Catholicos congratulates Armenian people on Independence Day

23/9/13 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin Ii congratulated the Armenian people on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of Armenia’s independence. “Today is the day of the restoration of our statehood. We celebrate it with joy. The independence was gained at the cost of a long struggle and suffering of generations. The new Armenian statehood has followed ...

Catholicos Applies to Azeri Muslim Leader for Armenian Captive

24/8/13 YEREVAN—Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II has applied to Azeri spiritual leader Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazadeh to secure the release of Armenian soldier Hakob Injighulian, who was captured while accidentally wandering past the Azeri border on August 7, said Fr. Vahram Melikyan, Head of Information Services at the Mother See of Holy ...

Banquet Honors Nazar and Artemis Nazarian

15/5/13 NEW YORK — About 400 friends and family members attended a banquet, jointly sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union and the Dioceseof the Armenian Church of America, honoring Nazar and Artemis Nazarian for their lifetime of service and philanthropy, on Friday May 10, at the Plaza Hotel. Presiding over the event was the Catholicos of ...

Pashazadeh refuses to meet Karekin II in Artsakh

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YEREVAN, JANUARY 10, ARMENPRESS. The Chairman of Caucasian Muslims Board Sheikh-ul-islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh declared that he can have a meeting with Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II "only on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border". As reports "Armenpress" Allahshukur Pashazadeh made this announcement during his conversation with the reporter of "Turan" News Agency. Among other things Allahshukur Pashazadeh stated ...

PanARMENIAN.Net – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II met with legendary French actor Alain Delon.

19/12/12 PanARMENIAN.Net -  Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II met with legendary French actor Alain Delon. His Holiness briefed Mr. Delon on the mission of Armenian Apostolic church and the role of Holy Etchmiadzin in lives of Armenian people. The Catholicos stressed the age-long friendship between Armenia and France, specifically noting the role of the Armenian community in ...

Catholicos of All Armenians hails AGBU efforts

22/10/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II attended the 87th general assembly of Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. “AGBU members have addressed numerous problems in our spiritual and national life, giving ardent hopes to the Armenian people. The Union has many times contributed to the implementation of the programs ...

We recorded numerous achievements and success during independence – Armenian Catholicos

24/9/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II issued a congratulatory message in connection with the 21st anniversary of Armenia’s independence. “With the declaration of independence, our people chose the difficult yet dignified road to live freely and to craft their [own] lives. The story of independence is the marvelous account of our modern history. ...

Armenian Catholicos heads to Italy

24/7/2012 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Tuesday went to Italy on a patriarchal visit. During his stay, the Catholicos will meet with the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin’s benefactors, to discuss the course of the Mother See’s numerous projects which they have assumed. And on August 10, Karekin II will pay ...

Catholicos meets with AGBU President

25/6/2012 The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II recently received Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) President Berge Setrakian, along with his wife Vara Setrakian. The Catholicos blessed and appreciated the AGBU members—represented by Setrakian—for their devotion to and assistance rendered to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. They reflected on the AGBU’s ongoing activities in the Armenian diaspora ...

Armenian Catholicos will pay patriarchal visit to France

25/6/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II will pay a patriarchal visit to the French Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, from Thursday until July 4, in Marseille, where he will preside over the events devoted to 80th anniversary of the consecration of the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators. In ...

Armenian Catholicos’ official epistle is made public

17/4/2012 The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II’s formal message, which is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Armenian printed books, was publicized at the Holy See of Saint Etchmiadzin on Sunday. Karekin II’s official epistle was raised to the altar, during the Holy Mass at the Saint Etchmiadzin Cathedral, and it was read by ...

Continue living, creating by example of Armenian woman’s faith – Catholicos

10/3/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II congratulated Armenian women in connection with March 8, the International Women’s Day. “Our souls are in delight today because we are exalting our mothers, sisters and daughters, and are appreciating their great contribution to the family life and the state and public life. The women serve our country’s ...

Slovakian clergymen to visit Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

14/2/2012 YEREVAN.- The representative of Slovakian clergy will visit Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, leader of Armenian community of Slovakia Ashot Grigoryan said at a Tuesday press conference. According to him, the delegation will arrive in Armenia on February 28 to hold meetings with Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. After a two-day visit to Armenia, the delegation will leave ...

Armenian Catholicos blesses newlyweds on Candlemas

14/2/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. - The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates on Tuesday Candlemas, The Coming of the Son of God into the Temple. And on this occasion a pre-festivity ceremony was held at the Holy See of Saint Etchmiadzin, after which the four corners of the world were blessed. Candlemas is also declared as the Blessing Day of ...

Catholicos of All Armenians addresses a letter of gratitude to Nicolas Sarkozy

25/1/2012 YEREVAN, JANUARY 24, ARMENPRESS: On the occasion of passing of the bill criminalizing the Armenian Genocide, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II has addressed a letter of gratitude to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin we welcome and bless You, the state officials of France, our friend French people and express ...

No alternative to peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict – Catholicos Karekin II

28/11/2011 YEREVAN.- Leadership of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh repeatedly voiced their aspiration for strengthening peace and cooperation with all the neighboring states, said Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. The evidence of this policy is an attempt to normalize relations with Turkey without any preconditions, he said addressing the participants of inter-religious CIS Council Presidium Session held in ...

Armenian catholicos, US Ambassador discuss Karabakh Settlement

1/11/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II met with the newly-appointed US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern. At the meeting, the catholicos called the Ambassadors’ attention to OSCE Minsk Group for Karabakh settlement, praising their efforts in preservation of peace and stability in the region. Karekin II briefed the Ambassador on the activities of Armenian Church and its ...

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. ...

Armenian Church criticized on-line campaign against Catholicos

22/7/2011 YEREVAN. - Campaign against the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II recently unfolded in social networks does not bring honor to its participants, said the spokeswoman for Karekin II, Father Vahram Melikyan on Friday. According to him, Holy Etchmiadzin has never been against discussions. "We always welcome discussions and suggestions but the recent discussions in social networks ...

Head of Caucasus Muslims confirms receiving invitation to visit Armenia

13/7/2011 BAKU. - Head of Caucasus Muslims Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade confirmed receiving of invitation from Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II to visit Yerevan. The decision on participation has not been made so far, 1news.az reports. However, Pashazade will voice his position after the meeting with Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. As Armenian News-NEWS.am ...

Catholicos of All Armenians met with Governor of St. Petersburg

29/6/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II visited St. Petersburg on the occasion of celebrations dedicated to 300th anniversary of local Armenian community. Catholicos met with the Governor of St, Petersburg Valentina Matvienko on June 28. The sides touched upon the cooperation and close relations of Armenian Apostolic and Russian Orthodox churches, as well as productive ...