This year the 15th Golden Apricot International Film Festival will be held fr om July 8 to 15


The preparations of 15th Golden Apricot International Film Festival are in final stage. The animation and documentation, international contest and non contest program are already known.
 

Closing of the 8th international festival of young musicians-performers "New Names”


The 8th international festival of young musicians-performers "New Names” was held this year from June 2 to 5.

“Museum of Inaccessibility”: what issues do people with disabilities confront?


By the initiative of Unison non-governmental organization, the exhibition “Museum of Inaccessibility” was opened in Moscow Cinema. The exhibition showcased items of daily use, which become absolutely inaccessible for some people. According to the organizes, this event highlights what physical, information and other types of issues faced by people with disabilities.

Towards the Feast of Lusavorich, a celebration was organized in the Northern Avenue


On June 16, our church celebrates the Feast of  Discovery of Relics of St. Grigor Lusavorich, which is also the pilgrimage day of St. Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral. 
Towards the Feast, an event was organized in one of the busiest parts of the capital - in the Northern Avenue. The students of Gevorkian Theological Seminary and Nork Armenian Youth Center also attended the event.  St. Grigor Lusavorich Church pastor Father Hovik Khachatryan ssaid that every year the clergy of the church try to launch the feast in an interesting manner.
 

The assembly of the Supreme Spiritual Council was launched in the Mother See


On May 29, by the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians the assembly of the Supreme Spiritual Council was launched in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
 

Incident in Yerevan St. St. Grigor Lusavorich Church yard in Yerevan


On June 10, in St. Grigor Lusavorich Church yard, at the completion of the ordination ceremony of the 12 deacons, the atmosphere was quite tense. A group of demonstrators of the initiative “New Armenia, New Patriarch”, led by Father Koryun and Karen Petrosyan, called for the resignation of the pontiff. In response, the crowds gathered in the yard of the church accompanied the Catholicos Karekin II by a pontifical prayer and "Vehapar" slogans. In the jostle, Father Hakob tried to protect with his body the activist of the initiative from potential attacks of angry people. However, a few moments later, the activist disseminated an announcement in the social network, where he called “ragtags” and “leftover of ragtag” to those believers who didn’t support them and back their behavior. 
 

Individual exhibition of Valmar in the National Gallery


National Gallery of Armenia houses the exhibition of Valmar to mark 70th anniversary of the painter.
 

23 priests serving in dioceses attend training courses in the Mother See


Within the scope of three-week training course, 23 priest serving in the dioceses of Armenia, Artsakh and Diaspora are in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin; they live and attend the courses in Karekin I Educational Center.
They have a full and interesting training program, they also confess that they experience a desirable perioed of spiritual seclusion and peace.
 

 

In Yerevan St. Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral an ordination of priests took place


On June 10, by the presidency of the Supreme Patriarch of Armenia, an ordination ceremony was held in St. Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral of Yerevan. 12 deacons were called for priesthood.  

The members of the Supreme Spiritual Council visited Sardarapat Memorial


The sessions of the Supreme Spiritual Council held in Holy Etchmiadzin were completed. On June 1 the members of Supreme Spiritual Council visited the Memorial of Sardarapat. 
 

The members of the Supreme Spiritual Council visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial


These days, the sessions of the Spiritual Council are underway in the Holy Etchmiadzin. The participants addressed Church statutes more specifically.  
Today, on June 31 the members of Supreme Spiritual Council visited the Memorial of Tsitsernakaberd. 
 

 

Today the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin


On June 3, by the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother See to commemorate the establishment of the Armenian spiritual center. The Feast of  Katoghike Etchmiadzin had been ordered by Grigor Lusavorich as he exited the Pit by enlightening with the word of Gospel truth and building a Cathedral. The Feast is celebrated on the second Sunday of the Feast of Pentecost.