As the President pointed out, the institution founded three centuries ago by the spiritual genius of Armenian thought Mekhitar
Sebastatsi has made an exceptional contribution to the preservation of the Armenian identity since the beginning of its activities on the Saint Lazarus Island as evidenced by numerous manuscripts and records of the Armenian cultural heritage kept in the monastic complex, which are unique samples of human civilization.
Jun The Sky is Blue in Some Other Way: A Diagram of a Possible Misreading--Michal Budny, Liudvikas Buklys, Thea Djordjadze, Mekhitar
Garabedian, Istvan B.
Its tragically hopeful inscription, in Armenian script, reads: "Hail to you hill, temple of nature, allow your heap obelisk to be a reminiscence that preserves your novice name from century to century, long live the radiant great Mekhitar
In 1605, another scribe, Mekhitar
, wrote in his hishatakaran: "And the Qizilbash came to Van and committed many acts of murder and bloodshed, but God knows the entire world is troubled and suffering.
 Abbot Mekhitar
, an Armenian scholar and clergyman who embraced Catholicism in 1695 and founded the Mekhitarist Order in 1701, became one of the great benefactors of Armenian culture and scholarship.
Bande a Part: Thomas Bogaert, David Brognon and Stephanie Rollin, Marie Jose Burki, Robert Devriendt, Lionel Esteve, Mekhitar
Garabedian, Fiona Mackay, Xavier Mary, Benoit Plateus, and Helmut Stallaerts (The CAB, 32-34 rue Borrens, 1050 Brussels)