“Smiles for the New Year and Christmas” Program


Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On the occasion of the New Year and the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ, the Christian Education Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is implementing the “Smiles for the New Year and Christmas” program in the eight state-owned orphanages throughout Armenia.  The program is taking place with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and the partnership of the RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

The program is supported through the assistance of the Armenia branch of the International Association of Marionette Artists and the World Vision inter-church charitable foundation.

The program includes puppet shows presenting biblical themes and Christian stories.  During the visit to each orphanage, Rev. Fr. Vardan Navasardian, director of the Christian Education Center, conveys the blessings and love of the Catholicos of All Armenians, as well as distributes Christmas and New Year’s presents to the children.