Holy Etchmiadzin

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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International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide

December 13, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 13/12/16 On December 9, a commemoration prayer service was held on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the […]

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Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

December 2, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 2/12/16 In 2015, by Pontifical Encyclical, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; declared the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, as a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance, fulfilling the wishes of pious Armenians and Christian […]

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A Brief Note on the Churches & Primates of the Oriental Orthodox Communion

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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George Alexander – Dept.of Church Research & Studies- OCP News Service – 1/12/16 Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Reflections on the future of the Oriental Orthodox Communion The six ancient Oriental Orthodox Churches (OO) Churches, Coptic, Syriac, Armenian (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin & Armenian Catholicate in Cilicia), Indian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean Orthodox Churches, include within their scope […]

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Publications on the Holy Church Fathers and the 2017 Calendar

November 20, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 20/11/16 The Publishing Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has released the first volume of the book “The Lives and Behavior of the Holy Church Fathers.” The section “Thoughts and Histories of the Fathers” within the “Biographies of the Holy Church Fathers and their Acts” (Venice, 1855), […]

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Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

November 16, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – November 2016 In 2015, by Pontifical Encyclical, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; declared the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, as a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance, fulfilling the wishes of pious Armenians and […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Attends Events Dedicated to the AGBU 110th Anniversary

November 2, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 2/11/16 On October 29, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians attended the 89th Conference of the Armenian General Benevolent Union and events dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the AGBU; being held in New York, New York. During the conference, His Holiness Karekin II […]

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Ordination of Priests in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

October 30, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 30/10/16 On October 23, the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians presided over the celebration of Divine Liturgy during which the sacrament of ordination and anointment of deacons into the Holy Order of Priesthood was offered. […]

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

October 11, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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

October 9, 2016 News

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 […]

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