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The Persecution of Armenian Christians is Not Just A Religious Freedom Issue

Pray for Christians in Armenia!


The Persecution of Armenian Christians is Not Just A Religious Freedom Issue

"This September, the end came for Nagorno-Karabakh.

The tiny mountain region was once home to 120,000 Armenian Christians governing themselves in a de facto independent republic, the Republic of Artsakh. Armenians have been living in this region for thousands of years, and they have been Christians since the fourth century. The dozens of ancient and medieval churches dotting the landscape bear witness to this history.

But for nine months, the dictatorship of Azerbaijan had been blockading this region. The siege led to a hunger crisis and created dire fuel and medicine shortages. One horrifying indicator of the scale of the suffering: the miscarriage rate in the territory reportedly quadrupled.

Then, on September 19, Azerbaijan attacked. The military assault drove half of the region’s population out of their homes, and swamped the capital’s hospital with wounded for whom there were no medical supplies. Widespread atrocities were reported, including the apparently deliberate bombing of a group of fleeing children. Five days after the attack began, the Karabakh Armenians accepted Russia’s offer to evacuate their population to the neighboring Republic of Armenia.

In one fell swoop, one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships destroyed one of the world’s oldest Christian communities. Not only that, but the dictatorship in question receives U.S. military aid and is considered a “valued partner” of the U.S.

How did conservative Christians in the United States—members of the world’s largest, freest, richest, and most influential Christian community—respond to the ethnic cleansing of their coreligionists by a U.S. ally?


Nagorno-Karabakh: This is the last photo of the last clergy of Dadivank. They were forced to leave their monastery and flee October 1, 2023. For the first time in 1,700 years, no Armenian Christian prayers are heard there. This is not okay. They must be allowed to return.
Nagorno-Karabakh: This is the last photo of the last clergy of Dadivank. They were forced to leave their monastery and flee October 1, 2023. For the first time in 1,700 years, no Armenian Christian prayers are heard there. This is not okay. They must be allowed to return.

Armenia Monsetary Closes

Some 1,700 years ago, Armenia became the very first nation in history to adopt Christianity as the official religion of the state. That long history is fast disappearing. A photo recently posted by the Christian Emergency Alliance records the last clergy of an ancient monastery, forced to flee from the Azeri advances, which are often accompanied by desecrations of Christian sites by Muslim soldiers. In ancient times, the Armenians endured a precarious existence, with Rome to the west and Persia to the east. Today, U.S. ally Turkey backs the Muslim Azeri while Moscow has been an unreliable protector of Armenia. Whatever the causes of this strife, an ancient Christian society sits on the edge of destruction, which means that our prayers and political actions cannot be constrained only by geopolitics. Pray to God for our brothers and sisters, and appeal to our political representatives for their relief. " from the article: Armenia Monsetary Closes


Why Azerbaijan Will Keep Attacking Armenia

Video from RealLifeLore

This video is 1 year old but explains the conflict well.


How Armenia Became The First Christian Nation: King Tiradates III

Video from Stoic Historian


"The first kingly conversion and first Christian state ever, Armenia." from video introduction






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