The assembly of the Supreme Spiritual Council was launched in the Mother See


On May 29, by the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians the assembly of the Supreme Spiritual Council was launched in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
 

The performance “Hokis” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of May Heroic Battles


The students of Nork Armenian Youth Center presented a plastic-music performance “Hokis (My Soul)” within the scope of May heroic battles and 100th anniversary of the First Armenian Republic. 

The collection of belts of “Protection Service” SNCO


The collection of silver belts preserved in the “Protection Service” SNCO is from domestic museums of Harich Archaeological and Dilijan’s Architecture Museum.
The belts are 7, all dating back to the 19th to 20th centuries and present two schools of silversmith - Tbilisi and Alexandrapol schools.

International competition Granshan” non-Latin typefaces and typography will mark its 10th anniversary this year International competition Granshan” non-Latin typefaces and typography will mark its 10th anniversary this year


Edik Ghabuzyan, font creator, founder of Granish non-Latin typefaces and typography tells about the creation and development of Armenian typography and computer typefaces.
 

Jazz with Kanoon: Kanoon Class of Etchmiadzin Armenian Church Youth Center


Jazz, rock’n’roll, spiritual music – with kanoon. The students of Kanoon Class of Etchmiadzin Armenian Church Youth Center try to approach older musical instruments in new methods. 
Most of the students have participated in diverse festivals, now get ready for new tours to present Armenian kanoon in the European cities. 
 

 

The books “Soldier Priests” and “Powerful Saints” were published


To mark the 100th anniversary establishment of the first Republic of Armenia and May Heroic Fights, the books “Soldier Priests” and “Powerful Saints” were published.  The author is scientific researcher of Matenadaran Lusine Tumanyan. The book “Powerful Saints” is the hagiography of the 21 intercessory saints of the Armenian Army. 
“Soldier Priests” is the narrative on the great military deeds committed by the Armenian priests in early XX century.  The book includes 20 Easter and Western Armenian priests with most of their lives and activities still unknown of party revealed. 
 

 

Dancing Children of Ashtarak Armenian Church Youth Center


The students of this dance class are basically children, the teacher teaches them dances with such names  that are loved by them – Penguin dance, Rabbit dance, Flowers dance. They also help them learn not so easy dance movements. 
 

Macrame Class of Ashtarak Armenian Church Youth Center


What is interesting about macramé? The students of macramé class of Ashtarak Armenian Church Youth Center can weave anything they like owing to their mastery of macramé, e.g. pendants, bracelets, brooches. They also weave wall ornaments and decorate the walls of the Youth Center. Apart from learning applied arts, they also obtain new friends. They would like to help their educational center in the future, so that more children get education in the center.

Meeting of Diaspora teachers with the Supreme Patriarch


62 teachers arriving in Armenia from 15 countries of the world had a meeting with Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II in Karekin I Educational Center.  They are in Armenia to attend the one-month training course organized by Abovyan State Pegagogical University.

Meetings of Patriarch with the youth of the Armenian Dioceses in Diaspora


The last days of the past week were replete with meetings with the youth arriving to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin as pilgrims from different diaspora Armenian Diocese. The pilgrims come from France, Argentina, Eastern Diocese of the US.  
 

From August 6-11 is the Week of Haghartsin


It's been third year, since the youth of Tavush Diocese by the initiative of Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, the Primate of Tavush Diocese, implement events dedicated to Haghartsin Week. This year the young volunteers meet the  guests, tourists and locals arriving in Haghartsin from August 6-11. They want to make Tavush recognizable not only as a territory under the direct target of the enemy, but also proclaim the spiritual and cultural values of the Monastic Complex.

Ս. Feast of Assumption of Holy Mother of God in Yerevan St. Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator) Church


Among other Churches of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral in Yerevan also hosted a Festive Divine Liturgy. The Cathedral was crowded with people along with the Christians and pilgrims: this is one of the oldest Feasts dedicated to the Holy Mother of God, one of the 4 Tabernacle feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The sacrament of the Feast is more than real today.