The intercession of the Holy Mother of God for Artsakh and the entire Armenian world

Despite many problems and, especially, the difficulties related to transport and fuel, in the churches of Artsakh they celebrated the commemoration of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, the ceremony of blessing the grapes was performed. Festive liturgies were celebrated in all the churches where the priests of the diocese could reach.

Feast of Assumption of the Holy Mother of God in the Armenian Diocese of Georgia

The fourth of the five tabernacle feasts of the Armenian Church, the oldest feast dedicated to Our Holy Mother of God, was also celebrated in the churches of the Armenian Diocese of Georgia. On Monday, August 14, a requiem service was held for the repose of the souls of the dead. 

United prayer in besieged Artsakh

On the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, at the urge of the clergy serving in Artsakh, the people of Artsakh gathered in the churches and asked for the intercession of the Holy Virgin for the peace of the Artsakh world and the unity of the Armenian nation.

Feast of the Transfiguration in dioceses around the world

This year, the Armenian Church celebrated its fifth tabernacle feast on June 16. The Transfiguration of Christ was celebrated in all dioceses around the world. Liturgy was served in all churches, Vardavar folk festivities were organized.

Ordination of Priests in the St. Gregory the Illuminator Church

On July 16, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ, a priestly ordination was performed in St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, with the blessing of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. The consecrating bishop was His Grace Bishop Vahan Hovhannisyan, Director of the "Garegin A" educational center in Etchmiadzin. There had been no ordination in the church in the last 100 years.

Kasyan Street was renamed after Patriarch Vazgen I

On June 27, Kasyan Street in Yerevan was renamed after Armenian Catholicos Vazgen I. The decision was adopted by the Yerevan Council of Elders.

Summary News 03.07.2023

In St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of the Gnal Island in Istanbul ceremonies were held under the chairmanship of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople.
On July 1, Archbishop Vasken Mirzakhanyan consecrated the newly built Holy Mother of God Chapel on the territory of the Vardenis Military Hospital.
Reverend Fr. archimandrite Mesrop Parsamyan, Primate of the US Eastern Diocese, met with the participants of the training course for deacons of the diocese.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Diocese in the United States

125 years ago, in 1898, the first Armenian Diocese of the New World was officially established by the  Encyclical of Catholicos Mkrtich I Khrimyan on July 2.

The solemn closing of the academic year of Gevorgyan Theological Seminary

72 students graduated the academic year. 19 of them are seminary graduates and ordained deacons.

In the churches of Artsakh, a requiem service was held for the 4 servicemen who died yesterday

On June 29, at the end of the evening service, a requiem service was held in all functioning churches of the Artsakh Diocese for the peace of the souls of the four heroes who died as a result of the Azerbaijani provocation on the night of June 28.

The annual pedagogical meeting of educational institutions of the Mother See

On June 24, in the Mother See, the annual joint pedagogical meeting of educational institutions was held, which was attended by the Patriarch of All Armenians. 

Feast of the Universal Church of Holy Etchmiadzin Celebrated on June 11

Holy Etchmiadzin and the cathedral celebrate the 1720th anniversary of their construction this year. The Armenian shrine, built with the vision of the Illuminator, became a blessing and a gift in the life of the Armenian people, therefore it is considered the peak of Armenian national and spiritual feasts. The feast of the Universal Church of Holy Etchmiadzin is the sacred feast of all people of Etchmiadzin and their Patriarch.