February 2023

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On February 1, the penultimate phase of the Olympiad in the History of the Armenian Church was held at the "Knights of Vardanants" school in Yerevan. After summarizing the results, 25 of the children will get the right to participate in the national phase. 
A Home-blessing service is held twice a year in the Andreasyan'a family from Shushi. The service is always performed by the same priest, Rev. Father Andreas Tavadyan, who is also from Shush and is the Spiritual Pastor of the Holy Saviour Church in Shushi. Now he serves in some churches of the...
The reliquary of the Saint will be brought to St. Sargis church will be brought from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to Yerevan. A liturgy will be offered at 11 o'clock.
The Christian Education Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, organized a spiritual knowledge course for secular employees of the Mother See.
Sacrament of February 4, 2023 (4 Saint Sargis the Warrior and his son Martiros and his Fourteen Soldiers- Prov. 3.13-17 Isa. 41.1-3 Hep. 6.10-17 Luke 21.10-19). Rev. Fr. Arnak Harutyunyan speaks on the sacrament of the day. 
On the initiative of the Union of Armenian Artists of the World and with the support of the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese, the 9th annual painting exhibition was held, dedicated to the feast of Saint Sargis, the intercessor of love.
From the Mashtots archive the Handwritten Gospel was brought to St. Sargis Church of the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese and the Holy Right Hand of the Saint from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. During the liturgy, there were three sanctuaries in the Holy Altar, there was also the Ashot Yerkat...
According to the tradition, Mesrop Mashtots brought from Persia and right here, on the height of the village of Ushi, he summed up the marks of the Sargis general. Today, on February 4, a liturgy was also held in the Saint Sargis monastery complex in Ushi on the feast day of Saint Sargis.
Faithful in the churches named after St. Sargis of the Gugark Diocese took part in the festive liturgy.  Everyone prayed together and asked for the saint's intercession for the bravery of the soldiers guarding the borders of our country.
The RA national anthem was played by the military band. The traditional ceremony of awarding the soldiers took place on the occasion of the Feast of Saint Sargis. The ceremony was also attended by priests assigned to serve in Artsakh, who are still unable to return to their places of service due...
Saint Sargis Day was celebrated with pilgrimages and liturgies in the churches of the Armenian Diocese of Georgia. 
In Artsakh "Arevik" children's hospital, a Home-blessing ceremony was held. Rev. Father Andreas Tavadyan blessed the water, salt, and bread of the medical facility with a cross and holy muron. 
The 55-day blockade, the cold, many problems did not prevent the celebration of the ecclesiastical feast dedicated to St. Sargis and the youth in the Artsakh Diocese.
On February 4, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the commemoration day of Commander Sargis, his son Martiros and 14 warriors. Summary video series of various events of the day.
On the anniversary of the death of senior Priest Harutyun Shmavonyan, the editor of the first Armenian print periodical, "Azdarar", a group of pilgrims from Calcutta, led by an Indo-Armenian spiritual leader, is leaving for the Holy Mother of God Church in Madras (Chinna).
On February 6, the Catholicos of All Armenians expressed his condolences to the President of the Republic of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, regarding the many victims and destruction caused by the earthquake. His Holiness wished comfort and solace to the grieving relatives of the innocent victims and...
A blessing service was performed in the Ministry of Social Development and Migration of the Republic of Artsakh. The Home-blessing order is also performed in institutions.
As a result of the February 6 earthquake, there are victims and wounded in the Armenian communities of Turkey and Syria. Information is provided by the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul and the Presbytery of the Armenian Diocese of Damascus.
February 9 is the international dentist's day. On that occasion, students of junior classes of "Eurnekian" school operating under the auspices of the Mother See met with dentists of "Altitude 5165" charitable organization. 
Science Day is celebrated in Russia every year on February 8. On the occasion of the professional feast, the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhichevan, His Eminence Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan hosted famous Armenian academicians. 
This year, the "My Secret Book Lover" initiative of the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese and "Bukinist" bookstore again united people around the book. 
The traditional "Harissa Festival" of Tbilisi Armenians, which was celebrated during the Barekendan, took place a week earlier this year, on February 12.
Fr. Anania studied the order of consecration of monks in the Armenian Church. The doctrinal dissertation was approved by the committee of the Mother See.
In all churches, after the evening service, the pre-holiday of Tearanyndaraj is offered. The Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin presided over by the Catholicos of All Armenians , participated in the evening service at the St.  Gayane Monastery.
In the churches of the Armenian Diocese of Georgia, the feast began on the evening of February 13, with a pre-holiday, and continued with church ceremonies and folk performances.
In the St. Gevorg Church of the Armenian Diocese of Brazil, the diocesan Primate His Grace Bishop Narek Berberyan presided over the pre-holiday of Tyarnandaraj.
In the conditions of the blockade, the coronation and marriages in Artsakh were not postponed. On the evening of February 13, there were a lot of young people and newlyweds in Stepanakert's Holy Mother of God Cathedral. It was the eve of the Presentation of Our Lord to the Temple. The Primate of...
At the end of the festive liturgy in the St. Anna Church, the newly married couples were invited to be blessed.
On the following day of the defense of his scientific thesis on the topic "Order of ordination of monks in the Armenian church", Father Anania received a doctrinal degree in the Saint Mesrop Mashtots Church in Oshakan.
On February 14, a liturgy was held in the Saint Gayane Monastery on the occasion of the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the temple. A blessing ceremony was held for newly married couples. According to the tradition, the newly married deacons visited the Catholicos of All Armenians...
On the feast of St. Vardanans, the liturgy was celebrated in the St. Gayane monastery of the Mother See, under the solemnity of the Patriarch of All Armenians. Prince Garegin Srvandztian was also one of the brave men of Vardans, so this day is also the day of the naming of the Patriarch of All...
The fundamental scientific library of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia donated books to the "Vache and Tamar Manukyan" library of the Mother See.  The Matenadaran, in turn, had selected valuable religious and Armenian publications for the clergy of the Armed Forces.
Sargis Muradyan's painting "Calvary of Armenian intellectuals" will be placed in the museum named after Ruben Sevak in Holy Etchmiadzin. 
On the occasion of the feast of thr Ghevondian priests, the clergymen gathered at the Mother See.  Around the Armenian Patriarch there were 13 diocesan Primates, 34 Brotherhood members serving at the Mother See, and 184 priests.
The 10th anniversary of the consecration of the Saint Karapet Armenian Apostolic Church was celebrated in Maastricht. The mayor of Florence handed over the copies of the keys to the old gates of the city to the Argentinian-Armenian businessman, benefactor of the Mother See and national hero of...
The Great Lent begins with the Eve of Great Lent, which lasts seven weeks and ends with the celebration of the Holy Resurrection. This year, Easter is on April 9.
On February 19, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Eve of Great Lent. A liturgy was held in the Saint Gayane Monastery under the solemnity of the Catholicos of All Armenians. The Boon Barekendan is the Sunday before Great Lent.
On February 16, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I paid a Pontifical visit to Aleppo and expressed his support to the Syrian Armenians affected by the earthquake.
In the Church of Tbilisi, the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Georgia, Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan, congratulating on the occasion of the Eve of the Great Lent, also urged to take the path of Great Lent with prayer and a pure soul to celebrate the Holy Resurrection. February 19 is also the...
"In our days, when our homeland and people are wounded by the horrors of the war that plagued us, let us be in constant dialogue with God through prayer life, let us refrain from all evil and bad thoughts and deeds, in order to jointly renew our homeland and national life, to face the troubles that...
Durin the Liturgy of the Eve of Great Lent in St. Grigor Narekatsi Church of Vanadzor, the faithful asked the Lord to make them worthy of the good news of Christ's Resurrection.
On the initiative of Reverend Fr. Vrtanes, various specialists were included in the program so that married couples living in Artsakh not only get spiritual knowledge, but also household skills. The goal is to strengthen families in Artsakh, to improve the level of well-being of families.
Masquerade, "Zrangi" band, tightrope walk, Tumanyan's tales. Boon Barekendan and Hovhannes Tumanyan's birthday are celebrated in "Tumo".
In the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Patriarch of All Armenians met with young people from Artsakh studying in different universities of Yerevan. 
During the Great Lent, every Wednesday and Friday morning at 7:30 am, we can attend the Sunrise Service. 
On February 21, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received the delegation led by the former Prime Minister of the French Republic and Mayor of Le Havre, Edouard Philippe, at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The delegation included ex-minister, Member of the European Parliament Natalie...
Nilakshi Saha Sinhai has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to Armenia. Before arriving in Yerevan, she expressed desire to be hosted at the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata. 
This year, the Saint Sargis Armenian Apostolic Church in Carlton, a suburb of North Dallas, was recognized as the best structure in the USA in 2022.  
February 26 is the second Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of Expulsion, which commemorates the expulsion of man from heaven, as well as the birth of all the calamities, curses and sins of the world.
From February 27 to 29 in 1988, a massacre of the Armenian population was organized in Sumgait city of Soviet Azerbaijan. 18 thousand Armenians of the city became refugees. Memorial ceremonies have been organized in the Armenian Church on these days for the peace of the souls of the innocent...
Social support was provided to needy families in the Armenian dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church at the initiative of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Armenia and the Emirati "Red Crescent" company.
On February 25, the series of spiritual concerts and lectures entitled "Journey of Great Lent under the leadership of the Blessed Patriarch" was launched at the "Ruben Sevak" Museum of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
The students of YSU Theology Faculty were the participants of the regular phase of the Bible course "Know Me, Young One" at the central office of the ACYOWorld. 
Under the chairmanship of the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council launched in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The members of the SSC prayed for the peace and tranquility of the souls of the Armenians who fell victim to the massacres carried out...