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Georgians Claim More Armenian Monuments

September 19, 2013 News

19/9/13 YEREVAN (Hetq.am)—Father Hakob Sahakyan, who serves as the Spiritual Director of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Akhaltskha, has told Hetq.am that the Georgian Orthodox Church has appropriated an Armenian church in the village of Damala as one of its own. Damala is an Armenian populated village in the region of Aspintza, Georgia. Father Hakob […]

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President Serzh Sargsyan attends consecration of Cathedral of Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow

September 17, 2013 News

17/9/13 YEREVAN, September 17, /ARKA/.Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has arrived in Moscow to attend the consecration of the Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the opening ceremony of the Cultural Cathedral Complex in Moscow, the presidential press service reported. The Cathedral of the complex will become the biggest structure of the Armenian Apostolic Church […]

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Prelate Participates in Meeting of Oriental Orthodox Bishops

July 20, 2013 Featured News

July 2013 BURBANK, Calif—On Tuesday, July 9, the quarterly meeting of the Council of Oriental Orthodox Bishops of the Western United States was held at St. Ephraim Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in Burbank. The meeting was led by the spiritual leaders of the churches: Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, […]

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A Nearly Forgotten History: Women Deacons in the Armenian Church

July 10, 2013 Featured News
Dn. Hripsime Tahiriants (H.F.B. Lynch photo)

  Knarik Meneshian –  10/7/13 On Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2013, the Chicago chapter of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society presented a program on a segment of Armenian Church history at the Armenian All Saints Church and Community Center’s Shahnazarian Hall in Glenview, Ill. After welcoming words by the chapter’s chairman, Haroutiun Mikaelian, Ani […]

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin participates in “Museum Night” on 18 May 2013

May 17, 2013 News

17/5/13 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin will participate in “Museum Night”, being held throughout Yerevan on the EU created “International Museum Day”. Starting at 18:00, the Mother Cathedral Museum will be open to the public. Admission will be free. […]

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Artsakh leader says church role vital for preserving Armenian identity

May 13, 2013 News

13/5/13 PanARMENIAN.Net – President of the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic Bako Sahakyan met Saturday, May 11, with the Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, heads of Tehran and New Jugha Dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Sepuh Sarkisian and Bishop Babken Charian, as well as a group of […]

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US Western Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Church allocated 20,000 USD to help Syrian Armenians

May 9, 2013 News

9/5/13 YEREVAN, MAY 3, ARMENPRESS: The US Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church allocated 20,000 USD to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to assist the Syrian Armenians living in Armenia. As reported by Armenpress, quoting asbarez.com, another 10,000 USD was allocated to the Syrian Relief Joint Authority functioning in Los Angeles. The US […]

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For Armenians in Las Vegas, a church to call their own

April 11, 2013 Featured News

Tovin Lapan (contact) – 10/4/13 In 1994, a group of Armenian Orthodox Christians — some of whom had moved to the Las Vegas Valley from Southern California after the Northridge earthquake — began meeting in one of the congregant’s homes for services. In 1998, when the Orthodox Armenian community in Las Vegas consisted of 30 to […]

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Hasmik Poghosyan met with representatives of Armenian community in Georgia

March 26, 2013 News

26/3/13 YEREVAN, MARCH 25, ARMENPRESS. The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan paid a working visit to Tbilisi and had a meeting with the representatives of the Armenian community in Georgia in “Hayartun” centre of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church on March 22. The Chairman of the Writers’ […]

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Bidzina Ivanishvili: Let’s first make church renovation, then start dispute

February 27, 2013 Featured News
St. Nshan church in Tbilisi, Georgia

27/2/13 The renovation of the Armenian theater in Tbilisi, as well as six churches will be implemented by the means of Georgia’s Prime Minister Bidzini Ivanishvili’s fund, the Georgian Embassy in Armenia informed earlier this week. For several years the Armenian churches in Georgia have been a matter of dispute between the Armenian Apostolic Church […]

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Armenian Church marks Feast of St. Vartan the Captain and Companions

February 7, 2013 News

7/2/13 The Armenian Apostolic Church today marks the Feast of St. Vartan the Captain and Companions. The Feast of St. Vartan the Captain and his 1036 Companions marks their martyrdom 1551 years ago in the battle of Avarayr, fighting for the freedom of conscience and religion for the Armenian Nation. It was to be the […]

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One ethnic Armenian kidnapped, another taken prisoner in Syria

January 25, 2013 Featured News

25/1/13 Reports from Syria say at least two ethnic Armenians have been kidnapped or taken prisoner amid a continuing civil war in this Middle Eastern country. According to the National Primacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a 56-year-old Armenian man was kidnapped from the public transport on his way from Aleppo to Beirut yesterday. An […]

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Armenian History To Be Taught In Georgian Schools

January 19, 2013 News

18/1/13 Armenian history will soon be included in the curriculum of Georgian schools. During a visit to Yerevan on January 18, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili made this promise to the head of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church, Catholicos Karekin II. At their meeting on January 17, Karekin II reiterated his request that the Georgian […]

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Armenian church welcomes new leader to Chatswood

January 12, 2013 News

12/1/13 A NEW page was turned in the Armenian community over the weekend when the north shore welcomed the new Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Australia and New Zealand. Hundreds turned out at the Armenian Apostolic Church in Chatswood on Sunday as His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian delivered his first service to the church […]

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Armenians, Greeks Reach Ceasefire on Church-Cleaning Conflict

January 12, 2013 News

Elizabeth Owen Tamada Tales 7/1/13 Cleaning days are rarely happy times. Even less so when you’ve got to fight over who cleans where and with what. For years, Armenians and Greeks have been battling over who has the right to polish a step or dust a lamp in one of the world’s oldest churches — […]

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Catholicos Karekin II offers Pashazadeh to meet in Artsakh

January 9, 2013 News

9/1/2013 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II has offered Chairman of Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh to meet in Artsakh, on the border, priest Vahram Melikyan, head of Information Services of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, told Panorama.am. “During the South Caucasus religious leaders meeting in Yerevan in November 2011, a proposal […]

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Anniversary of reconsecration of St. Cross Church celebrated in Javakhk

December 26, 2012 Featured News

2 5/12/12 YEREVAN, DECEMBER 25, ARMENPRESS. Devine liturgy has been celebrated in St. Cross Church in Javakhk on December 23, which was dedicated to the restoration and reconsecration of the church. Reconsecration of St. Cross Church was held one year ago. The Diocese of Georgia of the Armenian Apostolic Church informed “Armenpress” about this. Fr. […]

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The Feast of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew Celebrated in the Mother See

December 8, 2012 News

On 1 December 2012, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated with great solemnity the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. During a pre-feast service, with the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the relics of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew which are kept in […]

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Iran reconstructs Armenian St. Hripsime Church

November 10, 2012 Featured News

10/11/2012 Iran has started the reconstruction of the  Armenian St. Hripsime Church after it was damaged by an earthquake this August in the North of Iran, Atrpatakan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church informs. The church is located in the north-western of Tabriz city and Archbishop Grigor Chifchian visited the reconstruction site, he told blahovest-info.ru. […]

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Armenian Catholicos makes new appointments in Armenian Church dioceses

October 29, 2012 News

28/10/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The All Armenian Catholicos Karekin II has made new appointments in various dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC). Aren Shahenyan, who served in the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, was appointed for a service in the Gegharkunik Diocese. The monastic Hayrik Hovhannisyan, who was released from his office at the Ukrainian Diocese, […]

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Jerusalem Armenian Patriarch vote set for next month

October 24, 2012 News

GREER FAY CASHMAN 24/10/2012 The Armenian Apostolic Church prepares to choose new patriarch to succeed archbishop who passed away. Elections are taking place not only in political circles, but in religious ones as well. The Armenian Apostolic Church’s General Assembly of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem is preparing for the election of a new patriarch to […]

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