The Meetings of the Central Councils of the Church Assembly and the Sub-Councils of Religious Affairs and Laity of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Conclude

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 26/1/17 The three-day meeting, scheduled 18-20 January 2016 and presided over by Catholicos Aram I, concluded with recommendations on the 19 items on the agenda, which address different manifestations of the mission of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The three bodies met separately, as joint groups, and in plenary, depending on the topics. After welcoming the members ...

Prayer of Thanks and Pomegranate Blessing

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 Etchmiadzin ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Hermitage Museum Director

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 18/12/16 On December 13, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Mr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. His Holiness welcomed Mr. Piotrovsky’s visit to the Spiritual Center of All Armenians, the Mother See ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Newly Ordained Priests

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 7/12/16 On December 5, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received nine newly ordained priests, led by His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Grand Sacristan of Mother See. Asking for the blessings of His Holiness, Bishop Hovnan stated that the priests, after having completed a 40-day period ...

Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 2/12/16 In 2015, by Pontifical Encyclical, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; declared the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, as a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance, fulfilling the wishes of pious Armenians and Christian pilgrims. This ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Coptic & Armenian Orthodox Churches in London

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 1/12/16 Visit to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in London His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mark Coptic Orthodox in London. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Archbishop of ...

Pilgrimage Day of the Holy Lance

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - November 2016 In 2015, by Pontifical Encyclical, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; declared the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, as a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance, fulfilling the wishes of pious Armenians and Christian ...

Supreme Spiritual Council Meeting in New York

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 9/11/16 From November 2 to 3, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a regular meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council meeting was held in the headquarters of the Armenian Church of North America. At the opening of the meeting, His Holiness conveyed ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Meets with Diplomatic Corps Accredited to Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - October 2016 On October 18, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with the Accredited Heads of Diplomatic Missions to the Republic of Armenia. As part of the program "Ambassadors Without Borders", the meeting was held in the Yerevan residence of the Lebanese Ambassador. Mr. Jean Makaron, ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives the Newly Appointed Minister of Defense

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - October 2016 On 11 October, Mr. Vigen Sargsyan, newly appointed Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia; was received in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Minister Sargsyan was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, spiritual Primate ...

HH KAREKIN II – SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS TO VISIT THE UNITED STATES

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - October 2016 His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will visit the United States later this fall to preside over three significant events – the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council, the 110th Anniversary celebration of the AGBU and the official opening of St. Nersess ...

Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator Medal Awarded to Edward and Janet Mardigian

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - October 2016 On 27 September, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; granted the Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator of the Armenian Apostolic Church to Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Janet Mardigian of the USA. The ceremony was held in the Chancellery of the Mother ...

Feast of St. Gevork the Warrior Celebrated in the Gevorkian Theological Seminary

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On September 24, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Feast of St. Gevork the Warrior was celebrated with great solemnity in the Auditorium of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary. The Seminary, which was founded by the late Catholicos George ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Participants of the 6th International Eastern Rite Research Conference

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. Fr. Daniel ...

Opening Ceremony for Gevorkian Theological Seminary 2016-2017 Academic Year

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On September 10, the opening ceremony for the 2016-17 academic year 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 event were the members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, ...

International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality Held in Italy

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On 07 September, the 24th International Ecumenical Conference of Orthodox Spirituality was convened in the Monastery of Bose in Biella, Italy. The Conference theme is Martyrdom and Communion, dedicated to Christian martyrdom and witness at the current century. The main purpose of the Conference is to deepen the knowledge ...

Delegation of the Japan-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship League Visited the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - September 2016 On 02 September 2, Mr. Seishiro Eto, Chairman of the Japan-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship League, and his delegation, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. They were accompanied by the Ambassadors of the two countries. His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the ...

Thousands of Pilgrims Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org - August 2016 On Saturday evening, the pilgrimage to St Mary’s Monastery concluded with the Holy Liturgy, presided by His Holiness Aram I, celebrated by Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, and sung by the “Shenorhali” choir. The pilgrimage was established with the construction of St. Mary’s Chapel in Bikfaya in 1952; over the past four years, under the initiative ...

Statement from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - August 2016 On July 30, the Monastic Council of the Mother See, along with bishops from the dioceses of the Armenian Church, met in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The council members reflected on the ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Pilgrims from Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - July 2016 On July 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; welcomed pilgrims from the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America. They were accompanied by Rev. Fr. Komitas Zohrabyan, spiritual pastor of the St. Gregory ...

His Holiness Aram I Sends a Letter of Condolence to the President of France and Expresses Solidarity with the People

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org - July 2015 15 July 2016. His Holiness Aram I wrote a letter of condolence to President François Hollande following the violent lorry attack in Nice during the French National Day celebration. Deploring the act of violence perpetrated on a packed crowd celebrating the 14th of July, the Catholicos stated that violence is a global evil ...