Title : A Village Remembered: The Armenians of Habousi
Author : The Compatriotic Union of Habousi
Translator : Vatche Ghazarian, Ph.D.
Publication date : Mayreni Publishing, 1997
Language : English
Format : 16 x 23.5 cm
Date of online publication : 1970-01-01
Number of pages : 32
A Village Remembered: The Armenians of Habousi - The Compatriotic Union of Habousi
Preface to the Armenian Version
Chapter 1: The Region and Its People
Chapter 2: The Foundation of Habousi
Chapter 3: Historical Fragments
Chapter 4: The location and the Springs of Habousi
Chapter 5: Agriculture and Produce
Chapter 6: Trade and Trades
Chapter 7: Household Economy
Chapter 8: Administration
Chapter 9: Family and Holidays
Chapter 10: Engagement and Wedding
Chapter 11: Baptism
Chapter 12: Interesting Remedies
Chapter 13: Proverbs
Chapter 14: Songs, Puzzles, Games and Curses
Chapter 15: Folk Idioms
Chapter 16: The Aghas of the Village
Chapter 17: The School and the Church
Chapter 18: The Missionary Movement and the School
Chapter 19: On the Eve of the 1895 Massacres
Chapter 20: The Massacres and the Victims
Chapter 21: 1915 Genocide and Deportation
Chapter 22: Resilience and Resurrection
Chapter 23: The Patriotic Union of Habousi
Chapter 24: The Holy Cross Church of Lawrence
Chapter 25: Ararat Armenian Congregational Church
Chapter 26: Epilogue of the Armenian Version
Chapter 27: Overview of the Compatriotic Union of Habousi
Ararat Armenian Congregational Church
For many years, Armenians had wanted to have sermons in their own language in the United States. One day, they expressed their wish to the pastor of the Congregational Church of Lawrence Street, Rev. Volkat.
The community grew rapidly in number because of new immigrants from the Old Country. Many Armenian Protestants gathered in the town of Salem, New Hampshire.
Rev. Tavit Pakhchoyan of Van—1918-1920.
Rev. Markar Der Asadourian—1920-1921.
Rev. Vahan Tamzarian of Kharpert, who was named the Father of the Community for his exceptional kindness—1921-1925.
Rev. Yeprem Jernazian of Marash, a very enthusiastic preacher under whom was built the parsonage—1925-1926.
Rev. Socrates Mackitarian of Bitlis, a graduate of Euphrates College, who was able to maintain the Armenian character of the church and under whom the church prospered—1927-1942.
Rev. Arsen Goergizian of Van under whom the church became self sufficient and was known to a larger sector of the population—1943-1953.
Rev. George Cary of Haverhill, an American preacher, who helped the church until an Armenian preacher was found—1953-1955.
Rev. Mihran M. Koeroghlian of Deortyol, Cilicia—1955-1962.
Rev. Avedis Jean Zarifian—1962-1967.
Rev. Zaven Dohanian, under whom was celebrated the “burning of the church’s mortgage”—1967-1973.
Rev. Lincoln Thomas—1973-1974.
Rev. Soghomon Nuyujukian—1974-1980.
Rev. Robert Swanson—1980–1981.
Rev. John Mokkosian—1981–1985.
Rev. Robert Swanson—1985 to present.