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THE HOLY SEE OF CILICIA CONVENES WORLD NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY H.H. ARAM I IDENTIFIES THE PRIORITIES OF THE CHURCH

December 6, 2017 News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 6/12/17 Antelias, Lebanon-  Under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, the World National General Assembly convened at the Armenian Catholicoate in Antelias, Lebanon with the participation of around 130 clergy, lay delegates, and invited guests representing the prelacies of the Holy See of Cilicia across the world. The […]

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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 6, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 6/12/17 On December 2, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. The Feast of the founding Apostles of the Armenian Church was solemnly celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 2015, according to the Pontifical Encyclical issued by His Holiness […]

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

November 28, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 28/11/17 In 2015, the Feast Day of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, the Founders of the Armenian Church, was declared as the pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance; by Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. This year, the Holy Lance (Geghard) […]

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Pontifical Visit of the Catholicos of All Armenians to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America

October 29, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 29/10/17 On 26 October, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on the first day of his visit to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America; visited the AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena, CA, and met with the […]

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“WHY WOULD THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS SO EASILY REJECT OUR CASE, KNOWING THAT NO LAWYER WOULD DARE TO BRING SUCH A CASE BEFORE THE TURKISH COURTS?”

October 26, 2017 Featured
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 26/10/17 Brussels. Addressing the conference on the Armenian Cause at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday 19 October 2017, His Holiness Aram I said, “the Armenian Genocide is no longer an exclusive concern of Armenian-Turkish relations; this well-documented fact of history, the first genocide of the 20th Century, has become a matter of […]

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Holy Qurbana Echoes the Armenian Way in Colaba Church

August 9, 2017 Featured
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MOTV – 9/8/17 (Armenian – Indian Orthodox Churches) Arriving in Mumbai as traders in the late 17th Century and early 18th Century, Armenians built a Church nestled in the lanes of Fort. Named St Peter’s Orthodox Church, it was built in 1796 by Armenians. Besides Kolkata, where they continue to be in large numbers, presence […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2016-2017 Academic Year Closing Ceremony

July 5, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June – July 2017 On 24th June, the 2016-2017 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. Attending the ceremony were members of the Brotherhood of the […]

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

May 29, 2017 Featured
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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. […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Vice-President of India

May 3, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 3/5/17 On April 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice-President of India and President of the Upper House of Parliament. Vice President Hamid Ansari was accompanied by his delegation, and Mr. […]

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Prayer at the Armenian Church for the 102 Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

April 25, 2017 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Armash Nalbandian, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop of Damascus at St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Cathedral in Damascus. His Holiness was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, […]

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UEFA President Visits Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 13, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 13/4/17 On April 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Aleksander Čeferin, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President. He was accompanied by Mr. Ruben Hayrapetyan, President of the Football Federation of Armenia. During […]

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The Church of the Holy Sepulcher

March 22, 2017 Featured
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The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 22/3/17 Almost for 2000 years the Church of Holy Sepulcher, known as the Church of the Tomb of Christ, has been the holiest place in Jerusalem for Christians. Historically, Constantine the Great was the first Emperor who, in the middle of the 4th century, initiated building Churches […]

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The Meetings of the Central Councils of the Church Assembly and the Sub-Councils of Religious Affairs and Laity of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Conclude

January 26, 2017 News

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 26/1/17 The three-day meeting, scheduled 18-20 January 2016 and presided over by Catholicos Aram I, concluded with recommendations on the 19 items on the agenda, which address different manifestations of the mission of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The three bodies met separately, as joint groups, and in plenary, depending on the topics. After welcoming […]

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Prayer of Thanks and Pomegranate Blessing

December 31, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 31/12/16 Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a Prayer of Thanks Pomegranate-blessing service will be offered for the New Year. The service will be offered at midnight on the Eve of the New Year in the Mother See of Holy […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Hermitage Museum Director

December 18, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 18/12/16 On December 13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. His Holiness welcomed Mr. Piotrovsky’s visit to the Spiritual Center of All Armenians, the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Newly Ordained Priests

December 7, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 7/12/16 On December 5, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received nine newly ordained priests, led by His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Grand Sacristan of Mother See. Asking for the blessings of His Holiness, Bishop Hovnan stated that the priests, after having completed a […]

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Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

December 2, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 2/12/16 In 2015, by Pontifical Encyclical, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; declared the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, as a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance, fulfilling the wishes of pious Armenians and Christian […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Coptic & Armenian Orthodox Churches in London

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/12/16 Visit to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in London His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mark Coptic Orthodox in London. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George […]

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Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

November 16, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – November 2016 In 2015, by Pontifical Encyclical, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; declared the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, as a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance, fulfilling the wishes of pious Armenians and […]

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Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting in New York

November 9, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 9/11/16 From November 2 to 3, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a regular meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council meeting was held in the headquarters of the Armenian Church of North America. At the opening of the meeting, His […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Meets with Diplomatic Corps Accredited to Armenia

October 23, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 On October 18, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with the Accredited Heads of Diplomatic Missions to the Republic of Armenia. As part of the program “Ambassadors Without Borders”, the meeting was held in the Yerevan residence of the Lebanese Ambassador. Mr. […]

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