Armenian Apostolic Church

Putin hails Armenian church as one of the world’s oldest spiritual centers

November 23, 2017 Featured
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PanARMENIAN.Net – November 2017 PanARMENIAN.Net – New Nakhichevan and Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church has served as a real spiritual center for thousands of people since 1717, Russian president Vladimir Putin said at an event marking the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the Diocese in Moscow on Wednesday, November 15. Putin stressed the exceptional importance of the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Chairman of the OSCE Election Observation Mission

April 1, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March- April 2017 On March 30, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Ignacio Sanchez Amor, Chairman of the short-term Election Observation Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He was accompanied […]

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Divine Liturgy Celebrated on the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March 2017 On 23 February 2017, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions. In observance of the feast, under the presidency of the Pontiff of All Armenians, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. In attendance were […]

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian Visits Mother See

February 11, 2017 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 8/2/17 Today in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr.Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. His Holiness welcomed the Prime Minister to the Mother See, noting the government’s efforts and programs launched to overcome […]

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A Brief Note on the Churches & Primates of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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George Alexander – Dept.of Church Research & Studies- OCP News Service – 1/12/16 Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion The six ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches (OO) Churches, Coptic, Syriac, Armenian (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin & Armenian Catholicate in Cilicia), Indian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, include within their scope […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Letter of Condolence to French President

July 16, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 15, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to French President Francois Hollande, on the terrorist attack last night in the city of Nice. “We strongly condemn such an inhumane crime against human life. On behalf of […]

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Joint Declaration Signed at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 27, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 Read- Pontifical Divine Liturgy in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On June 26, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, signed a joint declaration in the Mother See of Holy […]

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The Feast of St. Hripsime and Her Companions

May 21, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2016 On May 23, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the Feast Day of St. Hripsime and her Companions. On this occasion, at 10: 00 a.m., the reliquary of St. Hripsime will be processed through the city of Vagharshapat, from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to the […]

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HH Karekein II sends Condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Kirill I

November 4, 2015 Featured News

On October 31, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin; and His Holiness Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; in sympathy for the vicitms of the Sharm-el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg plane crash. His Holiness expressed condolences to the Russian […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK SPEAKS AT THE OPENING OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CENTENNIAL OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

October 24, 2015 Featured News

On 23 October 2015, an international conference on ‘Genocide as a moral-psychological crime against humanity’ opened at the Moscow church complex of the Novo-Nakhichevan and Russia diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The conference is timed to the centennial of the Armenian genocide. Attending the conference are the renowned scholars of different nationalities from Russia, […]

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Delegation of the Assyrian Church of the East Visits Russia and Armenia

August 12, 2015 Featured News
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August 2015 His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California, Secretary of the Holy Synod and President of CIRED led an ecumenical visit to Russia and Armenia. The Very Rev. Archdeacon William Toma and Very Rev. Cor-bishop George Toma were prevented from attending, as planned, by travel difficulties. The delegation of the Assyrian Church of […]

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MOSCOW SYNODAL CHOIR PERFORMS AT ETCHMIADZIN

June 10, 2015 Featured News

On 6 June 2015, the Moscow Synodal choir gave a concert at the centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Etchmiadzin, in the context of commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Catholic and Patriarch of All Armenians, attended the concert as an honoured guest. Bishop Natan Hovhannisyan greeted the […]

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Turkey: Armenian Church Sues for Lost Property

May 25, 2015 Featured News

May 2015 In a potentially groundbreaking lawsuit, a branch of the Armenian Apostolic Church is seeking the return of its ancient religious center in Kozan in southeast Turkey. The Catholicosate of Cilicia, which dates back to 1293, is, along with the Armenian town of Etchmiadzin, one of the two centers of the Armenian Apostolic Church, […]

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Father Baret on the nature of independence of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

January 17, 2015 Featured News

January 2015 The letter from Father Baret is about the independence of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In the letter the Reverend Father refers to all the canonical points, that the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, though being a part of the whole Armenian Apostolic Church, but is independent in governing its own affairs, like to […]

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Bishops Synod of the Armenian Apostolic Church to Convene on 11 November at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

November 11, 2014 Featured News

On November 11-13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, will preside over the opening of the Bishop’s Synod of the Armenian Church. On this occasion, on 10 November at 16:00, the […]

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Canonization Committee Convened in Antelias

February 5, 2014 Featured News

Armenian Apostolic Church – February 2014 From January 27 through 29, under the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia; the Canonization Committee of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church was convened in the Mother Cathedral of the Great […]

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Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of France resigns

November 3, 2013 News

On November 1, 2013 , that takes effect the resignation of Archibishop Norvan Zakarian , Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of France (2007-2013). Jean Eckian informs about this. Norvan Bishop Zakarian was born in 1940 in Beirut (Lebanon) . He studied at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and arrived in France in 1967. Until 1975, […]

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Close of the Bishops Synod of the Armenian Apostolic Church

September 28, 2013 Featured News

28/9/13 From September 24 through 27, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, presided over the opening of the Bishop’s Synod of the Armenian Church. Present at the meeting were 62 Archbishops […]

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The Bishops’ Synod of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church Commences at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

September 25, 2013 Featured News

24/9/13 On September 24, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, presided over the opening of the Bishop’s Synod of the Armenian Church. Present at the meeting were 62 Archbishops and Bishops […]

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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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