Armenian Church

Conference Convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

May 26, 2014 News

May 2014 On May 16 and 17, with blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a conference entitled “The Armenian Church and Education, Science and Culture” was convened in the Vache and Tamar Manoukian Library and Manuscript Repository of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The conference was organized […]

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Olympiad on the History of Armenian Church in the Mother See

April 24, 2014 Featured News

On April 16, the national phase of the Armenian Church History Olympiad was held at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Olympiad was organized upon the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science […]

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The Armenian Church Supports the Armenians in Kessab

April 16, 2014 News

April 2014 On April 15, $100,000 USD was transferred from the Social Fund of the Armenian Church to the bank account of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, to provide support for the Kessab-Armenians. The fund was established in September of 2013 by the Bishops Synod of the Armenian Church. Source:  

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New Publications – The Armenian Church and Medieval Armenian Interpretations of Christ’s Miracles and Healings

April 12, 2014 Featured News

12/4/14 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 two books: “The Armenian Church” and “Medieval Armenian Interpretations of Christ’s Miracles and Healings” both originally written by Yervand Ter-Minasyan, a prominent specialist in Armenian Studies, licentiate […]

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Graduates of Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute Visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 12, 2014 News

On April 8, in the “Vache and Tamar Manoukian” Library and Manuscript Repository of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed the graduate students from the Faculty of Armenian History of the Yerevan State Khachatur Abovyan Pedagogical Institute. Accompanying them was Mr. Ruben Mirzakhanyan, […]

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Villagers in Turkey Urge Renovations for Armenian Church Used as Barn

March 16, 2014 Featured News
The Armenian church in the village of Korlu, Çatak district, 18 miles from Van. (Photo: DHA)

Hurriyet Daily News - 16/3/14 VAN (Hurriyet Daily News)—An historical structure in the western Armenian province of Van, in modern day Turkey, which once was an Armenian church, has been converted into a hayloft after serving as a school for some time. Villagers fill the former church in the Korlu village of the Çatak district, 18 […]

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Major exhibition in the US documents the role of the Armenian Church during the Genocide

March 16, 2014 Featured News

 Public Radio of Armenia- 16/3/14 The Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) jointly, and in cooperation with the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan and the Republic of Armenia National Archives, announced the release of a major exhibit consisting of 20 panels with over […]

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Pan- ACYO Governing Board to Meet in July

March 13, 2014 News

March 2014 On March 11, the Pan-Armenian Church Youth Organization (ACYO) Central Office held a meeting in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, and Spiritual Advisor of the Pan- ACYO. Present at the meeting […]

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Major exhibit on Armenian Genocide available online

March 4, 2014 Featured News

February-March 2014 PanARMENIAN.Net -  The Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) jointly, and in cooperation with the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, and the Republic of Armenia National Archives, announced the release of a major exhibit consisting of 20 […]

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Armenian Church Opposes Ruling by European Court of Human Rights on Genocide Denial Decision

February 22, 2014 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 22/2/14 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has sent his written concerns regarding the unacceptable ruling issued on December 17, 2013, by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the lawsuit of Doğu Perinçek v. Switzerland. Perinçek, a Turkish political activist, was convicted under Switzerland’s […]

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His Holiness Aram I Presides over the meeting of The Council of Religion

January 26, 2014 News

On Thursday 23 January, Catholicos Aram I presided over the one-day meeting of the Council of Religion. The Council consists of 13 clergy including Diocesan Bishops. The Council met for the first time since the last National Assembly of the Catholicosate and its task was to study the recommendations and plan for their implementation. The […]

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AN ARMENIAN OASIS IN BANGLADESH

January 25, 2014 Featured News
 Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh

25/1/14 Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia & New Zealand There have never been very large enclaves of Armenians residing in Asia or the Far East however the presence of pockets of Armenians in the region and their impact on the societies in which they lived have left their mark despite the dwindling of […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Meets Representatives of Youth Organizations

January 18, 2014 News

On January 11, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed members of the Diocesan Youth Organizations of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church, non- governmental organizations and Student Associations in the Events Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The young people were visiting the […]

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Turkey: Armenian Church Catalyst for Change in Kurdish Region

January 14, 2014 Featured News

Janaury 2014 A recently restored 13th-century church has become a focal point for ethnic Armenians seeking to rediscover their cultural identity in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast. St. Giragos Armenian Apostolic church is located in the back streets of the Sur quarter in Diyarbakır, one of southeastern Turkey’s largest cities. It was derelict and abandoned until […]

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Armenian Church in Turkey to be handed over to Friends of Armenia Society

December 10, 2013 Featured News

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: Baku, Azerbaijan – 10/12/13 A  church in the Turkish province of Sivas located in the territory belonging to the Armed Forces will be restored and handed over to the Friends of Armenia Society, Turkish Sabah newspaper reported on Dec.9. This step will be taken as part of the package of […]

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New Publication – “Christian Preliminary Theory on Condemning Cremation”

November 16, 2013 News

November 2013 Under 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 work entitled “Christian Preliminary Theory on Condemning Cremation” by Deacon Gevorg Gevorgian, from the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church in America. The book was […]

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14th Anniversary of Consecration of the Catholicos of All Armenians Celebrated in Busan

November 4, 2013 Featured News

4/11/13 The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches continues its works in Busan, South Korea. Present at the assembly is the delegation of the Catholicosate of All Armenians. On November 3, the members of the delegation of the Mother See attended celebrations of Divine Liturgy at the Coptic and Greek Orthodox Churches. During […]

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Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles

October 5, 2013 Featured News

DAVID M. HERSZENHORN - 5/10/13 ECHMIADZIN, Armenia — In this ancient city, tucked in a valley that has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, King Tiridates III converted to Christianity and declared Armenia to be the world’s first Christian state. The year was 301, more than a decade before the Emperor Constantine put Rome on […]

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Keeping the Khachkars

September 27, 2013 Featured News

  Ansel Oommen anseloommen@yahoo.com 26/9/13 The Cross is arguably the most familiar symbol of Christianity, but nowhere is this iconography as crucial or culture-entrenched, as it is in Armenia. Wherever you go, thousands of khachkars, or cross-stones, pervade the mountainous conscience of the world’s oldest Christian nation, providing a rare glimpse into the art of […]

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Bishops’ Synod in progress at Echmiadzin: Important issues for the Armenian Church on the agenda

September 25, 2013 Featured News

Gayane Mkrtchyan ArmeniaNow reporter- 25/9/13 The first Bishops’ Synod of the Armenian Church, which commenced Tuesday at the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin after a six century-long interval, has two main subjects on the agenda – canonization of the Armenian Genocide victims and the package on the Baptism ceremonial rite. The Synod has brought together […]

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Geneva exhibition raises awareness of Armenian genocide

September 8, 2013 News

8/9/13 The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Armenian Apostolic Church are hosting a one-month exhibition on the Armenian genocide. It will display information on the history of genocidal events in the Ottoman Empire which killed more than a million Christian Armenians between 1915 and 1923. Open to the public until 30 September 2013, […]

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