Armenian Church

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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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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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia

November 27, 2015 Featured News

On November 24th, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Piotr Świtalski, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia. Welcoming the visit of the Ambassador to Mother See, His Holiness wished him success in his mission. His Holiness presented the […]

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia celebrates the launch of three books commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

November 14, 2015 Featured News

9 November 2015. On Monday evening His Holiness Aram I presided over the presentation of the books in the presence of the Syriac Catholic Patriarch, Ignatius Youssef III Younan, representatives of Churches, government ministers, members of parliaments, ambassadors, representatives of Armenian organizations and over 200 other guests. Very Reverend Housig Mardirossian read Catholicos Aram I’s […]

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Holy Lance ‘Geghard’ to be Venerated at the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin

November 13, 2015 Featured News

November 2015 – The Armenian Orthodox Church  On Sunday November 28th, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. At 10:30a.m., a Divine Liturgy will be held in the Mother Cathedral on the Feast of the first Illuminators of the Armenian Church. On this occasion the Holy […]

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Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

November 10, 2015 Featured News

On November 3-5 under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Supreme Spiritual Council meeting was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. At the beginning of the meeting the Catholicos of All Armenians offered his blessings to the participants, wishing them a productive meeting. His […]

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Annual Regional Assembly of the Pan-Armenian Church Youth Organiation (ACYO)

November 10, 2015 News

From October 30th to November 3rd, the Annual Regional Assembly of the Pan-Armenian Church Youth Organization (Pan-ACYO) was held, in Berd, Diocese of Tavush, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America; and with the support of His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, […]

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His Holiness Karekin II Re-Consecrates the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi

November 4, 2015 Featured News

On October 31, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and with the attendance of the President of Armenia, Mr. Serzh Sargsyan; the re-consecration service of the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi, Georgia, was offered. The restoration work of the St. Gevorg Cathedral, originally built in the […]

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Blessing of the Waters Service Held in the Mother See for the Newly Consecrated Victory Holy Muron

October 8, 2015 Featured News

On October 04, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. The celebrant was His Eminence Archbishop Kissag Mouradian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church in Argentina. In His sermon, His Eminence reflected on the […]

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Blessing of the Holy Muron in the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

September 25, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 Also Read: Special Course Dedicated to the Mystery of the Blessing of the Holy Muron: The Ceremony of the blessing of the Holy Muron to be held from 26th September to 28th September 2015.  The blessings and consecration of the Holy Muron (Chrism) is a sacred and mysterious service, which is traditionally held […]

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Despite attempts by Turkey to eradicate Armenia and exterminate Armenians we survived because of our heroes and martyrs Stated His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

September 25, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 On 12th Saturday, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Anjar (Lebanon) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the resistance of Musa Dagh. The Catholicos was accompanied by Bishop Shahé Paossian, Prelate of the Diocese of Lebanon, and was met by the Mayor of Anjar, Garo Pamboukian, representatives of Armenian civil society organizations, and […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Clergyman Wounded by Azerbaijan Snipers

September 8, 2015 Featured News

On September 4, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Dn. Hovhannes Galstyan, spiritual servant in the Armenian Church Chaplaincy of the Republic of Armenia Armed Forces; who received a gunshot wound to the hand as a result of the cross-border fire initiated […]

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New Publication – Gevorg IV and His Legacy (1812-1882)

August 30, 2015 Featured News

August 2015 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 the work “Gevorg IV and His Legacy (1812-1882)” by Bishop Vahram Mankuni, which was originally published during the period of 1933 to 1937 in several editions […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Venice Commission Delegation

August 26, 2015 Featured News

On August 25, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadizn, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received a delegation from the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. They were accompanied by Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Armenia. Welcoming the visit of the Venice Commission delegation […]

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