Acolytes of Talin

Edmon, Rafayel and Martun became friend in the church; every Sunday they attend Divine Liturgy in St. Gevork Church or Talin, or St. Hovhannes Church of Mastara. In the beginning I was alone, and it was harder, - says 6-years old Edmon, but when Rafayel and Martun came to the church, it became more interesting and fun. 

Postgraduate Education at Gevorgian Seminary

The Gevorkian Theological Seminary is transitioning to a three-level education system. Is the Seminary ready to provide quality postgraduate education? How shall it ensure the standards of postgraduate education? Rev. Fr. Garegin Hambardzumyan, Inspector of the Gevorgyan Theological Seminary, and Deacon Hrach Sargsyan, Head of the Department of Biblical and Confessional Studies, talk about this in the pavilion of the "Option" TV series. 

The first epistle to the Thessalonians (1:4-10)

What does the church mean? What does it mean to live in misfortune, with the joy of the Holy Ghost? Father Arnak Harutyunyan interprets the verse 1:4-10 from the first epistle of Apostle Paul to the Thessalonians.

The first epistle to the Thessalonians (1:1-3)

Father Arnak Harutyunyan interprets the verse 1:1-3 from the first epistle of Apostle Paul to the Thessalonians.


Children from Gosh village welcomed our film crew and accompanied them to their favorite place, Goshavank.

Armine Tumanyan, Sevada Grigoryan

Artists Sevada Grigoryan and Armine Tumanyan love the warm gatherings in Tavush. Friendship is a gift and in order to keep it, it is necessary to put effort and value each other.

Deacon Artur Vardanyan

“I came to Gevorkian Theological Seminary as an adult. I was entrusted with teaching the seminary students the spiritual singing. During the Mass I am singing in the same class with my pupils; it is a great responsibility.” Deacon Artur Vardanyan.

Children’s Right to Privacy

Psychologist Hrachya Amiryan and Aida Muradyan from World Vision Armenia, Child Protection Program Director, discuss the implications of the statutory provisions on the protection and immunity of children’s privacy; violation of children’s dignity and its impact on emotional life; public discourse of family life.  

Conflict Transformation through Negotiations

With the partnership between the Armenia Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation, Armenian-Russian University of Armenia and "Foundation against the Violation of Law" NGO, the subject “Conflict Transformation through Negotiations” was introduced in the University. The subject is taught for three years now. The objective is to develop students’ negotiation and communication skills, critical thinking, objective argument perception and building. How efficient was the study of the subject, how did the the students’ understanding on transforming or solving regional conflicts change? The topic is discussed by Larisa Alaverdyan, the Director of Law and Politics Institute of the Armenian-Russian University, Lilit Haroyan –postgraduate student of the Chair of International Relations and Global Politics and graduate student Ruben Zakharyan. 

Karine Avetisyan

Karine Avetisyan is a chemist by profession. Her love for arts drove her to making unique accessories: by combining ordinary chains with stones she creates necklaces, bracelets, brooches. 

Old Sects in New Waves

The legal heritage of the 8th century Catholicos Hovhan Odznetsi is considered to be the basis of Mkhitar Gosh and Smbat Gundstabl Datastanagirk (The Lawcode). "The Code of Conduct for Armenians" regulated social, legal, civil relations, contained instructions for fighting sectarian movements. The opponency he wrote against religious movements revealed the essence of the ideological struggle of the backsliders of the time. Experts, according to this literature, identify the ideas of old sects in contemporary religious trends. Odznetsi's literature also sheds light on the events of this history-wise scarce period.
Azat Bozoyan, Head of the Oriental Studies and Historiography Department at the Institute of Oriental Studies, and Chair of the Dialogue NGO Almast Muradyan speak at the pavilion of “Option”. 


Armenia and Neighbors: In Search for Peace, part 6

Another discussion of the program "Armenia and Neighbors: In Search of Peace” of the Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation of the World Council of Churches is dedicated to Armenia-Georgia-Iran-Turkey axis. What new perspectives of cooperation in the South Caucasus are there in view of rapid changes in the world, how can they serve to maintain the peace in the region? Interview with Alexander Rusetsky, Director of the South Caucasian Regional Security Institute of Georgia, Turkish journalist Serdar Corjun and Imam Ali Mohammad Shajanan of the Blue Mosque in Yerevan.