The Ghevondians, the devotees


The recipients of the "Ghevond Elder" medal of honor "During the war, it makes no difference whether you are a soldier or a clergyman"

During the 44-day war, the soldiers and clergy were not only with prayers, but also physically by the side of the soldiers. They encouraged and raised the fighting spirit of the soldiers. They are the worthy followers and warriors of Elder Ghevond. Clergymen who were awarded the "Ghevond Elder" high order of honor tell about their journey and comrades in arms.

Rafik


Rafik from Mrgavan dreams of entering the Gevergyan Seminary and becoming a clergyman. He has been attending St. Hovhannes church for already three years, wears a t-shirt, goes up to the altar, participates in liturgies. With Father Michael, they perform daily services, house blessings, and baptism rites.

Armina


Armina attends St. Hovhannes church in Arinj every Sunday with her parents. Participates in services, sings in the choir. During the 44-day war, they spent almost every day in the church. She learned to sing hymns, read psalms in the church and made new friends. Her daily life is full and interesting.

Rafael


Raphael decided to become a priest. He wears a shirt with his friends in the St. Thaddeus church in Masis, goes up to the altar, participates in liturgies. Sundays are especially interesting. They clean the church with friends, sing hymns, later play outside the church.

Suren and Narek


Suren and Narek are brothers, they attend St. Anna Church in Yerevan every Sunday. Put on a t-shirt and go up to the altar. Suren decided to continue his studies in Jerusalem. Our film crew spent the day with Suren and Narek, discovering chess, hiking, pigeon care and much more in the boys' daily lives.

Archimandrite Tovma Khachatryan


Father Tovma happily remembers the first meeting with the Kamancha, who has been his inseparable friend for twenty-eight years. "Grace is God's gift to man, he must recognize it and increase it with work," says the Father Tovma and tells about his musical career, meetings, and friends. Our film crew spent a day with Reverend Fr. Archimandrite Tovma in Charentsavan, his beloved birthplace.

 

The scribes of Yeghegnadzor


The scribes of Holy Mother of God Church in ​Yeghegnadzor are preparing for liturgy, everyone knows what to do. They are the assistants of Father Nerses. Our film crew spent Sunday with the little scribes.

 

Deacons of Dadivank


After November 9, 2020 the clergy of the Armenian Church did not stop their service in Dadivank. Despite all the difficulties and the ban on entering the monastery, the spiritual service continued in Dadivank. Today, the deacons who saw the siege and deportation remember with excitement every day they lived in Dadivank. They hope that one day the Armenian prayer will be heard again in the ancient shrine of Armenians. 

 

Archimandrite Isahak Poghosyan


Reverend Fr. Archimandrite Isahak Poghosyan does not consider himself a writer, he says, first of all, I am a clergyman. The Archimandrite tells about his creative path, beautiful travels and important meetings in his life. 

 

The scribes of Khor Virap are preparing for the New Year


This Sunday was different for the scribes and choir of Khor Virap monastery. They sang, danced, helped each other, lit the toaster, baked lavash and gatha. Our film crew witnessed a day full of family warmth and love.

Hayk and Davit


Davit and Hayk are brothers, they attend the Holy Mother of God Church in Marash every Sunday, putting on a t-shirt, going up to the altar. There is a pleasant tradition in the family to travel through Armenia and get to know churches that have not yet been discovered for them. The brothers' daily life is full: they do manual work, attend "Tumo", go for a walk with the children who moved to their home from Artsakh.

The scribes of Goris


The altar of Gregory the Illuminator Church in Goris is full of children. The boys have been friends for a long time, they have traveled many covenant paths together. Our film crew spent a Sunday with the scribes.