Armenian Diocese

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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Georgia’s Diocese Blasts Saakashvili

January 31, 2013 News

31/1/13 TBILISI—The Armenian Diocese of Georgia called on President Mikheil Saakashvili and his United National Movement party to refrain from making provocative statements in relation to amnestied or released prisoners. The announcement comes days after Saakashvili publicly criticized the release of Armenian political prisoner Vahagn Chakhalyan, calling him an enemy of the state and a […]

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Armenian Diocese calls upon Saakashvili and other leaders of the UNM to abstain from provocative statements

January 27, 2013 Featured News

27/1/13 The release of political prisoners and other amnestied persons, including Vahagn Chakhalyan caused furious reactions from the opposition party, United National Movement. During the last weeks, and especially yesterday their representatives have been making incorrect statements, trying thus to disseminate anti-Armenian sentiments in the multinational Georgian society. President Mikheil Saakashvili and Secretary General of […]

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New Primate Appointed for the Armenian Diocese of Australia and New Zealand

December 8, 2012 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 8/12/2012 By Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Grace Bishop Haykazun Najarian, has resigned his service as the Pontifical Legate of Central Europe and Sweden, and as of 1 January, 2013 His Grace will serve as the Primate of the […]

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“Armenian Churches in Tbilisi, Yesterday and Today” Exhibition Opens in Georgia

December 4, 2012 News

4/12/2012 An exhibition entitled “Armenian Churches in Tbilisi, Yesterday and Today” opened on December 1, 2012 at the “Hayartun” Cultural Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church in Georgia, The exhibition isdedicated to the founders of the Armenian Church Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus. The idea of the exhibition belongs to Varujhan Khachaturov […]

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Armenian Catholicos makes new appointments in Armenian Church dioceses

October 29, 2012 News

28/10/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The All Armenian Catholicos Karekin II has made new appointments in various dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC). Aren Shahenyan, who served in the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, was appointed for a service in the Gegharkunik Diocese. The monastic Hayrik Hovhannisyan, who was released from his office at the Ukrainian Diocese, […]

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His Holiness Karekin II has private meeting with Pope

September 19, 2012 News

18/09/2012 His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, met with Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican on September 12, priest Vahram Melikyan, head of Information Services of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, confirmed to Panorama.am. His Holiness Karekin II paid a private visit to Vatican, he stressed and therefore refused […]

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“Hayartun” students cleared and improved Armenian Pantheon of Tbilisi

August 27, 2012 News

26/8/2012 YEREVAN, AUGUST 25, ARMENPRESS: “Nerses Shnorhali” children group of Georgian Armenian Diocese’s Hayartun cultural house centre, Armenian Apostolic Church carried out volunteer labor patriotic initiative in Armenian Pantheon of Tbilisi on August 23. As Georgian Armenian Diocese press service told Armenpress, ensemble members accompanied by chorus conductor Mary Abulyan and “Hayartun” cultural centre coordinator […]

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Visit of Youth Pilgrims from the Armenian Diocese of Argentina to the Mother See

August 8, 2012 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 6/8/2012 On August 5, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Eminence Nathan Hovhannisian, Director of the Publishing Department of the Mother See, received the graduate student class of the St. Grigor Lusavorich School of the Armenian Diocese of Argentina, students from the Vicente Lopez School, and members of […]

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Head of AAC Iraqi Diocese inspects Armenian church construction in N. Iraq

August 21, 2011 News

19/8/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net – Earlier this month His Eminence Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq, paid a pastoral visit to the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq, mainly to inspect the work of a new church which is being built in the village of Havresk (Hye Verejh) in the province of […]

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Pontifical Visit of the Catholicos of All Armenians to the Armenian Diocese of Argentina (May 15-16)

May 24, 2011 News

On May 15, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, celebrated a Pontifical Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator of Buenos Aires. Present for the ceremony were Mr. Vladimir Karmirshalian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia, and representatives of Sister Churches. During the celebration […]

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Pontifical Visit of the Armenian Catholicos to the Armenian Diocese of Brazil

May 14, 2011 News

12/5/2011 On May 6, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians arrived in Sao Paulo, the Republic of Brazil for an official Pontifical visit to the Armenian Diocese of Brazil. Accompanying His Holiness are His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America; […]

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Karekin II to raise Georgian-Armenian Diocese Problems

March 1, 2011 News

1/3/2011 “We cooperate with the Georgian Orthodox Church, Georgian authorities and international organizations to achieve preservation of our churches and their return to the Georgian-Armenian clergy,” His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians said at a meeting with members of the Ararat youth union on February 27 in the Mother See […]

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Newly Appointed Locum Tenens of the Armenian Diocese of Bulgaria

February 10, 2011 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 10/2/2011 By the Pontifical order (dated February 9, 2011) of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Very Reverend Father Abgar Hovakimian is appointed to serve as the Locum Tenens of the Armenian Diocese of Bulgaria as of 01 March 2011. Father Abgar Hovakimian (baptismal name […]

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Armenian Diocese of Georgia Condemns Official for Demeaning Church

November 20, 2010 News

19/11/2010 TBILISI (Combined Sources)—The Armenian Apostolic Church of Georgia on Wednesday condemned Georgia’s Deputy Minister of Reintegration for refusing to acknowledge the Armenian Diocese of Georgia during a conference held a day earlier. The Georgian official’s remarks, the Church said, are undemocratic and violate the human rights and dignity of the country’s Armenian minority, Armenian […]

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Re-consecration of the Church of St. Mary of Sardarapat

November 5, 2010 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On November 1, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, accompanied by the Members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, left for Sardarapat village in the Diocese of Armavir to offer the re-consecration service for the Church of St. Mary (Asdvadzadzin). On the occasion of this […]

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