The Catholicos of All Armenians met with large families of the Armavir Diocese


On December 15, His Holiness's guests were 11 large families from the villages of the Armavir Diocese.

 

 

President Armen Sargsyan and 15 disabled servicemen were the guests of the Catholicos of All Armenians


On the eve of the New Year, 15 servicemen with disabilities, led by RA President Armen Sargsyan, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to receive the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians. A republican prayer was made in the chapel of St. Vardan and St. Hovhannes Mkrtich under the presidency of the Armenian Patriarch. Prayers were raised for the steadfastness, strength and peace of the Armenian army.

 

 

The delegation of the Holy Book Museum in Washington was hosted at the Mother See


On December 16, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians;  received the delegation of the Holy Book Museum of Washington headed by Jeffrey Cloha in the Mother See.

 

 

Joint performance of Maxim Vengerov and Armenian State Symphony Orchestra


The 7th Aram Khachaturian International Festival launched with a joint concert by violinist Maxim Vengerov, two-time Grammy Award winner, and the State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia.

 

 

The 150th anniversary of the writer's birth was summed up in Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum


On December 20, the Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum summed up the anniversary of the poet's birth.

The guests of the Catholicos of All Armenians were members and students of the Youth Union


On December 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, hosted members of the Navasard Youth Union of St. Sargis Church in Nor Nork, Yerevan, and students of different grades of School No. 135 after Artsakh Hero Gagik Stepanyan.

 

 

Large families of Kotayk Diocese were hosted in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


On the occasion of the Family Year, many pilgrim families from different regions and communities continue to visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. On December 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, hosted a large family from Hrazdan and Tsakhkadzor, accompanied by His Eminence Archbishop Arakel Karamyan, Primate of the Kotayk Diocese.

 

 

Festive concert at the Ruben Sevak Museum of the Mother See


On the eve of the New Year, Baroque music performed by the ensemble "New Camerata" was played in the "Ruben Sevak" museum of the Mother See. Soprano Armine Vardanyan and pianist Elen Kirakosyan joined the festive concert.

 

 

Meeting of students returning from the Doha International Olympiad with the Catholicos of All Armenians


Three 9th grade students of Echmiadzin Basic School No. 4 after Kh. Abovyan took part in the "International Youth Scientific Olympiad 2019" held in Doha from December 3 to 12. On December 25, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, hosted the Armenians who won bronze medals at the Olympiad.

 

 

The National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater will conclude the year with a gala concert


A New Year gala concert is being prepared at the National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet.

 

Presentation of Deacon Artak Ghevondyan's collection of poems entitled "A Handful of Silence"


The collection "A Handful of Silence" is the first book by Deacon Artak Ghevondyan. The author's lyrical and spiritual poems of the last six years are presented.

A New Year celebration was organized at the Mother See for children with special needs


On December 25, at the invitation of the Patriarch of All Armenians, and on the occasion of the New Year and Christmas feasts, the students of "Arev-Children" Down Syndrome Children and Development Center, the children in special need of "Marie Izmirlian" orphanage, "Warm Corner" Members with mental and physical disabilities and children of vulnerable families under the auspices of St. Sargis Church in Argavand visted the Etchmiadzin Youth Center.