Latvian Radio Choir to perform the Liturgy of Komitas in Latvia


On the 150th anniversary of Komitas Vardabet, the Liturgy (Patarag) of Vardabet will be broadcast performed by the Latvian Radio Choir.   On this occasion, the Chief Conductor of the Choir Sigvards Kļava paid a three day visit to Armenia.
 

 

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.
 

 

January 13 is the Feast of Naming our Lord Jesus Christ


On January 13, eights days after the Christmas, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the Feast of Naming our Lord Jesus Christ. That day, a Festive Divine Liturgy is offered in all Armenian Apostolic Churches. Etchmiadzin’s St. Gayane: by the presidency of the Armenian Patriarch, a Divine Liturgy was offered by Very Rev. Fr. Zakaria Baghumyan.
 

 

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.
 

On the Feast of Holy Nativity, The clergy of Ararat Marz visited the children of Kharberd Orphanage


On the occasion of the Feast of Holy Nativity, the children of Kharberd Specialized Orphanage were visited by the Dean of Ararat Marz Bishop Gevorg Saroyan, the spiritual pastors of St. Gevork Church of Marmarashen and St. Thadeus Church  of Masis. They were joined by the members of Church Youth union and Deacon Gevorg serving in the Orphanage. 
 

Meeting of Catholicos of All Armenians with Staff of the Mother See


The Catholicos of All Armenians offered his congratulations on the occasion of the Feasts of New Year and Christmas  to the staff of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Supreme Patriarch wished them to treat their work with zeal, preserve their human nature and dignity while going through hardships.  His Holiness wished a peaceful year to the families. 

Joint concert of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and National Academic Choir


The concert of National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia and National Academic Choir was held at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall.
 

New Year gifts around the hospitable table of the Holy Etchmiadzin


On the night of December 31, only few hours before the church bells signal the start of the new year, by the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II all Diocesan leaders, the clergy, the officials of the Mother See, seminarians, professors gather in the cafeteria of the Mother See. This year they hosted the  children of “Kyurkchyan” Child Support Center. The most loved part of the New Year night at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is the humorous jokes of the seminarians.   
 

 

13th participants of the project “Creating Hands” are Shushan Gevorgyan and Diana Harutyunyan


13th exhibition of “Creating Hands” was opened in Gevorkian Seminary. The paintings of young painters Shushan Gevorgyan and Diana Harutyunyan can be viewed by January 27.
 

 

The houseof Sero Khanzadyan was renovated and reopened as museum


The house-museum of Sero Khanzadyan has been opened in Goris, as well as the library-cafe operating within the territory of the museum.