Armenian Apostolic

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Chairman of the Russian Church Communities in Armenia

August 5, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July – August 2017 On July 27, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Bishop Leonid of Vladikavkaz and Alania of the Russian Orthodox Church, Chairman of the Russian Church Communities in the Republic of Armenia. During […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Ambassador of Serbia to the Republic of Armenia

April 25, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin  – April 2017 On April 19, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Dušan Spasojevich, (residence in Athens), newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Armenia. His Holiness, congratulating the Ambassador […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives the Governor of Russian Orthodox Church Community to the Republic of Armenia

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 20/2/17 On February 15, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Bishop Leonid of Alania and Vladikavkaz, the Governor of the Russian Orthodox Church Community in the Republic of Armenia; and Mr. Ivan Volink, Ambassador Extraordinary and […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the President of the Serbian National Assembly

February 11, 2016 Featured News

  11/2/16 On February 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Deputy Maya Goykovich, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and her delegation. She was accompanied by Mr. Eduard Sharmazanov, the Vice President of the National Assembly of […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Minister of Defense of Serbia

November 29, 2015 Featured News

On November 24th, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; Mr. Bratislav Gashich, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, and his delegation. They were accompanied by Mr. Davit Tonoyan, Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia; and His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Head Chaplain […]

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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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Statement of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church Bishops’ Synod

November 16, 2014 Featured News

16/11/14 We extend gratification to the Holy Trinity- Father, Son and Holy Spirit that from November 11 to 13, granted us the grace on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, to convene the Bishops’ Synod in the Mother See, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos […]

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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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Republic of Armenia President Attends the Armenian Church Representative Assembly

September 21, 2014 Featured News

September 2014 On September 20 at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, President Serzh Sargsyan, of the Republic of Armenia, attended the 3rd day of the Armenian Church Representative Assembly at the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Welcoming the presence of Armenia’s President to the Armenian Church […]

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Celebrating Legacy of Archbishop-Patriarch Torkom Manougian

February 19, 2014 Featured News

Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem – February 2014 On Sunday, February 8, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, honoured the legacy of our late Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Torkom Manougian of beloved memory. Before his election as 96th Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Torkom Manougian served as Primate of the Eastern Diocese. […]

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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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A Nearly Forgotten History: Women Deacons in the Armenian Church

July 10, 2013 Featured News
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  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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The Immovable Ladder at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

June 5, 2013 Featured News

5/6/13 Atlas Obscura on Slate is a new travel blog. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura. Below is an excerpt from the forthcoming Atlas Obscura book. Venerated as the site of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is perhaps the world’s most sacred Christian pilgrimage site. It is also […]

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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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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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Pan-Orthodox Festival of Choirs in Munich

April 6, 2013 Featured News

6/4/13 Pan-Orthodox Festival of Choirs on Sunday of Orthodoxy, was held for the ninth time in Munich – 9. Panorthodoxes Chortreffen zum Sonntag der Orthodoxie, representing a spiritual column of the homogenous communion of many Orthodox churches in Munich – Serbian, Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, as well as Non-Chalcedonian Churches – the Coptic and the […]

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