How should we safeguard our identity in times when we are constantly bombarded with information and ideas which often act to erode the sense of one’s identity? How can Armenians persevere in the current geopolitical conditions? We offer the means. Learn more about the history of Armenia, our heritage, our language, our traditions, and values during the radio program “Akunk” (Source).
The decree of the Venice Council of Elders from September 8, 1717, granted the island of San Lazzaro near the city to the Mkhitarist Congregation. In the period of the conquering policy of Napoleon Bonaparte when the churches in Italy began to be closed, the Mkhitarist Monastery not only continued its normal life but also received a special status, of an Armenian academy. In the field of Armenology, the contribution of the Mkhitarists is undeniable: they not only established this field but also created valuable scholarly works that have not lost their importance to this day.
- Aelita Dolukhanyan