Talking to God

Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Mesrop Parsamyan speaks on spiritual themes.

Live with God

Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Mesrop Parsamyan speaks on spiritual themes.

Mother Cathedral

A few years, during the cleaning of the vegetation of the Mother Cathedral of Etchmiadzin, it is accidentally revealed that the temple is in danger of collapsing. What do the detailed researches reveal? What solutions are being developed for the salvation of the Etchmiadzin temple. Presented by rehabilitation specialists.



The solemn opening of the new complex of the Residency

On September 18, under the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the solemn opening ceremony of the newly built hall of the Patriarchs Chapel and renovated Old Residency were held. The renovation and construction works of the cathedral complex were carried out with the donation of national benefactor Samvel Karapetyan and the Karapetyan family. Attending the ceremony were RA President Armen Sargsyan, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, philanthropist Samvel Karapetyan, statesmen, diocesan leaders of the Armenian Church, members of the Mother See, members of the Supreme Council, AGBU President Perch Sedrakyan, philanthropic Armenians from different countries, President Joachim Gauck of the Federal Republic of Germany and other guests.
The ceremony started in the newly built  Patriarchs Chapel! Under the presidency of the Catholicos of All Armenians, the blessing of the whole Residency was performed.

The benefactors and donors of the Mother See at the opening ceremony of the Residency

On September 18, benefactors and donors from all over the world came to the Mother See to take part in the opening ceremony of the Residency Complex.

Holy Nativity Divine Liturgy in the Mother Church of Yerevan

On the morning of January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Churches celebrated the Holy Nativity liturgy. The Catholicos of All Armenians presided over a Divine Liturgy in the St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Church. The Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with his wife, the NA Speaker, numerous statesmen, intellectuals, faithful and pilgrims were present at the Patriarchal Liturgy.



Closed ceremonies of the Armenian Church and social services continue

Due to the epidemic, the Armenian Church holds its rituals behind closed doors. The structures of the Mother See work in an emergency mode, social services continue based on new needs.



The renovated dome of Holy Etchmiadzin with a newly built cross

On June 14, the Feast day of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Catholicos of All Armenians consecrated the newly built cross of the renovated dome. The damaged old cross of the temple will find its permanent resting place in the museum of the Mother See




Pontifical Divine Liturgy for the Holy Nativity and Theophany in the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral

On January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrates the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ. The celebrant was Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians. The Godfather of the Blessing of Water was Junior Sergeant Gor Petrosyan.



Catholicos of All Armenians left for Australia for a pontifical visit

On January 30, by the invitation of the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Australia and New Zealand and Diocese Council, Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians paid a Pontifical visit to Australia.

Catholicos of All Armenians visited operational sites

Today, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II visited operational sites of the Nakhichevan section on the Armenian-Azerbaijani inter-state border accompanied by the clergy of the Mother See. To address the link between army-church, the Armenian Patriarch stated: “Do not doubt as just like in the past, today and in the future too, the Armenian priest will stand next to the Armenian soldier, on the front line”. 

After the oath-taking ceremony, the RA President visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On April 14, Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians had a meeting with the Presitend of RA Armen Sargsyan and the First Lady Nune Sargsyan in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Supreme Patriarch thanked the RA President on the ceremony of the oath-taking expressing his confidence in making best use of the President's huge experience in governance for the progress of the country thus justifying the expectations of the country.