We have outlived empires and can build our nation's tomorrow

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We have outlived empires and can build our nation's tomorrow

CivilNet / HyeTertMassis Post 11 November 2020

Hratch Tchilingirian, Oxford

As one of the nations in this world, whose millennia-long biography is the envy of the world, we should not allow some anomalous, self-interested forces, circles or personalities trample the national wisdom we have gained through myriads of imposed wars, destruction and displacement.


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The Corona-paradox

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The Corona-paradox

Hratch Tchilingirian | 20 March 2020

Societies around the world are facing what I would call the Corona-paradox: until only a few weeks ago, the internet and social media were viewed as “unhealthy” addictions that lead people to social isolation, but now we are welcoming “social distancing” as a critical form of security and protection of health.


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Armenian Khatchkar in Canterbury

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Armenian Khatchkar in the Canterbury Cathedral’s Memorial Garden

Hratch Tchilingirian | 2 March 2019

A new Armenian khatchkar (cross stone) was consecrated in the Canterbury Cathedral’s Memorial Garden on Friday March 2nd. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby presided over the ceremony.


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A New Treasure Made Public

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The Parikian Collection: A New Treasure Made Public

Hratch Tchilingirian |  21 February 2018

Eton College formally launched the collection of some 650 volumes of rare early Armenian printed books from the 16th to 19th centuries, bequeathed to the school by renowned British-Armenian violinist Manoug Parikian (1920-1987).

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Female Diaconate

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Historic Ordination of a Deaconess in the Tehran Diocese of the Armenian Church

Hratch Tchilingirian |  12 January 2018

The Primate of the Diocese of Tehran ordained a young woman as a deaconess in Tehran’s St. Sarkis Mother Church on September 25, 2017. Even as the office of deaconess had existed in Armenian Church convents for centuries, this was a historic first. It is the first time that a lay woman, not a nun, was was ordained a “parish deacon.”

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National Hospital's Cigarette Paper

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“Cigarette Paper” produced by the National Hospital in Constantinople

2015 July 17 | Hratch Tchilingirian  (Published in Bardez, 2018, Armenian Instittue, London).

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Identity in the 21st century

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New ‘software’ is needed for Armenian identity in the 21st century

Hratch Tchilingirian | 14 December 2014

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In Black and White

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Exhibit:  “Armenians” by artist Hratch Arbach (Paris)

Armenians in Black and White

Hratch Tchilingirian | 1 February 2014


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Constructing Reality: scholarship and policy

Constructing Reality: scholarship and policy on post-independence Caucasus

Hratch Tchilingirian | 12 November 2013

This observation of an Abkhaz social worker captures the general frustration of "outsiders" with the Caucasus.  I would add that the "frustration" is not only or necessarily on the empirical level, but about the changing shades of the "picture" formulated about the region by outsiders.

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