QUOTE (Arpa @ Jun 29 2004, 01:18 PM)
Does anyone have access to Abp. Turian's complete bigraphy?Archbishop. Ghevont Tourian 1879-1933Murder at the Altar
On Christmas Eve morning in 1933, the head of the Armenian Church in America, Archbishop Ghevont Tourian, is stabbed to death with a double-edged butcher knife as he begins Sunday services. His infamous murder in a little New York City church is witnessed by hundreds of parishioners – among them, a newspaper reporter named Tom Peterson.
The next day, this story is splashed on the front page of every major daily in Manhattan. And no wonder. Not since the assassination of Thomas à Becket has such a high religious leader been slain in a house of worship. This gruesome homicide shatters the Armenian community and confounds the cops. Was it a terrorist attack to silence a political adversary, a KGB plot to discredit anti-communists in America, or simply a tragic turn in an ancient, bitter dispute?