Armenian Catholicos makes new appointments in Armenian Church dioceses

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, was appointed at ...

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 church condemns ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film

21/9/2012 ETCHMIADZIN.- Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin hosted a meeting of inter-church and theological council on Wednesday to discuss issues related to inter-church relations. The council issued a statement condemning “Innocence of Muslims” film which provoked religious intolerance in several states. “Such a provocative move must be condemned as it is not contributing to religious tolerance and creation ...

Catholicos receives young American-Armenian pilgrims

17/7/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on July 15 received a group of young pilgrims, from the Eastern and Western dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, accompanied by their group leaders, Fathers Hakob Gevorgyan and Avetis Abovyan. First, the aforesaid clergy members informed the Catholicos that these ...

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 ...

Armenian Minister on Agriculture puts faith in God

20/4/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – All Armenian Catholicos Karekin II received Armenian Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan at the Holy See in St. Etchmiadzin on Monday. The event of starting the new agricultural year with the blessing of St. Etchmiadzin was discussed. Karekin II mentioned that the Armenian farmer has always plowed his land and harvested with blessing. He ...

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 ...

Catholicos thanks Japanese diplomat for supporting Armenia

10/3/2012 ETCHMIADZIN. – The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Friday received Keiji Ide, the Minister Plenipotentiary of Japan and the country’s Deputy Chief of Mission in Russia. Karekin II pleasingly reflected on the developing cooperation between Armenia and Japan. And, in the person of the Minister, the Catholicos extended his gratitude to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Etchmiadzin Welcomes Border Meeting with Pashazade

1/12/2011 ETCHMIADZIN—The Holy See of Etchmiadzin welcomed a proposal by the leader of the Caucasus Muslim Allahshukur Pashazade’s recent propose to organize a meeting with Catholicos Karekin II along the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic-Azerbaijan border, said the Holy See’s press secretary. “During the November 28 trilateral meeting among the spiritual leaders of the region, they primarily reflected on the ...

Armenian Catholicos presides over groundbreaking of spiritual and Educational Center

5/11/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Saturday presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Karekin I (the late previous Catholicos) Spiritual and Educational Center, whose construction is underway at the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin. The Center is being built with the donation by Hayk and Elza Titizian, and its architect is ...

Around $6 million donated during Armenian Catholicos’ US visit

17/10/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II ended his patriarchal visit to Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, on October 15, and returned to the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin. Within the framework of his visit, a banquet was organized in New York on October 12, on the occasion ...