September 2023

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On August 31, the second anniversary of the death of Archimandrite Maghakia Amiryan, a member of the Brotherhood of the Mother See, who received the definition of "Archimandrite of Love". A memorial service was held at the Etchmiadzin Congregational Cemetery.
The Gospel dating from the 11th-12th centuries was brought to Armenia by the people of Sangibaran in 1972 and handed over to the Mashtots Library. As the senior researcher notes, a number of manuscripts are kept in Matenadaran, which are known for their healing power and miracles. This Gospel is...
From August 28, the Supreme Spiritual Council continued its activities in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Referring to the ontological challenges facing the motherland and the situation created as a result of them in the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh, the Supreme Spiritual Council issued a...
In this seemingly insurmountable difficult situation, there is no other way than nationwide consolidation and unification of efforts for the sake of protecting the right of self-determination of our people of Artsakh, for the sake of the free and safe life of Artsakh Armenians." Find the entire...
On October 1, the Blessing of the Holy Muron will be held. Until then, at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin every day at the end of the evening service, a special order of olive oil blessing is performed. The Brotherhood of the Mother See read the Gospel and chant prayers. Anyone can attend the...
On September 3, during the Sunday liturgy, a Republican Prayer was performed in the churches of all dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church, on the occasion of the Independence Day of Artsakh. The Brotherhood of the Mother See, under the patronage of the Catholicos of All Armenians,...
On the eve of the Feast of Khachverats, the Holy Cross Church in Skyutar district of Istanbul was reopened. With the blessing of the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Tavadros the Second, a delegation will arrive in Armenia for the ceremony of the Blessing of the Holy Miron to be held on...
On September 8, the day of the birthday of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Mother of God Church in Aragatsotn Diocese was re-consecrated.
On September 17, Christian Armenians will celebrate the fifth feast of this year, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A festive liturgy will be served in all Armenian apostolic churches. And before that, from the 11th of this month, the weekend fasting  will start. 
After a long pause of 334 years, a church building was officially handed over to the Armenian community in Poland. As part of the celebration of the 655th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Poland, an ecumenical prayer was held in Wawel Cathedral in...
Armenian teenagers and young people from Vancouver, Regina, Laval, Ottawa, St. Catharines, and large settlements in different regions of the country came to participate in the most comprehensive and largest initiative of the diocese of Canada.
Although there are Turkish flags on both sides of the entrance to the church, the Holy Cross of Akhtamar is sanctified once a year with a liturgy. Pilgrims arrived from Istanbul for the service on September 10, led by His Eminence Archbishop Sahak Mashalyan.
On September 6, the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhichevan, His Eminence Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan, left for Uzbekistan on a three-day pastoral visit to celebrate the events dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the consecration of the Holy Mother of God Church in...
On September 9, the anniversary of the History Museum of Armenia, all the exhibition halls on the third floor of the museum were opened with a new exhibition. The reopened permanent exhibition is entitled "Christian Armenia".
On September 13, the Catholicos of All Armenians received Mr. Olivier Decottignies, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France to Armenia, at the Holy Etchmiadzin Mother See.
Built in the 17th century in the Kurdish settlement of Syunik, the Holy Mother of God Church was restored and consecrated.
To the west of the Holy Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the construction of the separate candlelight hall and the Catholicos tomb is nearing completion.
Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross is one of the most important feasts dedicated to the Holy cross. It is the last pavilion festival of the year. Celebrated on Sunday, September 11-17. On the following day we commemorate those who have passed away.
On the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the relic of the Holy Cross was taken out from the chapel-baptistry of St. John the Baptist and St. Vardan. The Catholicos of All Armenians offered the  Andastan Service, blessing the four corners of the world. 
Church ceremonies continue in Artsakh, which is under complete blockade, although there are serious obstacles to movement. On September 17, a Divine liturgy was celebrated on the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the Mother church of Stepanakert.
On the evening of September 17, at the Mother See, under the patronage of the Patriarch of All Armenians, the order of blessing of Holy Muron materials was performed.
The Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross is the pilgrimage day of Holy Cross church in Akhalkalaki. 
Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Holy Transfiguration Church in the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhichevan was celebrated with solemn ceremonies and many guests.
It's the pilgrimage day of Shirakamut (Nalband) St. Chichkhanavank on the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Celebrant was the Primate of the Diocese of Gougark. 
On September 19, Azerbaijan launched large-scale military operations against the Republic of Artsakh, targeting civilian objects and the civilian population. Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin issued a statement in this regard, which says: "With deep concern, we learned that Azerbaijan has launched...
On September 20, the ecumenical delegation of the World Council of Churches visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial. The group arrived in Armenia on September 18 to observe the daily worsening crisis in Artsakh. "The powerful states of the world are silent," says General Secretary of the WCC Jerry...
Interview with the Representative of the Catholicos of All Armenians in the Vatican, His Eminence Archbishop Khajak Parsamyan   20.09.2023
Prayer of Repubic and Pontifical Message on the Independence Day
On the occasion of the Independence Day, the spiritual class, under the chairmanship of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, raised a prayer for the repose of the souls of the brave soldiers in the "Yerablur" pantheon.
On September 22, a meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council was convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin under the chairmanship of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, during which the question of holding the Blessing of the Holy Muron service to be held on October 1 was...
During the conference of ecumenical figures in Hayes, the Bishops condemned the violence in Nagorno-Karabakh. Christian churches in Germany also made a condemning statement. "Such flagrant violations of human rights cannot be allowed to remain unnoticed by the world community. We condemn military...
Two weeks after the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, on October 1 the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varag. For this deast dedicated to the sign of the Lord, the faithful are preparing for a week of fasting, which will begin on September 25.
On September 19, the annual three-day meeting of priests began in the Armenian Church in Moscow,  under the chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan. The diocesan Primate referred to the catastrophic situation created in Artsakh as a result of Azerbaijan's large-scale attack...
Washington, Toronto, London: Armenians demonstrating in all corners of the world condemned Azerbaijan's genocidal policy in Artsakh with appeals and banners.
In order to provide urgent support to the displaced citizens, the First Need Registration platform has been launched, and the ASHRN 114 hotline is also operational.
On September 24, in the St. Gayane monastery, under the leadership of the Catholicos of All Armenians, a requiem service was held for the repose of the souls of the martyred Armenians as a result of the large-scale military operations unleashed by Azerbaijan in Artsakh.
On September 25, in the St. Gayane Monastery a group of female medical workers approached the Catholicos of All Armenians to receive the blessing of the Armenian Patriarch and to express their concerns about the situation in Armenia and Artsakh.
A special ceremony and prayer will be performed in all churches in Armenia and the Diaspora. Various relics will be taken out of the sacred vaults of the Mother See, which will be taken to churches with prelates and large communities to convey blessings, strength and power to people. A special...
On the 30th of September, the Feast day of Saint Gevorg the Warrior, the faihtful will have the opportunity to communicate with the saint's relics taken out from the Mother See in the churches of Saint Gevorg in Mughni, Aragatsotn region and Garnahovit villages of Talin region.
October 1 is a nationwide prayer day for Artsakh under the chairmanship of Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians. On that day, various sanctuaries and sacred relics will be brought out. In the Mother See, under the presiding authority of the Patriarch of All Armenians, a liturgy will be served...
As of 10:00 a.m., the number of forcibly displaced persons from Artsakh is 88,780. Our reporter records the situation in Kornidzor and the stories of the displaced.
The Azerbaijani police is already in Stepanakert. Azerbaijan has a list of about 200 Armenians whom it wants to detain on trumped-up charges of various crimes. Sheikh ul Islam Pashazade accused Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II of revanchism.
In the diocesan camps and various shelters of Armavir, Kotayk, Vaik, Shirak, Gegharkunik and Gugark dioceses, shelter was provided for the forcibly displaced families from Artsakh. About other social assistance programs are in the video.
The number of Artsakh citizens who found refuge in Masis community reaches 4 thousand. Clergymen of Masyatsotn Diocese of the Armenian Church stand up for the displaced people with various programs: they support and gird themselves with spiritual words, they provide food and clothes in...
The relic of St. Gevork the Warrior was taken from the Mother See to churches of Masis, Marmarashen, Kanachut. September 30 is the day feast of Saint Gevorg the Warrior. 
On the day of the saint's commemoration, the reliquary of St. Gevork the Warrior was taken out of the treasury of the Mother See and taken to Mughni. 
The reliquary of the Warrior was brought from the Mother See to the St. Gevorg Church in Noragavit. Every year on this feast, hundreds of pilgrims from different regions of Armenia come here to ask for the intercession of Saint Gevorg.