On the Feast of the Transfiguration, a Liturgy was served in the St. Gayane Monastery of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


The Catholicos of All Armenians entered the St. Gayane Church by sprinkling rose water and conveying blessings. The feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is the third of the five tabernacle feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The basis is the event on Mount Tabor mentioned by the three evangelists.

How to get a decorative state?


Amendment of the RA Constitution, review of state symbols, review of the past, reduction of the role of national structures, etc. What do these theses put on the Armenian political agenda have to do with the security of the state and the desired peace? What is the real demand presented to Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey? How does Armenia react to that demand? Anna Sargsyan discussed the topic with political commentator Hakob Badalyan.

New strategy of education and science. part 165


Armenia's presence on the scientific map of the world is beginning to change
 
Hovhannes Yeranyan discussed the problems of science development in Armenia with Naira Hovakimyan, professor of the University of Illinois, director of the "AVIATE" center.

The closing ceremony of the 2023-2024 academic year was held at the Gevorgyan Theological Seminary


Under the chairmanship of the Catholicos of All Armenians, the 2023-2024 academic tear closing ceremony of the Gevorgian Seminary and the Vazgenian Seminary of Sevan took place. His Holiness the Patriarch noted that it is possible to overcome the trials that plagued Armenia only by relying on God and national unity, keeping the faith strong, strengthening and elevating our life with Christian values ​​and establishing it in the fields of justice, free from divisions and collapses, indifference, soulless and superficial mentality. He urged the future churchmen to establish the graces of love, hope, and faith in the hearts of Armenians through their service.

The presentation of the book "Geghard of Fate" was held in the library of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


The book by Ruben Margaryan, a member of the Union of Writers of Russia, a lawyer, is a religious detective whose events take place in our time. At the core of the story is the story of the disappearance of the magician, about which the hero of the book begins the investigation. Before writing the book, the author lived in the Mother See for some time with the permission of His Holiness the Patriarch and got to know the life of the clergy.

New Textbooks


New 6th, 8th and 10th grade art textbooks are being printed
 
Until 2021, arts subjects were taught up to seventh grade. According to the decision of the government, the textbooks and approaches of art subjects of public schools have been changed. During the 2024-25 academic year, the Ministry of Education and Culture will introduce new textbooks for the 6th, 8th and 10th grades in public schools. The books will be published by "Zangak" publishing house. Anahit Margaryan talked with the authors of the new textbooks, musicologists Artur Avenosov and Tatevik Shakhkulyan, in "Artfocus".

Aksel Bakunts


The 125th anniversary of the birth of the great Armenian novelist Aksel Bakunts was completed. Living and creating in difficult and tragic times, Bakunts has shown examples of patriotism and dedication in all the thunders of his activities, contributed to the development of Armenian literature, book publishing and agriculture. What was Bakunts like as a writer, farmer, translator and Armenian man? Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss these questions in the "Parallel Readings" program.

The Catholicos of All Armenians received the priests participating in the Priest Accelerated Course


The Catholicos of All Armenians urged the priests participating in the Priest Accelerated Course to jointly reflect on the issues affecting the national life. His Holiness expressed concern regarding the challenges facing the country, social problems of Artsakh Armenians and dangerous manifestations of intolerance and hostility in the national life. He urged the priests to engage in overcoming the existing problems, strengthening and building the motherland with the involvement of their communities.

The annual joint pedagogical meeting of spiritual educational institutions of the Mother See was held


Currently, 62 students are studying in the higher educational institutions of the Mother See - Gevorgyan Seminary, Vazgenyan Seminary in Sevan, the Priest Accelerated course and Trbanchyan Seminary in Harich. His Holiness  urged the professors to maintain high quality of education, expressed his appreciation to the inspectorate, the entire teaching staff for their dedicated effort, blessed them to continue their mission in spiritual educational institutions.

New strategy of education and science. part 164


The accelerator designed by Artem Alikhanyan was a unique phenomenon in the world 
 
Hovhannes Yeranyan discussed with the director of the National Laboratory named after Artem Alikhanyan Gevorg Karyan the prospects of scientific generation change and development of science at the Institute of Physics.

Nikoghayos Adonts


Nikoghayos Adonts, having taught at Gevorgyan Seminary for several years, left an indelible mark on the methods and content of teaching history. Having to live most of his life away from his homeland, the renowned historian never stopped working for Armenia and the Armenian people. Among Adontsi's works, significant studies concerning the Armenian Church and the Armenian religion occupy a large place.

The newly elected rector presented the problems of the State Academy of Fine Arts


What are the cracks of the State Academy of Fine Arts and what is its development perspective? In May, Vardan Azatyan, a professor of art, was elected as the rector of the academy. He is an art critic, historian, theoretician, has been teaching at the academy for more than 20 years, and has also lectured at foreign universities. In 2014, he founded the Institute of Humanitarian Studies named after Ashot Hovhannisyan. Anahit Margaryan discussed the future of the academy with the new rector in "Artfocus".