Armenian Catholicos presides over groundbreaking of spiritual and Educational Center

5/11/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Saturday presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Karekin I (the late previous Catholicos) Spiritual and Educational Center, whose construction is underway at the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin. The Center is being built with the donation by Hayk and Elza Titizian, and its architect is ...

Armenian Catholicos heading to Moscow

22/10/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of Armenians Karekin II on Saturday will head to the New Nakhijevan and Russia Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, in Moscow. On Sunday, the Catholicos will preside over the cross blessing and consecration ceremony at the Diocesan Headquarters church, the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. ...

Around $6 million donated during Armenian Catholicos’ US visit

17/10/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II ended his patriarchal visit to Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, on October 15, and returned to the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin. Within the framework of his visit, a banquet was organized in New York on October 12, on the occasion ...

Armenian Catholicos meets with Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker

5/10/2011 ETCHMIADZIN. – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received, at the Holy See of St. Etchmiadzin on Tuesday, Lebanese National Assembly Speaker Nabih Berri and Armenian National Assembly Deputy Speaker Samvel Nikoyan. During the meeting, Karekin II reflected on the close relations existing between the two peoples, noting that Lebanese Armenians have always been valued ...

Demands for resignation of Armenian Catholicos are nonsense – Holy See of Etchmiadzin

5/9/2011 YEREVAN. - Issues related to the problems specified by We Demand Resignation of the Catholicos social initiative on the current state of the Church of Holy Astvatsatsin (Virgin) in Yerevan, have been honored with due attention and necessary actions have been taken even prior to the signal by any group, Holy Etchmiadzin Information System head ...

Karekin I: The All Armenian Catholicos of blessed Memory

by Ashot Vavyan 30/8/2011 The prophets are persons sent by God, transmitting His words, called to certain mission by the Almighty. They are the men of future, whose tellings and actions are not accessible for their circumstances and to understand them a certain period of time is needed. This is the reason for which they are not ...

What Armenian Catholicos Wrote to US President Barack Obama

29/8/2011 ePress.am -- In Dec. 2009, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, sent a letter to the US Ambassador to Armenia addressed to US President Barack Obama regarding the issues concerning ethnic and religious minorities in the Republic of Georgia, according to a Wikileaks cable released Aug. 26, 2011. In ...

Armenian architects will stop at nothing to save Gandzasar Monastery

16/7/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian architects threaten to stop at nothing to save Gandzasar monastery. As the deputy chairman of the Armenian association of architects-restorers Stepan Nalbandyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, unless the coating of the monastery fence is brought to its original form, the architects will apply to UNESCO. “Still, we're very reluctant to politicize the issue. We're ...

Armenian Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia meets Russian Ambassador to Libya

24/6/2011 Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I and Russia’s Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin discussed political processes in Syria, Blagovest reports referring to the press service of Great House of Cilicia. Zasypkin briefed Aram I about Russia’s position on the Syrian unrest, stressing Russia does not share U.S. bellicose position on the Middle East. ...

Visit of All-Armenian Catholicos to Georgia is over: communiqué not Signed

16/6/2011 Joint communiqué between Georgian and Armenian churches was not signed during the visit of Catholicos of All Armenians to Georgia. Working process and comparison of positions still continue, reported Metropolitan Gerasim, the head of foreign affairs department of Georgian Patriarchate. He dismissed the reports saying it was the Armenian side which allegedly refused to sign the ...

Georgian side deadlocked visit of Armenian Catholicos – Politician

17/6/2011 YEREVAN. – Official Yerevan is guilty in Georgia’s presenting an unpermitted communiqué to Armenian Catholicos Karekin II during his visit to Georgia, chairman of Javakhk compatriotic union Shirak Torosyan told at a press conference. “The Armenians in Javakhk do not remember such a high level visit for decades. The Armenian Catholicos’ visit is a historical event,” ...

Russian Orthodox Church arranges ‘historical event’

17/6/2011 Russian Orthodox Church arranges CIS session of interreligious council presidium on November 28 in Yerevan. “It will be a historical visit of the leader of Caucasus Muslims Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshükür Pashazade in Armenia. The same was when Armenian Catholicos had visited Baku,” told representative of Russian Orthodox Church Roman Silantyev. Silantyev believes that Armenian Catholicos Karekin II’s visit ...

Armenian Catholicos: Progress Made On Georgian-Armenian Church Disputes

15/6/2011 The Armenian Apostolic Church says its supreme head, Catholicos Garegin II, has reached agreements with Georgia's political and spiritual leaders that will help resolve its long-running disputes with the Georgian Orthodox Church. Garegin met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II at the start of a week long visit to Georgia on June 10. ...

100 Years Later – Armenian Catholicos Visits Javakhk

14.6.2011 Yesterday, Catholicos Garegin II started off on his visit to the region of Javakhk, Georgia. It was the first time that a head of the Armenian Apostolic Church set foot in the Armenian populated area in over 100 years. Accompanied by Ilia II, Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, Catholicos Garegin II, was feted in the Georgian ...

Catholicos of All Armenians to leave for Georgia on June 10

6/6/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net - Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II will meet with Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II as part of his visit to Georgia on June 10-15. Relations of the Armenian Apostolic Church and Georgian Orthodox Church will be discussed during the visit. Karekin II will also visit Javakhk region populated by Armenians, ...

Expert: Armenian Catholicos mustn’t return from Javakhk with Empty Hands

3/6/2011 “Armenians in Georgia and Armenians in Javakhk must consider visit of Catholicos of All Armenians as a measure for problems’ settlement and not as an aim. I underline this as there is a special tendency to consider this visit a great aim,” Vahe Sargsyan, expert of the “Mitq” analytic center told Times.am reporter while commenting ...

Armenian Catholicos defrocks Fr. Abel Manoukian

2/6/2011 YEREVAN. - Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II defrocked Fr. Abel Manoukian. From now on the priest will bear his secular name Hrach Manoukian, press service of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. Earlier in May Catholicos of All Armenians suspended priesthood of Abel Manoukian. The decision came after his refusal to recognize the approved ...

Armenian Catholicos declared honorable Buenos Aires citizen

16/5/2011 Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri declared Armenian Catholicos Garegin II an honorable citizen of Buenos Aires. Catholicos thanked the city authorities for showing a care for the Armenian community. Garegin II participated in AGBU dinner devoted to the hundredth anniversary of local AGBU branch. He stressed that 80% of Armenian Church’s budget is composed of funds ...

Pontifical Visit of the Armenian Catholicos to the Armenian Diocese of Brazil

12/5/2011 On May 6, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians arrived in Sao Paulo, the Republic of Brazil for an official Pontifical visit to the Armenian Diocese of Brazil. Accompanying His Holiness are His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America; His ...

Armenian Catholicos meets AGBU President

29/1/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II held a meeting Jan. 29 with Berge Setrakian, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). The sides discussed the AGBU`s activities in the Armenian communities worldwide. Garegin II pointed out the possibility of the AGBU`s cooperation with the dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church worldwide - cooperation in preserving ...

Meeting between Armenian Catholicos, Georgian President Possible

21/1/2011 The press service of the Holy See of Echmiadzin informed NEWS.am that Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II may meet with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili during his visit to Armenia. Head of the Georgian diocese, Armenian Apostolic Church, BishopVazgen Mirzakhanyan hopes the bilateral meetings will clarify the diocese` status. NEWS.am reminds readers that the Georgian President is ...