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Hoyetchmen's Chariman Enger Sarkis Djernazian's New Year and Christmas Speech

Dear HEM-agans and fellow Armenians,

2021 will soon expire and together we will welcome 2022.

In a way, 2021 was a year of recovery for the Armenian nation. Following the 44-day Artsakh War, Armenians from around the world directed their gaze towards the homeland, especially Artsakh. Our organization participated in assisting Artsakh to the best of our abilities. Likewise in Lebanon, our compatriots are trying, step by step, to restore the happy and peaceful days of the past.

At the close of 2021, I would like to state that we were able to successfully complete many projects while many other assignments remained unfinished. Through your assistance we will try to revive these projects in 2022. As Yeghishe Charents said: “Oh Armenian people. Your sole salvation is in your united power.” As in previous years, I would like us to continue and be united, so that as a result of our projects’ success we would be able to call the year of 2022 a success.

Dear HEM-agans and fellow Armenians, Jerusalem is going through difficult times. The situation, familiar to all of us, will be an alarm bell that Jerusalem waits for our assistance. Let us in 2022 gather around Armenian Jerusalem so that we together carve its future for the benefit of future generations.

In October of 2022, the Armenian Young Men’s Society will commemorate its 85th anniversary. Already our Executive Committee has begun its preliminary work. We are hopeful that all our projects will be realized through the cooperation of all our members here and in the diaspora. In the early months of 2022 the Executive Committee will unveil all the projects linked to the 85th anniversary.


On behalf of the Executive Committee and myself I congratulate all of you and pray that 2022 will be a year of peace, power, and success so that we would be able to get together and work together for the benefit of our nation and homeland.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sarkis Djernazian

Hoyetchmen’s Chairman

Jerusalem