Armenian Church

Thousands of Pilgrims Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

August 17, 2016 Featured News

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – August 2016 On Saturday evening, the pilgrimage to St Mary’s Monastery concluded with the Holy Liturgy, presided by His Holiness Aram I, celebrated by Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, and sung by the “Shenorhali” choir. The pilgrimage was established with the construction of St. Mary’s Chapel in Bikfaya in 1952; over the past four years, under […]

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Statement from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

August 2, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – August 2016 On July 30, the Monastic Council of the Mother See, along with bishops from the dioceses of the Armenian Church, met in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The council members reflected […]

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

July 30, 2016 Featured News

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. […]

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His Holiness Aram I Sends a Letter of Condolence to the President of France and Expresses Solidarity with the People

July 17, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – July 2015 15 July 2016. His Holiness Aram I wrote a letter of condolence to President François Hollande following the violent lorry attack in Nice during the French National Day celebration. Deploring the act of violence perpetrated on a packed crowd celebrating the 14th of July, the Catholicos stated that violence is a global […]

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Armenian Pontiff Receives Ambassador of Greece

July 12, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On July 8, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Ioannis Tais, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Greece to Armenia. The Catholicos of All Armenians, bidding farewell to the Ambassador who […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2015-2016 Academic Year Closing Ceremony at the Mother See

July 10, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – July 2016 On 6th July, the 2015-2016 academic year closing ceremony of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Following the Lord’s Prayer and the singing of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary […]

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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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Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Visit Gyumri

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 26/6/16 On June 25, after visiting the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; flew to Gyumri. At the Shirak Airport, the Catholicos of All Armenians and Pope Francis were welcomed […]

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Meeting of the Pope and the Catholicos of All Armenians in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 25/6/15 On the evening of June 24, the meeting of Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The meeting was attended by the delegation of the Catholic Church; […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Attends Event Dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of the Etchmiadzin 13 Dental Clinic

June 21, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 On June 19, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; attended the event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Etchmiadzin 13 French Dental Clinic, which was established through the joint efforts of the Mother See, Senator Jean-Noël Guérini, President of the Administrative Council […]

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“The Seminary is an institution but our graduates leave as persons of vision with the mission to serve our people” stated His Holines Aram I

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org – June 2016 12 June 2016. On Sunday evening, His Holiness Aram I presided over the graduation ceremony of the Seminary in the presence of the clergy and the community. After Rev Boghos Tinkjian welcomed the audience, seminarians, who had participated in a special two-year music module, performed a short musical programme, followed by a […]

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Armenian Patriarch Welcomes Deans of St. Vladimir’s and St. Nersess Seminaries

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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SVOTS- June 2016 On June 13, 2016, the Very Reverend Dr. John Behr, dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, together with the Reverend Mardiros Chevian, dean of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, departed for Armenia at the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, supreme patriarch and catholicos of All Armenians. Fathers John and Mardiros will […]

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Feast of the Universal Holy Church of Etchmiadzin

May 31, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin- May 2016 On May 29, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church solemnly celebrated the Feast of the Universal Holy Church of Etchmiadzin. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. Primates of the Armenian Dioceses; Bishops […]

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

May 15, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Feast of the Ascension at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

May 7, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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United Prayer Service for the Armenian Homeland and Her Defenders

April 6, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2016 On April 04, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a united Prayer Service for the Homeland and her defenders was offered at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral of Yerevan. The service were attended by Mr. Serzh […]

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

December 25, 2015 News

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 […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Greek Minister of Defense

December 19, 2015 Featured News

On December 17, in the Mother See, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Panos Kammenos, Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, and his delegation. They were accompanied by Mr. Davit Tonoyan, First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia; and His Grace Bishop Vrtanes […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Vice-Mayor of Tehran

December 14, 2015 Featured News

On December 9th, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Dr. Mahmoud Salahi, Vice-Mayor of Tehran, Iran; in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. He was accompanied by Seyed Kazem Sajjad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Armenia. Welcoming the official delegation’s […]

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Holy Lance ‘Geghard’ Brought to the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin for the Feast of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew

December 2, 2015 Featured News

On November 28, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. By the Pontifical Encyclical of November 28, 2014 of His Holiness Karekin II, the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew has been declared a pilgrimage day of the Holy […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received General Secretary of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly

November 29, 2015 Featured News

On November 26th, in the Mother See, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, General Secretary of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly. His Holiness welcomed Ayatollah Akhtari’s visit to Armenia and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, and noted that such visits will not only contribute […]

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