June 2023

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On the International Day of Children's Protection, the students of all Armenian Youth Center were in Gyumri on a pilgrimage. The students of Gyumri's Youth Center welcomed the guests of the same age.
On May 30, the students of the "Art-Set" production center, students of Vedu and Stepanavan art schools, students of the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema were in the "Ruben Sevak" Museum of the Mother See.
On May 30, the first phase of the collegial Bible knowledge quiz was held at the Mother See. It was organized by the Armenian Bible Society and the spiritual leadership of the RA Armed Forces.
The historical events of the year 301 are the basis of the Araratian week feasts: Renunciation of paganism, conversion to Christianity. It is called Araratian because all the events took place in the Airarat province of Mets Hayk.
With the blessings of the Armenian Patriarch, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiatsin a Brotherhood Conference was held from June 5 to 11.  About 7 dozen clerics from the dioceses will arrive at the Mother See.
Churchmen, public and political figures participated in the discussion on the topic entitled: "Armenia and Artsakh at a turning point-Challenges and Ways to Overcome". The inaugural discussion of the "Gavit" platform took place under the chairmanship of Catholicos of All Armenians. The discussion...
The Brotherhood Conference was convened with the participation of about seven dozen churchmen who arrived at the Mother See.
The reliquary of the Saint's Right Hand was taken out from the Treasury House Museum of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to the St. Hripsime Church. His Holiness blessed the faithful with the relic of the martyred Saint. 
On June 5, under the chairmanship of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, the activities of the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council began in the Mother See. During the meeting, the situation created in Armenia and Artsakh, social support programs for Artsakh, issues related to the...
Admission will be organized in 2 phases. In August, the demobilized boys will also be given the opportunity to submit an application and become students of the Gevorgyan Seminary.
The procession of church members, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Saham Mashalyan, Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, moved from the Olde Residence to Saint Gayane Monastery. Many people came to touch the Right hand-shaped reliquary of the Saint and receive power.  
On June 6, the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, His Eminence Archbishop Sahak Mashalyan was welcomed in the Mother See. In the coming days, Archbishop Sahak will participate in the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council convened in the Mother See  
The clergy participating in the Brotherhood Conference devoted the 2nd day of the congress to commemorative ceremonies. A memorial service was held at the Congregational Cemetery of the Mother See, then at the "Yerablur" military pantheon. The Brotherhood members performed an intercession...
The day of commemoration of St. Hovhannes Karapet, Bishop of Atanagine is also the day of the pilgrimage of St. Hovhannes Karapet Monastery of Ararat region. On the occasion of the feast, the Saint's relic was brought from Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.  
On June 9, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; among with the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople Archbishop Sahak Mashalyan; members of the Supreme Spiritual Council; Diocesan Primates and Bishops serving in the Mother See attended the session of the...
On June 7, priests and monks serving in different countries of the world were in Tavush. After performing the Andastan service in the fountain square of Ijevan, the clergy visited the homes of people affected by the war. The Brotherhood participated in the evening service at Voskepar.  
On June 5-8, 25 young people from Movses, Chinari, Navur, Aygedzor communities of Tavush region and Kut community of Gegharkunik region were hosted in Tsaghkadzor, Kotayk diocese camp. Group games, knowledge transfer, psychological support: The Bible Society of Armenia has designed a special...
The pastoral and preaching mission of the participants of the Brotherhood Conference continued in Gegharkunik. During the tours, the clergy performed a blessing ceremony, prayed for the peace of the souls of the victims and the stability of the Armenian world.  
Members of "Echmiadzin Youth House" and "Youth Leaders' School" public organizations participate in a Bible course. They were welcomed at the "Vache and Tamar Manukyan" library of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin by the Director of the Library, Rev. Fr. Ararat Poghosyan and the Information...
For the faihtful, the figure of our first Patriarch is the best example of overcoming trials and coming out victorious. on this festive day, the reliquary enclosing the relics of the Illuminator is brought from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to the Holy Mother of God Church in Khor Virap...
The Supreme Spiritual Council of the Mother See emphasized that the authorities of Armenia should refrain from actions that violate the dignity of the nation and oppose the humiliating ambitions and demands of foreign enemies with realistic and exclusively pro-Armenian positions, resolutely...
In the village of Mrgastan, after decades of silence, the bells of St. Hovhannes Church rang. The consecration ceremony of the cross and bell of the dome of the renovated church was performed by His Grace Bishop Sion Adamyan, Primate of the Armavir Diocese.  
June 11 was a festive day in the city of Ararat- it was one year of the consecration of the first church in the city.  
About 7 dozen priests and clergymen from different origins of the world gathered at the Mother See for a week and discussed the various challenges facing the church and the role of the Brotherhood in the Armenian Apostolic Church.  
Holy Etchmiadzin and the cathedral celebrate the 1720th anniversary of their construction this year. The Armenian shrine, built with the vision of the Illuminator, became a blessing and a gift in the life of the Armenian people, therefore it is considered the peak of Armenian national and...
Among the world-wide churches of the Armenian Church, the Holy Etchmiadzin Church of the Armenian Diocese of georgia is one of the few that has the honor of being named after the Armenian spiritual center. The church is located in the central, Armenian-populated Havlabar district of Tbilisi....
During the summer, the students of the Sunday schools operating next to the churches of Yerevan, accompanied by educators, visited different museums of Yerevan and got acquainted with our rich cultural heritage. The project was initiated by the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese, the competition...
According to the decision of the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Mother See, in October of this year, the Blessing of the Holy Muron will be followed by an Episcopal ordination, which will take place on October 8.  
A few days ago, the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, among other important issues, addressed the organizational issues of the Blessing of the Holy Muron and related events to be held on October 1 at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.  
His Grace Bishop Tatev Hakobyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Romania, visited Pitest. The project "Archaeological Research for Heritage Conservation" won the Europa Nostra European Heritage Award. The apostolic nuncio of the Holy See and the deputy minister of the ESCS...
Entrance exams in the Seminary are held in two phases. In June, the participants of the Ministry of Defense "I have honor" program also submit applications. Applicants who have completed military service take part in the August exams.  
For more than two decades, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, together with AGBU, provides daily hot meals to more than 900 needy people in charity canteens operating in Vagharshapat, Yerevan, and Vanadzor. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the activities of the canteens were stopped. From...
For seventeen years, the representatives of Detroit's Armenian community have been sponsoring and carrying out volunteer work in the regions of Armenia, completing the construction works of half-built houses. On June 18, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Catholicos of All Armenians,...
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and "New Mag" publishing house presented the first book of the "Hun" series, "Pure Christianity" by Clive Staples Lewis. The book was translated from the original by Rev. Fr. Haykazun Sahakyan.  
On June 19, the five-day fast of the Illuminator began, which usually precedes the Feast of Discovery of Saint Gregory's Relics.  
Your children are the crown of ensuring the free life of our people, their lives are more meaningful than most of us, from the point of view of national development, the result of our lives can never be equal to the heroic deeds performed by the boys". Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II met...
From June 23 to July 6, the tenth international festival of modern art and spiritual films "Fresco" will be held. The ceremonial opening of the festival will take place in Vanadzor.
The diocesan Primate Ezras, who went to Tyumen on a pastoral visit, was greeted with special concern by the local Armenians. The cause of universal joy was the consecration and opening of the newly built church, which Tyumen Armenians had been waiting for for more than three years.
On June 21-23, the Mashtots Library hosted the international conference entitled "Nerses Shnorali, the multi-talented Patriarch". Nerses the Graceful Patriarch's unique role in medieval literature and culture. 
In the "Ruben Sevak" Museum of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the stamp redemption ceremony dedicated to the 850th anniversary of the death of Saint Nerses the Graceful took place.
On June 20, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received the graduates and teaching staff of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Yerevan State University at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The day was a double celebration for the university students, the faculty was celebrating its 55th...
On the day of the feast, it is the pilgrimage day of St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Church in Yerevan. A candle is lit near the relics of the saint enshrined here, the day before the feast, with a lamp brought from Khor Virap.
On the occasion of the anniversary of the Feast of Discovery of Saint Gregory's Relics the relics were brought from Holy Etchmiadzin to Byuravan. The Maysatsotn Diocese celebrated the day of the pilgrimage of Byuravan Church.
The 10th international festival of modern art and spiritual films "Fresco" was launched with the concert program of the "Berekamutyun" ensemble.
On July 5-10, the World Youth Association of the Armenian Church, with the blessing of the Catholicos of All Armenians and under the leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan  Terteryan, organizes a Pan-Armenian pilgrimage under the title "Holy Etchmiadzin, the birthplace of our faith".
On June 25, the exhibition titled "My Artsakh" by Tatevik Melkonyan was opened in the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese. Photos taken during pilgrimages to Artsakh in different years were presented.
On June 24, in the Mother See, the annual joint pedagogical meeting of educational institutions was held, which was attended by the Patriarch of All Armenians. 
The Celebrant urged and requested the faithful from the altar of the Mother Cathedral to always keep the candle of the Illuminator burning in their hearts.
During the CEC General Assembly, the delegation of the Armenian Apostolic Church presented the issue of the blockade of Artsakh in detail. We talked with the member of the delegation, Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Garegin Hambardzumyan, Director of the Mission Department of the Mother See of Holy...
On June 29, at the end of the evening service, a requiem service was held in all functioning churches of the Artsakh Diocese for the peace of the souls of the four heroes who died as a result of the Azerbaijani provocation on the night of June 28.
72 students graduated the academic year. 19 of them are seminary graduates and ordained deacons.
The end-of-the-year exhibition, the festive celebration and many guests talk about the journey and creative achievements of the 20-year-old educational institution.
On June 29, the Feast of Holy Transltors was celebrated. It is the first feast dedicated to translators in the calendar of the Armenian Church. A Divine Liturgy was offered in Mesrop Mashtots Church. All clergymen of the diocese attended the liturgy under the auspices of the Primate of the...