October 2022

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On October 1, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Primate of the Diocese of Artsakh, a number of children had their first lesson in the newly opened Sunday schools of the Diocese of Artsakh.
 
In 1989, Catholicos of All Armenians Vazgen I signed the re-opening Encyclical of the Artsakh Diocese. On October 1, after a break of half a century, a Sunday Liturgy was held in the Saint Hovhannes Baptist Cathedral of Gandzasar, which was offered by the spiritual Pastor of the Diocese, His...
 
An ecumenical ceremony was held at St. Sargis Church in London under the leadership of the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A 20-day scientific and practical course dedicated to the restoration of the historical and cultural fabric was held in the "Khrimyan...
 
The second Saturday of October the Feast of Holy Tranalators is celebrated. The Gospel of Shukhonts is taken to the church in Oshakan from the Matenadaran. This year the feast will be celebrated on October 8. 
 
 
 
 
On the occasion of Librarian's Day, the RA Ministry of Education and Culture and the "Armenian Library Association" concluded the "Best Library" contest.  The Matenadaran of the Mother See was recognized as the best professional library.
 
On October 6, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the "Vache and Tamar Manukyan" library, a conference entitled "Holy Etchmiadzin, the haven of books" was held.
 
The regular conference of the Armenian General Benevolent Union brought together more than 200 union members from 25 countries around the world in Armenia. The members of the conference delegation, headed by President Perch Sedrakyan, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to receive the...
 
The north-west and south-west wings of the cathedral were completely dismantled for reconstruction. High-quality specialists invited from Iran work here. The reason is that the fake walls of the temple are made of brickwork, and Iranian craftsmen are the best at working with brickwork.
 
As a result of the Azerbaijani attack on September 13 and 14, 2168 people, 750 families, were evacuated from the border settlements of Gegharkunik region. The Diocese of Gegharkunik also actively participates in the assessment of the needs in the communities and neutralization of the consequences.
 
More than 100 countries celebrate "Teacher's Day" on October 5. The students of "Eurnekian" public school operating under the patronage of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin congratulated the teachers on the occasion of the professional feast.
 
On October 8, the Armenian Church celebrated the feast dedicated to the Holy Translators. The miraculous Gospel of Shukhonts was brought from the vault of the Yerevan Matenadaran to the Saint Mesrop Mashtots Church in Oshakan.
 
 
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The posthumous exhibition of artistic photos of Garnik Melik-Karapetyan was opened in the Folk Art Museum.
 
On October 8, the Feast of the Holy Translators was celebrated in the Diocese of Artsakh in the church named after the Holy Translators in the village of Kagharts, Martuni region. Rev. Fr. Andreas Tavadyan, spiritual pastor of Khnatsakh and neighboring villages, served the liturgy under the...
 
On the Feast of the Holy Translators, a pilgramage liturgy was offered in the mother church of Saint Grigor Narekatsi of Vanadzor.
 
His Eminence Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan emphasized in his blessing remarks that the Feast of the Holy Translators is the day of Armenian culture and education, which reminds every Armenian about identity, dignity, dedication and patriotism.
 
On October 5-9, the AGBU 92nd General Meeting was held in Yerevan with the participation of more than 200 members from 25 countries. On October 8, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II was also present at the conference. At the conclusion of the general meeting, the delegation participated...
 
Residents of the Vanadzor's home for the elderly receive social, medical and healthcare support.  The Yerevan office of FAR examines the needs and ensures that the elderly have a dignified old age.
 
On October 10, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karegin II of presided over the liturgical ceremony in the St. Gregory the Illuminator mother church in Yerrvan. The AGBU president and delegates of the 92nd conference were present at the ceremony.
 
With the Encyclical of His Holiness Karekin II, Van Bayburtyan, a Tbilisi Armenian, was awarded the  "St. Sahak and St. Mesrop" medal. Van Baiburtyan is one of Tbilisi's public, political and community meritorious figures, the editor of the Armenian-language "Georgia" newspaper.
 
 
 
 
In Tsakhkadzor, the Spiritual servants of the spiritual leadership of the RA Armed Forces participate in four-day training courses. The program is called "Releasing Trauma". It is not the first time that the Bible Society of Armenia organizes such a course for soldiers. This time, the servants of...
 
On October 8-11, at the initiative of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the RA National Academy of Sciences and the Artsakh Scientific Center, an international three-day conference entitled "Problems and dangers of protecting the spiritual and cultural heritage of Artsakh" was...
 
A commemoration ceremony dedicated to Armenia and the Armenian soldier was held in the St. Gevork  Church of the Armenian Diocese of Brazil.  Armenian children living in Brazil performed spiritual and national songs. 
 
As a result of Azerbaijan's attack on Armenia in September, the army suffered several hundred casualties. The American Armenian Western Diocese has started a support program for the families of fallen soldiers. Before the visit, the spiritual servants performed a memorial service at the graves of...
 
 
 
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"The awaited and dreamed man". This is how Arshak Chopanyan described Komitas after their first meeting. This was also the title of the first section of the joint exhibition of the Komitas Museum-Institute and the Museum of Literature and Art entitled "Longer than a Century".
 
American-Armenian pianist Shahan Artsruni toured different regions of Armenia from October 3-15, gave master classes in music schools. He performed concerts in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Dilijan, Ashtarak and Ararat. The final concert was in the house-museum of "Aram Khachatryan".
 
This year, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the memorial day of the evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John on October 15. That day is also the pilgrimage day of St. Hovhannes the Evangelist Church of Artashat. The Celebrant was Proto-Archimandrite Sasun Zmrukhtian, pastor of St. Kyrakos...
 
On October 18, 2022, the "Vache and Tamar Manukyan" Matenadaran of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin celebrates the tenth anniversary of its activity. It is one of the country's largest repositories, where around 80,000 pieces of Armenian and theological literature - books and manuscripts - are...
 
 
On October 19, the Catholicos of All Armenians received the delegation of the United Arab Emirates at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. It was chaired by His Excellency Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Heritage Institute.
 
 
The 150th anniversary of the consecration of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Manchester was celebrated. The presentation of Atanas Abegha Sargsyan's work "Polish Armenians and the Armenian Apostolic Church in the 11th-17th centuries" took place at the RA Embassy in Poland. The report...
 
In the Mashtots Matenadaran Library, the "Ahead of Time- Recovery in Armenia" exhibition was opened.
 
This September, more than 200 servicemen became victims of another attack by Azerbaijan.  The Armenian Church increased its social programs, and the priest fathers increased their pastoral care. Our film crew was in the Masyatsotn Diocese.
 
 
 
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Tombstones and relics with Armenian inscriptions were found during the rehabilitation works of the area adjacent to the building of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia. It was decided to rebury the remains in the Khojivank pantheon of Armenian writers and public figures in Tbilisi. Excavations are...
 
The "Helen and Edward Markidian" Museum of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem has been officially reopened. Representatives of the Armenian Diocese of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland participated in the events of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of the Greek...
 
This September, more than 200 servicemen became victims of another attack by Azerbaijan.  The Armenian Church increased its social programs, and the priest fathers increased their pastoral care. Our film crew was in Diocese of Gegharkunik. 
 
On October 23, the Feast of the Invention of the Cross, Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Primate of the Gugark Diocese, celebrated a liturgy in St. Sargis Church of Stepanavan. At the end of the liturgy, the church's new bells and icons were blessed and consecrated. Donors are faithful children of the...
 
 
 
 
On October 28, His Eminemce Archbishop Sahak Mashalyan, Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople arrived at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Patriarch will participate in the Supreme Spiritual Council meeting to be convened in the Mother See in the coming days.
 
The ethnographic song-dance ensemble "Haykazunk" of Nork's Youth Center is 30 years old. The ensemble celebrated the jubilee with a big festive concert on the stage of the main theater.
 
The theoretical and practical course on restoration of Iranian manuscripts was summarized in the Mashtots Matenadaran. It was conducted by Hamid Malekyan, a well-known restorer specially invited from Iran.
 
The doctrinal thesis of Poghos Abegha Vardanyan is a historical-canonical study on the topic "Episcopal Authority in the Armenian Church". The investigative committee gave a positive conclusion to the defense of the thesis and considered Poghos Abegha Vardanyan to be awarded the doctrinal degree...
 
 
 
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More than 500 children study in the Youth Center of Etchmiadzin. Under the same roof, people from vulnerable groups get free meals. The Youth Center and the charitable canteen operate with the benevolence of the Tufayan family.  Hrach and Susan Tufayan were in Armenia again.
 
The 19th century parochial school building in Kanaker was renovated and improved with the efforts of the Mother See of Saint Etchmiadzin and the AGBU. Now there is a miniature school and more than 60 children are studying.
 
Waterproof, comfortable and warm sleeping bags are produced in the "Tun" social-educational center of Diocese of Gugark. The tailors participated in needlework and modeling courses with the help of the Gugark Diocese and the Armenian Round Table Charitable Foundation of the World Council of...
 
The famous Armenologist, historian Claude Armen Mutafyan's book "Jerusalem and the Armenians" was published. The presentation of the volume took place in Matenadaran in Yerevan. 
 
On October 30, the reburial ceremony of the relics excavated in the territory of the former Monastery temple or Harants monastery took place in Tbilisi.  The relics were found during the restoration works of the area adjacent to the Ministry of Culture of Georgia.