Newly ordained archimindrate Rev. Fr. Yeremia received pontifical blessing


On March 25, Catholicos of All Armenians received the newly ordained archimindrate Rev. Fr. Yeremia Abgaryan and blessed him presenting a pectoral cross of an archimindrate.
 

Humanism


Erin is a US Peace Corps volunteer. He moved to Armenia one year ago. He currently lives and works in Ijevan, Tavush Diocese and "Bridge of Hope" NGO. He is also singing in the church choir. According to Erin, volunteer work rests upon the wish of people to help and support each other, which, in its turn, is the daily practice of humanism. 

Rector of Pázmány Péter Catholic University of Hungary in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


On March 27, Catholicos of All Armenians  hosted the Rector and Professor of Pázmány Péter Catholic University of Hungary - Szabolcs Szuromi. The Chair of Armenian Studies in Pázmány Péter Catholic University is the first chair of Armenian studies opened in Europe for the last 25 years, where the foreign students study Armenian literature and history.
 

Door-opening ceremony in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


On the night of Tsakhkazard liturgy a Door-opening ceremony is held in our Church. The ceremony takes place in the form of dialog. It is held between the priests kneeling in front of the closed altar and those on the other side of the curtains. 
 

The Painter Mikayel Harutyunyan


Catholicos of All Armenians declared year 2018 a year of youth. The "Creating Hands" exhibition kicked off at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, where creative young people are going to have their individual exhibitions throughout the entire year. The very first exhibition of the initiative was Mikayel’s.
Mikael Harutyunyan is a painter and is a 2nd year student of Fine Arts Academy. His portfolio includes a number of individual exhibitions in Armenia; many of his compositions can be seen in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin featuring portraits of Catholicoses, churches etc. More than 100 of Mikayel’s paintings are currently abroad.
 

 

Screening of Wim Wenders’ films in Yerevan


“Filmadaran” NGO and Goethe Institute organized the screening of Wim Wenders’ films in Yerevan.
 

Ս. Candlelight Divine Liturgy of Holy Resurrection at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


Ս. Festive Divine Liturgy of Holy Resurrection in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin was offered by Archbishop Paren Avetisyan. The Supreme Patriarch lighted the Cathedral lanterns with the altar lamp and distributed among the believers. Thousands of people from various location came to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to carry the symbolic light to their  families.  Tomorrow, on April 1, Catholicos of All Armenians will offer the festive Divine Liturgy of Holy Resurrection. 
 

The Service of the Washing of the Feet in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


The fourth day of the Holy Week, the service of the Washing of the Feet takes place in the Armenian Apostolic Church. Ս. The service is offered by Catholicos of All Armenians in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. First the water and oil of the Holy Altar is blessed with the cross and Gospel, and the Pontiff following the example of the Lord, washes the right feet of twelve people and makes cross marks with oil. This year, school children, students, members of priesthood and soldiers also went up the Altar for the Feet Washing Service.

New books 09.04.2018


“One Hundred Years of Solitude” of Marquez and Gustav Janouch's “Conversations with Kafka” were translated into Armenian from original.
 

The services of the Good Friday in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


Good Friday is the commemoration day of the torture, crucifixion, death and burial of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
On Good Friday, after the crucifixion, all Armenian Churches commemorate the burial service of our Lord. 
 

Holy Tuesday in the Holy Etchmiadzin


Holy Tuesday Mass was held in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. That day the the parable of Ten Virgins is being told. The story was recorded by Matthew the Evangelist.
 

Participants of Karabakh Movement


How did Karabakh movement take its start in Artsakh? Who were the participants and leaders of the Movement? Deputies of the RA Supreme Council (1990-1995) Kim Balayan and Gevorg Baghdasaryan recollect and discuss the topic. 
The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan.