His Holiness Karekin II Re-Consecrates the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi

On October 31, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and with the attendance of the President of Armenia, Mr. Serzh Sargsyan; the re-consecration service of the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi, Georgia, was offered. The restoration work of the St. Gevorg Cathedral, originally built in the 13th ...

THE PRESIDENT OF GEORGIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

October-November 2015 On Monday, the 6th/19th of October 2015, His Excellency the President of Georgia, Mr Giorgi Margvelasvili, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by his esteemed wife, the Ambassador of Georgia to Israel and associates of his. The President and his distinguished retinue were welcomed at David’s Gate by the Patriarchal Commissioner, the Most Reverend Isychios, ...

THE 5TH PAN-ORTHODOX PRE-COUNCIL CONFERENCE HELD

On October 12, 2015, the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference began its sessions at the Orthodox Center of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambesy near Geneva. It is chaired by Metropolitan John of Pergamon, Patriarchate of Constantinople. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s delegation, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external ...

His Holiness Aram I blesses the Holy Muron in front of the Genocide Memorial at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

18 July 2015. In the Armenian Church the Holy Muron is prepared and blessed every seven years. The ceremony this year acquired a special meaning because it symbolized the anointment of the one-and-a-half million martyrs of the Armenian Genocide and the recommitment of Armenians to the cause of demanding justice on their behalf. The ceremony, which ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Condolences to the Patriarch of All Georgia and to the President of Georgia

On June 15, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians sent a letter of condolence to His Holiness Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia; and to Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia; on the loss of victims from the flood and destruction in Georgia's capital of Tbilisi. “On behalf of the Supreme ...

Annual Clergy Conference at held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 2015 On June 3, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians presided over the annual clergy conference of the Diocese of the Armenian Church and institutions, convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. 235 priests attended the meeting convened under the title “The consequences of the Armenian Genocide in the ...

Metropolitan Tikhon concelebrates Liturgy with Georgian Patriarch in Tbilisi Cathedral

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with His Holiness and Beatitude, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia and Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi, at the Cathedral of the All Holy Trinity in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. [See related story and photos.] At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan ...

Metropolitan Tikhon, delegation depart for Armenia, Georgia

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SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - April 2015 At the invitation of the His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and a delegation from the Orthodox Church in America, will arrive in Armenia on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, where they will participate in the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary ...

I.A.O. Delegation visits Georgia : Meets Catholicos-Patriarch ILia II

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April 2015 Joint meeting of the I.A.O. Committees on Culture and Education One-day conference with subject: “Education and Culture; key elements of the Orthodox tradition» The visit of the delegation of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) headed by the I.A.O. Alternate Secretary General Mr. Ioannis Amanatidis and in presence of the representative of the President of the ...

GEORGIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IS SUPPORTED BY 91% OF RESPONDENTS

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  Pravoslavie.ru - 8/4/15 Results of the new survey research carried out by the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Georgia have been published. According to the survey, 91% of the respondents support the activity of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Church activity is not supported by 3% of the respondents, while 6% of them had no settled opinion on the matter. ...

Spring and Mother’s Love in “Saint Movses Khorenatsi” Primary School

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Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - April 2015 On April 1, 2015 “Spring and Mother’s Love” event organized by “Saint Movses Khorenatsi” Primary School was held in Calouste Gulbenkian Hall of the Hayartun Center. It was attended by the Fathers of the Church, Hayartun Center employees, parents and other guests. Mrs. Eleonora Vardanyan, the wife the ...

Classical Music Concert in Memory of the Armenian Genocide Victims held in Georgia

On March 21, 2015 at the initiative of the Union of Armenian Musicians of Georgia and with the support of the “Hayartun” Center of the Armenian Diocese, Calouste Gulbenkian Hall hosted a classical musical concert dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with the participation of the 3rd year bachelor student Stella Mkrtchyan ...

Divine Liturgy in Memory of St. Gregory the Illuminator

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Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - march 2015 On March 21, 2015 the feast of the first Catholicos St. Gregory the Illuminator was celebrated in memory of his torments in Khor Virap. The Divine Liturgy therefore was delivered by the Primate of the Armenian Diocese, His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan in Tbilisi St. Etchmiadzin Church. At ...

Remembering Ananian-Hovnanian Family

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Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia On March 15, 2015 Doctor of Philology, Chairman of the Patriotic Union "Lorva Dzor"("Lori Valley”), Head of RA MES State Inspectorate of Language, Professor Sergo Yeritsyan presented his book “Following In Ananian-Hovnanian Family Footsteps” in the “Hayartun” Center’s Calouste Gulbenkian hall. The author of the book, Armenian public figures of Tbilisi ...

Commemoration Day of the Forty Saint Martyrs in the Armenian Diocese in Georgia

On March 14, 2015 the Divine Liturgy was held in memory of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste in Saint Etchmiadzin church, located in Avlabari, Tbilisi. The priest, who conducted the Divine Liturgy, recalled the Holy Forty, who came from different cities of the Kingdom of Greater Armenia and served near the city of Sebaste. They remained faithful ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Chairman of State Agency for Religious Affairs of Georgia

On March 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Zaza Vashakmadze, Chairman of State Agency for Religious Affairs of Georgia, and his delegation. They were accompanied by Vardan Astsatryan, Director of the Republic of Armenia Department of National Minorities and Department ...

The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos: the traditions of Orthodox people of Greece, Russia, Serbia, and Georgia

St Thikon University - February 2015 As our followers know, in 2014 two new organizations opened at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University –St.Tikhon-Serbia and St.Tikhon-Greece, whose aim is to help the development of a friendship between Orthodox countries. Within this framework, on 3rd February the joint efforts of the Department of International Relations, and the Center for ...

Ilia II of Georgia: there was never a time that humanity has fallen so low

Vestnik Kavkaza - 24/2/15 “People today think only of material goods and do not see how low they have fallen spiritually and how unhappy they are, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II said during his Sunday sermon. The Catholicos-Patriarch emphasized that the choice of heaven or hell always remains within a person. “Man himself stands to the right ...

Anahit Bostanjyan – Poetess and Translator Who Connects Armenian and Georgian Literatures

Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - February 2015 On February 17, 2015 the 65th birthday anniversary of famous poetess and translator Anahit Bostanjyan and 40th anniversary of her literary activity was celebrated in Tbilisi Writers House. She is the author of many proses and poems, a dedicated woman, who connects Armenian and Georgian literatures. Famous Georgian writers, ...

Flowers Laid on the Tomb of the Great Armenian Writer

Armenian Orthodox Church in Georgia - February 2015 The birthday of the great Armenian writer Hovhannes Tumanyan was on February 19. As every year, Armenians of Tbilisi visited Khojivanq Pantheon, where lies the Great Loretsi, and paid their respects and love to the great Armenian writer.  The Primate of the Armenian Diocese together with the clergy ...

Two Orthodox Communities Offer Prayers for the People of Ukraine and Georgia

By Fr. Vasyl Pasakas Photos by Subdeacon Volodymyr Sukanets Two Orthodox communities that share much of modern day history gathered together over the weekend of the Sunday of Prodigal Son (February 7-8, 2015) for the prayerful celebration of the Holy Eucharist, as a sign of mutual love, respect in the ...