Catholicos of All Armenians Received Mothers of Soldiers Killed in the Conflict in Artsakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 27/8/17 On August 20, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received a group of mothers whose sons who were killed serving as soldiers during the conflict in Artsakh, under conditions of military actions and ceasefire. His Holiness conveyed his ...

Discussion on Religion and the Environment Held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - July 2017 On June 28, an inter-religious Armenian-Iranian discussion on Religion and the Environment, was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The event was organized by the World Council of Churches Armenia Round Table Foundation; in cooperation with the Ecumenical Relations Department of the ...

Requiem Service Offered in Holy Etchmiadzin for Heroes of the April 2016 War in Artsakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 5/4/17 On April 2, the Sunday of Advent, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; presided over a requiem service offered for the brave heroes of the 2016 April War in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh). The service was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin at the ...

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Delegation Visits Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - october 2016 A delegation of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on 05 October. His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department, welcomed the delegation to the spiritual center of All Armenians. During the meeting, they discussed the activities being ...

Delegation of the Japan-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship League Visited the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On 02 September 2, Mr. Seishiro Eto, Chairman of the Japan-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship League, and his delegation, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. They were accompanied by the Ambassadors of the two countries. His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the ...

Blessing of Teachers in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On August 31, a Blessing of the Teachers service was offered on the eve of the 2016/17 Academic year. The service was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin and led by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of Mother See. This traditional ...

President of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Visits Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - August 2016 On August 29, Mr. Sergei Stepashin, President of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society International NGO; and his delegation, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The guests were welcomed by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of Mother See. Archbishop Nathan conveyed ...

“Let There Be Light” Award Ceremony Held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin -July 2016 On July 13, in the Gevorkian Seminary Events Auditorium of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the “Let There Be Light” Awards Ceremony, part of the Golden Apricot Annual International Film Festival was held. ...

International Symposium “Traditional Values: The Spiritual and Moral Development Milestones of Contemporary Society” held in the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March-April 2016 On March 31, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; an international Symposium titled “Traditional Values: The Spiritual and Moral Development Milestones of Contemporary Society” was held at the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The Symposium was ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Chairman of Iran’s Culture and Islamic Relations Organization

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - February 2016 On February 20th, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman, head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO). The Catholicos of All Armenians highlighted the Armenian-Iranian intergovernmental relations and noted that the life ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Armenia

On December 22, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mrs. Judith Farnvert, the newly appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Armenia. Congratulating the ambassador on the occasion of her appointment, His Holiness reflected ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Greek Minister of Defense

On December 17, in the Mother See, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Panos Kammenos, Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, and his delegation. They were accompanied by Mr. Davit Tonoyan, First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia; and His Grace Bishop Vrtanes ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Chairman of Russia’s Central Election Commission

On December 7th, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Vladimir Churov, Chairman of Russia's Central Election Commission, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. He was accompanied by Mr. Ivan Volynk, the extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of the Russian Federation to Armenia. During the meeting, His ...

Catholicos of All Armenians received the Representative Delegation of Russian Intellectuals

On December 4th, in the Mother See, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the Representative Delegation of Russian Intellectuals, accompanied by Mr. Zori Balayan, writer and Honored member of RA Culture. During the meeting, His Holiness reflected on the historical close ties between the Armenian and Russian people, and sressed ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia

On November 24th, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Piotr Świtalski, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia. Welcoming the visit of the Ambassador to Mother See, His Holiness wished him success in his mission. His Holiness presented the historical important ...

Feast of the Ascension Celebrated in the Mother See

May 2015 “The Mount of Olives is the place of our Armenian faith, where heaven and earth meet” On May 14, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The day also commemorates the return of the Catholicosate of All Armenians in the year 1441, to the administrative headquarters and spiritual center ...