Catholicos of All Armenians Meets with Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland


Four-day ecumenical visit to Finland by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II still continues. The Pontiff left for Finland by the invitation of the heads of Orthodox and Evangelical-Lutheral Churches. On March 19, Catholicos had a meeting with the Armenian community, and on March 20 – with the Archbishop of Turku, Head of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland Kari Mäkinen. 
 

Ecclesiastical life 04.11.2016 Special coverage from New York


Easter Sunday Divine Liturgy in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


On March 27, the festive Divine Liturgy of Holy Resurrection brought the Armenian believers, state officials, representatives of various diplomatic missions, and public, political and cultural figures together in the Mother See. Catholicos of All Armenians offered a pontifical Divine Liturgy and delivered his message on the Holy Resurrection. 
 

Ռոմանտիկ հնագետը. Պիոտրովսկի


Ֆիլմը պատմում է Պետական էրմիտաժի տնօրեն, հնագետ, արևելագետ Միխայիլ Պիոտրովսկու կենսագրության, գործունեության, Հայաստանի ու հայկականության հետ առնչությունների մասին: Հայաստանում Պիոտրովսկին  ոչ միայն մասնագիտական հետաքրքրություններ ունի,  այլ նաև ազգականներ ու բարեկամներ: Երևանը որպես երկրորդ հայրական տուն նրան հուզում է նույնքան, որքան Պետերբուրգը: Կենսագրական կարևոր դրվագներից զատ, հերոսը խոսում է արևելագիտության առանձնահատկությունների, մշակութային բազմազանության և հանդուժողականության մասին: 

Triamphant Church


On April 23, 2015, canonization ceremony for the victims of the Armenian Genocide took place at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. For the last 400 years, no canonization ceremony was ever held in the Armenian Church. The Bishops Congregation restored the procedure of collective canonization. Bishops of Armenian Church, composer Yervand Yerkanyan, leaders of Christian sister cities, high ranking officials and representatives of Catholic and Orthodox churches tell about the process of restoring canonization procedure and this historic ceremony. 

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Address of Komitas Vardapet in Yerevan


The activities ranging almost one and half years ended up in the doors of Komitas Museum-Institute to open in Komitas Park. 8 halls of the Museum showcase the life and activities of Vardapet, his thoughts and feelings, musical-theoretical and spiritual life and the heritage of rich folk literature he himself collected. 

 

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Pontifical Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Holy Nativity and Theophany


On January 6, the Feast of Holy Nativity and Theophany, a Pontifical Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral by Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, Chairman of the National Assembly Galust Sahakyan, other state officials, members of the Supreme Church Council, foreign diplomats accredited in Armenia, representatives of education, science and culture. 

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New Year night at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


According to the established tradition, every New Year night a Pontifical wish is issued, when the Church prays for the peace and prosperity of Motherland to God. This year the ceremony of pomegranate blessing came to join the Pontifical New Year wish. 

 

Hakob Hakobyan: Confession


“The existence of spiritual life of man is proved through art. Symphony N 9 of Beethoven is an expression of one’s soul rather than of body. Therefore, when I say spiritual life, first and foremost I understand Art. The painter with colors, the musician with sounds, the sculptor by encarving, the writer through poetry. We can see that man is not solely a physical phenomenon”.
The film features passages from different articles and interviews with Hakob Hakobyan made in various times.

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Hermitage is 250 years old


Every year, on December 7 – the Feast of St. Ekaterina, the establishment day of Hermitage is celebrated. This year the Museum celebrates its 250th anniversary.

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Two Generations: Experts and Students Talk about Peace


The opinions of experts Alexan Arzumanyan, Manvel Sargsyan, Yerevan State University students, Youth Union members of Armavir Diocese of the Armenian Church expressed on the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and regional peace.

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Fraternal visit of Karekin II the Catholicos of All Armenians to Vatican


From May 7-9, Karekin II the Catholicos of All Armenians paid a fraternal visit to Vatican. On May 7 the Armenian Patriarch had a meeting with the Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace Library and invited the Pontiff of the Catholic Church to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in 2015 to commemorate the 100th years of the Armenian Genocide.
Under the presidency of Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II, a united prayer was extended from the Redemptoris Mater Chapel, for world peace.