The Patriarch received Rabbi David Rosen


Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians received Rabbi David Shlomo Rosen in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. He is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee Co-President of Religions for Peace. Rabbi Rosen is also a member of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Be is also dealing with issues related to international religions. 
 

The Mother Cathedral has been undergoing renovations for the last 6 years


For the last 6 years, the roof of the Mother Cathedral has been undergoing renovations. In 2012  an iron frame was placed around the main dome.  At the request of His Holiness Karekin II, specialists from Italy were invited to review the scope of the work and examine the domes.  It was the professional conclusion of the specialists that the Cathedral roof needed to be completely renovated, that it was at risk for seismic activity, and that the southern dome is in danger of collapse. 

Papal Nuncio and Titular Archbishop of Aemona in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


On July 11, Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians received Papal Nuncio and Titular Archbishop of Aemon José Avelino Bettencourt. 
 

Pedagogical meeting of educational institutions of the Mother See


At the end of every semester, by the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians, a pedagogical meeting of all educational institutions of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is held. This year it was celebrated on July 2. 
 

Visit of Japanese specialists to the Mother See


Japanese art restorers visit Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin for the third time. The occasion of the visit was the training course of restoring fabric sowing varieties.
 

Third day of the gathering of Pan-Armenian Church Youth Organization in Tsakhkadzor


Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians has proclaimed the year 2018 as the year of youth. One of the program is the Pan-Armenian Youth program “Towards Home, towards Holy Etchiadzin”. Around 400 young people from other Armenian dioceses of the world are in their homeland since July 4.  They have been to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Oshakan. Third day of the gathering of Pan-Armenian Church Youth Organization was in Tsakhkadzor. 

The members of the Pan-Armenian Church Youth Organization had a meeting with the President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan


On July 7, the Pan-ACYO was in the process of its gathering in Tsakhkadzor, In the afternoon, 400 young people along with the priests walked to Kecharis Monastic Complex. The participants of the evening gathering had a meeting with the President of RA Armen Sargsyan.
 

Կորյուն աբեղա Առաքելյանին կարգալույծ անելու որոշումը ներկայացվեց Վեհափառ հայրապետին և ԳՀԽ անդամներին


Dozens of the members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See formally requested Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians to convene a session to punish the anti-religious behavior of Rev. Fr. Koryun Arakelyan.  The Monastic Disciplinary Committee of the Mother See unanimously decided to defrock Rev. Fr. Koryun Arakelyan. The decision was made still in July 6. On July 10, it was submitted to the Supreme Patriarch and the members of the Supreme Spiritual Council. 
 

The President of the Italian Republic visited Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


Today, the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The high-ranking guest and his delegation were greeted by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. The delegation headed by the Italian President visited Alex and Marie Manoogian Treasury House Museum of the Mother See.

In Yerevan Holy Trinity Church the pilgrims were joined by Catholicos of All Armenians


On the Feast of Commemoration of the 12 Disciples and Apostle St. Paul, the Church of Holy Trinity in Yerevan hosted numerous pilgrims. The pilgrims from diverse dioceses of Armenia obeyed the exhortation of Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians made the previous day to gather in Holy Trinity Church of Yerevan instead of Etchmiadzin to attend the evening Divine Liturgy. To their surprise, the pilgrims were joined by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.  In his sermon the Supreme Patriarch talked about the consecration of the day and the love of Christ upon us across all times. 

English Class of Ashtarak Armenian Church Youth Center


The children and students of Ashtarak Armenian Youth Center English class are sure that languages have a uniting, peace-carving role. In practice, the opinions of children on the need to know English vary widely. Teachers use modern methods, however the most effective of all is the method of encouragement, which can turn even the laziest student almighty. 
 

Dhol (Drum) Class of Ashtarak Armenian Church Youth Center


The students of dhol class tell us how and why they chose dhole, the techniques of playing it, the difficulties, their preferred rhythms, concerts, future plans etc.