‘Orthodox Idyll’ Is Holy Cross Student’s ‘On Faith’ Blog


College of the Holy Cross
March 13 2008

Nalbandian ’09 offers distinctive perspective on Armenian-American
heritage and culture in high-profile online diary

Ani Nalbandian ’09 is one of six students nationwide recently chosen
by "On Faith," an interactive Web site on religion produced jointly
by Newsweek and washingtonpost.com, as a regular contributor to
the college religion blog "Faithbook." Nalbandian and the other new
bloggers join a group of six students who have been blogging for the
past year.

Nalbandian, a premed student majoring in history from Trumbull,
Conn., came to Holy Cross as a published author. At the age of 16,
she wrote her first book, Polis: A Way of Life, an exploration of
American political and social values. The daughter of an Armenian
priest, she has been actively engaged in the life of her church and
community. In October 2007, she was asked by the leaders of the
Armenian community to recite a poem for the head of the Armenian
Church, during his visit to the United States.

At Holy Cross, Nalbandian is co-chair of the Bishop Healy Multicultural
Society, science ambassador, Admissions tour guide, op-ed writer for
the Crusader; and member of the American Medical Student Association,
COMPASS, Eco-Action, and Schola Cantorum.

Read Nalbandian’s "Faithbook" posts about her Armenian Orthodox
faith online.


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