Remembering genocide and faith at Geghard Monastery in the mountains of Armenia

Geghard Monastery, a Fourth Century Armenian Christian monastery, overlooks the Azat River gorge in the Caucasus region of Armenia. (Courtesy of Andy Anderson)

[/caption]The Huntsville Times 22/4/2012 HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Prior to my Sabbatical travels to Armenia last summer, the No. 1 FAQ was, "Where in the world is Armenia?" The rich Armenian culture developed in the Caucasus, the peninsula between the Baltic and Black Seas, several thousand years BCE. Armenia's ancient borders were once much larger, including parts of ...

Old Christmas: Orthodox Christians flavor Feast of the Nativity with Tradition

Honey on fresh garlic makes an unforgettable memory and taste of a lesson of faith, Helen Bergantz said. (The Huntsville Times/Michael Mercier)

By Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times 6/1/2012 HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- To remember the stable where Jesus was born, tonight the congregation of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church will be eating on white linen tablecloths spread over straw sprinkled on the tables during their celebration of the Feast of the Nativity, which Eastern Christians celebrate this ...