Presentation ceremony of 12 deacons of the eve of ordination


On June 9, on the previous day of the ceremony of presentation, an ordination of 12 deacons was held in Srbots Hreshtakats (Holy Angels) Church of the Mother See. 
 

Meeting of the President Armen Sargsyan with the members of the Supreme Spiritual Council


On May 29, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, by the presidency of Karekin II Catholicos the assembly of the Supreme Spiritual Council was launched. On the second day of the Assembly, on May 30, the President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan arrived for meeting the Council and high-ranking clergy of the Mother See.

ACYO 2018: One of Four Hundred


Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II proclaimed 2018 a year of youth. The first half of the year was filled with numerous youth programs, the most important of them was the program of the world youth union of the Armenian Church "Towards the Motherland, towards Holy Etchmiadzin". 
Since July 4, 400 young people from different diocese of the Armenian Church of the world have been in the homeland. George Najarian, from the Armenian Diocese of Australia, is one of those young people.
 

Yerevan Dancing Art State College


Yerevan Dancing Art State College, which has over century old history, is the only professional school of classical and folk dance in Armenia. It's considered to be the smithery of the National Opera and Ballet Theater of A. Spendiaryan. Our camera has toured around the college's rehearsal rooms. 

Brotherly Love


Who is the brother-loving person, what value system do s/he have, what sacrifices is s/he ready to make for the sake of a friend? The soldiers protecting the borderlines of the Motherland, their officers and the Chaplain talk about the love towards brother, friend. 

The Feast of Commemoration of Twelve Apostles and Paul in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


On June 30, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of Commemoration of Twelve Apostles and Paul. A Divine Liturgy was served, sharakans glorifying the behavior of apostles were heard. 
 

Holy Lance was placed in the altar of the Mother See


As per the notification put out by the Mother See, this morning, the Holy Lance was taken out and venerated at the altar of the Mother Cathedral. Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II offered a blessing ceremony with the Holy Lance, after which the believers were given the chance to touch the sacred relic to receive the power coming from the Holy Lance.
 

Ս. A prayer was venerated for the peace of the soul of Father Dajad Davidian in Holy Etchmiadzin.


This Sunday, July 22, at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin,  after the Divine Liturgy, by the presidency of Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians, a prayer was venerated  for the peace of the soul of Father Dajad Davidian. The priest passed away on July 14, in the USA. 

Third day of the gathering of Pan-Armenian Church Youth Organization in Tsakhkadzor


Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians has proclaimed the year 2018 as the year of youth. One of the program is the Pan-Armenian Youth program “Towards Home, towards Holy Etchiadzin”. Around 400 young people from other Armenian dioceses of the world are in their homeland since July 4.  They have been to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Oshakan. Third day of the gathering of Pan-Armenian Church Youth Organization was in Tsakhkadzor. 

Catholicos of All Armenians visited operational sites


Today, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II visited operational sites of the Nakhichevan section on the Armenian-Azerbaijani inter-state border accompanied by the clergy of the Mother See. To address the link between army-church, the Armenian Patriarch stated: “Do not doubt as just like in the past, today and in the future too, the Armenian priest will stand next to the Armenian soldier, on the front line”. 

“I saw the Supreme Patriarch only by TV, now I saw him in person”: camp children visit Mother See


The children of the camp of Nor Nork school N 135, were waiting impatiently for the Catholicos in the foyer of the Mother See Chancellery. The children came to Holy Etchmiadzin with the pastor of Nor Nork St.  Sarkis Church Father Norayr Baghdasaryan. 

Commemoration Feast of the Sts. Mesrop Mashtots and Sahak Partev was celebrated in Oshakan.


On June 21,  Commemoration of the Sts. Sahak Partev and Mesrop Mashtots was celebrated in Oshakan. St. Mestop Mashtots Church of Oshakan, which contains the cemetery of the saint, is the Mother Cathedral of Aragatsotn Diocese. On the festive Divine Liturgy many pilgrims were present with their diocesan priests and thir families and community members.