| 02.05.11 | 15:35
Saturday, April 30, a ground-breaking ceremony of St. Anna church took place on the corner of Abovyan street and Sayat-Nova avenue, next to 13th century Katoghike St Astvatsatsin Church, with participation of the President of Armenia and the Catholicos of All Armenians. As part of the ceremony 16 stones were blessed, consecrated and laid as the foundation of the new church; the construction work of what will become a church complex including a Yerevan Residence for the Catholicos, are planned to be completed in 2013.
| 29.04.11 | 16:34
Bridge of Hope and Mission East NGOs held a demonstration in Yerevan today, April 29, devoted to the rights of physically challenged people.
| 28.04.11 | 13:37
Today, April 28, a new sports complex opened in Shengavit district of Yerevan, the construction of which cost the Grand Holding company 7 million US dollars. The Complex – Grand Sports Gym – offers summer volleyball and tennis courts, mini-field for soccer, billiards, weightlifting facilities, a shooting gallery, a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, etc. According to the owners the prices will be more affordable than at similar complexes in the capital.
| 27.04.11 | 14:31
Hundreds of thousands of flowers taken to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial on April 24 are being carefully collected for re-use as part of the initiative by Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets. Some 300 individuals and organizations have volunteered to assist this time-consuming (12 hours) but environment-friendly project sponsored by the Viva-Cell-MTS mobile phone operator. The flower stems will be used as a fertilizer for the greenery around the memorial, and the petals are dried to be later recycled into paper for the Genocide Museum’s postcards, invitations and thank-you notes.
| 26.04.11 | 16:06
As April nears the end, open-air café season favored by locals is starting in Yerevan. The Armenian capital is in rare beauty these days with all the bright green and full blossom of spring. (Temperature today is 62-68F/17-20 C during the day, and 48F/9 C at night).
| 25.04.11 | 18:36
April 24 marked 96 years since perhaps the most tragic event throughout the Armenian history – the Great Massacre of Armenians perpetrated by Ottoman Turkey in 1915, which has since become a never-healing wound in the heart of every Armenian. Thousands of people in Yerevan went to the Genocide Memorial (Tsitsernakaberd) to lay wreaths and flowers by the eternal fire and pay tribute to the memory of the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide.
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| 24.04.11 | 20:52
Armenians celebrated Easter at Holy Echmiadzin and throughout the republic on Sunday, as the day was also mourned as the traditional Day of Remembrance, which is observed each April 24.
| 22.04.11 | 16:52
April in Yerevan has been full of surprises– one day its summer warm and the sun is shining bright, the next day the clouds block the light and heavy rain falls from the sky. (Air temperature today, April 22, is the high of 64 F, the low 51 F degrees).
| 21.04.11 | 17:14
This day – Maundy Thursday – is dedicated to the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. Following the Evening Service, the Washing of the Feet is conducted. Just like Christ washed the feet of his disciples after the last Supper, priests in the Armenian Church humble themselves and kneel down on the bema, in front of the Church altar, and wash the feet of 12 children or servants of the church, anointing their feet with blessed oil.