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 Army Day. The celebrant was the Chaplain of the RA Armed Forces Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan. By the presidency of Catholicos of All Armenians, a Pontifical prayer was offered. It was followed by the blessing of the medals to be distributed to the officers and the soldiers.
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.