Armenia

“Seeking a new relevant self-understanding of being Armenian in the diaspora is an utmost priority” , Said His Holiness Aram I

July 14, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – July 2017 His Holiness Aram I is bringing together a small group of men and women to analyse and discuss the changing landscape of Armenian communities in the diaspora. The participants represent different ages, experience and academic backgrounds. Sharing his concern, His Holiness stated, “We cannot remain indifferent towards the challenges to our […]

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Discussion on Religion and the Environment Held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

July 5, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2017 On June 28, an inter-religious Armenian-Iranian discussion on Religion and the Environment, was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The event was organized by the World Council of Churches Armenia Round Table Foundation; in cooperation with the Ecumenical Relations Department of […]

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“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

June 18, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2017 14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His Holiness Aram I at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. Also in attendance were members […]

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“The Catholicosate of Cilicia accompanies the movement in Artzakh demanding its right to the land, which is inspired by the spirit of the battle of Sardarabad,” stated His Holiness Aram I

June 6, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – June 2017 28 May 2017. Sunday, on the eve of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. During the Liturgy, prayers of ‘thanksgiving’ were offered for the Republic of Armenia and a […]

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Message of His Holiness Karekin II at the 6th National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

May 22, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMEMIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 6TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA (Yerevan , 18 May 2017) Your Excellency, Mr. President, Honorable Members of Parliament, Dear attendees, We extend […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates Newly Elected President of France

May 15, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 15/5/17 On May 10, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Emanuel Macron, newly elected President of the Republic of France. “France has been and continues to be, one of the powerful and foremost countries of the European family, […]

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His Holiness Aram I shares his vision of the reconstruction of the Armenian community in Syria

May 9, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 9/5/17 On Saturday 29 April 2017, His Holiness Aram I hosted and presided over a one-day consultation to discuss the reconstruction and revitalization of the Armenian community in Syria. The consultation brought together clergy and laity representing the Armenian community in Syria, as well as representatives of Armenian humanitarian organizations who have responded […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

May 3, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 3/5/17 On April 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriach and Catholicos of All Armenians; received HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan and President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). She was accompanied by Dr. Armen Muradian, Rector of the Yerevan […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Casts His Vote in the National Parliamentary Elections

April 5, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 5/4/17 On the morning of April 2, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; accompanied by members of the Brotherhood of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, visited the 14/11 precinct of Vagharsapat where he cast his vote in the national Parliamentary elections being held in […]

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Feast of St. Sarkis

February 14, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 14/2/17 On Saturday, the 11th of February we celebrated the Feast of St. Sarkis the Warrior. St. Sarkis, of Armenian descent, was a centurion under Emperor Constantine the Great (fourth century A.D.), in the Roman Empire. However, when Julian the Apostate came to power in 361 A.D., […]

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His Holiness Karekin II Received the Newly Appointed Ambassador of Greece to Armenia

October 13, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 On 10 October, Nafsika Nancy Eva Vraila, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to the Republic of Armenia; was received in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. His Holiness congratulated the Ambassador […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Centre Delegation Visits Mother See

October 9, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – october 2016 A delegation of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on 05 October. His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department, welcomed the delegation to the spiritual center of All Armenians. During the meeting, they discussed the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Ambassador of Georgia

October 1, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On September 23th, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Giorgi Saganelidze, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia. Welcoming the newly appointed Ambassador, His Holiness reflected on the long-standing […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met With Soldiers of NKR Defense Army

September 10, 2016 Featured News

  Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On August 6, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; accompanied by the members of the Supreme Spiritual Council (SSC), visited a military unit of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic (NKR) Defense Army, where they met with commanders and soldiers. At the unit […]

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Opening Ceremony of Sts. Tarkmanchatz School for the New School Year of 2016-2017

September 1, 2016 Featured News
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Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – September 2016 On September 1, the official Opening Ceremony of the 2016-2017 school year of Sts. Tarkmanchatz School took place in the school’s events hall. The members of Sts. James Brotherhood, as well as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia to Israel participated in the ceremony. After […]

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Olympic Medalists Visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

August 31, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – August 2016 On 29 August, wrestler Mihran Harutyunyan and weightlifter Simon Martirosyan, both Olympic medalists, were received in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin by His Grace Bishop Arshak Khachatryan. The athletes had recently returned from the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic games, held in Brazil from 5 – 22 […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Zahle

July 24, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 21, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received His Eminence Metropolitan Antonios (El Soury) of the Archdiocese of Zahle of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. He was accompanied […]

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Issues Statement on Armed Attack of Police Station

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and the members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, are deeply concerned about the attack on the Police Station in the Erebuni District of Yerevan, Armenia; which has resulted in the death of one policeman, injuries to […]

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Pope Says Christians Should Apologise To Homosexuals

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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www.journalism.mak.ac.ug – 27/6/16 – Submitted by Christopher Tusiime CNN REPORT HERE: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/26/world/pope-apologize-gays/ Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the church’s tone toward homosexuality. “I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: […]

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Pope Francis Will Visit Armenia

April 12, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2016 The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin announces that His Holiness Pope Francis, accepting the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Armenian authorities and the Catholic Church; 2016 will visit Armenia from June 24 to 26. Source:  

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Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in NagornoKarabakh

April 12, 2016 Featured News
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Moscow Patriarchate – April 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in NagornoKarabakh resulting in […]

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