ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of Armenians Karekin II on Saturday will head to the New Nakhijevan and Russia Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, in Moscow. On Sunday, the Catholicos will preside over the cross blessing and consecration ceremony at the Diocesan Headquarters church, the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
This Armenian church, whose constructions began in 2006, covers a 1.32-hectare area in downtown Moscow. It comprises the cathedral, the small Holy Cross church, Diocesan building, cultural-educational and administrative buildings, event halls, and a museum.