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

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 6/12/17 On December 2, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. The Feast of the founding Apostles of the Armenian Church was solemnly celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. In 2015, according to the Pontifical Encyclical issued by His Holiness Karekin II, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Mothers of Soldiers Killed in the Conflict in Artsakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 27/8/17 On August 20, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received a group of mothers whose sons who were killed serving as soldiers during the conflict in Artsakh, under conditions of military actions and ceasefire. His Holiness conveyed his ...

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

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 Ananyan, ...

Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator Medal Awarded to His Eminence Archbishop Paren Avetikyan

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 18/1/17 On January 15, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral, during which an awards ceremony was held. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, granted the Order of St. ...

Celebration of the Holy Nativity and Theophany in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - January 2017 On January 6, on the Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Divine Liturgy was attended by Mr. Galust Sahakyan , President ...

Prayer of Thanks and Pomegranate Blessing

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 31/12/16 Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a Prayer of Thanks Pomegranate-blessing service will be offered for the New Year. The service will be offered at midnight on the Eve of the New Year in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin ...

Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

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 pilgrims. This ...

Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

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 Christian ...

Blessing of Teachers in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On August 31, a Blessing of the Teachers service was offered on the eve of the 2016/17 Academic year. The service was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin and led by His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of Mother See. This traditional ...

Pontifical Prayer Offered on Birthday of His Holiness Karkein II

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - Augsut 2016 On 21 August, in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin a special Pontifical Prayer Service was offered on the occasion of the 65th birthday of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; asking for good health, longevity and perseverance of the Pontiff of All ...

Start of the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 18/6/16 The visit of Pope Francis to the Republic of Armenia will start on Friday, 24 June. The official welcoming ceremony will be held upon his arrival to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, where a welcoming service will be offered in the Mother Cathedral. The service will begin at 15:35. ...

Feast of the Universal Holy Church of Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin- May 2016 On May 29, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church solemnly celebrated the Feast of the Universal Holy Church of Etchmiadzin. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral. Primates of the Armenian Dioceses; Bishops of the ...

Armenian Church History National Olympiad

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On April 30, the national phase of the Armenian Church History Olympiad was held at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Olympiad was initiated through the efforts of the Ministry of Education ...

Appeal of the Armenian Nation for Peace and Stability of the World

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - April 2016 On April 3, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; offered the wish of the Armenian Republican for world security and stability. In the Mother Cathedral, following the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Catholicos of All Armenians, accompanied ...

Holy Friday Crucifixion & Burial Service held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March 2016 HOLY FRIDAY Crucifixion Service Holy Friday, March 25, marks the Commemoration of the Crucifixion and Burial of Our Lord Jesus Christ .  The Crucifixion Service was held in the afternoon, in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin.   Holy Friday Burial Service - March 2016 Holy Friday, March 25, marks the Commemoration of ...

Mother See Announces Holy Week Schedule

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - March 2016 The Mother See is pleased to announce the 2016 schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services. All services will be held in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. We encourage our faithful world-wide to participate in the services leading up to the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus ...

International Broadcast Schedule for Christmas Divine Liturgy

January 2016 The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Shoghakat TV Company, working in conjunction with the “First Channel” of Armenian television (“H1”), are pleased to announce the schedule for the live global telecast of the Pontifical Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ in Holy Etchmiadzin. ...

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

On November 28, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. By the Pontifical Encyclical of November 28, 2014 of His Holiness Karekin II, the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew has been declared a pilgrimage day of the Holy ...

Holy Lance ‘Geghard’ to be Venerated at the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin

November 2015 - The Armenian Orthodox Church  On Sunday November 28th, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. At 10:30a.m., a Divine Liturgy will be held in the Mother Cathedral on the Feast of the first Illuminators of the Armenian Church. On this occasion the Holy Lance (Geghard) ...