Holy Etchmiadzin

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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UNESCO World Heritage Centre Delegation Visits Mother See

October 9, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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Prayer for the Republic on the 25th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia

September 22, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 Also Read Bestowing of Medals in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Pontifical Letter of Blessing Issued to the Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation On 20 September, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia, a Prayer for the Republic was offered […]

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Armenian Church Youth Center Officially Opened in Ashtarak

September 19, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On 14 September, the opening ceremony of the Youth Center in Ashtarak was held under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. With the opening of the new center, it becomes the eighth Youth Center now operating under the auspices […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Received Participants of the 6th International Eastern Rite Research Conference

September 19, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On September 13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the participants of the 6th International Eastern Rite Research Conference. The Conference is being held from September 11 to 15 in the Mother See. Rev. […]

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Day of Knowledge Message of HH Karekin II

September 3, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II,  SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS,  ON THE OCCASION OF THE DAY OF KNOWLEDGE  ( September 1, 2016 ) From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin we extend Our Pontifical blessings on the occasion of the Day of Knowledge, […]

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President of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society Visits Mother See

August 31, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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New Publication on Christian Martyrs

August 10, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – August 2016 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 an anthology book entitled “The New Armenian Witnesses” (1155-1843), and is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. […]

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New Publication on Armenian Archimandrites

August 10, 2016 Featured News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – August 2016 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 re-published the book entitled “ The Armenian Archimandrites of Northern Armenia and their Identity” written by 20th century well-known Caucasus expert […]

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