Feast of the Ascension Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 17/5/18 On May 10, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the feast is also designated as the Pilgrimage Day of Holy Etchmiadzin. This day also ...

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 12/3/18 From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, We extend our pontifical love, blessings, and congratulations to our mothers, sisters, and daughters on the occasion of March 8. This significant event is another occasion to reassess the indispensable role of women, mothers, sisters, and daughters in our people's lives. Throughout ages, ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulated the Fourth President of the Republic of Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March 2018 On March 2, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Armen Sargsyan on his election as the fourth President of the Republic of Armenia. The congratulatory message stated in part: “From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin we convey ...

New Publications on Sermons and the First Republic of Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 3/3/18 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 the collection “Sermons and Reviews” by Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan, Director of Ecumenical Relations Department of Mother See; and the work "Public and Diplomatic ...

Second New Publication on the Ararat Journal

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 6/12/17 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 the second Volume of the “The Originals of Ararat” book, which was prepared by Ms. Susanna Nahapetyan. The book summarizes and details the ...

Holy Lance ‘Geghard’ will be brought to the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin for the Feast of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 28/11/17 In 2015, the Feast Day of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, the Founders of the Armenian Church, was declared as the pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance; by Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. This year, the Holy Lance (Geghard) will ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich

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 the ...

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

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. Also present ...

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 ...

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

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 Great House of Cilicia, Honorable participants of the ...

Day of Knowledge Message of HH Karekin II

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 academic year; congratulating all the ...

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

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 by Bishops ...

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

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. The Celebrant ...

First Republic Day Message of the Catholicos of All Armenians

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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 occasion of the First ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Vice-President of India

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. Edward ...

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

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 Armed Forces; ...

Requiem Service at the Martyred Clergymen Memorial Wall

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 dictatorship. On ...

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

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 women on the ...

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

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 the ...

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

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 Armenian ...

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

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 by ...