“The Church and Care for the Poor” by Catholicos Karekin I Hovsepian of the Great House of Cilicia Republished at the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2014 The Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has republished “The Church and Care for the Poor”, originally written by Catholicos Karekin I Hovsepian of the Great House of Cilicia, when he was a Deacon. The book was published as part of the Depth series of ...

Catholicos Karekin II of all Armenia Receives Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilica

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church - May 2014 On the evening of May 26, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilica, arrived in Armenia to attend the fourth session of the State Committee coordinating the events dedicated to the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme ...

Metropolitan Tikhon Primate of OCA meet with Armenian Supreme Catholicos Karekin II

May 2014 On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, accompanied by Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, met with Karekin II, Supreme Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church.  Issues and challenges of the mission of the Armenian Church and the Orthodox Church in America were discussed in the context of the strong solidarity and friendship of the ...

Allahshukur Pashazade to send letter to Armenian Catholicos Karekin II

3/11/13 The Armenian captive in Azerbaijan told Sheik-ul-Islam that he won’t return to Armenia and wants to go to a third country Baku. Mubariz Aslanov – APA. The details of the meeting between Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office Sheik-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade and Armenian serviceman Akop Injugulyan captured on the contact line in August this year have been revealed. CMO ...

Prince Charles meets Catholicos Karekin, ends his visit to Armenia

1/6/13 Britain’s Prince Charles ended a three-day private visit to Armenia on Thursday with a meeting with Catholicos Garegin II at the Echmiadzin headquarters of the Armenian Apostolic Church. A spokesman for Garegin, Rev. Vahram Melikian, said the supreme head of the Armenian Church briefed the prince of Wales on its “historical mission in the life of ...

Catholicos Karekin II meets SCEJA employees

15/3/13 PanARMENIAN.Net - Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Karekin II met on May 15 with employees of RA Service for Compulsory Execution of Judicial Acts (SCEJA ), with Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer Mihran Poghosyan present. His Holiness congratulated the employees on the 15th anniversary of SCEJA establishment, stressing the importance of the service for the establishment of ...

Catholicos Karekin II meets Indian ambassador

19/4/13 PanARMENIAN.Net -  Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Karekin II met with the newly-appointed Indian ambassador Shri Suresh Babu. His Holiness congratulated the envoy on the appointment, wishing him success in his mission. Friendly relations between the two countries, Armenian community’s historic presence in India and the current state of Armenian churches were in the focus of ...

Catholicos Karekin II meets CoE Secretary General

18/4/13 PanARMENIAN.Net - On April 18, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II met with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland. Karekin II highly assessed the support of Council of Europe in Armenia’s reform implementation, noting that Armenia’s presence in the institution significantly contributes to the strengthening of democratic processes in the country. Catholicos Karekin II voiced concerns over the ...

Catholicos Karekin II meets Javakhk Armenians

22/1/13 PanARMENIAN.Net - Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin IImet with a delegation of Javakhk Armenians led by the president of Russia’s Javakhk Diaspora Aghasi Arabyan. The meeting focused on reconstruction of Armenian churches in Georgia. The Catholicos further expressed confidence that Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili will keep his promise to resolve the issue of Armenian churches in Georgia. In conclusion, ...

Catholicos Karekin II offers Pashazadeh to meet in Artsakh

9/1/2013 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II has offered Chairman of Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh to meet in Artsakh, on the border, priest Vahram Melikyan, head of Information Services of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, told Panorama.am. “During the South Caucasus religious leaders meeting in Yerevan in November 2011, a proposal was voiced ...

Catholicos Karekin II and Russian official discuss Karabakh issue

11/7/2012 ETCHMIADZIN.- Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received on Wednesday the delegation headed by Speaker of the Federation Council, Russia’s upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko. During the meeting, the sides stressed importance of strengthening Armenia-Russia strategic partnership. In particular, they stated the mutual visits bring closer cooperation in different fields. Karekin II extended condolences to the ...

Catholicos Karekin II discusses Karabakh issue with German Bundestag member

11/6/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. –Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received Ruprecht Polenz, Chairman of the Foreign Committee of the German Bundestag, accompanied by German Ambassador to Armenia Hans-Jochen Schmidt at the Holy See in Etchmiadzin on Monday. Karekin II told the guests about the history of the Armenian Church and its role in Armenian public and cultural life. The ...

Catholicos Karekin II wishes PM Borisov luck in all his deeds

FOCUS News Agency 3/4/2012 Sofia. “Our Church was established in 301, when the Christianity was declared official religion. From here, we conduct the spiritual guidance of the Armenian nation all over the world,” said Catholicos Karekin II, Head of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church, who met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who is on an official ...

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 ...

The church is open for you in our national and spiritual values of the World

25.08.2011 August 24, The Holy Catholicos Karekin II, the Armenian General Benevolent Union "Discover Armenian" and "country life" members of youth groups in the United States, France, Belgium, Syria and other countries young people in communities throughout the country participate in various charity projects in different regions of Armenia, the Holy See the information system. Expressing ...

OCP Statement on Catholicos Karekin II and the Sanahin Monastery

26/7/2011 Beloved Readers and Well wishers It is with great regret we regret the appearance of false news in OCP media network with regard to the statement made by His Holiness Karekin Catholicos-Patriarch on Sanahin Monastery. Many false news in various tones are getting loaded into websites and other media. We strongly condemn such false news ...

Catholicos of All Armenians starts St. Petersburg Visit

28.06.11 The head of the Armenian Apostolic Church on Monday arrived in the Russian northern city of St. Petersburg to attend events dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the local Armenian community. According to the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin’s information system, the Catholicos of All Armenians began his pontifical tour by visiting the Armenian St. ...

Armenia Marks Genocide Anniversary, Slams Turkish Denial

Thousands of people march to the Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan.

29/4/2011 YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Hundreds of thousands of people silently marched to a hilltop memorial in the annual remembrance of some 1.5 million fellow Armenians slaughtered by Ottoman Turks. An incessant stream of people passed through the Tsitsernakabert Memorial to the Genocide victims throughout the day, laying flowers by its eternal fire surrounded by 12 inward-bending basalt ...

For The Sake of Clarification

By Hagop Vartivarian 20/4/2011 For a while now, certain members of the mass media, both in Armenia and the diaspora, have publicized certain communiqués connected to the Armenian Church of Switzerland, by means of which they wish to disorient the public opinion. The issue pertains to the decision reached during the last meeting of the Supreme Council of ...

Church Controversy: Swiss-Armenians Oppose Etchmiadzin Move

Hrant Gadarigian 14/4/2011 It would appear that a new Armenian Apostolic Church Diocese has been created in Switzerland, this despite opposition by most of the tiny Armenian community. On Sunday, April 10, the doors to Saint Hagop Church in Geneva were closed by the Armenian Apostolic Church of Council of Switzerland, a group opposing the decision by Etchmiadzin, ...

Catholicos Karekin II, Grand Mufti Allahshukur Pashazadeh may meet in Etchmiadzin

28/3/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net - A meeting between the Surpreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-al-Islam, Grand Mufti of the Caucasus Allahshukur Pashazadeh may take place in November 2011, as scheduled, echo-az.com reported citing Interfax. “On November 28-30, Etchmiadzin will host a sitting of the CIS Interreligious Council, co-chaired by Pashazadeh,” the head of the ...