Tag: armenian apostolic church

June 19, 2024
Of Reactionaries, Clerics and Protests

Of Reactionaries, Clerics and Protests

The institutional mechanisms, economic arrangements, and social power networks that Catholicos Garegin II constructed and relied on are incompatible with Armenia’s democratic project and the values of the Church as a sacred institution, writes Nerses Kopalyan.

June 17, 2024
Divided We Fail

Divided We Fail

In her next piece for “Unleashed”, Sheila Paylan examines the deep divisions within the Armenian nation and questions how such discord can exist when the shared goal is Armenia's protection and prosperity and emphasizes that internal strife weakens collective efforts.

May 27, 2024
The Challenge of a Sacred Union

The Challenge of a Sacred Union

Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, leader of the "Tavush for the Homeland" movement, is advocating for resistance against the government's peace policy. Blending patriotism, spirituality and disobedience, his aim is to restore national morale. But can he succeed? Tigran Yegavian’s analysis.

October 29, 2021
Harissa: Tradition and Resistance

Harissa: Tradition and Resistance

Christian Armenian lore traces the origins of harissa to Gregory the Illuminator, who converted King Tiridates III to Christianity at the beginning of the 4th century. Hranoush Dermoyan traces the history of this traditional Armenian dish.