Melik Village

After the re-consecration of St. Hovhannes Church the daily routine of Melik village changed. A Church choir was established and despite the severe winter, children congregate here every week. During our shooting, they were traveling in the village by groups and giving the Good Tiding from house to house.

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. 


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.

Armen from Holy Trinity Church

“First I put on “shabig (alb), and only after that – my father. I taught him all the songs”. Our hero is the little acolyte of Yerevan Holy Trinity Church Armen. 


“I am grateful to my granny, if it wasn’t her to take me to the Church, I would never meet such great friends”. Our hero is the little acolyte of Yerevan St. Gregory the Illuminator Church Razmik. 

Father Abel Kartashyan

Father Abel is a priest of seven borderline villages. He serves in Tavush Diocese. He considers hardships and joys of every soldier and farmer who defends the border his own. What does a man need? A frank and compassionate friend.


Children of Ohanavan Village were in the yard of the St. Hovhannavank church. It was the village feast day, and the day began with a liturgy...

Vigen Avetis, Vahagn Hayrapetyan

The friendship between sculptor Vigen Avetis and musician Vahagn Hayrapetyan goes back to those times, when they were only third class pupils. They recollect their unbelievably adventurous friendship of forty years.

Palm Sunday (Tsaghkazard)

16 little acolytes serving in different churches of Armenia spent the Feast of Tsaghkazard in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to attend the Divine Liturgy in the Mother See, meet the Supreme Patriarch and exchange presents. How did they get ready for that day and what did they experience, the little acolytes tell themselves. 

Lilit Hovhannisyan

Lilit Hovhannisyan was not an actor by profession, but the movies where she acted have been foreven encarved in the history of Armenian cinema: “The Heart is Singing”, “What's All the Noise of the River about?”, “01-99”, “The Mystery of Mountain Lake”. How she ever emerged into cinema: her cousins and daughter tell about it. Humorous, charming and unpredictable; this is how Lilit Hovhannisyan is remembered offscreen.