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 and Science of the Republic of Armenia, the National Institute of Education, and the Christian Education Center (CEC) of the Mother See.
During the 2015-2016 academic years, approximately 115 students from grades 8 to 12 of the secondary schools of Armenia represented the regions of the Republic of Armenia.
The students participating in the Olympiad, visited the Mother Cathedral and the Museums of Mother See, accompanied by the deacons of the Mother See. After the results were revealed, an awards ceremony was held, during which the students were awarded diplomas and certificates.