Catholicos of Great House of Cilicia sends protest letter to Hungarian President

7/9/2012 BEIRUT. – Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church addressed a letter of protest to the President of Hungary, and in connection with Ramil Safarov’s extradition by Hungary to Azerbaijan and his being granted pardon there. In his letter, the Catholicos assessed this arrangement between the Hungarian and Azerbaijani ...

Armenian community of northern Iran not affected by earthquake

15/8/2012 The August 11 devastating earthquake did not affect the Armenian community of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, diocese representatives told Armenian News-NEWS.am. Head of the Armenian diocese Grigor Chiftchian was in St. Shoghakat church during the earthquake. Church was not damaged with the exception of cracked plaster. Head of the diocese contacted Armenian communities of Tabriz, Urmia ...

Trash removed from Armenian Church in Tbilisi

19/5/2012 TBILISI. - The trash removal works in Tbilisi’s Surb Nshan Armenian Church are completed, leader of Armenian Hayartun Cultural Center Levon Chidilyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am. “The workers fully removed the trash and debris, sculptures were cleaned, the surrounding houses were insulated from the threat. Estimations on reconstruction are being compiled now,” Levon Chidilyan said. According to him, ...

Armenian Apostolic church trying to save buildings in Moldova

28/4/2012 YEREVAN.- The Armenian Apostolic Church intends to return the territories belonging to it in Moldova. The church territories were soled several years ago. There is unfavorable situation in Chisinau, said head of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin press service Vahram Melikyan when the Armenian News-NEWS.am reached him for comment. He told that the head of Armenian community ...

Catholicos familiarizes UK ambassadors with Armenian Church activities

21/2/2012 YEREVAN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II, received, at the Holy See of Saint Etchmiadzin, Jonathan James Aves and Catherine Jane Leach, the United Kingdom’s newly appointed ambassadors to Armenia. The Catholicos expressed confidence that the close ties between the British Embassy and the Holy See, which were established during the tenure of ...

Armenian killed in Syria

Funeral Ceremony

First Armenian killed in Aleppo blast.He was Sergeant Vigen Hayrapetian, who served in the Syrian army. 12/2/2012 ALEPPO. - Due to double explosions in Aleppo, Syria, on Friday an Armenian man died, the spokesperson of the Armenian MFA Tigran Balayan told Armenian News-NEWS.am. “As the Armenian Consulate in Aleppo has been informed, Armenian Vigen Hayrapetyan died because ...

Armenian church in Georgian village is consecrated again

2712/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – The 19th-century Holy Cross Armenian Church, in Pokr Pamach village of Georgia’s Akhaltsikhe region, was consecrated once again on December 25. During the Soviet years the Church was closed and it was used as storage. But the Church was restored in 1993, it restarted to function in 1995, and it was ...

Armenian Church is anointed in Russian Stavropol Region

1/12/2011 MOSCOW. – South Russian Diocese leader Bishop Movses Movsesyan and Armenia’s Kotayk Region Diocese leader Bishop Arakel Karamyan anointed St Gevorg church in Russian Georgievsk city, Stavropol Region on Wednesday, South Russian Diocese press service informs Armenian News-NEWS.am. Kotayk Region Diocese leader passed the blessings of Armenian Catholicos to Armenians. The church was built at late 18th ...

Armenian Minister introduces educational reforms to Catholicos of Cilicia

25/11/2011 YEREVAN. – Within the framework of its official visit to Lebanon, the Armenian delegation, led by Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan, was received on Friday by Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Education and Science Ministry Press Service informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. During the meeting, the ...

Armenia’s President attends ceremony marking Catholicos’ 60th Birthday

4/11/2011 YEREVAN. – Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan attended, at the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin on Friday, the Patriarchal Wish Ceremony marking 12th anniversary of Karekin II’s election as Catholicos of All Armenians and also his 60th birthday, Presidential Press Office informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. In addition, the Ararat Union of capital Yerevan’s St. Sargis Vicarial ...

Armenian News-NEWS.am presents PHOTOS of Armenian monastery collapsed by Turkey’s quake

31/10/2011 MORE SNAPS HERE VAN. - Armenian News-NEWS.am’s correspondent visited the Varagavank Monastery, which is a major Armenian holy site nearby Van, Turkey, and photographed the Monastery, which collapsed after the October 23 earthquake in Van. Armenian News-NEWS.am reported earlier that the Monastery was damaged in the quake. After reopening of the Holy Cross Armenian Church, on Akhtamar Island ...

Armenian Catholicos heading to Moscow

22/10/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of Armenians Karekin II on Saturday will head to the New Nakhijevan and Russia Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, in Moscow. On Sunday, the Catholicos will preside over the cross blessing and consecration ceremony at the Diocesan Headquarters church, the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. ...

Consecration of St. Kirakos church to be held this October in Turkey

2/9/2011 The consecration ceremony of St. Kirakos church in Turkey’s Diyarbakir will take place on October 23, Armenian sources in Istanbul told Armenian News - NEWS.am. A source close to the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, reported that rumors about religious service in St. Kirakos church scheduled for this fall are true. “Most likely, liturgy in St. Kirakos church ...

Turkish authorities allowed Armenian children to attend Armenian Schools

1/9/2011 ISTANBUL. – Turkish authorities allowed children of Armenian parents with illegal status to attend Armenian colleges, editor-in-chief of Zhamanak newspaper published in Istanbul Ara Gochunyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am. The permission is oral yet, and the newspaper received the information from the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul. “The patriarchate followed the issue for many years and finally got solution ...

Patriarch of All Georgia receives Catholicos of All Armenians

10/6/2011 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II received Catholicos of All Armenian Karekin II in Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi today. The Armenian and Georgian spiritual leaders greeted each other and uttered a prayer in the church. The meeting was scheduled for 2:00 p.m, however it started an hour earlier, Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent reports from Tbilisi. As Armenian News-NEWS.am ...

Catholicos of All Armenians pays visit to South America

5/5/2011 YEREVAN. - Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II paid a visit to South America on Thursday. Karekin II will visit Armenian dioceses in South America (Brazil on May 6-10, Uruguay on May 10-12 and Argentina on May 12-21). The Armenian spiritual leader will also visit Armenian communities in Chile and Venezuela on May 21-25, ...

Karekin II receives Swiss President

31/3/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received on Thursday President of Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey. His Holiness Karekin II appreciated Swiss President’s mediation efforts to normalize relations between Armenia and Turkey, the press service of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. The sides discussed the Armenian Genocide issues as well. Karekin II noted the Armenian ...

Representative of Armenian community says situation calm in Syria

22/3/2011 The Armenian community of Syria continues to live as it used to, the situation in the country is calm, representative of the Syrian diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church told Armenian News-NEWS.am. Grigor Kokodunkyan commented on a situation in the Armenian community amid anti-government protests. He categorically denied rumors about tensed political situation in Syria. “Everything is ...

Armenian, Georgian spiritual leaders to meet this June

21/3/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II will pay a visit to Georgia in early June, Director of the Holy See press service Vahram Melikyan told Armenian News- NEWS.am. Activities of Georgian diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and contacts with Georgian church are on the agenda. His Holiness will discuss with head of the Georgian church ...

Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem content with Abbas’ Statement

18/2/2011 The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem is pleased with the statement of Mahmoud Abbas saying the Palestinian administration considers the Armenian Quarter a part of Eastern Jerusalem, said patriarchate’s representative. “We do not want the Armenian Quarter to be divided into Jewish and Palestinian. We find important that our quarter should not be separated and should be ...