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. 

The victory of Sargis Bazhbeuk-Melikyan in Minsk

Sargis Bazhbeuk-Melikyan won in the 4th contest of international Christmas singers of Minsk.

Hovhannes Chekijian awarded “National Hero”

On January 16, at the RA Presidential Residence, solemn ceremony of handing over the medal and honoring of the conductor of the RA National Academic Choir Hovhannes Chekijian was held. The renowned musician earned the highest honor for his huge investment in the sphere of culture and for representing Armenia to the world. 

Aroutiunian Woodwind-Piano Quartet in A. Khachaturian House

On January 18, within the scope of “Musical Thursday at Khachaturian’s house” program, the House-Museum Aram Khachaturian hosted Aroutiunian Woodwind-Piano Orchestra. 

“Miqayel Voskanyan and Friends”

"Miqayel Voskanyan and Friends" ethno jazz band created in 2011 is one of the most inimitable musical groups. Their set list includes adaptations of famous pieces as well as original compositions. Tar is the solo instrument in the band. Their music mixes elements of jazz, Armenian folk music, rock and fusion. Our camera is in the rehearsal room of "Miqayel Voskanyan and Friends" band.

Praying Soldier, Invincible Soldier

For already two decades, the chaplains of the Armenian Church have been serving in the military detachments and units of the Armenian army; they stand together with the soldiers also at the positions and hospitals. The soldier and the nurse of the Armenian army, the Major and the Colonel, tell us about living side by side with the servants of the Armenian Church, praying with them, and being comforted and inspired by them.
The film is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Spiritual Leadership of the RA Armed Forces.


Murad Hasratyan

Murad Hasratyan studied and composed the entire history of the Armenian architecture in Armenian, Russian and French. Hasratyan lectured in a number of prestigious symposiums and foreign universities. Today the scientists continues his academic and pedagogical activities with   an enthusiasm of a young man. The six-volume book on Armenian architecture continues to be published under his huidance in the NAS Art Institute. 

Festive packages for beneficiaries of the Charity Cuisine program

For over twenty-four years Baden-Wurttemberg Regional Branch of the German Red Cross has been operating in Yerevan a charity center "House of Hope". On December 28, the House of Hope was enjoying New Year swirling. Forty volunteers aged 7-50 prepared holiday packages for 540 beneficiaries of the Charity Cuisine program. Among the volunteers were the Deputy Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Armenia Klaus Waldenberger.       

Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan marks the 22nd anniversary of anointment

22 years ago, on the day of the Feast of Transfiguration, the present Primate of Tavush Diocese Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan accepted the holy covenant of priestly celibacy.  On the 22nd anniversary of spiritual service, Father Bagrat would most desire to hear the congratulation of his blessed memory of mother, whose biggest wish to see her son a church servant was fulfilled.  Father Bagrat is convinced - it was her blessing that accompanied him all the way through his service.