The news coverage “Ecclesiastical Life” features Armenian Apostolic Churchactivities in the spheres of education, cultur, public, health and others. It also addresses Church Feasts, tells about public structures, youth movements, activities of District Youth Centers functioning adjacent to Dioceses. It also presents the ministry in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the life of an Armenian believer in congregation both in Armenia, as well as in foreign Dioceses.
Frequency: Every Monday and Friday, at 19:30 and 21:30
Rerun:Tuesday and Saturday, at 08:00 and 10:30
Broadcast also by the satellite channel of Armenian Public TV.

Ecclesiastical life 13.01.2020


Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, National Assembly Speaker and other high-ranking officials and MPs paid homage to the victims of the Baku pogrom on the 30th anniversary of the atrocity. The Museums of the Mother See enriched its collection with the painting of Davot Danielyan. Amiran Badishyan, Chief Architect of the Mother Cathedral Restoration Project, provides new details on the tombstone unearthed in the courtyard of the Mother See. The stage of Sundukyan Theatre was featuring the New Year and Christmas festivities of the Armenian Youth Centers. International news: Catholic bishops of the United States approved the Congress Bill on assisted suicide or euthanasia. One of the Christian organizations operating in the Northern Ireland suggested reviewing the laws on gambling. Pontifical Biblical Commission rejected arguments related to homosexuality allegedly based on the Bible as reported by certain mass media. The 13th century painting “Christ Mocked” unearthed in France was announced “national value”.

Ecclesiastical life 10.01.2020


End-year Kaghand 2020 in the Mother See։ On January 10, around 300 students of Armenian Church Youth Center were hosted by Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians. Festivities of Holy Nativity and Theophany in the Armenian Church Complex of Moscow. Christmas festivities in the Armenian Church Dioceses։ On the occasion of the Feast of Holy Nativity, the children of Kharberd Specialized Orphanage were visited by the clergy, members of Youth Union, members of Bible Society.

Ecclesiastical life 05.01.2020 First Candlelight Divine Liturgy


First Candlelight Divine Liturgy of Holy Nativity was held in St. Gayane Monastery by the presidency of the Armenian Pontiff. According to the tradition, the first House Blessing ceremony of the year is held at the Residence of Catholicos. Hundreds of believers came to the largest church of Yerevan - St. Grigor Lusavorich Cathedral to attend festive Candlelight Divine Liturgy. The Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan attended the Candlelight Divine Liturgy held at Yerevan St. St. Sarkis Cathedral. After the Divine Liturgy at Meghradzor Holy Mother of God Church, the local children rushed their homes despite the cold and their exhaustion to go from house to house to pass the lantern and the good tiding of Christmas.

Ecclesiastical life 31.01.2020


On January 30 the sculpture of the Mother of God was returned to the Haghartsin Monastery. This year the Faculty of Theology, YSU marks its 25th anniversary. The Armenian priesthood of Jerusalem celebrates the Feast of Holy Nativity according to the old Armenian calendar. The seminar on "Social Entrepreneurship, Idea Generation, Project Creation" was launched at the Central Office of the Armenian Church Youth Organization (ACYO). International news: Catholic Church of Poland celebrated annual Islam Day. On the third Monday in January the United States honors the Martin Luther King Jr Day. Reproduction of the "Sistine Chapel" ceiling in one of the Churches of England.

Ecclesiastical life 07.02.2020


On February 5, one of the meetings of the working team coordinating the donations made for the renovation of the Mother Cathedral took place. This year the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of St. Sarkis on February 8. The Right Hand-shaped reliquary of St. Sarkis contains the relics of the Saint unearthed from St. Sarkis Chapel of Ushi. The members of the Federation of Youth Clubs came together in the Yerevan House-Museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan on the occasion of the feast of St. Sarkis. On February 7, the contest “My Secret Book-Lover: Love confession” was finalised. The regional stage of the Olympiad on Armenian Church History was held at Vardanants Knights School N 106 in Yerevan.

Ecclesiastical life 08.02.2020 To commemorate


St. Sarkis the Captain, his Martyr son and 14 soldiers, a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Ararat Patriarchal Diocese. At the end of the Liturgy, His Holiness Fr. Navasard offered a blessing ceremony to the military servants through the Right of St. Sarkis. Hundreds of young people moved from St. Sarkis Church to the Lovers’ Park to attend the festive concert. St. Sarkis Church of Nor Nork was teemed with young people, where everyone deep in their hearts were seeking the intercession of the saint. In Vostan village of Ararat Marz the Feast was celebrated in St. Sarkis Church now under reconstruction. On the Feast of St. Sarkis, the spiritual pastor of the Pan-ACYO Father Tovma Khachatryan accompanied by the Chaplain of Yerevan Garrison Father Yenovk Yesayan, visited the “Homeland Defenders’ Rehabilitation Center”. Loft and Kean Cultural Centers celebrated February 7 - the Feast of St. Sarkis together. Ararat Diocese, World Armenian Artists’ Union and the Armenian Artists’ Union organizeda Republican youth exhibition contest dedicated to St. Sarkis.

Ecclesiastical life 24.02.2020


Message of Karekin II Catholicos of all Armenians on Great Lent. On February 23, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Eve of the Great Lent.The Sunday Divine Liturgy was finalized by a Repose of Souls ceremony held in St. Gayane Monastery to mark one-year anniversary of the death of Luis Simon-Manoukian. On February 24, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians received the speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova Zinaida Greceanîi. On February 23 the Catholicos of All Armenians hosted the staff of National Centre for AIDS Prevention and their families. Ararat Patriarchal Diocese celebrated the Feast of Barekendan with Yerevan City Hall and administrative districts.

 

Ecclesiastical life 28.01.2019 27th anniversary of the Armenian Army


On January 28, Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians visited Yerablur together with the President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan, Chairman of the RA NA Ararat Mirzoyan and the clergy of the Mother See, Earler that day, Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians delivered a message on the occasion of the Day of Armenian Army, 
On January 27, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, St. Vartan and St. Hovhannes Chapel, A Divine Liturgy was offered on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the Army Day. The celebrant was the Chaplain of the RA Armed Forces Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan. From this point on, based on the blessing of Catholicos of All Armenians and the Minister of Defense of Armenia, the military officers will bear the medal  “Cross of King Ashot Yerkat (the Iron)” on their uniforms. After the Liturgy, an award ceremony was held in the ceremony hall of Gevorkian Seminary. 
Chaplains of the 27 year old Army of Armenia.  
 

 

Ecclesiastical life 25.01.2019


On January 25, the newly elected Chairman of NA Ararat Mirzoyan was received by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. 
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uruguay in Armenia Carlos Sgarbi Von Steinmann had a meeting with Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians. 
On January 25, the Major General of the RA Armed Forces, Artsakh hero Arkadi Ter-Tadevosyan, General Lieutenant Muraz Sargsyan and reserve Colonel Garegin Gasparyan were hosted at Eurnekian Public School. 
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin republished the contemporary Armenian translation of “The Book of Lamentations” of Narekatsi translated by writer, publicist, editor and publisher Misak Koçunyan.
The final stage of Spiritual Mind Quiz was finalized at the public school of Aralez village in Ararat Marz.
International news: the delegation of Catholic bishops in Israel blames the authorities of the countries in discriminating the Christians. 
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has confirmed the Church marriages of Christians to be legal. 
The Copts of Egypt are collecting signatures as a sign of tribute to the memory of the policeman deceased on the eve of Christmas in trying to demine the explosive placed on the roof of the Coptic Christian Church. 
 

 

Ecclesiastical life 21.01.2019


Water blessing Ceremony at A. Khamperyants Military Aviation University. 
Episcopal Liturgy at Calcutta's Holy Nazareth Church. 
On January 18, the Armenian priesthood of Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of Holy Nativity in Bethlehem according to the old Armenian calendar.
 To mark the 100th anniversary of Silva Kaputikyan, the students of Eurnekian School of the Mother See organized a celebration event.
International news: Pope Francis of Rome has suppressed the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which was established by Pope St. John Paul I, and changed the status of Sistine Chapel Choir. 
Over the last one month, four Christian communities in different cities of Egypt have been attacked by Islamic extremists. 
An Armenian Sunday School was opened in Sydney. 
A Home blessing ceremony was offered at the Armenian Embassy in Ottawa. 
 

 

Ecclesiastical life 11.01.2019


To mark the Feast of Holy Nativity, Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians had a meeting with the staff of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. His Holiness offered his blessings and congratulations to the staff of the Mother See. 
On January 10, by the initiative and request of YSU students the Dean of the Department of Theology Bishop Anushavan Zhamkochyan offered a Home blessing ceremony in the building of the University. 
A Home blessing ceremony of Christmas was offered at Izmirlian Medical Center. 
The calendar-album 2019 published by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is on the subject of Komitas Vardabet.
The Theatrical troupe of “UNIMA -Armenia” organization and Very Rev. Fr. Zakaria Baghumyan, the Director of Christian Education Center of the Mother See visited “Trchunian Tun”, which is operating under the auspices of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. 
During the eight-day period of Holy Nativity, Father Vrtanes Baghalyan - the pastor of Odzun, offered a Water blessing ceremony in Srbanes Monastery of Ardvi and St. Nshan Church of Horomayr.
 

 

Ecclesiastical life 14.01.2019


Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians attended the first session of the newly elected Parliament and by his Pontifical blessings and guarding prayer wished a fruitful operations to the deputies.  
On January 13, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the Feast of Holy Nativity - the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ. 
On January 12 Sevan Vaskenian Seminary held the traditional ceremony of Kaghandchek - the feast of New Year gifts. 
Christmas ceremonies in the Armenian community of Calcutta. 
The students of Armenian Church Youth Centers, which are operating under the auspices of the Mother See and Armenian General Benevolent Union finalized the events of the New Year and Christmas with a joint concert.
International news: The number of Christians in Israel has been added up due to the immigrants currently counting nearly 175000 Christians in the country. 
On January 6, on the eve of Coptic Christmas, the largest Christian Church of the Near East was consecrated in Egypt. 
In 2019, the 450th anniversary of the advent of the first Jesuits in the country will be celebrated in Lithuania.
The service of “proxy prayers” has become common in Jerusalem offered to those who can’t afford to visit the Holy Land.