A Christian is commanded by the Gospel to confirm his/her faith through deeds. In the Middle Ages, anyone making a donation to the Church could expect the Church to pray for the salvation of their soul several times a year. Even nowadays, the names of many Armenian benefactors can be found in the records preserved on the churches. Some of the names did not get to us either on their own wish or simply due to circumstances.
Who are the benefactors of the Church today and what do they expect for their deeds? The “Life of Faith” presents the topic. 

Oshakan


St. Mesrop Mashtots Church of Oshakan is located in the Diocese of Aragatsotn.
Over the last years, the renovation of Church facilities in the Diocese has gained large impetus.
The renovations are implemented with the efforts of benefactors.
The program presents the meeting of the Church with her benefactor.
Participants:
Gagik Karapetyan, benefactor
Rubik Hayrapetyan, benefactor
Arsen Piloyan, benefactor
Tiruhi Avagyan, benefactor
Garegin Amatuni, benefactor

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Hovhannavank


Within the last two-three years, extensive renovation and decoration activities were going on in the Churches of Aragatsotn Diocese. Hovhannavank Monastery is among those Churches. The Diocese is divided into Pastorates and each of them has a benefactor working for it.
The program presents the story on ''meeting'' of the Church with the benefactor, unfolding the link between the past and present in each of their lives.
Participants:
Hovhannes Yesayan, benefactor
David Sahakyan, benefactor
Mikhail Baghdasarov, benefactor

Agarak


The Armenians of Saint Petersburg say, that “People tell about Agarak in such a way, that one might think it to be the capital”. After the construction of Holy Mother of God Church, life in Agarak changed completely. The benefactor is Hrachya Poghosyan from Agarak, who is a businessman in Saint Petersburg, reserve major.
“The village should have a Church, a school and a monument dedicated to the memory of war victims”, - says the benefactor. All three were built in Agarak in his own initiative.

 

Holy Mother of God Monastery of Tegher


Numerous miracles are told about Tegher Monastery. Especially many couples, who don’t have children, come here for pilgrimage. Up untill recently, the 12th century Church Complex century was destroyed and not functioning. Owing to the benefactors, today the Monastery doors are once again open. They tell the story themselves – Mikayel Mikayelyan, Lyova Khachatryan, Samvel Khachatryan, Mikayel Ghazaryan, Khachik Hovhannisyan, Armen Maghakyan and administrator of the Monastery – Deacon Arman Aharonyan.

 

St. Sargis Church of Ushi