Vanessa Kachadurian – Exhmiadzin gets a modern upgrade

Echmiadzin Armenia
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The spiritual center of the worldwide Armenian Apostolic Church and a major historical site, with buildings dating back to 480, the Echmiadzin Cathedral complex in southwest Armenia is set to get a modern upgrade: solar panels on the roof of its seminary building.
The change was announced as part of Echmiadzin’s official entry into the worldwide Green Pilgrimage Network. The 12 sites anointed at the end of last month as part of the new eco-tourism effort are spread from Norway to Nigeria, Italy to India, and represent places holy to Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Baha’is, and Taoists.
Green Plans For Sacred Sites
At a ceremony in Assisi, Italy, for the launch of the network, World Council of Churches Armenia Roundtable representatives presented their plans for Echmiadzin, including the solar panels, the restoration of the Nersisyan forest by planting thousands of trees, and joint projects with the local municipality such as new parks and other green spaces, ArmeniaNow reported.
As part of the criteria for inclusion in the network, Green Pilgrimage sites must serve affordable, locally grown organic food. Following the Assisi ceremony, the Cross of Armenian Unity hosted an event at Echmiadzin featuring home-made preserves, Armenian wine served in red bell-peppers, tolma (ground beans and wheat wrapped in vine leaves), and other traditional specialties, which guests could help prepare as well as enjoy.
Other founding members of the Green Pilgrimage Network pledged to ban cars on pilgrimage routes, conduct educational programs on conservation, reduce waste, organize nature tours for pilgrims, and even become self-sufficient in food for monks, laborers, and pilgrims.
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5 Responses to Vanessa Kachadurian – Exhmiadzin gets a modern upgrade

  1. Armenian Genocide Is Not a Shakespearian Play

    What is genocide?
    Vanishing a gene!
    Genes of virtuous people
    Who built Etchmiadzin!*

    I opened my eyes,
    Hearing genocide,
    When my ancestors
    Perished in their homeland.

    The Turkish emperors
    Established cultures,
    Killing a loyal nation,
    Cleansing them, unsound.

    Most nations Recognized our genocide,
    But civilized courts deliberately ignored,
    Leaving hopes of sufferers to rot!

    How we can forget Our sad events?
    If we try to forget, Our descent will end!
    Kill a young man and say, “This was war’s turmoil.”
    Crush scholars’ skulls Smash the contents’ core.
    To state, “That’s anatomy lesson, Who said genocide?”
    * Etchmiadzin: First Christian temple built in AD 303, still exists in Armenia. It was rebuilt in AD 480 as a cathedral.
    It is the holy place for Armenian community.
    Lance bellies of pregnant brides
    With scimitar sword
    To guess the unborn sex.
    Yet unseen the light:
    This is C-section,* Unnamed genocide!

    Run after virgin girls— Enjoy endless rape
    Till they reach a stage
    To take lives away! This is Eden’s garden.
    Never counts genocide!

    Hurl boys in rivers In cold April spring,
    Forcing them to swim, Ending lives in streams.
    Say, this is a jape, None says genocide!

    Put gendarme on doors,
    Counting all households,
    Turning houses to prisons.
    No one can escape!
    Collecting them, then Chucking them in carts
    Pushing them hungry
    To sunny desert—Der Zor;**
    Then declare, “This is a camping ground,
    Never shades genocide!”
    * C-section: Cesarean section
    ** Der Zor: Syrian Desert; Armenians are massacred there. Memorials were built in 1990. Syrian people used to say; it shines at night because of the phosphorus of bones. Until this date pieces of bones seen easily in sands in piles, in Der Zor desert and
    the surrounding areas.
    How can we forget
    The ancient land we left?
    We left everything— From pen to ink.
    Treasures we forgot,
    Plants, animals,
    Is it fair to forget
    The dear ones we left?

    We became immigrants
    Near to far-away lands.
    Humans’ looked after us Since 1915.
    We started our life,
    Working keen and hard,
    Begging from no one
    Silently, blaming our God!

    We became their guests—
    Flourishing in host lands.
    Never knew others
    Hurting Armenian hearts.

    They respected us,
    This was genetically natural;
    Without any knowledge
    What meant, human rights!

    They called us Trustful, peaceful,
    Precise people In any job, minds crafts.
    Rich Bedouins* took women
    As their second wives
    After saving their lives From bloody rivers piled.
    * www. photos of Armenian woman tattooed by Bedouins; the banner says, “We are sisters in sorrow.” Source: Nubarian Library (Paris-France); Armenian Genocide Museum (Yerevan-Armenia)
    They could not pronounce
    Their difficult names.
    They called them Miriam (Messiah’s mother name),
    Respecting their religion,
    Never forcing their faith!
    Same religion as Turks
    But courteousness genes, bates.

    Every Armenian has a story to tell,
    Access the Internet to read agonies there.
    Civilized senators, knowing human rights,
    Still sinfully deny the century-long genocide!

    Holocaust sufferers also forgot us!
    God, can you hear how humans bend to unfair fear?

    Our deep, unhealed pain,
    We feel intensely in our arteries, nerves, veins.
    We feel with all human souls,
    * Lamenting their losses from core to core.

    If every Turk were author Orhan,**
    No one will slaughter Kurds and Armenians!
    If every parliament respected the human soul,
    No one will follow the criminal’s goal.

    Killer genes need mapping,
    Altering to the kindest type.
    Aiming for scientific miracles
    Vanish, the genes of genocide!

    Sylva Portoian,M.D
    ” A Poetic Soul Shined of Genocides”
    ISBN: 978143635563
    * Genocide sufferers are Armenians, Assyrians, Greek, Ukrainians, Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, Russians, Chinese, Ibos, Bengalis, Guatemalans, Cambodians, Indonesians, East Timorese, Burundians, Ugandans, Sudanese, Rwandans, Koreans, Kosovans, Kurds, and Iraqi Shiite
    ** Orhan Pamuk: Turkish novelist prosecuted for reporting that the Ottoman Empire massacred thirty thousand Kurds and a million Armenians. He is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006.

  2. “A Poetic Soul Shined of Genocides” August 2008
    Written for all genocides
    ISBN: 9781436355094

    “My Son-My Sun: Chants Ann, Obama’s Mothers ” July 2011
    Blaming P. Obama, why he betrayed the Armenians…
    ISBN: 9781456845131

  3. The first books ISBN is wrong
    I tried twice it changes to another number…???…???
    I will write by letters 978-1-4363- five-five-zero-nine-four…

  4. kdosu says:

    no one cares that about your stupid “proof” sounds like this Vanessa is a hero for America students. BTW how is the weather in San Antonio? Your IPN address, we know who you are,

    We are Legion, We don’t forgive, We Don’t forget ………..expect us.

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