Grace-bestowing on the occasion of the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest and His Companions


On the occasion of the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest and His Companions, a grace-bestowing ceremony was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchiadzin by the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians, which was attended by over 200 priests including primates of dioceses, priests from the Mother See.

 

The Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova visited Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


On February 24, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians received the speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova Zinaida Greceanîi. Her delegation was accompanied by RA NA Vice President Lena Nazaryan.

The Supreme Patriarch lit the Tearnyndaraj bonfire at the courtyard of the Mother Cathedral


The evening of February 13 started with the Evening Service. The Evening Service was followed by the Service of Blessing the Four Corners of the world (Andastan) at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Supreme Patriarch lit the traditional bonfire at the courtyard of the Monastic residence.

The assembly of the Supreme Spiritual Council was launched in the Mother See


These days, the Supreme Spiritual Council meeting is underway in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. A number of national and inter-church issues related to the renovation and Pan-Armenian fundraising campaign for the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, pastoral life, as well as to the educational and social mission of the Church are included in the agenda.

Newly elected Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople arrives at the Mother See


On February 28, Archbishop Sahak Mashalyan, the newly elected Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople arrived at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The patriarch was welcomed by the Catholicos of All Armenians along with the brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Archbishop will participate in the Supreme Spiritual Council meeting to be convened in the coming days.

Sunday of the Prodigal Son: Divine Liturgy in St. Gayane Monastery


This Sunday was the third Sunday of the Great Lent - the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. The Divine Liturgy was offered by Rev. Fr.  Tadeos Zirekyants.

 

The Book of Prayers of St. Gregory of Narek republished in Western Armenian


On the occasion of the re-publication of the first Western Armenian complete translation of the Book of Lamentations an event entitled “Your First-Born Anew” was held on March 2 in Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See.

One of the sessions of the Supreme Spiritual Council was dedicated to the progress of renovation of the Mother Cathedral


One of the sessions of the Supreme Spiritual Council meeting being convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is dedicated to the renovation process of the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. Reports were made by the members of the Mother Cathedral Renovation Committee and Chief Architect of the Renovation Project of the Mother Cathedral.

How should we celebrate Tearnyndaraj


What is the sacrament of Tearnyndaraj, how should we get ready to celebrate it? Blits Info Press Club hosted Father Yesayi Artenian and Hasmik Baghramyan, Chair of “Rebirth of Traditional Feasts” NGO.

Priests visit “Homeland Defenders’ Rehabilitation Center:


On February 8, spiritual pastor of the Pan-ACYO Father Tovma Khachatryan accompanied by Chaplain of Yerevan Garrison Father Yenovk Yesayan, visited the“Homeland Defenders’ Rehabilitation Center”.

Armenologist Christina Maranji studies the frescoes of Ani Cathedral


Christina Maranji, the professor of Armenian Studies at Tufts University, delivered a lecture titled "Ani Cathedral Frescoes" at Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts.

 

Soldier and Priest


The soldiers tell about the soldiers serving in the army, who are next to the soldiers both in the hospital, in the frontline and in the military unit.
The program is dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Army.