Summary of renovation work of the Mother Cathedral in 2022

The renovation works of Holy Etchmiadzin Cathedral will be completed next year. His Grace Bishop Mushegh Babayan, the Grand Sacristan of the Mother See, summarizes the construction works done during the year.

Ordination of acolytes in the Diocese of Masyatsotn

On the feast of St. Stepen Proto-Deacon, in St. Hovhannes Church of Masyatsotn Diocese, 42 people were awarded a degree of acolytes and one person was awarded the right to wear Orarion. They serve on the altar during liturgy in various churches of the diocese. 

The "Round Table" Foundation of the WCC Armenia continues to support women affected by the 44-day war

The Armenian Round Table Foundation of the World Council of Churches and the "Gateway Armenia" charitable non-governmental organization implemented the 2nd stage of the "New Way" project with joint funding. Members of the families affected by the 44-day war in Artsakh participated in the program. They participated in various professional courses at the "Art House" educational center.

Hovel" musical production's first performance

"Hovel" music production was created this year in order to spread the rich musical heritage of Armenian spiritual culture. Within the framework of the "I ver" project, this group's inaugural performance was dedicated to the memory of the Armenians who died in the 44-day war. AGBU, Pan-ACYO supported their first performance. 

"Tekeyan" cultural union is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its activity in Armenia

The union was founded in Beirut in 1947. The offices of the Union operate in all the Armenian colonies of the world with the mission of preserving Armenians, strengthening the homeland-diaspora connection, popularizing Armenian culture. In the early 1990s, the union opened its doors in Armenia as well.

Armenian monuments included in the UNESCO lists are being digitized

The Research Center of Historical and Cultural Heritage, with the permission of the Mother See, carried out scanning and digitization works in the areas of Armenian monuments included in the UNESCO list, which are -the Mother See of Holy  Etchmiadzin with adjacent churches, Zvartnots, Geghardavank, Haghpat and Sanahin monastic complexes.

Ashtarak's social centers round out the year

The socio-educational centers operating under the auspices of Aragatsotn Diocese summarize the past year. The center adjacent to St. Mariane Church in Ashtarak, has been operating since 2015 and has had more than 300 beneficiary families.  The Saghmosavan Center was founded in 2019 and has 120 beneficiary families.

Some relics of Zvartnots Cathedral were presented in a performative exhibition

A part of the external wall vault of the first floor of the Zvartnots Cathedral was presented to the museum exhibition. The temporary exhibition in the Wine History Museum will be in operation for 2 years. 

Sunday school students celebrate the Feast of Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew

The students of the Sunday schools operating with the churches of the Araratian Patriarchate celebrate the feast of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew the apostles.

International conference at YSU Faculty of History

Scientists and researchers representing the humanitarian spheres of Germany, Uruguay, Latvia, India, Russia and Armenia participated in the international conference on "Civilizations and Wars". Speakers presented reports on conflicts and cultural heritage damaged as a result.

Proto-Archimandrite Zakaria Baghumyan spoke on the topic of war and peace

The Student Council of the International Scientific and Educational Center of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia has initiated a series of periodic meetings and lectures on current topics. The first meeting was with Proto-Archimandrite Zakaria Baghumyan, Director of the CEC center of Holy Etchmiadzin, the topic was "War and Peace".

Gata for the Soldier

Since 2020, the "Gata for the Soldier" initiative has become a tradition in the churches of the Masyatsotn Diocese. It is the idea of young people.  The priests who regularly go to the border bring home-made, fresh, delicious gata with them to the soldiers.