Message of His Holiness Karekin II on Victory and Peace Day and Liberation of Sushi

MAY 2015 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II,  SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS,  ON THE COMMEMORATION DAY OF VICTORY AND PEACE AND THE LIBERATION OF SHUSHI From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, we extend our Pontifical blessings and congratulations to our faithful people on the occasion of the day of the glorious victory of May 9 and ...

Ground Blessing Service at the Komitas Pantheon

On April 22, with the participation of Mr. Serzh Sargisyan, President of the Armenian Republic, His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; presided during the Ground Blessing service for the Church to be constructed adjacent to the Komitas National Pantheon. Source:  

Tree Planting Project at the Eurnekian Kindergarten of Arevadasht

On April 15, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, within the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a tree planting project was inaugurated for the Eurnekian Kindergarten of Arevadasht, as a symbol of the revival of the Armenian nation. The event was held ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Visits Naples

On April 11, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, along with President Serzh Sargsyan of the Republic of Armenia; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilica: attended ceremonies held in the San Gregorio Armeno Church in Naples, Italy. Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, pilgrims of Armenian Church Dioceses ...

Catholicos of All Armenians to visit the Vatican

On April 10, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will visit the Vatican on a fraternal visit, at the invitation of Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church. On April 11, His Holiness will visit the city of Naples, where he will participate in the reopening of the Chapel of St. ...

Easter Message of His Holiness Karekin II

April 2015 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, April 5, 2015 In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Today angels descended from heaven to give glad tidings ...

His Holiness Karekin II Receives Newly Appointed Ambassador of Poland to Armenia

On March 13, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Jerzy Novakovsky, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Armenia. The meeting was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the ...

His Holiness Karekin II Receives the newly appointed Ambassador of Slovakia to the Republic of Armenia

On March 6, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Peter Priputenin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to the Republic of Armenia (residence in Moscow). Congratulating the Ambassador, His Holiness expressed confidence that due to its activity the relations between the two ...

Message of His Holiness Karekin II on International Women’s Day

8/3/15 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, We extend our pontifical blessings and congratulations to all women and girls on the occasion of March 8. In these days of the renewal of spring we praise our beloved mothers, sisters and daughters, and show appreciation their devoted efforts in our daily, national and spiritual lives. Truly, the ...

Message of His Holiness Karekin II on Armed Forces Day

January 2015 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, our sacred sanctuary established by Christ, We extend Our Pontifical blessings and congratulations to the brave officers and soldiers of the Armenian Armed Forces, and all Armenians throughout the world on the occasion of Armed Forces Day. The Armenian army; formed and strengthened in war battles, is the ...

Remarks of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians on the Death of Seryozha Avetisyan

January 2015 Dearest Family and People in Mourning, Grief and sorrow are in all our hearts on the sad occasion of the death Seryozha Avetisyan. We are all in mourning during this difficult time and pray for the serenity and eternal rest of the soul of the child. From the depth of our heart we pray to ...

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Karekin II

January 2015 NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS It is the festive day of New Year. We extend Our Pontifical love and blessings from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to you dear faithful people of Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora. The year 2015 opens with a sanctifying light in ...

Ground-blessing service for the Candle-Lighting Hall and Pontificial Burial Chamber at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On November 14, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians: and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Great House of Cilicia, a Ground-blessing service was held for the Candle-Lighting Hall and Pontificial Burial Chamber. The Candle-Lighting Hall and Pontificial Burial Chamber is ...

Fresco Festival Jury Members Visit the Mother See

Church of Armenia On June 21, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed the Jury Members and guests of the Fresco International Festival of Religious Films and Modern Art. Accompanying them were His Eminence Archbishop Navasard Kchoyan, Primate of the Araratian Pontifical Diocese; His ...

Conference of the Brotherhood Members Commenced in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 2014 On June 18, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the 6th conference of the Members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See was commenced. The theme of the conference of this year is: “Ahead to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide” Present at the conference were 75 of the 93 clergymen serving ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Conference Members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

19/6/14 On June 18, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the 6th conference of the Members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See was commenced. On June 16, in the Vache and Tamar Manoukian Library, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed the members of the brotherhood visiting the Mother See ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Mr. Alexander Poryadochni

On June 8, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received the poet Mr. Alexander Poryadochni. Accompanying him was Mrs. Rima Varjapetyan, President of Armenia’s Jewish Community. The Catholicos of All Armenians congratulated Mr. Poryadochni on the occasion of the publication of the Armenian translation ...

Visit of the Anglican Pilgrims to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 2014 On June 6, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed a group of pilgrims from the Anglican Church. Accompanying them were Very Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Marshall, Dean of the Diocesan Cathedral of Swansea and Brecon in Wales; and Rev. Fr. John Barker, ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives the “Commander Vazgen Sargsyan” Order

May 2014 On May 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed Lieutenant General Manvel Grigoryan, President of the Volunteer Defenders Union, Member of the Republic of Armenia Parliament; Mr. Karen Grigoryan, Mayor of Vagharshapat; and the Volunteer Defenders Union board members. Present at ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Delegation of Austrian Generals

On May 2, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed Lieutenant General Othmar Commenda, Deputy Chief of the Austrian Defence Staff; and a delegation of the Generals of the Republic of Austria. Accompanying them were Mr. Aram Marutyan, Honorary Consul of the Republic ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Graduates from the Hovnanian School

April 2014 On April 25, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; welcomed the graduate students from the Hovnanian School of New Jersey, USA. Accompanying them were Mr. Hratch Tufayan, Benefactor of the Mother See; and representatives of the school’s faculty staff. During the meeting His ...