August 2022

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On July 31, Catholicos of All Armenians met with the chairman of the Central Department of the Armenian Physical Education General Union Vache Nacharyan and the delegation led by him at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
On August 2, the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhichevan, His Eminence Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan left for Novosibirsk on a two-day pastoral visit. The first meeting of the delegation of the Armenian Church was with Metropolitan Nikodim of Novosibirsk and Berdsk.  The...
During the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God the faithful and pilgrims came to Amaras monastery from different settlements of Artsakh. The diocesan Primate Bishop Vrtanes  Abrahamyan performed the ceremony, the President of the Republic of Armenia Arayik Harutyunyan was also...
Late in the evening of August 13, at 10:00 p.m., the bells of the Church of the Holy Mother of God in Kanaker are ringing. The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God on August 14. On the eve of  the festive liturgy, there is an order of...
His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Primate of Gugark Diocese, congratulated all the mothers and those who bear the name of Mary, in the Holy Mother of God Church of Vanadzor.
The feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God and the Blessing of the Grapes service also brought hundreds of faithful to Saint Gregory the Illuminator Mother Church of Yerevan.
The Holy Mother of God church in Nor Nork is loved place of pilgrimage. Especially during the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God feast the number of visitors exceeds several hundred thousand.
This year, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the commemoration of the Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary and her ascension into heaven was celebrated on August 14. In the St. Gayane Monastery of the Mother See, under the leadership of Patriarch of All Armenians, His Grace Bishop Artak...
On the Monday following the Feast of the Assumption, Liturgy for the Rememberance of the Dead was offered. After the liturgy, a memorial service was held. The clergy also prayed for the peace of the souls of the innocent victims of the tragic explosion that took place in the "Surmalu" shopping...
Vera Faminykh and Olga Khokhanova, leading specialists in frescoes from the Department of Monumental Painting Laboratory of the "Hermitage", are at the Mother See. Experts were invited to evaluate the restored frescoes and the work done in the Mother Church.
On the initiative of the Gugark Diocese, a two-day conference entitled "Rebirth: Endangered Khachkars in Western Armenia and Artsakh" was organized in Haghpat Monastery. Replicas of six khachkars of Artsakh and Western Armenia were placed in the Holy Mother of God Monastery of Akhtala.
On August 18, in the St. Hovhannes Mkrtich and St.  Vardan chapel-baptistery of the Mother See a Requiem service was held under the chairmanship of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II for the peace of the souls of those who died as a result of the fire and explosion that took place on the...
For more than two decades, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, together with AGBU, provides daily hot meals to more than 900 needy people in Vagharshapat, Yerevan, Vanadzor. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the activities of the canteens were stopped, they will be restarted from this September.
The Harichivank "Trbanchyan Seminary" High School held the last entrance exams for the 2022-2023 academic year at the Gevorgyan Seminary.
I am from the Sardarapat detachment, our motto is: give your breath, your soul, but don't give your homeland to the enemy," says Hayk from Aghavno.
In the cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, along with other construction works, the works of re-installation and restoration of frescoes continue.  The Patriarch of All Armenians, accompanied by the  Grand Sacristan of the Mother See, His Grace Bishop Musegh Babayan, made an evaluation tour.
"Instill in our children love for each other, towards goodness and justice, educate them in the spirit of godliness and patriotism, become an inspiring and encouraging example for them," stated the Armenian Patriarch, wishing them endless vigor and dedication.