Ս. Candlelight Divine Liturgy of Holy Resurrection at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


Ս. Festive Divine Liturgy of Holy Resurrection in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin was offered by Archbishop Paren Avetisyan. The Supreme Patriarch lighted the Cathedral lanterns with the altar lamp and distributed among the believers. Thousands of people from various location came to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to carry the symbolic light to their  families.  Tomorrow, on April 1, Catholicos of All Armenians will offer the festive Divine Liturgy of Holy Resurrection. 
 

Paintings of the Doctor of Art Studies Vigen Ghazaryan - in one show room


This year, the Doctor of Art Studies, corresponding member of NAS professor Vigen Ghazaryan turns 75. The merited scientists is creating as well. Through the efforts of his family, his compositions from various years were brought together in the show room named after him.  
 

Wikimedia Armenia


"Wikimedia Armenia" Scientific-Educational Non-Governmental Organization has united volunteers of different ages and professions, who did not spare efforts to write articles in Armenian, edit mistakes and misspellings. Thanks to them, Armenian Wikipedia has become one of the full members of the world's largest family, the 34th edition of the articles.
 

Tsakhkazar (Palm Sunday) in Arabkir newly-built Church


In Arabkir Church, the festive Divine Liturgy of Tsakhkazard was held by Father Hrant Manukyan. This was the very first Liturgy of the newly-ordained priest and the first Tsakhkazard of Arabkir Church. 
 

Rev. Father Yremia Abgaryan defended an thesis for the rank of Archimandrite


On May 1, the defence of a thesis for the rank of Archimandrite of Rev. Fr. Yeremia Abgarian was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Երեմիա աբեղա Աբգարյանի վարդապետական թեզի պաշտպանությունը: The topic was “Canonical-Ecclesiastical Perceptions of Priesthood in Medieval Armenia as per the “Armenian Book of Rules””.
 

Individual exhibition of the National Painter of RA Anatoli Avetyan was opened in Vanadzor city


To mark the 26th anniversary of the Armenian independence, on September 21, a number of merited artists and other figures were rewarded with higher prizes of the Republic of Armenia. Among them was painter Anatoli Avetyan. The artist was awarded with the National Artist's grade. A few days ago the exhibition of Anatoli Avetyan was opened in Vanadzor city. 
 

Hovhannes Zardaryan


The painting of Zardaryan “Spring” done in 1956 symbolizes the start of the snow melting in the Soviet Armenian painting. Hovhannes Zardaryan is one of those exceptional painters who made his way to numerous international exhibitions in those years, including three biennale in Venice. Most part of Zardaryan’s abundant heritage has not so far been explored remaining unknown to the public. 
 

The Lebanese Armenian soprano singer Shoghig Torossian's performance with the State Symphonic Orchestra of Armenia


On February 7, the Lebanese Armenian soprano singer Shoghig Torossian performed with the State Symphonic Orchestra of Armenia. 
 

Famous painter Hovhannes Zardaryan turns 100 years


This year Famous painter Hovhannes Zardaryan turns 100 years old.
 

Blessed khachvars (banners) were distributed to the armed forces


On October 10, soldiers of different units and detachments and high-ranking military personnel of the RA Armed Forces were at the Mother See. With the blessing of the Supreme Patriarch, they were given khachvars (banners), which will be held next to battle flags.
 

Fast of Holy Catechumens starts in January 22


According to the Armenian Apostolic Church Calendar, this year the Fast of Holy Catechumens starts in January 22. 
 

Meeting New Year in the Church becomes a steady tradition


This year, the Churches were unprecedentedly filled with believers on the Pomegranate blessing ceremony and Christmas celebrations.