Holy Etchmiadzin

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich

October 16, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 16/10/17 On October 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received famous Hollywood actor, director, screenwriter and producer Mr. John Malkovich and his partner Ms. Nicoletta Peyran; who arrived in Armenia to participate the opening ceremony of […]

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Prayer for the Republic offered at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

September 28, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2017 On 21 September, the 26th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia, a Prayer for the Republic was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary Begins Offering Postgraduate Education in Theology

September 19, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Message of His Holiness Karekin II at the 6th Armenia-Diaspora Conference

September 19, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II,  SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS  ADDRESSED TO THE SIXTH ARMENIA-DIASPORA PANARMENIAN CONFERENCE 18-20 September, 2017, Yerevan Your Excellency, Mr. President of the Republic of Armenia, Your Excellency, Mr. President of the Republic of Artsakh, Spiritual Brother, Catholicos of the […]

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Day of Knowledge Message of HH Karekin II

September 5, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 5/9/17 CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS, ON THE OCCASION OF THE DAY OF KNOWLEDGE ( September 1, 2017 ) From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin we extend Our Pontifical blessings on the occasion of the Day of Knowledge and the new […]

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6th Armenian Church Representative Assembly was Convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 10, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 10/6/17 President Sargsyan Attends Armenian Church Representative Assembly On June 6, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the 6th Armenian Church Representative Assembly commenced a four day meeting in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The meeting is being attended […]

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Second Palm Sunday and First Republic Day Commemorations in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

May 29, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 29/5/17 On May 28, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Second Palm Sunday, which this year coincided with the First Republic Day of Armenia. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. […]

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First Republic Day Message of the Catholicos of All Armenians

May 29, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 29/5/17 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE FIRST ARMENIAN REPUBLIC DAY Mother See of Etchmiadzin 28 May 2017 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, we are extending our blessings and congratulations to our compatriots and people worldwide on the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Vice-President of India

May 3, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 3/5/17 On April 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice-President of India and President of the Upper House of Parliament. Vice President Hamid Ansari was accompanied by his delegation, and Mr. […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Met with Mothers and Widows of Killed Soldiers

April 25, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 On April 19, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with mothers and widows of soldiers killed during the conflict in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Head Chaplain of the Republic of Armenia […]

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Requiem Service at the Martyred Clergymen Memorial Wall

April 9, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 By order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; April 6th, the martyrdom day of His Holiness Khoren I Muradbekyan, 128th Catholicos of All Armenians; was declared as Memorial Day for clergy who were persecuted and martyred during the years of communist […]

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Message of His Holiness Karekin II on the Feast of the Annunciation

April 9, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II ON THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY.  (April 7, 2017) -Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On this joyful occasion of the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin Mary, We bring our Pontifical blessings to our people and congratulate all […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Casts His Vote in the National Parliamentary Elections

April 5, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 5/4/17 On the morning of April 2, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; accompanied by members of the Brotherhood of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, visited the 14/11 precinct of Vagharsapat where he cast his vote in the national Parliamentary elections being held in […]

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The Catholicos of All Armenians Conveyed His Blessings to the Newly Elected Locum Tenens of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople

April 1, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 On March 30, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Supreme Spiritual Council meeting was held, during which they considered the recent developments concerning the Patriarchal Locum Tenens election in the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Chairman of the OSCE Election Observation Mission

April 1, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March- April 2017 On March 30, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Ignacio Sanchez Amor, Chairman of the short-term Election Observation Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He was accompanied […]

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St. Nerses the Graceful Medal Awarded to Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin –  March 2017 An awards ceremony was held on February 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian, diplomat and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentary of United Arab Emirates and Qatar To the […]

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Divine Liturgy Celebrated on the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March 2017 On 23 February 2017, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of St. Vartan the Warrior and His Companions. In observance of the feast, under the presidency of the Pontiff of All Armenians, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. In attendance were […]

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Feast Day of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 20/2/17 On February 14, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast day commemorating the presentation of the 40 day-old Christ Child to the Temple in Jerusalem. On the occasion of the Feast, a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. The celebrant was Very Rev. Fr. Shahe […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives the Governor of Russian Orthodox Church Community to the Republic of Armenia

February 20, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 20/2/17 On February 15, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Bishop Leonid of Alania and Vladikavkaz, the Governor of the Russian Orthodox Church Community in the Republic of Armenia; and Mr. Ivan Volink, Ambassador Extraordinary and […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Families of Soldiers Killed in Berd – Tavush Province

January 14, 2017 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 14/1/17 On 11 January, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the families of soldiers killed in the Berd, Tavush Province. The meeting was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. They were accompanied by His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Primate of the […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Hermitage Museum Director

December 18, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 18/12/16 On December 13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. His Holiness welcomed Mr. Piotrovsky’s visit to the Spiritual Center of All Armenians, the […]

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