The renovation of Goshavank will not finish this year too. Visit of the Minister of Culture to Goshavank


The Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan visited Goshavank together with journalists and construction officers to identify the progress of restoration of the roof of St. Astvatsatsin Church of this XII-XIII century historical and cultural monument. Աստվածածին եկեղեցու ծածկի վերականգնումը: Despite the fact, that the representative of “Arhovshin” company assured that they will complete this year’s work on November 25 or 26, however joint consultation of the Minister and the specialists resulted in conclusion that low air temperature is too harmful for the renovations, and all they needed was to have covers for temporary maintenance. 

The program “Extend Your Hand to Your Brother” plans to purchase the 18th apartment


18th apartment will be donated within the scope of the program “Extend Your Arm to Your Brother” of Gugark Diocese.
 

St. Sarkis Church of Lorut community in Gugark Diocese was re-consecrated.


The Primate of Gugark Diocese Archbishop Sebou Chouldjian re-consecrated the historical prayer house of the village dating back to 1898 - St. Sarkis Church of Lorut village in Lori Marz.  The community of Lorut with over one thousand population did not hav any functioning church up till now. The restoration of destroyed church was a long-waited event. 
 

Gugark Diocese purchased an apartment for Harutyunyan family in Bovadzor


The regular 14th apartment of the "Extend Your Hand to Your Brother" project in Gugark Diocese was acquired in Bovadzor for Harutyunyan family. 
 

Summer camps in Odzun and Vanadzor


Summer camps in Gugark Diocese.
 

Gifts of New Year and Christmas in Vanadzor’s St. Grigor Narekatsi Church


By the blessing of Gugark Diocese Archbishop Sebou Chouldjian, Vanadzor Community Development Center and “Extend Your Hand” Charity Program brought together around fifty families under the roof of Vanadzor St. Grigor Narekatsi Church. His Holiness Sebou wished those gathered in the Church to overcome the economic hardships and prosperous life. He blessed the participants and  thanks all those whose efforts made this assistance possible.

Water blessing ceremony in Vanadzor Penitentiary Institution


Many doors have for a while been closed behind them, yet the narrow trapdoor of hope is still open to allow love and warmth penetrate into, were they to believe and repent for the sins they’ve committed.  Spiritual pastor of Vanadzor St. Grigor Narekatsi Church Father Vahan Azaryan paid a visit to Vanadzor Penitentiary Institution of the Ministry of Justice with the goods tiding of Holy Nativity and offered Water Blessing ceremony there.
 

St. Sarkis Church of Shnogh Community was consecrated


The Primate of Gugark Diocese Archbishop Sebouh Chouldjian re-consecrated St. Sarkis Church of Shnogh village.

One of the churches and the courtyard of Horomayr St. Nshan Monastic Complex has been restored


On December 9, the Primate of Gugark Diocese will re-consecrate the restored church of the upper monuments of Horomayr St. Nshan Monastic Complex.

The 30th anniversary of priestly ordination and the 20th anniversary of Bishopric ordination of Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian


The jubilee evening organized by the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on the initiative of Lori Governor Artur Nalbandyan was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of priestly ordination and the 20th anniversary of bishopric ordination of Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian. His friends, priests, public figures, and philanthropists congratulated His Holiness. Archbishop Arshak Khachatryan conveyed the patriarchal message to him and donated a cross on behalf of the Patriarch Karekin II. 

Garnik Shakhkyan's book "The Glory of Pontifical See”


On the occasion of the 1300th anniversary of the enthronement of Catholicos Hovhan Odznetsi, the book "Glory of Pontifical See" by Garnik Shakhkyan was published with the support of Gugark Diocese and "Lorva Dzor" Compatriotic Union. The presentation of the book was held in the village of Odzun, the birthplace of Catholicos. 

Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross is the blessing day of Vanadzor city, and the Holy Cross - the guardian sign.


Three years ago, by the blessing of Primate of Gugark Diocese Archbishop Sebou Chouldjian, the Feast of Exaltation was announced the blessing day of Vanadzor city, and the Holy Cross - the guardian sign of the city. In the Armenian reality cities do not have any special blessing day and Vanadzor is unique.