The “Preservation of National Values” initiative presents a draft of a new law


The “Preservation of National Values” initiative has presented a draft of the law about “The Principles of the Protection of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church, Armenian Language, Cultural Heritage, the Family and Childhood”.

Third phase of entrance exams at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary


Due to the epidemic conditions, the Gevorkian Theological Semianry held entrance exams in three phases this year. The last phase was attended mainly by entrants demobilized from the army or living abroad.

 

 

 

Refectory and kitchen of the Mother See during Lent


It is a period of Lent. We visited the Refectory and kitchen of spiritual and administrative center of our Church. 

 

Divine Liturgy on the Occasion of the Birthday of Holy Mother of God at St. Mary Church in Kanaker


On September 08, the Birthday of the St. Mary is celebrated in all Christian Churches. Our shooting group was in the St. Mary (Holy Mother of God) Church in Kanaker.

 

 

 

 

Blessing of Teachers Service held on September 11 in the Mother See


On the occasion of the new 2020-21 Academic year, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Blessing of the Teachers service was offered at St. Trdat Open Air Altar of the Mother Cathedral.

 

 

 

Priest Ordination on the Feast of the Exaltation of Holy Cross in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


On September 13, the Feast day of Holy Cross, the sacrament of ordination and consecration of four priests was offered in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin during Divine Liturgy.

The Relics of St. Sarkis was Taken to St. Sarkis Church of Yerevan


His Eminence Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan has hold in his hands the replica of the Armenian King Ashot Yerkat's Cross through which the Armenian soldiers were blessed during the war of Artsakh. His Eminence Archbishop Navasard Kjoyan, Vicar General of the Araratyan Pontifical Diocese; holds the relic of the Holy Right Hand of St. Sarkis. His Grace Bishop Vertanes Abrahamyan holds the Gospel copied in the 17th century in St. Sargis Church. These sanctities were brought from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and Institute of Ancient Manuscripts after St. Mesrop Mashtots (Matenadaran) to St. Sargis Church in Yerevan on the occasion of the feast-day. Following the Divine Liturgy an award ceremony was held.

 

 

 

 

Conscription in the Shengavit community of Yerevan, the queue does not stop


Conscription. Erevan, Shengavit community. September 28.

 

 

The clergymen get enlisted and leave for Artsakh


Enslited clergy from the Mother See leave for Artsakh. 

 

 

 

Primate of the Artsakh war, Archbishop Pargev


Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, war hero Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan talks about the war in Artsakh. "The issue of Artsakh is not a territorial issue, neither economic nor religious. It is a basic human rights issue, ”states the Archbishop.

 

 

 

The Kotayk Diocese of the Armenian Church has provided safe shelter for women and children from Artsakh


The welfare of about 70 women and children from Artsakh in the Tsakhkadzor diocesan camp is under the care of the Mother See and the Kotayk Diocese.

 

 

 

Church bells ring at the same time every day for victory and peace


Every day, at 12:00, for ten minutes, the bells ring in Armenian churches for the sake of victory and peace.