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.

Candlelight Divine Liturgy of the Holy Nativity in St. Gayane Monastery by the presidency of the Armenian Pontiff

The good news of the birth of Christ was spread from the Mother See of Holy Etchmadzin: “Christ is born and revealed, Good Tidings to you and to us,” - announced Catholicos Karekin II just as he does every year, which people exchanged with each other inside the Church, then later - in their houses.
Since the Mother Cathedral is in renovation currently, the Candlelight Divine Liturgy and, in general, Sunday Liturgies, are attended by the clergy of the Mother See by the presidency of Patriarch Karekin II at St. Gayane Monastery of Etchmiadzin.


Water blessing Ceremony at A. Khamperyants Military Aviation University

On January 19, by the leadership of Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, the Chaplain of Armenian Armed Forces,  a water blessing ceremony was held at Armenak Khamperyants Military Aviation University. The celebrant was Father Simeon Movsesyan.


Mother See has published the study of Liparit Sadoyan on the Armenian letters

Publishing House of the Mother See published the study of architecture and construction art historian, famous master of book design, Liparit Sadoyan on the Armenian letters. The author has studied the composition of Mesropian letter shapes trying to understand the principles of Mashtots to develop letter signs and imaging of sounds. 

January 13 is the Feast of Naming our Lord Jesus Christ

On January 13, eights days after the Christmas, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the Feast of Naming our Lord Jesus Christ. That day, a Festive Divine Liturgy is offered in all Armenian Apostolic Churches. Etchmiadzin’s St. Gayane: by the presidency of the Armenian Patriarch, a Divine Liturgy was offered by Very Rev. Fr. Zakaria Baghumyan.


Meeting of Catholicos of All Armenians with Staff of the Mother See

The Catholicos of All Armenians offered his congratulations on the occasion of the Feasts of New Year and Christmas  to the staff of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Supreme Patriarch wished them to treat their work with zeal, preserve their human nature and dignity while going through hardships.  His Holiness wished a peaceful year to the families. 

Joint concert of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and National Academic Choir

The concert of National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia and National Academic Choir was held at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall.

New Year gifts around the hospitable table of the Holy Etchmiadzin

On the night of December 31, only few hours before the church bells signal the start of the new year, by the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II all Diocesan leaders, the clergy, the officials of the Mother See, seminarians, professors gather in the cafeteria of the Mother See. This year they hosted the  children of “Kyurkchyan” Child Support Center. The most loved part of the New Year night at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is the humorous jokes of the seminarians.   


First Concert of Nuri Band

On February 1, Nuri Band gave its  very first concert at Cafesjian Art Center.


International Conference “Armenia 2018: Realities and Prospects”

From June 22 to 24, by the initiative of the Armenian Center for Humanitarian Studies, an International Conference called “Armenia 2018: Realities and Prospects” was held in the American University of Armenia.

5th International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films “Fresco” was launched

On June 22, the 5th International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films “Fresco” kicked off. The ten-day festival takes place both in Yerevan as well as in historical cultural places of regions. This years the festival includes 28 films from 13 countries.

Presentation of the book “Ville-Evrard” by Mark Aren - Karen Margaryan

Komitas Museum-Institute hosted a presentation of the book “Ville-Evrard” and a meeting with writer Mark Aren, the author of the best-seller “Where Wild Roses Bloom”.