Feast of the Ascension Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 17/5/18 On May 10, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the feast is also designated as the Pilgrimage Day of Holy Etchmiadzin. This day also ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates President Vladimir Putin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 21/3/18 On 19 March, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to President Vladimir Putin, on the occasion of his re-election as President of the Russian Federation. “From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, we convey our blessings to You, and on behalf ...

New Publications on Sermons and the First Republic of Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 3/3/18 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 collection “Sermons and Reviews” by Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan, Director of Ecumenical Relations Department of Mother See; and the work "Public and Diplomatic ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary Begins Offering Postgraduate Education in Theology

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2017 The Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin received postgraduate graduation accreditation, according to decision № 987 A/2 issued on October 6, 2016 by the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia. As a result of long-term hard work, a new page opens ...

Second Palm Sunday and First Republic Day Commemorations in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 29/5/17 On May 28, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Second Palm Sunday, which this year coincided with the First Republic Day of Armenia. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. The Celebrant ...

Supreme Spiritual Council Issues Announcement

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March 2017 From March 7 to 9, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Supreme Spiritual Council was convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, during which they reflected on various issues related to national life, including the forthcoming parliamentary ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March 2017 On March 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Nikos Kotsias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece. He was accompanied by his delegation, and Mr. Karen Nazaryan, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of ...

St. Nerses the Graceful Medal Awarded to Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin -  March 2017 An awards ceremony was held on February 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian, diplomat and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentary of United Arab Emirates and Qatar To the Republic ...

Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenian Visits Mother See

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 the challenges ...

Funeral Rite for the Late Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 1/2/17 +Memory Eternal+ On January 30, the funeral rites for His Eminence Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian was held in the cemetery of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin located at the Mother See. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the body of Archbishop Mesrob was ...

Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator Medal Awarded to Edward and Janet Mardigian

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - October 2016 On 27 September, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; granted the Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator of the Armenian Apostolic Church to Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Janet Mardigian of the USA. The ceremony was held in the Chancellery of the Mother ...

President of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Visits Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - August 2016 On August 29, Mr. Sergei Stepashin, President of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society International NGO; and his delegation, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The guests were welcomed by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of Mother See. Archbishop Nathan conveyed ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Pilgrims from Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - July 2016 On July 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; welcomed pilgrims from the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America. They were accompanied by Rev. Fr. Komitas Zohrabyan, spiritual pastor of the St. Gregory ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Rector of Moscow State Pedagogical University

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2016 On 15 May, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received academician Alexey Semyonov, Rector of the Moscow State Pedagogical University and his delegation. They were accompanied by Professor Ruben Mirzakhanyan, rector of Yerevan State Pedagogical University. During the ...

Program Agenda of the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Armenia

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2016 The visit of Pope Francis to the Republic of Armenia will start on 24 June. The official welcoming ceremony will be held upon his arrival at the Zvartnots International Airport, following which the Pope will travel to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, where a welcoming service will be ...

Feast of the Ascension at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2016 On May 5, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The day also commemorates the return of the Catholicosate of All Armenians from Sis to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in 1441. Under the presidency of His ...

Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ

On February 14, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the presentation of the 40-day baby Jesus to the Temple. The festivities began on the evening of February 13. On this occasion, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; presided during an Evening Service which proclaimed the start of the Lord's Feast. Following the ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Armenia

On December 22, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mrs. Judith Farnvert, the newly appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Armenia. Congratulating the ambassador on the occasion of her appointment, His Holiness reflected ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia

On November 24th, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Piotr Świtalski, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia. Welcoming the visit of the Ambassador to Mother See, His Holiness wished him success in his mission. His Holiness presented the historical important ...

Visit of the Fresco Festival Organizers to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

July 2015 On July 15, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the organizers of the Fresco International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Director of the Conceptual Affairs Office of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin ...

Feast of St. Sarkis the Captain – Blessing of the Youth

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 2/2/15 Each year, on the first day of the Fast of the Holy Catechumens (First Lent), the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrates the Feast of St. Sarkis the Captain, his son Martiros and his 14 soldiers-companions. By the order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All ...