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More than the World and Boundless


“There are times, when they leave the mobile phones on, and it is really wrong. It can be that at that moment God listens to your prayer carefully and suddenly that ringing takes you astray…” 12 years old Sargis attends St. Sarkis Cathedral, wears Church garment and proud to be holding the candle over the sanctuary for the fourth month now…

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Henrik from Mughni


Henrik lives in Mughni. He was eight when he participated in Divine Liturgy with his cousin and rose up on altar first time. Henrik has many hobbies, such as chess, football, foreign languages, but he dutifully goes to Church every Sunday because he has certain things to do there...

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Acolytes of Syunik


Tatev Monastery is the spiritual center of Syunik Diocese. The famous Syunik Seminary was established here, in 14th century. The Seminary is destroyed at present, however, little acolytes are being ordained and serving in the Church. Most of them are the descendents of the one-time Syunik Seminary students and they preserve the traditions transferred by their ancestors. The priest of Tatev Monastery, Father Michael Gevorgyan, tells about the characters of the little servants of the Church and their daily routine.

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The Christmas of Cheknagh


Christmas has a special sacrament for the little acolytes of the village Cheknagh (means ''beauteous''). Here the acolytes are ՛՛mobile՛՛. During the blessing of Water, the blessed water is transported by children from village to village in a special solemnity and the lithurgy is served there.
The baptism of the children in villages also takes place on the day of Christmas. The feast of Theophany or Revelation is the most expected one in their Church Calendar.

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Four brothers


Hovhannes, Pargev, Gor and Arman are brothers. All four of them were ordained in 2009 as acolytes. The family lives in the yard of Yerevan St. Grigor Lusavorich Church. Hovhannes, the eldest of brothers, remembers the process of building the Church very well. They got acquainted with the priests right there, in the yard of the church. This was a circumstance to determine the future path of Hovhannes, and later, of other brothers.