An event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Silva Kaputikyan at Eurnekian School


To mark the 100th anniversary of Silva Kaputikyan, the students of Eurnekian School of the Mother See organized a celebration event.
 

 

The Book of Lamentations of Narekatsi has been republished


Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin republished the contemporary Armenian translation of “The Book of Lamentations” of Narekatsi translated by writer, publicist, editor and publisher Misak Koçunya

Candlelight Divine Liturgy of the Holy Nativity in St. Gayane Monastery by the presidency of the Armenian Pontiff


The good news of the birth of Christ was spread from the Mother See of Holy Etchmadzin: “Christ is born and revealed, Good Tidings to you and to us,” - announced Catholicos Karekin II just as he does every year, which people exchanged with each other inside the Church, then later - in their houses.
Since the Mother Cathedral is in renovation currently, the Candlelight Divine Liturgy and, in general, Sunday Liturgies, are attended by the clergy of the Mother See by the presidency of Patriarch Karekin II at St. Gayane Monastery of Etchmiadzin.
 

 

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.
 

 

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.
 

 

An Armenian Church Youth Center was opened in Saghmosavan


On June 2, an Armenian Church Youth District Center was opened in Saghmosavan village, which was blessed by Karekin II Catholicos.
 

The Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited Armenian Church of Moscow


On June 14, the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who was in Moscow on a two-day official visit, visited the Armenian church complex in Moscow with his wife. Accompanied by Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan - the Primate of Russia and Nor Nakhichevan, the Prime Minister visited the Holy Transfiguration Church, where they prayed for the peace in the world and the prosperity of Motherland. 

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.
 

 

Nominees of Aurora Prize in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


Kyaw Hla Aung from Myanmar, Sunitha Krishnan from India and Tomás González Castillo from Mexico are the nominees of Aurora Humanitarian Initiative 2018. The Commission selected their names from 750 candidates of 115 countries. The nominees were received by Catholicos of All Armenians at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. 

Martyrology of Saints


The saints are mentioned in different sections of the mass. The believers seek their intercession. Which saints are mentioned in the mass, why are they supplemented by kings as well?
Rev. Fr. Nerses Harutyunyan provides explanations.
 

Clergy meeting held at the Mother See


On May 24, nearly 200 priests serving in different Diocese gathered in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin with the Primates of their dioceses. 
Before the commencement of the meeting, the priests headed by the Armenian Patriarch attended a Divine Liturgy in the Mother Cathedral followed by a Repose of Souls for Gevork V Surenyats Catholicos at his grave.