June 19-25


In 2016, the whole world had its eye on our country. Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin hosted Pope Francis. His three-day visit was replete with events; the Pope attended a number of sacramental ceremonies. 
The episcopal ordination of His Holinesses Bagrat and Vasken had also been held during this week. 
 

June 12-18


It was within this week that Karekin II Catholicosof All Armenians re-consecrated Holy Etchmiadzin Church built in 1846. On the same day the Cultural Center Hayartun – erected next door to the Church, opened its doors.
The week of June12-18 was also distinguished with the historical visit of His Holiness made to Javakhk. Last Khrimyan Hayrik paid Pontiffical visit to Javakhk around 100 years ago. 

 

June 26-July 2


On June 30, 2007 Vanatun of the Mother See was opened under the presidency of Karekin II Patriarch. The building was entirely renovated through the support of American Armenian philanthropist James Kalustian. The construction hosts Church delegations visiting the Mother See, Armenian and foreign high-ranking priests, guests.
During theses days over various years the Patriarch paid pontifical visits to St. Petersburg and Riga. 
 

 

June 5-11


One of the most noteworthy events that took place during the week of June 5-11 over various years was the blessing of the grounds of Holy Trinity Church constructed in one of the densely populated district South-Western. Presently the Church has significantly altered the community life. 
We have also singled out the Georgian visit of the Armenian Pontiff, which helped solving specific issues for our Church. 
 

 

March 27-April 2


In the diary of March 27 to April 2 we address the cooperation between the Christian Education Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and Dasaran.am, the mission of Beirut “Religious Women of Holy Etchmiadzin” and other memorable events.  

April 17-23


April 23 of 2015 opened a new page in the Armenian history: our church canonized the martyrs of Armenian Genocide and restored the canonization process suspended for centuries. 1200 invitations were sent to various corners of the world, 35 high-ranking priests of Christian Churches and delegations of ecclesiastical organizations arrived to attend the ceremony.  

March 13-19


The week of March 13-19 of various years was marked with events related to development of church relations. Kirill I, Patriarch of All Russians visited Armenia, the delegation headed by Catholicos of All Armenians left for Vatican, gifts were presented in the Mother See. 

April 24-30


What were the reflections on the historical event held in April 23, 2015 – canonization of the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide? What investment did the Armenian Apostolic Church have in the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide? 

March 20-26


The period between March 20 and 26 in various years falls on the Great Lent. 
The Great Lent is a road to repentence, remorse and conversion towars God. The Church week is not replete with active events over this period, instead the Great Lent with its golden chain of 6 Sundays becomes a period of self-reflection, renewal, preparation and guidance of a believer towards the glorious feast of the Ressurection of Jesus Christ. 
 

April 3-9


One of the memorable events of recent years was the opening of the Chancellery of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.  The new building allowed to hire more staff, open new offices.   
This week our Church also celebrated April 7 - Feast of the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary.
 

April 10-16


During this week of 2015, the Pope offered a Divine Liturgy to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, which was held in St. Peter Cathedral of Vatican. The Catholic leader called millions of his followers to condemn the Armenian Genocide and pray for the souls of innocent victims to rest in peace.  
This week the consecration of the bells of St. Hovhannes Church in Kond and reconsecration of St. Hovhannes Church in Mkhchyan was held.
 

March 6-12


The events of this week focus on women – March 8 events. A day full of congratulations, wishes, surprises and confessions for women. How does our Church value and appreciate women, what message is delivered by the Pontiff on this day every year?