Armenian Diocese

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Metropolitan of Alexandroupolis in Greece

May 29, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 29/5/17 On May 28, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Metropolitan Anthimos of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece; and Archimandrite Irenaeus, who travelled to Armenia to attend the Aurora Prize awards ceremony. They were accompanied by Rev. […]

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Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting Concludes in Moscow

May 22, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 17 and 18, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Supreme Spiritual Council continued its work at the headquarters of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhijevan in Moscow, Russia. Chairing the meeting sessions was […]

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Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Paronyan Enters His Eternal Rest

April 17, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 +Memory Eternal+ With deep regret, we were informed by the Armenian Diocese of Romania that on the morning of April 13, Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Paronyan, entered his eternal rest. Father Zareh was 76 years old. Father Zareh’s death is a great loss for the Armenian Apostolic […]

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HH Karekin II Sends Condolences to Families of Bus Crash Victims

October 18, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 On 14 October His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent condolence letters to the families of the victims who died in the Moscow-Yerevan bus crash. The bus was travelling on the Beslan-Vladikavkaz route when the crash occurred in the early morning hours. […]

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Ecumenical Service and Peace Prayer at the Republic Square of Yerevan

June 26, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016 On June 25, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church; an Ecumenical Service and Peace Prayer was held in the Republic Square of Yerevan. The prayer service was attended by around […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians and Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Visited Artsakh

April 13, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2016 On April 13, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I of the Catholicos Great House of Cilicia, flew to Artsakh, to express their support to the authorities of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR), the Armenians of Artsakh, and […]

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Rev. Fr. Abgar Was Reaffirmed into the Ecclesiastical Order

December 25, 2015 News

December 2015 By Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the former spiritual servant of the Armenian Diocese of Ukraine, Levon Glchyan, was reaffirmed into the Ecclesiastical Order, as a married priest named Father Abgar. By Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians received the representatives of the Spiritual Council of the Yezidis of Georgia

December 2, 2015 Featured News

On November 28th, in the Mother See, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the Delegation led by Dimitri Pirbari, Chairman of the Spiritual Council of the Yezidis of Georgia, accompanied by the representatives of the Yezidi community of Armenia. His Holiness welcomed the visit of the delegation of the […]

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New Director of Inter-Church Relations at the Mother See

July 7, 2015 Featured News

July 2015 By Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan was appointed to serve as the Director of the Inter-Church Relations Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan (Biography) Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan (baptismal name Artyom) was born on […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians to visit the Vatican

April 11, 2015 News

On April 10, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will visit the Vatican on a fraternal visit, at the invitation of Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church. On April 11, His Holiness will visit the city of Naples, where he will participate in the reopening of the Chapel of […]

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Bishop Marcos Hovhannisyan appointed to serve as Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Ukraine

April 4, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 By the Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Grace Bishop Markos Hovhannisyan has retired from serving as the Primate of the Diocese of Gegharkunik and was appointed to serve as the new Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Ukraine. BIOGRAPHY Bishop Marcos Hovhannisian was […]

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Classical Music Concert in Memory of the Armenian Genocide Victims held in Georgia

March 30, 2015 Featured News

On March 21, 2015 at the initiative of the Union of Armenian Musicians of Georgia and with the support of the “Hayartun” Center of the Armenian Diocese, Calouste Gulbenkian Hall hosted a classical musical concert dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with the participation of the 3rd year bachelor student Stella Mkrtchyan […]

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Commemoration Day of the Forty Saint Martyrs in the Armenian Diocese in Georgia

March 20, 2015 Featured News

On March 14, 2015 the Divine Liturgy was held in memory of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste in Saint Etchmiadzin church, located in Avlabari, Tbilisi. The priest, who conducted the Divine Liturgy, recalled the Holy Forty, who came from different cities of the Kingdom of Greater Armenia and served near the city of Sebaste. They […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Chairman of State Agency for Religious Affairs of Georgia

March 14, 2015 Featured News

On March 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Zaza Vashakmadze, Chairman of State Agency for Religious Affairs of Georgia, and his delegation. They were accompanied by Vardan Astsatryan, Director of the Republic of Armenia Department of National Minorities and Department […]

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Burial Service of Archbishop Grigoris held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

March 14, 2015 Featured News

On March 11, the Burial Rites of His Eminence Archbishop Grigoris Buniatyan, a member of the Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Ukraine, was offered in the monastic cemetery of the Mother See. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of […]

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Episcopal Ordination and Consecration in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

November 20, 2014 Featured News

On November 16, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, during the celebration of Divine Liturgy, Episcopal ordinations and consecrations were held. Rev. Fr. Narek Berberyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Brazil; Rev. Fr. Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada; and Rev. Fr. Vardan Navasardyan, Director of the Christian Education Center […]

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New Publication – Armenian Diocese of New Nakhichevan and Bessarabia

October 11, 2014 News

October 2014 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catolicos of All Armenians; the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published the monograph “Armenian Diocese of New Nakhichevan and Bessarabia” by Archimandrite Sahak Shakaryan; a monk of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin. The book presents the occurrence […]

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Rev. Fr. Abgar Hovakimyan Elected as the Primate of the Armenian Diocese in Canada

June 15, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 By Pontifical letter, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, confirmed that Rev. Fr. Abgar Hovakimyan, Member of the Brotherhood of the Mother See and Locum Tenens of the Armenian Diocese of Bulgaria, was elected as the Primate of the Armenian Diocese in Canada. On May 30 and 31, […]

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Members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin Travel to Diaspora for Holy Week and Easter Services

April 16, 2014 News

April 2014 With the Blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; several priests from the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin are traveling to the Diaspora to participate in the services of Holy Week and Easter. Bishop Markos Hovhanissyan, Primate of the Gegharkunik Diocese; Bishop Gevork Saroyan, Dean of the Gevorkian […]

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Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

August 3, 2013 Featured News

August 2013 From July 30 to 31, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the regular meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council was held with the general membership in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. At the opening of the meeting the Catholicos of All Armenians expressed […]

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Relics of students of Jesus found in the Armenian Church of Tabriz

February 13, 2013 Featured News

13/2/13 Relics of Saints were found during the reconstruction of St. Stepanos Monastery in Tabriz in 2006. These were supposed to be the bones of martyrs of the Battle of Vartanantz. A group headed by Prelate of the Armenian Diocese of Atrpatakan Grigor Chifchian is now studying the relics. It is noted that as early as […]

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