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HOMENETMEN-AYMA
INAUGURATE SPORTS GROUND

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Visit our Facebook Page to watch the speeches by Homenetmen central executive Chairman Karnig Megerditchian, the representative of the President of the Republic Photis Photiou and the Armenian Representative in the Cyprus Parliament Vartkes Mahdessian.

LITURGY IN TURKISH-OCCUPIED CHURCH
OF SOURP ASDVADZADZIN IN NICOSIA

Images of the Divine Liturgy
A Sourp Badarak took place on 30 November at 9:30 am at the Turkish-occupied Armenian Church of Sourp Asdvadzadzin on Victoria street in occupied Nicosia. We attach the images of the day that tell the story.
Images of the Divine Liturgy
Promenade in the yard after Badarak
Promenade in the yard after Badarak
Promenade in the yard after Badarak

ARMENIAN RELIEF SOCIETY CYPRUS
"SOSSE" CHAPTER'S CHRISTMAS FAIR

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HOMENETMEN-AYMA SCOUTS
TAKE THEIR OATH

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DIASPORA MINISTER HRANUSH HAKOBYAN
ARRIVING IN CYPRUS THIS WEEKEND

Ministry of Diaspora Hranoush Hakobyan will be visiting Cyprus and meeting representatives of Gibrahay organisations this weekend.
During her stay she will also attend Sourp Asdvadzadzin Choir’s Christmas concert on Sunday 21 December.
On Monday morning at the Cyprus Parliament, at a special ceremony, she will honor a great friend and supporter of the Armenian cause, former President of the Cyprus House of Representatives and former leader of EDEK Socialist party Dr. Vassos Lyssarides.
More details at Gibrahayer Facebook as they come in.

GIBRAHAY DESIGNERS AND MODELS
SHINE AT CYPRUS FASHION DAYS

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INGA AND ANUSH ARSHAKYAN PERFORM
WITH HAMAZKAYIN DANCE ENSEMBLE IN NICOSIA

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MANUSCRIPT OF AN ARMENIAN GOSPEL FROM 
CYPRUS AMONG STOLEN TREASURES WAITING 
FOR GERMAN COURT DECISION TO BE RETURNED

A German Court of Appeals will issue its final decision on the fate of the remaining 85 treasures stolen from the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus, including fragments of church wall paintings, icons, a manuscript of an Armenian gospel and 40 prehistoric antiquities.
The Court of Appeal of Munich is expected to issue its final decision in relation to the remaining items found in the possession of Turkish dealer in illicit antiquities Aydin Dikmen in apartments he maintained in Munich, unless by Feb 13, 2015 there is a friendly settlement. A total of 173 looted treasures found in Αydin Dikmen`s posession in Munich were repatriated to Cyprus last October.
 

INAUGURATION OF NANOR
ARMENIAN CHILDCARE CENTER

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PROFESSOR NIYAZI KIZILYUREK APPOINTED
COUNSELOR TO PRESIDENT ANASTASSIADES

Turkish Professor Niyazi Kizilyurek has been appointed a counselor to the President of the Republic, Nicos Anastassiades.
He is pictured here with members of the Armenian National Committee of Cyprus, at a Hrant Dink event in 2011 at the Goethe Institute

DER MOMIK HABESHIAN
RECEIVES PECTORAL CROSS

On Sunday 23 November at Sourp Asdvadzadzin Cathedral in Nicosia, in a special ceremony, Der Momik Habeshian was granted the right to use a Pectoral Cross (lanchakhach) from Catholicos Aram I.
We wish our Der Hayr all the best!

HAMAZKAYIN CYPRUS "TIMAG" THEATER PRESENTS HAROUT TAHMAZIAN'S
"SKHAL OUGHOUTIAMP" PART II

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LET US SUPPORT TENNIS CHAMPION
LUSINE CHOBANYAN'S TRAINING PROGRAM

With the initiation of Gibrahayer e-magazine, Armenian tennis champion Lusine Chobanyan has arrived in London to participate in tournaments and follow an intensive training program before returning back to Yerevan.
In the mean time, we urge you to support Lusine Chobanyan by visiting the below Page we have compiled for her.
You can view extracts of her training in London here:

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JOIN THE SUPPORT TEAM
FOR OUR YOUNG ATHLETES


Dear friends,
Nine years ago we initiated a campaign to assist a young Armenian tennis champion Zaruhi Harutyunyan in her quest for stardom.

Nine years later we have decided to invest in two more young talents, who have shown commitment and exceptional results.
We introduce Lusine Chobanyan and Edmond Aynedjian to you, as already accomplished athletes, champions in their own right both at home and in the international sports arena, making Armenians proud everywhere.
We invite you to visit their
Support Page.
You too can become part of the Team enabling Lusine and Edmond to continue doing what they are capable of doing best.
Winning!
Through a lifestyle quite different to many kids their own age, both have shown samples of their capabilities that can only multiply if we can meet them half way.

Support Team of Lusine & Edmond

Click here to see how you can join the global team supporting Armenia's Ladies champion Lusine Chobanyan and under 16 and under 18 Cyprus Champion Edmond Aynedjian by visiting this Page. http://gibrahayer.com/index.php5?&page_id=256&path=256

 

Dear friends,
Gibrahayer e-magazine has been circulating on a weekly basis for 15 years since 1999 bringing Armenian and Cyprus related news and community alerts to 32,000 subscribers, daily multiple updates to 6,700 Facebook friends and 850,000 unique visitors on www.gibrahayer.com
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During this time, it has documented more than 25,000 images of community events, happenings and historic moments.

In the absence of a solid financial backing, and only through the contribution of the very few, Gibrahayer e-magazine has stretched its financial resources.
An online platform such as Gibrahayer has real costs in dispatch, alerts and in preserving an online presence.
In order to continue sustaining what we consider ours, we all need to do our proportional little bit.
We appeal to you to preserve this media platform by sustaining it by a contribution.

Simon Aynedjian – Editor – Gibrahayer e-magazine


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Gibrahayer Calendar

Sunday 21 December at 6:00 pm – Christmas Concert of Sourp Asdvadzadzin Choirs at Sourp Asdvadzadzin Cathedral in Nicosia.
Sunday 21 December at 7:00 pm – Christmas Charity Fair at Nareg Armenian School, organised by the Sourp Asdvadzadzin Choirs. All proceeds will go to Rozanna Baghdasarian.
► Thursday 25 December at 9:00 pm - New Year’s Dinner Dance organised by Homenetmen- AYMA at Lemon Park. Entrance 35 euros.
Saturday 27 December at 7:00 pm – Armenian Youth Gathering & Christmas Party, Centrum Hotel, Nicosia, organized by Youth Committee of the Armenian Prelature Of Cyprus.
► Thursday 1 January 2015 at 5:00 pm - Santa Claus will visit Homenetmen - AYMA.
► Wednesday 28 January - Lecture organised by Hamazkayin “Oshagan” Cyprus Chapter at Homenetmen - AYMA.
► Friday 13 February - St. Valentine’s Dinner at Homenetmen - AYMA organised by Hamazkayin “Oshagan” Cyprus Chapter.
► Wednesday 18 February, 7:30 pm - Lecture at Utidjian Hall, organized by the Youth Committee of the Armenian Prelature of Cyprus.
► Sunday 22 February - Carnival Party organised by the Armenian Club of Limassol. Details to follow.
► Sunday 15 March at 1:00pm - Michink Lunch at Homenetmen - AYMA organised by the Armenian Relief Society's Cyprus “Sosse” Chapter.
► Saturday 28 March - Easter Tea - at Homenetmen - AYMA organised by the Armenian Relief Society's Cyprus “Sosse” Chapter.

 

 

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JOIN HOMENETMEN - AYMA
FOOTBALL ACADEMY WITH
LEGEND ROMIK KHATCHADRYAN

APOEL and Armenian national football team superstar Romik Khatchadryan and his assistant coach Alexis Avakian have already started training the young football players of our community at the Homenetmen - AYMA Football Academy.
Training sessions take place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. For 4 to 7 age group from 5:45 until 7:00 pm and for 8+ age group from 5:15 until 6:30 pm.
Participation is open to all members of the Armenian community.

HAIG UTIDJIAN AWARDED
WITH THE GOMITAS MEDAL

The Ambassador of the Armenian Republic to the Czech Republic Tigran Seiranyan decorated conductor and musician Haig Utidjian with the Armenian Diaspora Ministry's Gomitas medal, in the presence of the Armenian Minister of Culture.
Let us all applause and congratulate our Gibrahay compatriot!

GIBRAHAY SPRINTERS WIN GOLD

Antranik Ashdjian Jr. won two Gold medals at the Nicosia Athletic Games winning both the 75 meter dash as well as the Long Jump for the category 7-9 years old.
Mikela Aynedjian was part of the winning team from ΓΣΠ that won the 4 x 1,000 meters Park Relay event at Athalassa on Saturday 6 December in Nicosia.

AYMA AS IT ONCE WAS

Thank you Alexander-Michael Hadjilyra for sending this image to our e-Magazine, that you purchased from the Internet.
The accompanying writing from the seller reads as follows:
1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh Β’s Royal Regiment - A black and white photo of a Β‘BΒ’ Company sentry outside the Armenian Young Men's Association in Nicosia in 1964. The Battalion was deployed from Malta to Cyprus as a result of the deteriorating relations between the Turkish and Greek communities. Initially responsible for the defence of Nicosia airport they were later given the task of manning 'The Green Line' in Nicosia itself.
The regimental diary recorded that Β‘BΒ’ Company "was to have half the old city based on rather doubtful accommodation in the Armenian Young Men's Association. The O.C. [Major Graham] returned from the reconnaissance muttering about the squalor, four hour shifts and claustrophobia".
A soldier from Β‘BΒ’ Company remembered "It was the pits". Although the building was cleaned up, most of the platoons spent the bulk of their time deployed on operations in the city.
 

INTRODUCING THE WORLD OF COLOURS OF GIBRAHAY PAINTER MANOUK BAGHDJIAN

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