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Second New Publication on the Ararat Journal

December 6, 2017 News
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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 […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates German Chancellor Angela Merkel

October 2, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 2/10/17 On September 25, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany, on the victory of the Christian-Democratic Alliance in the Bundestag elections. “By Your wise guidance, Germany can overcome all the […]

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Funeral Rite for the Late Bishop Narek Shakaryan

August 27, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 27/8/17 +Memory Eternal+ On August 23, the funeral rites for His Grace Bishop Narek Shakaryan was held in the cemetery of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin located at the Mother See, which was attended by members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See, led by His Holiness Karekin II, […]

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

August 27, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2016-2017 Academic Year Closing Ceremony

July 5, 2017 News
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June – July 2017 On 24th June, the 2016-2017 academic year closing ceremony of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary was held in the Events Auditorium, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Attending the ceremony were members of the Brotherhood of the […]

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Relics of St. John the Baptist taken to the Holy Shoghakat Monastery

June 18, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2017 On June 15, the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church commemorated the sacred feast of St. John the Baptist and St. Atanagine the Bishop, which coincides with the pilgrimage day of the Holy Shoghakat Monastery. On this occasion, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos […]

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Volunteer Defenders Union Day in the Mother See

May 15, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 8, the Volunteer Defenders Union Day was celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral. The celebrant was His Grace Bishop Arshak […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Sent a Letter of Condolence to the President of Iran

May 9, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 On May 5, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to Mr. Hassan Rohauni, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran; on the occasion of the mine collapse in the Golestan province of Iran, which has caused many […]

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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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HH Karekin II Sends Condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Kiril I

April 5, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 5/4/17 On April 3, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; has sent letters of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and to His Holiness Kiril I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; over the explosion that occurred on the subway in St. Petersburg. On […]

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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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Supreme Spiritual Council Issues Announcement

March 11, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March 2017 From March 7 to 9, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Supreme Spiritual Council was convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, during which they reflected on various issues related to national life, including the forthcoming […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia on His 70th Birthday

March 11, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – March 2017 On March 8, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to His Holiness Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The Catholicos of All Armenians also had a telephone conversation with […]

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

January 18, 2017 Featured News
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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 […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Visited Yerablur Military Cemetery

January 4, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – January 2017 (YEREVAN, Armenia) On 30 December, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenian; and President Serzh Sargsyan of the Republic of Armenia; visited the Yerablur Military Cemetery. They were accompanied by clergy and state officials. Following the wreath-laying ceremony, His Holiness offered a prayer […]

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Prayer of Thanks and Pomegranate Blessing

December 31, 2016 News

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 […]

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HH Karekin II Sends Condolences to Families of Bus Crash Victims

October 18, 2016 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – October 2016 On 14 October His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent condolence letters to the families of the victims who died in the Moscow-Yerevan bus crash. The bus was travelling on the Beslan-Vladikavkaz route when the crash occurred in the early morning hours. […]

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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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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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Catholicos of All Armenians Visited the Frontline in Artsakh

September 10, 2016 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – September 2016 On the morning of September 8, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; accompanied by General-Major Vardan Balayan, visited the military positions in Artsakh, to convey his Pontifical blessing to the commanders and soldiers at the frontline. His Holiness was also accompanied by […]

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