Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 9/5/18
With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published the memorandum “Chronicle: Holy Etchmiadzin, 1872-1880”, by Rev. Fr. Vahan Bastamyants, a member of the Brotherhood of Mother See, 19th century. The book was prepared by Dr. Gevorg Ter-Vardanyan.
The first part of the “Chronicle” by Rev. Fr. Vahan Bastamyants is a brief history or biography of his period of life (1842-1872). The “Chronicle” presents the 1872-1880 history of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Armenian Apostolic Church. According to the author, the book details significant events of the St. Gayane Monastery, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and national life. The details and portraits of famous clergy of the time are also valuable.
The first book was published by the patronage of the Sarkis Gabrielyan Fund.