Blessing of the Waters Service to be Held in Mother Cathedral

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On October 4, following the celebration of Divine Liturgy, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; will offer a Blessing of the Waters service in the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, for the newly consecrated Victory Holy Muron. Source:  

Icon of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide Brought to St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral of Yerevan

On September 8, at 10:30, on the feast of the birth of the Holy Virgin Mary, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the icon of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide will be placed in the St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral of Yerevan for ...

Divine Liturgy of Oath for Pan ACYO Officers and Requiem Service for National philanthropists Alex and Marie Manoogian

On July 5, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was held in the Mother Cathedral, which was attended by delegates to the 3rd Pan- Armenian Church Youth Organization ACYO World Assembly. The celebrant was His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderyan, Primate of the Western Diocese ...

The Icon of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide

June 2015 On April 23, during the Canonization service of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide, the icon of the Holy Martyrs was consecrated. With the Pontifical blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the icon was placed in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin for veneration and prayers of ...

Feast of Saint Hripsime and Her Companions Celebrated in the Armenian Church

On June 1, the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the sacred feast dedicated to the everlasting memory of the martyrs St. Hripsime and her companions. On the occasion of the feast, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; removed the sacred relics of the nun from the museum of the Mother Cathedral of Holy ...

Vigil Service by Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II in preparation for the Canonization of the martyrs of the Genocide

23/4/15 Yerevan: Video from the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, where Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians offered Vigil Service, in preparation for the Canonization of the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. Participating in the service are the Armenian clergy, and the leaders and official delegations of the Christian Churches in ...

Holy Thursday at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

April 2015 Holy Thursday, April 2, was observed with special reverence in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The  "Karg Apashkharoghats" (Service for those who are fasting) was offered in the morning in the Mother Cathedral. Following Morning Services, a solemn Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral by Rev. Fr. Hovhannes Kesablyan, Assistant of the ...

Palm Sunday at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On March 29, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of Palm Sunday, which commemorates the triumphant entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is also annually declared to be the Blessing of Children Day. Following morning services, after ...

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

On November 29, 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) will be taken to the Mother Cathedral, ...

Blessing of Teachers in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

August - September 2014 On August 31, the Feast day of the Discovery of St. Mary’s belt, Divine Liturgy was offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. Following the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, a Blessing of the Teachers service was offered under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All ...

Ordination of Deacons at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral of Yerevan

  December 2014 On December 24, on the Feast day of St. Stephen the Proto-Deacon and First Martyr of the Church, with blessings from His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, 40 seminarians were ordained to the Diaconate at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Mother Cathedral of Yerevan, during the celebration of Divine Liturgy. During ...

Commemoration Day of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew

On November 29, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a pre-feast service will be offered in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, on the occasion of the Feast Day of the first Armenian Holy Apostles, Sts. Thaddeus and Bartholomew.  The pre-feast service will be held during ...

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin participates in “Museum Night” on 18 May 2013

17/5/13 With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin will participate in "Museum Night", being held throughout Yerevan on the EU created "International Museum Day". Starting at 18:00, the Mother Cathedral Museum will be open to the public. Admission will be free. An exhibition dedicated ...

Clergy Conference Held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On 5 February 2013, on the occasion of the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest and his Companions, a Clergy Conference was held at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The main conference agenda item was: "The organization and functioning ...

Candle Hall and Patriarchal Burial Tomb Ground Blessing Service

24/10/2012 On October 21, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; offered a ground blessing service for a new building on the grounds of the Mother See, which will serve as a Candle Lighting Hall, and Burial Tomb for the Catholicoi. Prior to the service, Divine ...

The Feast of the Holy Cross in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 18/9/2012 On September 16 the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated with great solemnity one of the five major Feasts of the Armenian Church, The Feast of the Holy Cross, which is dedicated to the historical event of the return of the cross from captivity, its rising and glorification. His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobian; Grand ...

New Appointments

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 28/7/2011 With the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the newly ordained priests having completed a period of 40 days of seclusion, have been appointed to serve in different dioceses of the Armenian Church and departments the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The priests were ...

Clergy Conference in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

1/3/2011 On February 28 and March 1, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians presided over the annual clergy conference, convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The conference was held on the occasion of the Feast of St. Ghevond the Priest and His Companions. Diocesan Primates and over 250 clergymen ...

Armenian Genocide Commemorated in Holy Etchmiadzin

On the morning of April 24, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, visited the National Memorial to the Armenian Genocide, located on Tsitsernakaberd Hill in Yerevan. His Holiness was accompanied by members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin. At the memorial, His Holiness Karekin II and His Excellency Serzh Sargsian, ...