Msza św. ormiańskokatolicka

20 września 2020 r. godz. 16:00
Kościół Bożego Ciała
Wrocław, ul. Bożego Ciała 1

Msza św. ormiańskokatolicka

13 września 2020, godz. 11:00
w kościele Trójcy Świętej
Gliwice, ul. Mikołowska 2

Thesaurus Armenorum

Thesaurus Armenorum - in other words, the Treasury of the Armenians. It is the project that we have been implementing for the last year with a grant from the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports, the purpose of which was to organize and equip the new seat...

Armenian by origin is a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in the field of medicine

Ardem Patapoutian and David Julius have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine. They received the award for discovering the temperature and touch receptors. Ardem Patapoutian is a molecular biologist and neurobiologist of Armenian descent at Scripps Research in La...

Scientific Conference – “Caucasus – Past – Present – Future”

Scientific Conference - "Caucasus - Past - Present - Future" 21-22 October 2021 The University of Rzeszów invites all interested in Caucasian issues to Rzeszów for the 10th International Scientific Conference "Caucasus - Past - Present - Future" , which will be held...

“The History of Armenia in Three Books” by Mozes Chorenacy has been published

The "History of Armenia in three books" by Mozes Chorenacy - the next volume, already the fourth in the series "Lehahayer" Library, was published by the Krakow Center for Research on Armenian Culture in Poland. It is a translation of an important source in the history...


On September 23, 2021, Archbishop Raphael Minassian, the former Ordinary of the Armenian Catholic Church for Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Eastern Europe was elected by the Holy Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church as a new Catholicos - the Patriarch of Cilicia for...

Consecutive 48th number of “Awedis” – Autumn 2021

The 48th autumn number of “Awedis” has just appeared – Autumn 2021. In the opening article Editor in Chief writes : Dear Readers, On September 27, a year passed from the Azerbaijani attack in Nagorno-Karabakh and the beginning of the 44-day war in which at least 7,000...

Vernissage of Exhibition of Portraits of Armenian Abbesses

Exhibition of portraits of Abbesses-the Benedictine nuns "Women with Crossiers" - open For over 70 years, the portraits were rolled up in the convent's attic. The Foundation for the Culture and Heritage of Polish Armenians received paintings from Benedictine Sisters...

On Popularizing of the Polish Armenians History by Pawel Grzesik in the Armenian Journal “Aravot”

The author of the article is Astghik Kirakosyan, who currently lives in Kielce. The article will be published in several parts in Armenian and English. I am glad that the most important stages of the history of Polish Armenians - from the Middle Ages to the present...

7th number of the scientific journal “Lehahayer”

The 7th issue of the Armenian scientific yearly "Lehahayer", published by the Center of Armenian Culture Research in Poland, edited by Andrzej A.Zieba. The following articles were published in the issue; -Armenians in Zamość in the first three decades of the city's...

Publication about the Lviv Archdiocese of the Armenian Catholic Rite – Awarded

We are pleased to inform you that on the basis of the decision of the Award Chapter of the "Przegląd Wschodni" (“Eastern Review”) , the award in the ”Dzieła Krajowe”("National Works") category for 2020 was granted to the book; “Lviv Archdiocese of the Armenian...


KLIO 2019 awards and distinctions given out

At the Royal Castle in Warsaw, on November 28, 2019, the opening ceremony of the 28th Historical Book Fair and the awarding of KLIO awards took place.
The KLIO Historical Award has been awarded since 1995 to book authors and publishers for their particular contribution to the promotion of history. Not only the cognitive value of books is assessed, but also their graphic design. The publications are awarded for publishing interesting series and thematic cycles. This year’s ceremony began with a reading of a letter from the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, who took this year’s trade fair under the national patronage of the centenary of regaining independence. Then came the chairman of the Agreement of Historical Book Publishers Zbigniew Czerwiński and the official opening of the Fair was made by the director of the Royal Castle Wojciech Fałkowski. Professor Tomasz Szarota, chairman of the jury of the KLIO Award, pointed out that good, very well prepared books were awarded, and in the case of the editorial category – beautifully published. He assessed that books awarded in the editorial category were at the highest world level. And here I have to inform readers that Armenian Poland published by the Foundation for the Culture and Heritage of Polish Armenians was among the items awarded with this award. The authors of the position, professors Krzysztof Stopka and Andrzej Zięba, as well as the wonderful graphic design by Monika Zołoteńka were appreciated. This wonderful distinction is another one, after the award received in 2013 by “Armenian Warsaw”. More detailed information on the website of the Museum of Polish History and the Polish Press Agency: Klio Award 2019

The 39th number of “Awedis”

Events at the beginning of June in a rather sad way reminded us how difficult is to protect historic and cultural heritage. Gdansk fire , about that we are writing on pages 1 an 2 , might have caused more severe losses . However this what was destroyed clearly shows how historic buildings and objects related to the Armenian heritage in Poland may be sensitive to effects of elements. We still need to make great efforts, not to talk about costs ,to protect this heritage from degradation and destruction.
The protection of inheritance appears as particularly important topic in the context of consecutive anniversary ,this time 104th one, of Armenians genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
Then a great part of the Armenian heritage, both written and transmitted orally, was irretrievably destroyed. Written sources were destroyed by burning of libraries and destroying of Armenian monasteries while oral ones through murdering of people  starting from clergymen, intellectuals  to musicians and artists. These irreversible losses imposed on  those who survived the genocide and Armenians in the Diaspora more relevant duty to save what was left.
In case of Poland the problem of protection of heritage was additionally influenced  by persecutions during the world war II and postwar compulsory migrations. Items that were saved and transported across the borders of post-war Poland to this day are under the care of, among others, of Foundation of Culture and Heritage of Polish Armenians. Fortunately, contemporary Poland gives a lot of opportunities in the field of protecting the heritage and  allows as well for cultivating freely own traditions and customs. It is thanks to the support of the Polish state that such an organization like our Foundation can function and magazine like this one may be published, Celebrating this year the 10th anniversary of “Awedis” in connection with the 10th (autumn) number we should remember about that.

We invite you for reading. The 39th number of “Awedis” is available in internet too, .

Research Center on Armenian Culture in Poland

After many years the Polish Academy of Sciences with the consent of state authorities
called into existence the Research Center on Armenian Culture in Poland.

On 21st of September 2019 took place in Cracow unusually momentous ceremony especially for Polish Armenians community. Then the inauguration of activities of this scientific institution was held.
For this inaugural meeting the guests from Poland and abroad were invited. These were scientists interested in the subject themes. The meeting took place in the University Museum Collegium Maius. The welcoming speeches were given by the hosts of the event Prof.dr Andrzej Stopka and the President of the Academy of Sciences Prof.dr Jan Ostrowski.
Dr Andrzej Zieba delivered the lecture under the title “The culture of Polish Armenians as the subject of research”. Afterwards he also presented the program and staff of the center. In the discussion that followed took part the scientists , representatives of academic centers from Poland and abroad. There was also appointed the scientific council and the President of the Academy of Science gave in nominations to those who were called.
After break the audience had opportunity to listen to the extremely interesting lecture of the guest from the congregation of Mechitarists Father Wardapet Wahan Ohanian. Its title was “ Father Gewond Aliszan – poet and historian of bright Armenia”. The lecture was dedicated to the person of an outstanding and broadly educated scientist and poet who devoted whole his life mainly to Armenological research.
Later during the meeting we went to the senate room in order to listen to the historians mr Jakub Osiecki and mrs Jolanta Slawinska. They presented the description and history of XIX century Armenian velum from Musz being exposed there. After many complicated circumstances this velum is in the collections of the Museum of Jagiellonian University at present.
The final element of this inaugural meeting was the commemorative photo taken at the courtyard of Collegium Maius.

Wirtualny Świat Polskich Ormian