September 2022

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Dear all, another academic year is starting - a period of accumulation of knowledge and recognition of values, spiritual and intellectual maturation, new aspirations and efforts, which is the starting point for the development and progress of our country." The entire congratulatory message of the...
On August 31, a memorial service dedicated to the death anniversary of Father Maghakia Amiryan was held at the Congregational Cemetery of the Mother See. On the same day, the presentation of Father Maghaki's doctrinal dissertation, "The Catholicosal See of All Armenians and Its Transfers" was...
For a decade, the clergy of the Armenian Church have been taking the miraculous Gospel of Sangibaran from the library of Yerevan Matenadaran to St. Shoghakat Church. The Gospel remains here until the end of the evening service.
Due to the renovation of the dormitory building of the Gevorgyan Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the students and teaching staff of the 5th and 6th auditorium of the Gevorgyan Seminary started the 2022-23 academic year at the Vazgenyan Theological Academy in Sevan.
The cross of the Holy Mother of God Church was consecrated by Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Primate of the Shosh Diocese of Artsakh. The charity of the church was undertaken by the hero of Artsakh, colonel Karen Jalavyan. After improvement of the adjacent area, Holy Motherof God of Shosh will be...
"Lend a Hand" charity program of the Gugark Diocese concluded the September phase of 2022-23. 65 schoolchildren from Vanadzor received packages with stationery and hygiene items.
His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan was in Artsakh on September 2, Republic Day. The Bishop calls on all compatriots living in Armenia and outside Armenia to overcome psychological narrow-mindedness and come to Artsakh more often.
The beginning of the new academic year was announced at the school named after St. Grigor Narekatsi in Moscow and Youth Centers of the diocese.
On August 6, at the invitation of the Information System Department of the Mother See, a group of journalists from the Armenian media visited the Mother Church, got acquainted with the renovation process of the Etchmiadzin cathedral.  "In 2023, the 1720th anniversary of the Mother Cathedral...
The cross from the dome of the Geghardavank Catholic Church was removed during the church and dome strengthening works. Before re-installation, according to the order of the Armenian Church, the cross was consecrated again. The ceremony was presided over by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
On September 8, all Armenian churches celebrate the birthday of the greatest saint, the Holy Mother of God.
In August, the "Ararat" summer youth camp was held in Canada under the auspices of the Armenian Diocese. It is one of the largest youth initiatives in the diocese.
The "Descendants of Vardanants" brass band of the Diocese performed a solo concert in the courtyard of St. Grigor Narekatsi of the Diocese of Gugark. 
The children's choir of the Diocese of Tavush was formed six years ago. It operates next to the rectory of the Diocese of Tavush, the rehearsal room is located in the rectory of the diocese in Ijevan. Not only children and teenagers from Ijevan are members, there are also little singers from far...
On September 8, the 11th conference of the World Council of Churches ended in Karlsruhe, Germany.  On the same day, the Council of Europe issued a joint statement on the challenges in the world and also referred to the disastrous consequences of the 2020 Artsakh war. In a statement, the...
On September 8, the birthday of the Holy Mother of God, a festive liturgy was held in the St. Gevorg Church located in the territory of the Horatagh military unit.
This church holiday dedicated to the saving cross of the Lord is celebrated on Sundays between September 11-17. A commemoration service for the dead is celebrated on Monday.
Accompanied by festive ringing of the bells, the procession of clergy and faithful accompanied the Patriarch of All Armenians to Saint Gayane Monastery to celebrate the liturgy of the Feast of Exaltation. 
Holy Cross called churches are especially crowded during the Feast of Exaltation. His Grace Bishop Vardan Navasardyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of the Baltic States, performed the festive liturgy in the newly built Church of the Cross in the Arabkir community. 
Following the evening service, the festive events of the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross ongo.  During the liturgy, the relic of the Lord's Cross kept in the Mother See was placed in the open altar of St. Trdat. An order of Andastan was offered. 
On the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, in the Apna village of Aragatsotn region, people from far and near settlements gathered to participate in the consecration ceremony of the Holy Zoravor Mother of God Church. The church was consecrated by the Primate of Aragatsotn Diocese, His Grace...
At the "Yerablur" memorial-pantheon, the Head Chaplain of the RA Armed Forces, Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Movses Sargsyan prayed with the spiritual servants for the peace of the souls of the boys who died for the motherland. In all Armenian churches, a Divine liturgy was offered, funeral order was...
On the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the residents of the city of Vanadzor gather around the St. Grigor Narekatsi Church and, led by their spiritual pastors, participate in the city-wide cross procession. The founder of the tradition is the late Archbishop Sepuh Chuljian, in 2015 he...
On September 8, Patriarchal Delegate of Western Europe Khajak Parsamyan, at the invitation of the Mkhitaryan Congregation, participated in the closing ceremony of the Venice diocesan court for the beatification and canonization of Mkhitar Abbahor. On the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross,...
On September 10, His Eminence Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan presided over the blessing of the foundations of the first Armenian church in Minsk.
Once again, our souls are disturbed. We follow with pain and concern the provocative military operations unleashed by Azerbaijan at night along the border of Armenia, as a result of which peaceful settlements were shelled; there are victims and wounded. These conspiratorial steps taken...
On September 13, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received the delegation headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Romania Yulian Fota at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. His Holiness Patriarch referred to the military operations unleashed by Azerbaijan...
Under the direction of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, a private prayer will be offered every day in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, in the dioceses of the Armenian Church in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora, for peace and for the support of homeland defenders. On September 15, in...
On September 15, the international two-day conference entitled "Artsakh in the historical and modern context" was launched in the Armenian Church in Moscow. More than 50 Armenologists, historians and cultural experts from different countries of the world participated.
One disaster, two tragedies. A three-day international conference entitled "Smyrnia in the orbit of Armenian and Greek genocides:  "Extermination, arson and deportation" was held this week at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.  
On September 16, the Catholicos of All Armenians had a meeting with the President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan and the delegation of the Armenian National Assembly at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The challenges faced by Armenia and Artsakh in the current situation, the...
Holy Cross Chapel of Spitak region was consecrated by His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Primate of the Diocese of Gugark. 
Painters-restorers are currently restoring the paintings of the Cathedral landing and staircase ornaments. Construction gates have already been removed in some parts of the Cathedral, allowing visitors to enter the Cathedral grounds.
On September 16, pilgrims from Montreal visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and were hosted by the Catholicos of All Armenians under the leadership of His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada.
Primates and clergy of all dioceses of the Armenian Church conveyed strength and unity remarks. A united prayer for peace is offered every day in all churches of Armenia and the Diaspora.
On September 18, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, the first president of RA, met Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II at his private residence. During the conversation, issues related to Armenia's external security and the highly aggravated internal political situation and the possible ways to overcome...
During the meeting, the Catholicos of All Armenians emphasized the adequate response of the international community and effective steps in response to Azerbaijan's repeated aggression and ambitions. His Holiness reaffirmed that a dignified peace cannot be established by threats and coercion.
On September 19, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II met Arthur Hovhannisyan, who was disabled in the 44-day Artsakh war, at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. With the blessing of His Holiness and the support of the Armenian Diocese of Canada, the sergeant will leave for Canada to receive...
Sister Yeghisabet will henceforth be called Mother Yeghisabet and will lead all the nuns of the Armenian Church. The order of reenactment and veiling was performed in the St Mariane church, by His Grace Bishop Mkrtich Proshyan.
On the second Tuesday following the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Armenian Church celebrates the commemoration of Saints Virgins Febronia, Marina and Shoushan the Daughter of Great Vardan. The day of commemoration of the saints is the pilgrimage day of the St. Mariane Church in...
On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of independence, the Catholicos of All Armenians visited the "Yerablur" military pantheon after the ceremony of the Republican Prayer held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. 
On September 21, on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Armenia, under the patronage of the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, a ceremony of the Republican Prayer was held in the Saint Gayane Monastery. A united prayer was raised for the...
On September 22, at the invitation of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, a meeting was held in the Mother See with the participation of the Presidents of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Robert Kocharyan, Serzh Sargsyan and the Presidents of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Arkady...
From now on, every year on September 23, poems of a spiritual, Christian nature by modern writers will be presented at the Writers' Union.
Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Northern America was formed in 1927 by the Patriarchal Encyclical of Catholicos of All Armenians Gevorg V Surenyants. The diocesan structure is a developing institution with about 30 dozen churches and parishes.
Saint George the Warrior is a pan-Christian Saint.  Our church celebrates the Saint's commemoration on the second Saturday following the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
The renovation works of Holy Etchmiadzin Cathedral are nearing the final stage. The temple is still closed due to internal works, the enclosure of the temple has been partially opened. Evenings and weekends are especially crowded here.
On September 24, the commemoration day of St. George the Warrior, the Saint's relic was brought to Mughni church. The procession of clergy entered the church accompanied by recruits.
People from different settlements came as pilgrims to Saint George church in Noragavit to ask for the saint's intercession, especially for the soldiers.
There are magnificent medieval churches in the Tallinn region, Saint George church in Garnahout is one of them. Pilgrims from Gyumri, Tallinn and Yerevan visited Garnahovit on September 24.
One of the 3 churches of Getazat village of Ararat marz is named after David of Dvin. Throughout the year, the saint is commemorated on Green Sunday and on the Monday following the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varag. On this memorial day a liturgy was offered in the church.
On September 25, Catholicos of All Armenians hosted benefactors, pedagogues, students and graduates of the center at the Holy Etchmiadzin on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the "Naggashyan Children's Home" children's support center.
On the Eve of the Feast of Holy Cross of Varag, the Relic of the Lord's tree was taken out for the worship and consolation of the pilgrims who came to Holy Etchmiadzin. 
Of course, there is still poverty in Tavush. But, according to Margarit Filiposyan, deputy director of the Armenia branch of "Armenian Relief Fund", people have started to rely more on their own strength to change the situation. And that is the beginning of quality changes.
On the last Sunday of September we celebrate the feast of Holy Cross of Varag. Among the Christian churches, this feast is unique only to the Armenian Apostolic Church.
On September 26, a conference dedicated to the restoration of Hakobavank monastery was held in Yerevan. The main topic was the comprehensive restoration and popularization of the monastery.
October 1 is the International Day of the Elderly.  The "Eornekian" educational complex of the Mother See Holy Etchmiadzin hosted honorary citizens of Etchmiadzin, sculptor Ruben Nalbandyan and artist Nerses Melikyan. The language of art is simple and unmixed, say the honored guests....
With the support of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, six soldiers wounded in the 44-day war left for the Holy Land. On September 25, under the chairmanship of Archbishop Khazhak Parsamyan, patriarchal delegate of Western Europe, Archimandrite Tirayr Hakobyan offered a farewell liturgy in...
On October 24, the National Academic Choir of Armenia, under the direction of artistic director and conductor Hovhannes Chekijian, performed Armenian and Western European spiritual songs in the church of St. Grigor Narekatsi of the Diocese of Gugark.