“Let’s Get to Know, Accept and Tolerate Each Other” Father Khoren Hovhannisyan

Armenian Orthodox Church of Georgia - September 2016 Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan Speech at a conference entitled “Interreligious Dialogue for Peace” Organized by Georgia’s State Agency for Religious Issues The freedom of the will is a priceless gift bestowed on man through the Lord's Grace. We live in a diverse world: there are many different religious organizations ...

Allahshukur Pashazade sends letter to Armenian Catholicos

20/11/13 Chief of the Caucasus Muslims Department sheikh ul-Islam haji Allahshukur Pashazade has sent a letter to All-Armenian Catholicos Garegin II. According to the press service for the Caucasus Muslims Department Rahima Dadasheva, the letter was sent to Yerevan some time ago and is connected with the outcomes of the meeting with Armenian deserter Akop Injigulyan. According to ...

Allahshukur Pashazade to send letter to Armenian Catholicos Karekin II

3/11/13 The Armenian captive in Azerbaijan told Sheik-ul-Islam that he won’t return to Armenia and wants to go to a third country Baku. Mubariz Aslanov – APA. The details of the meeting between Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office Sheik-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade and Armenian serviceman Akop Injugulyan captured on the contact line in August this year have been revealed. CMO ...

Armenian Catholicos makes new appointments in Armenian Church dioceses

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, was appointed at ...

All Armenian Catholicos receives World Heritage Cities delegation

8/10/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The All Armenian Catholisoc Karekin II received the board members of the World Heritage Cities organization accompanied by the Etchmiadzin city Mayor Karen Grigoryan. The president of the organization and mayor of the Bimster City (Netherlands) Harry Brinkman presented the Catholicos works implemented by the organization during the meeting. Karekin II stressed the importance of ...

Armenian Catholicos receives Syrian-Armenian delegation

8/10/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Sunday received members from the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Syria Chapter and trustees of the Cilician Armenian High School of Aleppo, who were accompanied by Chairman of the Executive Body of the Armenian Orthodox Church Diocese of Damascus, and AGBU Central Board of Directors ...

We recorded numerous achievements and success during independence – Armenian Catholicos

24/9/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II issued a congratulatory message in connection with the 21st anniversary of Armenia’s independence. “With the declaration of independence, our people chose the difficult yet dignified road to live freely and to craft their [own] lives. The story of independence is the marvelous account of our modern history. ...

Armenian Catholicos receives Roman Catholic Church official

24/9/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Sunday received His Eminence Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The Catholicos gave a high assessment to the ties and cooperation between the Armenian Apostolic and the Roman Catholic churches. He noted that, by way of such ...

Armenian PM congratulates All Armenian Catholicos

21/8/2012 YEREVAN. – Armenia’s Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan sent a congratulatory message to the All Armenian Catholicos Karekin II on the latter’s birthday. Premier Sargsyan congratulated the Catholicos on the occasion of his 61st anniversary, wishing him health and energy to realize his mission. Sargsyan stated Karekin II’s creative innovations, church building and reinforcing the national belief in ...

Armenian Catholicos heads to Italy

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 ...

Armenian Catholicos receives the Vatican official

16/7/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Monday received Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Roman Curia of the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholicos welcomed the Cardinal’s visit to Armenia and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, and recorded that ties between the Armenian Apostolic ...

Armenian Catholicos will pay patriarchal visit to France

25/6/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II will pay a patriarchal visit to the French Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, from Thursday until July 4, in Marseille, where he will preside over the events devoted to 80th anniversary of the consecration of the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators. In ...

Religion should not create fear and mistrust – Aram I

19/5/2012 TEHRAN. - The Armenian Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I calls on all the Christians and Muslims in the Near East for a dialogue, he said during the fifth meeting of the Interreligious Dialogue in Tehran. The meeting was dedicated to “The role of religion in promoting ethical values in society,” Blagovest-info ...

Only by knowing history can new generation become true citizens – Armenian Catholicos

12/5/2012 All Armenian Catholicos Karekin II received the magistrates of Armenia’s State Pedagogical Institute’s History and Rights faculty and the Faculty Chair Ruben Mirzakhanyan on Friday at the Holy See in Saint Etchmiadzin. During the meeting the Catholicos talked about the important mission of history teachers to educate the young generation with patriotism. He stressed that only ...

Armenian Catholicos addresses on Victory, Peace Day

9/5/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II issued a congratulatory message in connection with the Victory and Peace Day. “The victory, which was achieved against fascism [during the Great Patriotic War in World War II], is celebrated on this day. This celebration causes a double joy for the heart of each Armenian, because [the ...

Armenian Catholicos’ official epistle is made public

17/4/2012 The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II’s formal message, which is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Armenian printed books, was publicized at the Holy See of Saint Etchmiadzin on Sunday. Karekin II’s official epistle was raised to the altar, during the Holy Mass at the Saint Etchmiadzin Cathedral, and it was read by ...

Armenian Minister on Agriculture puts faith in God

20/4/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – All Armenian Catholicos Karekin II received Armenian Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan at the Holy See in St. Etchmiadzin on Monday. The event of starting the new agricultural year with the blessing of St. Etchmiadzin was discussed. Karekin II mentioned that the Armenian farmer has always plowed his land and harvested with blessing. He ...

Armenian Catholicos blesses newlyweds on Candlemas

14/2/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. - The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates on Tuesday Candlemas, The Coming of the Son of God into the Temple. And on this occasion a pre-festivity ceremony was held at the Holy See of Saint Etchmiadzin, after which the four corners of the world were blessed. Candlemas is also declared as the Blessing Day of ...

Armenian Catholicos and Christian Conference of Asia Secretary General discuss interreligious dialogue

9/2/2012 Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia of Armenian Apostolic Church Aram I met with Christian Conference of Asia Secretary General Rev. Dr. Henriette Lebang on Thursday. The parties discussed issues and challenges confronting inter-church movement and especially the current situation of Asian inter-church movement. Lebang gave invitations to Aram I for inter-church congresses in Taiwan and ...

Armenian Church is anointed in Russian Stavropol Region

1/12/2011 MOSCOW. – South Russian Diocese leader Bishop Movses Movsesyan and Armenia’s Kotayk Region Diocese leader Bishop Arakel Karamyan anointed St Gevorg church in Russian Georgievsk city, Stavropol Region on Wednesday, South Russian Diocese press service informs Armenian News-NEWS.am. Kotayk Region Diocese leader passed the blessings of Armenian Catholicos to Armenians. The church was built at late 18th ...

Armenian Catholicos wishes success to Junior Eurovision 2011 contestants

1/12/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Thursday received the contestants of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011, which will be held in Armenia’s capital Yerevan, on Friday and Saturday. The Catholicos acquainted the children, who had arrived in Armenia from different European countries, with the history of the Armenian people and ...