The beheading of John the Baptist (Matt. 14: 1-12; Mark 6: 14-29; Luke 3: 19-20). Part 1


Who was John the Baptist? How did he work and preach? How does his life end? Rev. Fr.  Archimandrite Ruben Zargaryan speaks on this.

Komitas and 20th century music


What influence did Komitas's work have on the development of Armenian music in the 20th century? How well-known is Komitas' work in the world? Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with composer, pianist Arthur Avanesov.

 

 

 

Why be educated for life?


The topic of continuing education or lifelong learning is on the agenda of several Armenian non-governmental organizations, the new government has not yet taken a position on this issue. And what is lifelong learning? What impact does it have on the development of the individual and the country? Discussed by Lusine Hayes, Director of the Continuing Education Department at the American University of Armenia and Varuzhan Avanesyan, President of the Armenian Lifelong Learning League. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

Opportunity for new Armenia-Diaspora relations


In everyday speech, there is a constant regret about the Armenian Diaspora, which is of great strategic importance compared to Azerbaijan's oil: the financial, economic, intellectual, social and human resources of the Diaspora are not fully used. They can become a powerful force if a more systematic approach is shown. What studies on the Diaspora are being conducted in Armenia? Are those studies sufficient to develop a new policy towards the Diaspora?

 

 

The beheading of John the Baptist (Matt. 14: 1-12; Mark 6: 14-29; Luke 3: 19-20). Part 2


Who was John the Baptist? How did he work and preach? How does his life end? Rev. Fr.  Archimandrite Ruben Zargaryan speaks on this.

"Ararat-Sacred Mountain ”exhibition at the National Gallery


On October 15, “Ararat- Sacred Mountain ”exhibition was opened on October 15 at the National Gallery of Armenia. On October 15 is Khachatur Abovyan's birthday-one of those first to visit Mount Ararat.
 

Crisis and Film Production


What impact did the epidemic and the war have on Armenian film production? What problems do the filmmakers face today and what solutions are needed? Vigen Galstyan, an art critic and head of the film heritage department of the National Cinema Center of Armenia, was hosted at the Artfocus pavilion.
Next, cultural news.
 

Hovhannes Tumanyan and the art of translating a fairy tale


The 10th International Conference on Fairy Tales was held in Yerevan, which this year was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Hovhannes Tumanyan. "East-west. The goal of the conference entitled "The Art of Translating a Fairy Tale" by Hovhannes Tumanyan was the study of the peculiarities of Tumanyan, the translation fairy tale in general. Hayk Hambardzumyan talked to storyteller, translator Alvard Jivanyan about modern fairy tales, Armenian folk tales, as well as the charm and value of literary works.

 

 

The cracks of St. Mariane Church in Ashtarak are "treated" with special materials


St. Mariane Church in Ashtarak is recovering. This unique monument of the 13th century received deep cracks on all four sides due to the earthquake. Specialists found that the cracks are not removable, injections of special substances will help solve the problem and "cure" the church.

The Armenian Patriarch consecrated the cornerstones of a newly built church in Dilijan


On October 18, in the city of Dilijan, the Patriarch of All Armenians consecrated the cornerstones of the newly built church. The church is located on the bank of the Aghstev River, at Getapnya 3/2, almost in the center of the city. The construction is carried out within the framework of IDeA Foundation's Dilijan Development Program. The architect of the church is Maxim Atayants.
 
 
 
 

Narekatsi's new readings


The Matenadaran hosted the 5th International Conference on Narekatsi Readings. How does the scientific conference contribute to the development of narcissism? On what principles do Armenian and foreign scholars approach the work of Grigor Narekatsi? Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with art critic Arusyak Tamrazyan.

 

 

 

The library that turns into a museum


What awaits the printed book archives? Why do modern day people need them? The director of the National Library of Armenia Hrachya Saribekyan and the director of the "Vache and Tamar Manukyan" Matenadaran of the Mother See Ararat Poghosyan are discussing. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.