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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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Armenian, Greek churches to cooperate in peace preservation

October 13, 2012 News

12/10/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net – Director for Inter-Church Relations at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Bishop Hovakim Manukyan and Locum Tenens of Armenian Apostolic Church of the Diocese of Greece Khoren Arakelian held a meeting October 10 with chief secretary of the Greek Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod Bishop Gabriel. Deepening of relations between the two churches and […]

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The Armenian Apostolic Church calls to raise a voice of protest

September 1, 2012 Featured News

Gurgen Margaryan 1/9/2012 The Supreme Spiritual Council held an emergency sitting at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin chaired by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Supreme Spiritual Council expressed concern over the release of the Ramil Safarov, an Azerbaijani officer, who brutally killed Armenian army officer Gurgen Margaryan […]

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Pasadena officials speak out against denial of Armenian Genocide after Turkish official’s visit

September 1, 2012 News

His Holiness Aram I, of the Armenian Apostolic Church, visits the Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument in Bicknell Park in Montebello Saturday, October 8, 2011. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz) 1/9/2012 Brenda Gazzar, SGVN twitter.com/bgazzar PASADENA – When Councilman Terry Tornek learned about the Holocaust as a boy, his mother gave him the novel “The Forty […]

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Christian clergymen in Syria released a statement

August 28, 2012 News

28/8/2012 The leaders of Syria’s Christian communities have delivered an announcement and criticized the calls for emigration and the warnings against their parishes. Armenian tert.am informs about this referring to the Akhbar-TS. According to the source the clergymen said that only the “language of a constructive dialogue” could be acceptable to the local Christians. They […]

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Catholicos Aram I: We must support Armenians of Syria

July 30, 2012 News

29/7/2012 Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church continues to be in contact with the clergy members of Syria’s Armenian community and to follow their activities, press service of the Great House of Cilicia informs. Learning about the financial difficulties of some Syrian-Armenia families, the Catholicos allocated money […]

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Armenian Catholicos heads to Italy

July 26, 2012 News

24/7/2012 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Tuesday went to Italy on a patriarchal visit. During his stay, the Catholicos will meet with the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin’s benefactors, to discuss the course of the Mother See’s numerous projects which they have assumed. And on August 10, Karekin II will pay …

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Catholicos of Great House of Cilicia forms Commission for Protection of Western Armenian

July 16, 2012 News

13/7/2012 At the initiative of Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, a congress devoted to the current state of Western Armenian was convened several years ago. And reflecting on the serious challenges which Western Armenian faces, the congress had proposed that the Great House of Cilicia initiate […]

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Armenians of Old Crimea to mark transfiguration of Christ

July 2, 2012 News

2/7/2012 The third pilgrimage-festival devoted to the feast of Transfiguration of Jesus—also known as “Vardavar” among Armenians—will be held on July 12-15 in Old Crimea, Ukraine, Analitika.at.ua informs, quoting Primate of the Ukrainian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Crimea’s abbot, Father Hayrik Hovhannisyan. Along the lines of the event, …

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Intellectuals propose coordination of assistance to Syrian Armenians

June 20, 2012 News

19/6/2012 YEREVAN. – A group of Armenia’s thinkers have called on for the establishment of a Council of Coordination of Assistance to Syrian Armenians. As per the intellectuals, it is necessary to form a rapid reaction council comprising representatives from Armenia’s state agencies, the Armenian Apostolic Church, “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund, and political parties …

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Residency of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church opened in Stepanakert

June 17, 2012 News

16/6/2012 On June 16 President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan participated in the solemn opening ceremony of the residency of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in capital Stepanakert. The President noted that the opening of the residency in the capital would play a great role in the spiritual development of […]

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Armenian Patriarch Blesses All Bulgarians

June 15, 2012 News
Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov (l) with Catholicos Karekin II, Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, during Borisov's visit to Armenia and the city of Echmiadzin in April 2012. Photo by BGNES

14/6/2012 His Holiness, Catholicos Karekin II, Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church has blessed all Bulgarians during the visit of Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov to the country. The blessing of the Patriarch was conveyed by the second-ranking priest in Armenia – Archbishop Ovanesyan. Karekin II was unable to meet personally with the Minister “Culture cannot […]

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Armenian Church to mark feast day of St. Gayane, her Companions

June 4, 2012 News

4/6/2012 The Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate Tuesday the feast day of Saint Gayane the Virgin and her Companions. At 10am, an ecclesiastical procession, together with pilgrims, will head from the Mother See of Saint Etchmiadzin to the St. Gayane Monastery, also taking along the reliquary of the Holy Virgin Gayane being kept at the […]

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Armenian School and Church in Homs were shelled by the rebels

May 20, 2012 Featured News

19/5/2012 YEREVAN, MAY 19, ARMENPRESS: Armenian community in Syria also suffered from the latest events taking place in the country. The rebels did not cease their riots and lately have captured Armenian ‘’Isahakyan’’ school. Nazaret Elmadjyan , representative of Armenian community informed Armenpress that the school belongs to Armenian Apostolic Church in Homs, …

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Armenian churches must be granted to Georgian Diocese of AAC – Javakhk Diaspora of Russia

May 18, 2012 News

16/5/2012 The Javakhk Diaspora of Russia released a statement on the situation over the Armenian church Surb Nshan in Tbilisi. “The belfry of the church collapsed due to tremors hitting the region and heavy rains in Tbilisi recently. The church as if accidentally was in fire back in 2002 and this January as well. Renovation […]

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The Khohanotz: Mijink, or Armenian Sweet Bread

March 16, 2012 News

FOOD — BY LIANA AGHAJANIAN 15/3/2012 When it’s time to cut the Mijink bread, all family members must be present. They must stand around, in anxious anticipation watching the knife glide across the top of the pastry in the form of a cross before being cut up and divided, each piece with the potential to […]

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