Shahen Babayan after the 44-day war

We met the athlete Shahen Babayan during the days of the "Republican Sports Games of Disabled Sports 2023" in Tsaghkadzor.
On October 28, 2020 Shahen's life was barely saved from the injury he received from an anti-aircraft missile strike. Lost both legs. There was disappointment and despair, of course, but the urge to return to a full life was greater. Having prosthetics, today it is rare to sit in a wheelchair. He says that guys like me should stand firmly on the ground, give each other strength, so that the spirit of the defeated and broken will come out of all of us.

The Catholicos of All Armenians met the priests who completed the regular Priest Accelerated course

Another phase of the Accelerated course for priests was completed in the "Garegin I" educational center of the Mother See of Holt Etchmiadzin. As in the previous one, so in this gathering, the problems arising during the priest's pastoral service and the ways to overcome them were the focus of the discussion. About 500 priests are enrolled in the three-week training program. The Catholicos of All Armenians met the priests who completed the regular course.

Nationwide prayer for Artsakh in churches of Gugark diocese

The relic of St. Tovmas the Apostle was brought to St. Grigor Narekatsi Church of Vanadzor, and the relic of Virgin Varvara was brought to the Holy Mother of God Church.

Feast of St. Gevork the Warrior in St. Gevork Church in Noragavit

The reliquary of the Warrior was brought from the Mother See to the St. Gevorg Church in Noragavit. Every year on this feast, hundreds of pilgrims from different regions of Armenia come here to ask for the intercession of Saint Gevorg.

Relics of St. Gevork the Warrior will be taken to the churches in Garnahovit and Mughni

On the 30th of September, the Feast day of Saint Gevorg the Warrior, the faihtful will have the opportunity to communicate with the saint's relics taken out from the Mother See in the churches of Saint Gevorg in Mughni, Aragatsotn region and Garnahovit villages of Talin region.

The Holy Mother of God Church in the Diocese of Syunik was reconsecrated

Built in the 17th century in the Kurdish settlement of Syunik, the Holy Mother of God Church was restored and consecrated.

The meeting of spiritual leadership of the Armed Forces at the Monte Melkonyan Military Sports Academy

The senior Spiritual Servants presented the analyzes of the work performed by the chaplains serving the RA Armed Forces in the past three months. The spiritual Primate of the RA Chaplaincy of the Armed Forces, Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Movses Sargsyan, gave appropriate instructions to organize the work in the military units more effectively.

Patriarchal visit to the Armenian Philanthropic Academy of Calcutta

From June 27, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II was on a week-long visit to India and Thailand. As part of the visit, His Holiness visited one of the oldest Armenian educational institutions in the world, the Armenian Philanthropic Academy of Calcutta. 

"Our Saints", speeches dedicated to St. Grigor Narekatsi and St. Nerses the Graceful

Within the framework of the 850th anniversary of the death of Nerses the Graceful, on the initiative of the Grand Sacristan department of the Mother See and "Vache and Tamar Manukyan" library, speeches were made by Mariam Margaryan, professor of the State Administration Academy, doctor of political sciences, and choir director and musicologist, head of the musical ensembles of Karolyan University of Prague, Dn. Hayk Utujyan.

"Fresco" international festival of contemporary art and spiritual films was launched in Vanadzor

The 10th international festival of modern art and spiritual films "Fresco" was launched with the concert program of the "Berekamutyun" ensemble.

Feast of Discovery of Saint Gregory's Relics in the Holy Mother of God Church in Stepanakert

The Celebrant urged and requested the faithful from the altar of the Mother Cathedral to always keep the candle of the Illuminator burning in their hearts.

"Hrach and Susan Tufayan" Youth Center of Etchmiadzin celebrated its 20th anniversary

The end-of-the-year exhibition, the festive celebration and many guests talk about the journey and creative achievements of the 20-year-old educational institution.