Message of His Holiness Karekin II on International Women’s Day


From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, We extend our pontifical blessings and congratulations to all women and girls on the occasion of March 8. In these days of the renewal of spring we praise our beloved mothers, sisters and daughters, and show appreciation their devoted efforts in our daily, national and spiritual lives.

Truly, the virtuous description of the Armenian woman in our national life is unique, and her mission is eternally blessed to be the anchor of the Armenian family. The role of women is irreplaceable in the strength of families, educating our children with Christian values and native traditions, being and remaining the anchor of the Armenian family, with her focus of love, loyalty, selflessness and devotion. In our century of equal opportunities the role of women is also undeniable and they have made contributions in science, education, economy and all other spheres of social life; contributing to the welfare and development of our society.
Dear mothers, sisters and daughters, we extend our prayers to God that you enrich our lives filling it with your good deeds, love, care and virtuous example, as according to the Bible “The virtuous woman is precious of all the gems”.

May the Almighty God graces you with spiritual virtues and grant a peaceful and secure family life, boundless happiness and endless joy with your your families, children and loved ones.

May the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God and the sanctity of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever.