Gevorkian Theological Seminary Begins Offering Postgraduate Education in Theology

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2017 The Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin received postgraduate graduation accreditation, according to decision № 987 A/2 issued on October 6, 2016 by the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia. As a result of long-term hard work, a new page opens ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2016-2017 Academic Year Closing Ceremony

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - June - July 2017 On 24th June, the 2016-2017 academic year closing ceremony of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Attending the ceremony were members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See, ...

International Symposium Dedicated to 350th Anniversary of Printing of the Bible in Armenian

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 11/10/16 On October 6, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the International Symposium on “Armenian Translation of the Holy Bible and Its Publication in the Evolution of History” was opened in the Events Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary at the ...

International Symposium on “Armenian Translation of the Holy Bible and Its Publication in the Evolution of History

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin- October 2016 The International Symposium “Armenian Translation of the Holy Bible and Its Publication in the Evolution of History”, is being held from October 6th to 8th at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Held on the eve of the Feast of the Holy Translators, the Symposium is dedicated to the 350th ...

Feast of St. Gevork the Warrior Celebrated in the Gevorkian Theological Seminary

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On September 24, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Feast of St. Gevork the Warrior was celebrated with great solemnity in the Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary. The Seminary, which was founded by the late Catholicos George ...

Armenian Translation of the Holy Bible and Its Publication in the Evolution of History

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - July 2016 Armenian Translation of the Holy Bible and Its Publication in the Evolution of History CONFERENCE AT THE MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN OCTOBER 6-8, 2016 Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Library of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin The year 2016 marks ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2015-2016 Academic Year Closing Ceremony at the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - July 2016 On 6th July, the 2015-2016 academic year closing ceremony of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Following the Lord's Prayer and the singing of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary hymn, Rev. ...

Cooperation Agreement Signed Between the Gevorkian Theological Seminary and St. Vladimir Seminary

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - June 2016 On June 17, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement between the Gevorkian Theological Seminary and the St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary (USA) was held in the Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary. The ceremony ...

The Feast of St. Hripsime and Her Companions

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2016 On May 23, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the Feast Day of St. Hripsime and her Companions. On this occasion, at 10: 00 a.m., the reliquary of St. Hripsime will be processed through the city of Vagharshapat, from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to the Monastery of ...

Armenian Church History National Olympiad

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On April 30, the national phase of the Armenian Church History Olympiad was held at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Olympiad was initiated through the efforts of the Ministry of Education ...

Delegation from Moscow Theological Academy Visits Mother See

On September 17, a delegation from the Moscow Theological Academy of the Russian Orthodox Church visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Gevorkian Theological Seminary. The delegation was led by Archbishop Evgeny of Vereya, rector of the Moscow Theological Academy. Rev. Fr. Karekin Hambardzumyan, Dean of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary received the delegation. During the ...

New Primate Appointed for Armenian Orthodox Diocese of Artik

August 2015 By Pontifical Order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Very Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Narek Avagyan was assigned to serve as a Locum Tenens of the Artik Diocese of the Armenian Church. Archimandrite Narek Avagyan (Biography) Archimandrite Narek Avagyan was born on August 12, 1979, in the village of Oshakan, in the ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2014-2015 Academic Year Closing Ceremony at the Mother See

On 20th July, the 2014-2015 academic year closing ceremony of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Following the Lord's Prayer and the singing of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary hymn, His Grace Bishop Gevorg Saroyan, Head of the ...

New Publication on Bio-Ethics from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

May 2015 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Publishing department of Mother See has published an educational manual, titled: Issues of Bio-ethics, by Dn. Hratch Sargsyan and Dn. Vardan Aslanyan. The book addresses an important modern challenge, the resolution of ethical issues emanating from the fields of ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Winners of Pontifical Scholarship Award

On February 9, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received three University level students of the Republic of Armenia: Yervand Mkrtchyan - Komitas State Conservatory; Ani Ginosyan - Theatre and Film State Institute; and Ani Yeremyan - Yerevan Mkhitar Heratsi State Medical University. ...

New Publication on Catholicos Gevork IV Kerestejian of Constantinople (1866-1882)

December - 2014 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Publishing Department of the Mother See, on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary; republished the life history of the 123rd Patriarch of the Armenian Church, Catholicos Gevork IV Kerestejian ...

Celebrations on the 140th Anniversary of the Founding of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary

October 2014 On October 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the 140th Anniversary of the founding of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary will be celebrated. The program will start at 17:00, in the Events Auditorium of the Gevorkian Seminary. Source:  

“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 ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2013-2014 Academic Year Closing Ceremony at the Mother See

On 11th July, the 2013-2014 academic year closing ceremony of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Also present at the ceremony were members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, Mr. Haig Didizian, benefactor of the Mother See, faculty, ...

New Publications – The Armenian Church and Medieval Armenian Interpretations of Christ’s Miracles and Healings

12/4/14 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has published two books: “The Armenian Church” and “Medieval Armenian Interpretations of Christ’s Miracles and Healings” both originally written by Yervand Ter-Minasyan, a prominent specialist in Armenian Studies, licentiate in ...

Gevorkian Theological Seminary Enhances Research Capabilities

January 2014 The Gevorkian Theological Seminary has recently received a generous donation of 30 new computers and equipment, for the Komitas Conservatory Study Hall and the Computer Room. The 11 computers for the Computer Room, and the 19 for theStudy Hall, are being installed with internet access and have the latest software needed to keep the seminary up-to-date. The donation was received from Mr. ...