Holy Yerkotasan Apostolic Church of Constantinople has reopened

The Holy Yerkotasan Apostolic church in Kandili district, which was closed for renovation works, has been reopened. After the consecration, the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople performed the firts Divine liturgy.

Christians are the most persecuted religious community in the world. Europe is running a red light

Many cathedrals, chapels, as well as secular buildings in Europe were illuminated with red lights on the evening of November 22. Red symbolizes the sufferings of the Christian. The action called "Red Wednesday" aims to draw the world's attention to the plight of persecuted Christians and commemorate the victims of persecution.

The story of a violently displaced family from Artsakh, 22 people in a destroyed house

The family of Nvard Toroyan, forcibly displaced from Ivanyan village of Askeran region, lives in Dashtavan village of Ararat region. On November 5, 2020, while defending Shushi, two sons and two sons-in-law were killed. The accommodation found in Dashtavan resembles a ruined house. Meanwhile, more than half of the family of 22 are children.

"If Dadivank was yours, where were you for 800 years?

After November 2020, the abbot and deacons were the only residents, believers and clergy of Dadivank. It is said that Udis from Azerbaijan appeared, trying to convince the monastery's servants and the whole world that the monastery is not Armenian, the inscriptions are not Armenian. "If Dadivank was yours, where were you for 800 years?" Father Derenik asked them.

The Catholicos of All Armenians visited the displaced Artsakh families in Tsaghkadzor

On November 2, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, accompanied by members of the Supreme Spiritual Council, visited the Kotayk diocese. His Holiness and the congregation were welcomed by the diocesan Primate His Grace Bishop Arakel Karamyan in the presbytery in Tsaghkadzor and accompanied to the diocesan camp where 38 families forcibly displaced from Artsakh found refuge.

The Mother See has decided to preserve the Diocese of Artsakh

The meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council was chaired by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. On the first day of the meeting, the Primate of Artsakh Diocese and Artak Beglaryan, former Minister of State of Artsakh, made a report. Suren Nazinyan, director of the National Addiction Treatment Center, made a report at the next day's session. He presented the situation related to the increase of drug addiction in Armenia.

The St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Gomen Village of Akhalkalaki district was re-consecrated

The St. Gregory the Illuminator church in Goman village of Javakhk was built in 1847. In recent decades, the church was not functioning, it was on the verge of collapse. The prayer hall was renovated with the benevolence of Bandikyans, a Gomanian father and son.

On October 27, 1999, the National Church Assembly elected the 132nd Armenian Patriarch

Karekin II Nersesyan became the Catholicos of All Armenians 

Awarding of medals in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

"St. Nerses the Graceful" high honor of the Armenian Church was awarded to Khachatur Mutafyan and Ludvig Haroyan, members of the Audit Committee of Holy Etchmiadzin. The responsible secretary of the Catholicos office, Anahit Antonyan, was awarded the "Saint Sahak-Saint Mesrop" high order of honor.

A memorial service was held in memory of Academician Fadey Sargsyan

In the Holy Archangels Church of the Mother See, under the chairmanship of the Catholicos of All Armenians, a memorial service was held in memory of Fadey Sargsyan. This September marks the 100th anniversary of the outstanding figure.

The St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of Constantinople was reopened

After the renovation, the Saint Gregory the Illuminator church in Kuzgunchuk district of Istanbul was re-consecrated. The ceremony was attended by the entire spiritual class of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, headed by Patriarch His Eminence Archbishop Sahak Mashalyan.

The Patriarch of All Armenians met with the Newly Consecrated Bishops

The Armenian Patriarch urged the five newly consecrated bishops to constantly pray for wisdom from the Almighty Lord in order to consistently fulfill their duty towards the homeland and the people.