A concert was held on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of "Lusavorich" choir


A concert dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the "Lusavorich" school choir was held in Constantinople. The "Lusavorich" polyphonic choir sings during liturgies and important church holidays. The Lusavorich Choir, created 95 years ago, has undergone a continuous generational change, the parents or even grandfathers of many of the young singers performed in the famous choir of the churches of Constantinople.

The Etchmiadzin Brotherhood participated in a Rest Service


The Brotherhood of the Mother Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin participated in a Rest Service at the St. Gayane Monastery. During the Great Lent, the Rest service is held every Friday evening. Once, the church fathers defined it as the last service of the day, that's why it was called the Rest.

An exclusive exhibition was opened in Mashtots Matenadaran


The exhibition is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Matenadaran and the donors, thanks to which the largest collection of Armenian manuscripts in the world is being added. Matenadaran received the status of a scientific research institute 65 years ago. One of the samples of the exhibition is that very document, next to which are the notes of the opening speech of the first director of the structure, Levon Khachikyan.

Summary News 01.03.2024


The feast of Saint Grigor Narekatsi, was celebrated in the Vatican
In the St. Hakobyan Congregation of Jerusalem, the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple was celebrated with an old book
"Holy Spirit" Apostolic Church of Amsterdam has initiated a course on Holy Scripture

A memorial service was held in memory of the martyrs in Sumgait


At the conclusion of the Sunrise service, a memorial service was performed. These days, the church incenses the memory of the innocent Armenians who were martyred during the Armenian pogroms in Sumgait in 1988. The exact number of victims of the organized deportation and massacre of Armenians in Sumgait is not known. Hundreds of Armenians were tortured, killed, those who survived were robbed and displaced.

The innocent victims of the Sumgait pogroms were commemorated in Tbilisi


From the area adjacent to St. Etchmiadzin Church in Havlabar, the youth of the Georgian-Armenian community marched with the flags of Georgia, Armenia and Artsakh to the St. Gevorg Presbyterian Church and joined the Sunday Liturgy. Later, a memorial service was held for the peace of the souls of the innocent victims of the mass pogroms organized against the Armenian population in Sumgait on February 27-29, 1988, 36 years ago.
 

In Oshakan, the congregant of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople received a doctrinal degree


In the shrine built on the grave of St. Mesrop Mashtots in Oshakan, Archimandrite Hovakim Serovbyan, a congregant of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, received a doctrinal degree. The four degrees of private doctrinal authority were handed over by the Primate of Shirak Diocese, Archbishop Mikael Adjapahyan. Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received the newly consecrated priest in the Old Residency.
 

The meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council discussed the security issue of Armenia


The agenda of the meeting with the expanded composition of the Supreme Spiritual Council held in the Mother See Holy Etchmiadzin discussed the challenges to Armenia and Artsakh, the protection of the rights of Artsakh Armenians, social support and the initiatives implemented for the preservation of Artsakh's spiritual and cultural heritage. The Supreme Spiritual Council condemned the aggression of the Azerbaijani armed forces against Armenia, the propaganda of enmity and hatred of Armenia.
 

A thesis on an exceptional topic was defended in the library of the Mother See


To get a private doctrinal degree, Rev. Fr. Archimandrit Hovakim Serovbyan, congregant of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, defended a thesis. His chosen topic "Translational religious works in 18th century Constantinople-Armenian printing" is little studied. In the coming days, under the direction of the Catholicos of All Armenians, a special ceremony of conferring a private doctrinal degree will be held in Saint Mesrop Mashtots Church in Oshakan.

The Armenian community of Tbilisi celebrated the 155th anniversary of Hovhannes Tumanyan


On the birthday of Hovhannes Tumanyan, the Armenians of Tbilisi, together with the spiritual leaders of the community, visited the Khojivank pantheon, the grave of the writer, where a memorial service was performed. The Armenians of Georgia also visited the house of Tumanyan and participated in the event organized on the occasion of the 155th anniversary of the poet.

 

The problems facing Armenia and Artsakh will be discussed at the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council


The meeting with the expanded composition of the Supreme Spiritual Council, which began under the chairmanship of the Catholicos of All Armenians, will discuss the ongoing developments in Armenia and Artsakh, the challenges facing forcibly displaced Armenians from Artsakh, the issues of preservation of Artsakh's spiritual and cultural heritage.
 

The Catholicos of All Armenians received Cardinal Claudio Gugerotti


The Catholicos of All Armenians expressed his appreciation to the
Prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches for his contribution to Armenology. The Armenian Patriarch expressed concern to the Cardinal about the difficult situation in the region and the challenges facing Armenia.