Requiem Service Offered in Holy Etchmiadzin for Heroes of the April 2016 War in Artsakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 5/4/17 On April 2, the Sunday of Advent, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; presided over a requiem service offered for the brave heroes of the 2016 April War in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh). The service was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin at the ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Attends Events Dedicated to the AGBU 110th Anniversary

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 2/11/16 On October 29, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians attended the 89th Conference of the Armenian General Benevolent Union and events dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the AGBU; being held in New York, New York. During the conference, His Holiness Karekin II conveyed his ...

Armenian Church Youth Center Officially Opened in Ashtarak

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On 14 September, the opening ceremony of the Youth Center in Ashtarak was held under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. With the opening of the new center, it becomes the eighth Youth Center now operating under the auspices of ...

Blessing of the Republic Prayer was offered at the Holy Savior Church of Shushi

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On September 08, at the Holy Savior Church of Shushi, Nagorno-Kharabakh; His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; offered a Blessing of the Republic Prayer for the peace and prosperity of Artsakh. The service were attended by Mr. Bako Sahakyan, President of the Nagorno-Kharabakh Republic, Mr. ...

His Holiness Karekin II Visits Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Calcutta

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - August 2016 On 17 August, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; arrived in the Republic of India; to visit the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy in Calcutta. Currently, 55 students from Iran, Iraq and Armenia study there. Staff and students of the Academy were waiting for ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Consecrated St. Thaddeus Church in Masis

On October 04, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and with the presence of Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia; the consecration of the newly built St. Thaddeus Church of Masis, Ararat region, was offered. At the church His Holiness was welcomed by His ...

Catholicos of All Armenians received the Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Armenia

On July 23, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia. Visiting the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on the occasion of the completion of his mission, Ambassador Hristea expressed his ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Dance and Song Ensemble “Dalar”

18/9/2011 On September 18, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received the members of the Dance Ensemble “Dalar” of the Mkhitarian Sanuts Union. The ensemble is visiting Armenia through the project “Days of the Armenian Community of Istanbul in Armenia”. Mrs. Diana Gambarosian, member ...

Armenian Pontiff Receives President of Poland

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 29/7/2011 On July 29, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski. President Komorowski was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Eduard Nalbandian. Present for the meeting were Mr. Ashot ...

Armenian Pontiff Concludes Pontifical Visit to Saint Petersburg

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Information Services 29/6/2011 On the morning of June 29, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on the final day of his Pontifical visit, traveled to the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection on Vasilyevsky Island. Following a prayer service held in the Cathedral, His Holiness placed flower wreaths ...

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

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 of ...

Armenian Pontiff Receives Vice President of the European People’s Party

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 27/4/2011 On April 27, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Mr. Jaime Mayor Oreja, Vice President of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) of the European Parliament. His Holiness expressed his satisfaction for the developing cooperation and mutual ties between the Institutions of the European Union and ...

Armenian Pontiff Receives Minister of Agriculture

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 9/2/2011 On February 9, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Mr. Sergo Karapetian, the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture for the Republic of Armenia. The Armenian Pontiff extended his blessings to the newly appointed Minister wishing him success in his important service. His Holiness noted that agriculture ...

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

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 joyous ...

Armenian Church Youth Center Opens in Vanadzor

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On September 23, the opening ceremony of the "St. Gregory of Narek" Armenian Church Youth center of Vanadzor, was held under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and with the participation of benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Sarkis and Ruth Bedevian of the United ...

Armenian Pontiff Receives UN Representative

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On August 25, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Mr. Damtiu Dessalegn, the newly appointed representative of the UN High Commissioner on Refugees. Welcoming the visit of Mr. Dessalegn to the center of Armenian spiritual life – the Mother ...

Armenian Pontiff Receives Foreign Minister of Austria

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On June 25, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Michael Spindelegger, Foreign Minister of Austria, and his delegation, in the headquarters of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Welcoming the delegation to the center of Armenian Spiritual life, His Holiness noted that the Minister’s visit was ...

Armenian Pontiff Receives World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order

21/6/2010 Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On June 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians received 31 members of the Standing Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukian, Director of the Inter Church Relations Office ...