Ս. Feast of Assumption of the Holy Mother of God in Arabkir newly constructed Church


Arabkir Church of Yerevan celebrated the Feast of Assumption of the Holy Mother of God for the first time since its construction.
 

Spiritual concert night on the eve of the Feast of Assumption held in the garden of the Mother See Library


The Sacristans of the Mother See organize concert nights in the garden adjacent to Vatche and Tamar Manoogian Library, On August 11, on the eve of the Feast of Assumption of Holy Mother of God, the Deacons of the Mother See performed spiritual songs. After that they presented the stage to the members of Hover Choir Arus Khachatryan and Susanna Bagamian from France. 

Folk and spiritual song nights in the green area of the Mother Cathedral


The renovation of the Mother See is implemented along with the expansion of green areas. The garden of Vatche and Tamar Manoogian Library has become one of the favorite places of the believers, guests and residents of Etchmiadzin. The Sacristans of the Mother See organize folk and spiritual song nights in the garden ahead of the Feast of  Assomption. The offer of the Mother See was kindly accepted by Jivani Ashugh School of Sayat-Nova Cultural Union.

Christmas


The Christmas is replete with pleasant surprises for the heros of the TV series “Little Acolytes”. For the first time ever, they went up the altar of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and attended Divine Liturgy with the Supreme Patriarch. The little acolytes tell about the unforgettable day. 

Ways of Coping with the State of Being Social Orphan


 Around 80 percent of the children in Armenian orphanages and other care institutions appear in those institutions as a result of tough social conditions. Professional term is “social orphanness”. The poverty doesn’t seem to reduce, yet the large centralized care centers for children seem to be unloaded. Where do these children go; what conditions and social infrastructures have been created to implement this process of unloading? 
Yelena Harutyunyan, foster care specialist of Child Support Center, FAR, and Knarik Garanfilian –Founding Chairwoman of “Family and Community” Charity NGO discuss the topic.
 

Loving Children


Armen Armos Martirosyan and Sona Azaryan are successful specialists in their own sphere. Nevertheless, apart from their main work, they also direct their time, efforts and dedication to another occupation – charity initiatives for childres suffering from complicated diseases. Due to the Armen, Sona and a group of people supporting them, numerous children were able to win the unequal battle of life and death. 
 

Narek of St. Hovhannes Church


Narek dreams to become a world chess champion. We met him in St. Hovhannes Church of Yerevan. He goes to church every Sunday, wears vest and takes part in the Divine Liturgy. 

State Symbols in the Revolutionary Environment


During the days of the movement “Take a Step”, the state symbols served as important components of civic activism. The faces, clothes and cars were colored with the colors of national flag. Are the state symbols only just a distinctive mark, or they do undergo a thorough revaluation? Ethnographer Arsen Hakobyan and sociologist Artur Atanesyan talk about these issues.

The Society Educated in the Square


The movement “Take a Step” opened such a field of citizen self- and education in diverse platforms of mass gatherings, which would be the subject of the envy by any educational institution. The society is getting matured politically, culturally, ethically and morally hour by hour. Where did these changes get originated?

The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians (3:13–18)


What is the meaning of this passage: “And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and have no company with him”. 
Father Arnak Harutyunyan provides explanations of verses 3:13-18 of the Epistle to the Thessalonians.
 

The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians (3:1-12)


In verses 1 to 12 of chapter 3, Apostle Paul talks about the dangers of laziness,
Father Arnak Harutyunyan provides explanations. 
 

Issues of Adopting and Foster Families


What kind of social services are provided to alternative care providers - adoptive parents, guardian and foster families in Armenia? What are these families expecting most? What issues does the differentiated approach to these families bring about, what kind of difficulties do they face as a result of the lack of registration? Sociologists Mira Antonyan and Knarik Garanfilian represent the study of the Child Protection Network and the Foster Parents Association.