Indictment. The crime is Spiritual


On April 6, under the presidency of the Catholicos of All Armenians, a requiem service was held in front of the Martyred Clergymen Memorial Wall of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, in memory of the clergymen who were victims of violence during the communist era.

Traditional Palm Sunday preparation in Meghradzor


Palm Sunday will be celebrated on April 10 this year. It will be celebrated in Meghradzor and neighboring communities, and before that it is a "trial Palm Sunday" in the neighboring Marmarik community.

Remembrance Day of the Forty Martyred Holy Infants


To the north-east of Oshakan, on the way to Voskevaz, stands the 7th century St. Zion Church in a place called "Mankanots". It is dedicated to the memory of 40 Christian soldiers killed in Sebastia at the beginning of the 4th century. Every year during Lent, on the Saturday before the Sunday of the Judge, a pilgrimage liturgy is served here.

Median Day (Mijink) -Wednesday of the fourth week of Great Lent


Median Day (Mijink) symbolizes that the first half of Great Lent has passed. It is not considered to be a feast and it does not interrupt the fasting. The mijink gata is also of Lent. Median Day ordinances symbolize the joy of the faithful who have reached the middle of the Great Lent period of repentance, seeking strength and ability to spend the rest of their days.

Commemoration Day of St. John of Otzoon on March 19


The 3th Saturday of Great Lent out church commemorates the day of the St. John (Hovhannes) of Otzoon, St John (Hovhan) of Vorotan and St. Gregory of Datev who are the one of the greatest fathers of Armenian Church. 

The wisdom of the parable of the Prodigal son's return


At the end of the Evening Service in St. Anna Church in Yerevan, Proto-Archimandrite Zakaria Baghumyan talked to the faithful on the Gospel parable "The Return of the Prodigal Son" and its symbolism.

Sunday of Expulsion In the Karmravor Holy Mother of God Church


Sunday of Expulsion, is named after the story in the Holy Bible, recounting the exile of Adam and Eve from Paradise. Rev. Fr. Manuk Zeynalyan, as the Spiritual Pastor offers his first Divine Liturgy in the Holy Mother of God Karmaravor church in Ashtarak. 

Feast of Great Barekendan in the St. Gregory of Narek Cathedral in Vanadzor


In the St. Gregory of Narek Cathedral in Vanadzor, the Divine Liturgy dedicated to the Feast of the Great Barekendan was presided over by His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Primate of the Diocese. This national holiday is a commemoration of prosperity that Adam and Eve enjoyed in Paradise.
 

The "Vardanank" Tapestry of Grigor Khanjyan


In 1981, the "Vardanank" painting by Grigor Khanjyan, a well-known painter and Member of the Architectural Committee, as well as a Member of the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, was exhibited for the first time in the Painter's House. Witnesses remember that the impression was shocking.
 

Ordination of Priests on the Feast of St. Vardan the Warrior and His Companions


On February 24, on the occasion of the feast of St. Vardan the Warrior and His Companions, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; eight deacons serving in different structures and dioceses of the Mother See were ordained into priesthood by His Grace Bishop Armash Nalbandyan, Primate of the Armenin Diocese of Damascus in the Holy Mother of God Church in Etchmiadzin. 

Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Temple in the Diocese of Gougark


In the yard of St. Grigor Narekatsi Church in Vanadzor, especially the young people gathered around the Tyarnendaraj bonfire, which symbolizes the light of Christ.

St. Sarkis Chapel in Oshakan


The exact date of construction of the St. Sarkis cave-chapel in Oshakan has not been preserved. It is only known that it was last renovated in 1960-70, and always appeals to young people.