian Church of Belmont, Belmont, MA
Organizer National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Co-Sponsors Armenian Assembly of America Armenian National Committee, Eastern Massachusetts First Armenian Church Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society
Hidden for centuries under whitewash, the paintings of the apse of Ani Cathedral, one of the most famous of Armenian churches, were barely known by scholars. Image software technology has now brought many more details of the composition to light, enough to identify the scene as a beautiful Vision of Ezekiel. It has also revealed an apse inscription on the south wall.
The Adana Massacres of April 1909 took the lives of more than 20,000 Armenians in the province of Adana and elsewhere in Armenian-inhabited areas of the Ottoman Empire. In addition to the appalling loss of life and property, the massacres were a bitter blow to the Armenians who had expressed such optimism at the Young Turk Revolution of 1908. Many see in these massacres an indication of what was to come in the genocide of 1915.
Renowned historian Raymond Kévorkian has written an exhaustive and authoritative account of the origins, events, and consequences of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 and 1916. Originally published in French in 2006 as Le Génocide des Arméniens, The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History presents a detailed and meticulous record of the genocidal process, providing an authoritative analysis of the events and their impact upon the Armenian community itself, as well as the development of the Turkish state.