Blessing of the ground of the social-educational, cultural and youth building of Tavush Diocese

On April 8th the building of the diocesan center with social-educational, cultural and youth departments of the Tavush Diocese was blessed. The architect is Mariam Movsisyan, the construction works are coordinated by the chief architect of Tavush Marz Misak Melkumyan. The building is built through the funds provided by sole benefactors, as well as a number of organizations and foundations of the United States, Canada and Armenia.

Initiatives by clergy in Vanadzor State University

The clergy of Gugark Diocese visit Vanadzor State University quite often with the Primate of the Diocese Archbishop Sebouh Chouldjian attending different initiatives, organizing lectures and conferences on various topics. The recent discussion was dedicated to the topic of sex selective abortions. 

Sunday School was opened in Haghartsin village

Within the project “One Community, One School”, Sunday Schools are opening in different communities of Tavush Diocese. Another one opened in Haghartsin village.  

20th apartment purchased through charity program was provided to Gugark Diocese

Charity program “Extend Your Hand to Your Brother” under the motto “Let Armenians Live to Have Armenia Live” is still on. By the blessing of Gugark Diocese Archbishop Sebou Chouldjian, ahead of the Feast of Holy Resurrection, the ceremony of handing 20th apartment to a multi-children and needy family took place.

The Choir of Vanadzor St. Astvatsatsin Church

The Choir of Vanadzor St. Astvatsatsin Church is comprised of university students and graduates. The can’t even imagine their lives without spiritual songs.

Visit of Vanadzor and Tsaghkavan school-children to Haghartsin Monastic Complex

On the day prior to the Sunday of Pentecost, the high school- students of Vanadzor School N13 and Tsaghkavan community schools attended a joint open class in Haghartsin Monastery. 

The concert “Classical Armenian Poetry in Tigran Mansuryan's Music” took place in Vanadzor

The series of concerts “Classical Armenian Poetry in Tigran Mansuryan's Music” took place in Vanadzor and Artik.

Feast of St. Vartan and His Companions in Vanadzor St. Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator) Church

Feast of St. Vartan and His Companions in St. Grigor Narekatsi Church of Gugark Diocese.

St. Sarkis Church of Stepanavan is 800 years old

On January 27, at the Feast of St. Sarkis, the pastor of the city Stepanavan Father Ghazar Torosyan offered a Divine Liturgy, This year, the Church celebrates the 800th anniversary of its establishment.

Contest performances of Stepanavan region schools

Competition in Gyulagarak School: students of seven schools of the region presented Christmas
theatrical performances.


Translators' Day in the Church of the Holy Mother of God of Tavush Diocese at Voskepar village

On the Translators' Day, Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Primate of the Tavush Diocese, served liturgy in the Church of the Holy Mother of God at the borderline Voskepar village. The Church of the Holy Mother of God is located in the immediate vicinity of the opponent's strongholds. It has been a month since church ceremonies are being held here.

St. Karmir Avetaran (Red Gospel) Church of Jrashen was consecrated

St. Karmir Avetaran (Red Gospel) Church constructed recently in Jrashen, Gugark Diocese, was consecrated.