Christmas Ritual Puppets


Traditional puppets, Kaghand grandfather, khlvliks and aralezes have been transformed into new puppets today. Puppet makers show how to do it, preserving the sacrament and content of folk rituals of Christmas.

The Chairman of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan was received by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II


On January 25, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received the newly-elected Chairman of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Supreme Patriarch spoke about the important role of the National Assembly in the public life, emphasized the need for solving the problems faced by the country through legislative regulations while ensuring progress. The Chairman of NA underscored the vital role of Church-State cooperation.

 

2nd International Festival of Brass Instruments in Yerevan


Alexander Harutyunyan International Brass Instruments’ Festival was held in Yerevan from June 12-15. 

Festive Candlelight Divine Liturgy at Yerevan Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator) Church


Hundreds of believers gathered in Yerevan St. Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral to attend festive Candlelight Divine Liturgy. People have arrived with families, friends and relatives.
 

 

Jubilee calendar on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Komitas Vardabet


2019 is a jubilee year marking the 150th anniversary of Komitas Vardabet. The calendar-album published by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is on the subject of Komitas Vardabet.
 

 

Ambassador of Uruguay in Armenia Carlos Sgarbi Von Steinmann visits Echmiadzin


The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uruguay in Armenia Carlos Sgarbi Von Steinmann had a meeting with Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians.
 

Military officers of Armenia will bear medals “Cross of King Ashot Yerkat (the Iron)” on their uniforms


On January 27, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin,  St. Vartan and St. Hovhannes Chapel, A Divine Liturgy was offered on the occasion of the Army Day. The celebrant was the Chaplain of the RA Armed Forces Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan. By the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians, a Pontifical prayer was offered. It was followed by the blessing of the medals to be distributed to the officers and the soldiers.
From this point on, based on the blessing of Catholicos of All Armenians and the Minister of Defense of Armenia, the military officers will bear the medal  “Cross of King Ashot Yerkat (the Iron)” on their uniforms. 
After the Liturgy, an award ceremony was held in the ceremony hall of Gevorkian Seminary. 
 

 

Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia was received by Catholicos of All Armenians


On January 17, Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians received Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia and the representatives of other UN specialized agencies and program.
 

 

Religious shapes in totalitarian art


By the initiative of Dialog NGO, a discussion on “Totalitarian Art and Its Manifestations in Religious Organizations” was held in Ararat Patriarchal Diocese.
 

 

The film of filmmaker Gagik Harutyunyan is about an interesting episode of Komitas’ biography


The film of filmmaker Gagik Harutyunyan “”The Past Defines the Future” is about an interesting episode of Komitas Vardabet's biography.
 

 

The festival “Yerevan Prospects” kicked off with a concert by Estonian National Symphony Orchestra


The 19th Concert Season of “Yerevan Prospects” International Festival kicked off with a concert by Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.
 

Rose feast to the memory of Sayat-Nova


This year too, the park of Conservatory was filled with roses and songs. It’s been 10 years now that Sayat-Nova Cultural Center celebrated the Rose Feast by the initiative of Merited Artist of Armenia Tovmas Poghosyan. The feast is devoted to the memory of Sayat-Nova.