TOO LITTLE TOO LATE!?
By now we all know that I am a little slow, but even then it seems I am not as slow as some of our pundits.
Just as in the case of that ridiculous proCTOcols, it took a whole year and more to finally see that those clowns in ankaka were speaking out of their PROCTO.s, until finally when almost we felt it in our procto's we realized what was going on.
Below some of the many such news;
Another Turkish disgrace: Surb Khach Church to open without cross
September 03, 2010 | 10:07
Turkish authorities made dishonorable step, announcing they will not manage to put the cross on the dome of Surb Khach Church on Akhtamar Island, because of technical problems and will place it after the September 19 liturgy.
Deputy Patriarch of Constantinople Archbishop Aram Ateshyan arrived in Van to familiarize himself with the activities for the opening ceremony of Surb Khach. According to Ateshyan, Van Governor had said setting a 200 kg cross requires a special tower and they would not manage to place it till the opening ceremony, as it is a difficult process, Turkish Heberturk reports. The Governor had said the cross will be shown to everybody on September 19 and set on the dome after the liturgy.
The governors words were an unpleasant surprise to the Chairman of the Vans Trade and Industry Chamber Zahir Kandasoglu as well. The latter stressed they are entrepreneurs and consider many issues will be solved if trade and economic relations improve.
Later, Archbishop Aram Ateshyan and representatives of the Armenian patriarchate met with Mayor of Van, who promised to do everything possible to organize the event properly and honor the guests.
Etchmiadzin Pulls Out of September 19 Akhtamar Ceremony
[ 2010/09/06 | 16:30 ] society
Turkey Breaks Promise on Cross Issue, Etchmiadzin Charges
The Mother See at Etchmiadzin, in an about-face, has decided against sending an official delegation to Holy Cross Church on the island of Akhtamar, Lake Van, for religious services scheduled for September 19.
It appears that the recent statement by Turkey that a cross would not be placed atop the church as promised, due to technical reasons, caused Etchmiadzin to rethink its prior decision to send a two clergy delegation to Akhtamar at the request of the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul.
In its statement, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin notes that: Taking into account the breach of the assurances provided regarding the placement of the cross, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin which was prepared to satisfy the request of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople to send two representatives to participate in the Divine Liturgy is suspending the participation of her representatives in the celebration of the liturgy at the Church of the Holy Cross at Aghtamar on September 19.
Sourb Khach of Akhtamar not anointed, no holy liturgy can be served in non-anointed church
Sourb Khach (St. Cross) church has not been anointed and no holy liturgy can be served in a non-anointed church, specialist for monuments Samvel Karapetyan told reporters today.
According to him, people needn't go to Akhtamar, Van that day. ''I think, everyone should go to see Akhtamar and all the other monuments, but not necessarily that day. If Turks are planning to organize a theatre performance, it's not right to participate in it,'' he said.
In this context he approved the decision of the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin not to participate in the liturgy.
Note that Turkish authorities had pledged to place a cross atop the church by September 19, the day when the liturgy is due to be served, however, they announced lately that the cross weighs 200kg and cannot be placed due to the technical problems.
16:17 06/09/2010 » Քաղաքական
Սուրբ Խաչն օծված չէ, չօծված եկեղեցում պատարագ չեն մատուցում. հուշարձանագետ
Վանի Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցին օծված չէ և չօծված եկեղեցում պատարագ չի մատուցվում: Այսօր ասուլիսում հայտարարեց հուշարձանագետ Սամվել Կարապետյանը` նկատելով, որ պատարագ մատուցելու համար պետք է անպայմանորեն եկեղեցու օծում լինի:
Ըստ Կարապետյանի, Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցու խորանը սալահատակ է և վեմ քար տեղադրված չէ: «Հայտնի է, որ մինչև վերականգնելը վեմ քարը չկար, իսկ խորանը տակնուվրա վիճակում էր: Վեմ քարը հուշարձանի առանցքային դրվագն է համարվում։ Եկեղեցին ենթակա է վերաօծման, անգամ եթե վեմ քարը մի փոքր թեքվել է», -բացատրեց հուշարձանագետը:
Բանախոսն ասաց, որ անպայման չէ այդ օրը գնալ Աղթամար, Վան: «Ես կողմ եմ, որ մեզանից յուրաքանչյուրը այցելի և տեսնի Աղթամարը և մնացած հուշարձանները, բայց անպայման չէ հենց այդ օրը։ Եվ եթե թուրքերն ուղղակի ուզում են զուռնա-դհոլ կազմակերպել, ապա այդ թատրոնին մասնակցելը ճիշտ չէ», նկատեց նա։
Այդ համատեքստում նա կարծիք հայտնեց, որ Մայր Աթոռ Սուրբ Էջմիածինը արժանապատիվ որոշում է կայացրել` առկախելով մասնակցությունը պատարագի արարողությանը:
Նշենք, որ թուրքական իշխանությունները խոստացել էին մինչև սեպտեմբերի 19-ը` պատարագի մատուցման օրը, Սուրբ Խաչ եկեղեցու գմբեթին տեղադրել խաչ, սակայն օրերս Վանի իշխանությունները հայտարարել էին, թե խաչը ծանր է` 200 կգ և տեխնիկական դժվարությունների պատճառով այն չի կարող տեղադրվել եկեղեցու գմբեթին:
Arts and Culture | 06.09.10 | 13:56
Political move or religious tolerance?: Authorized liturgy at Surb Khach in Turkey draws reproach amid modest welcomehttp://www.armeniano...ng_september_19
The Holy Cross Church at Akhtamar is until now denied the right to have a cross placed atop its dome.
By Naira Hayrumyan
The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has refused to participate in the Divine Liturgy at the Armenian Surb Khach (Holy Cross) Church on Akhtamar Island in Lake Van on September 19, after learning with regret and disappointment that the placing of the cross on top of the church dome is being postponed by the Turkish authorities without cause.
The Mother See had been assured that the consecrated cross would be permanently placed on the dome of the church one week prior to the celebration of Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Cross, the Mother See press office said in a statement.
Taking into account the breach of the assurances provided regarding the placement of the cross, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin which was prepared to satisfy the request of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople to send two representatives to participate in the Divine Liturgy is suspending the participation of her representatives in the celebration of the liturgy at the Church of the Holy Cross at Akhtamar on September 19. The Armenian Surb Khach was built during the heyday of the Kingdom of Vaspurakan in the 10th century by architect Manuel, during the reign of King Gagik Artsruni. It was restored by the Turkish authorities and opened in 2007 as a museum. In the spring of 2010, the Turkish government gave Armenians the right to conduct a liturgy in the church once a year. It was earlier reported that Bishop Markos Hovhannisyan and Archimandrite Komitas Hovnanyan would attend the upcoming liturgy on behalf of Holy Etchmiadzin. At the end of August, the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia also said it refused to take part in the liturgy. In the statement the Catholicosate underlined its position against Turkeys consistent denialist policy and attempts to appear before the international community as a defender of human rights. There is an ongoing debate in Armenia about whether or not Armenians should attend the September 19 liturgy on the Lake Van island. The prevailing opinion appears to be against attending the event. But Artak Shakaryan, a leading specialist in Turkish studies in Armenia, believes that this occasion should be used as a precedent for the restoration of other Armenian churches in the territory of modern-day Turkey and for conducting liturgies in them. Online publication Lragir writes. Obviously, the Turks allow a liturgy in the Armenian church to show who is in the position of allowing. Going to Akhtamar with Turkeys permission means only to recognize its right. Genocide Institute-Museum Director Hayk Demoyan says Armenias participation should be of a reserved nature. Armenia should appear there not at a high level, we should show that we understand that this is just a publicity stunt, said Demoyan. Lawmaker from the governing Republican Party of Armenia Artak Zakaryan believes that the resumption of the activities of the church on the island of Akhtamar is another show staged by Turkey for domestic and foreign audiences. According to him, this show is aimed at improving the external and internal images of the Turkish authorities on the eve of the upcoming elections. In August, eight youth organizations of Armenia made an appeal for refusing to participate in the Surb Khach Church liturgy in Turkey. According to our data, about 6,000 people have purchased tickets and on that day are going to take part in a show that the Turks organize in our occupied homeland. We demand that [Armenians] should refuse to attend this pro-Turkish event that derides Armenians. Every Armenian who wants to participate in this event should ask himself: where are the descendants and followers of the creators of this beautiful monument? the organizations said. Meanwhile, New York-based pianist and composer of Armenian origin Shahan Artsruni said that on September 18, the eve of the liturgy at the Surb Khach Church, he will give a concert in Van. The musician says he is a descendant of King Gagik Artsruni who built the church. http://www.armeniano...ng_september_19
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Edited by Arpa, 07 September 2010 - 05:46 AM.