February 11 is the Feast of Bun Barekendan. The period of the Great Lent is starting.
The first Divine Liturgy was offered in Arabkir newly-built church. It was dedicated to the Feast of Bun Barikendan. It was a double joy for community residents.
Exhibition project “Creating Hands” was launched in the Mother See. During the entire year, around fifty painters, sculptors and photographers will have the opportunity to be exhibited in Gevorkian Theological Seminary.
Playground-shelter was opened in Paravakar village. This is the third playground-shelter designed for children that was opened in Tavush Marz.
Feast of Bun Barekendan in the Armenian Diocese of Georgia. Պատարագի ընթացքում ընթերցվել է Հայոց հայրապետի սրբատառ կոնդակը:
Puppetry dedicated to the Feast of Bun Barekendan. “Ilik” creative group staged Hovhanner Tumanyan's “Barekendan” puppet performance for children.
On February 10, Tashir underground street of the Northern Avenue of Yerevan turned into a unique cultural corner. The students of the Armenian Apostolic Church Youth Centers presented their handicraft, songs and dances.
International news feed Rome’s Colosseum will be lit in red to mark the blood of Christians shed there. Number of pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land has been doubled. Roman Pope Francis will canonize one of his precedents - Paul VI.
On February 8, our Church celebrated the Feast of St. Vartan and His Companions. The celebrant of the Liturgy in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Bishop Mushegh Babayan read the Holy Encyclical of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II dedicated to the centenary of the First Republic and Heroic wars of May.
On February 8, the Feast of St. Vartan and His Companions was celebrated in Gevokian Theological Seminary, which was attended by the clergy of the Mother See, seminarians, heads and students of various educational institutions of Armenia.
An event dedicated to St. Vartan and His Companions was held in St. Grigor Narekatsi Church of Gugark Diocese.
On February 7, the baptist basin and cornerstones of the newly constructed Church of Arabkir community were consecrated. Thus, hereinafter it will be possible to serve a Divine Liturgy in the second largest church of Yerevan after St. Grigor Lusavorich church.
On February 7, a press conference on the Feast and consecration of Bun Barekendan was held in Ararat Patriarchal Diocese: this year it will be celebrated on February 11.
From February 11, series of exhibitions titled “Creating Hands” will commence in Gevorkian Theological Seminary throughout the entire year. Father Asoghik Karapetyan spoke about the topic during a press conference.
News from the Armenian Diocese of Georgia Towards the Feast of Bun Barekendan, a Harisa (national Armenian dish) Hestival was held in the Armenian Diocese of Georgia. The Primate of the Diocese Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan paid a pontifical visit to Ajaria.
Armenian Presidential candidate, RA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom Armen Sargsyan was received by Catholicos of All Armenians.
The participants of the meeting of Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches sitting henld in the Mother See today met with Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
Throughout the year 2018, the Museum of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin will host series of exhibitions called "Creating Hands" to support young artists in Armenia and the Diaspora.
Literary fund of Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Manuscript Library of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has been replenished with the literature provided by the RA Ministry of Diaspora.
It’s been already 16 years since the “Family and Community” non-governmental charitable organization operates in Armavir Diocese.
News feed: Fire at Sacra di San Michele of Piedmont in Italy.
Patriarch of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros, emphasizes positive changes in the situation of Coptics in Egypt.
A hidden chapel was discovered during the restoration of Panagia Sumela monastery in the province of Trabzon.
One of the Catholic churches in Lisbon was provided to the Russian Orthodox Church.
The patriarch of Jerusalem stated that the monastery of St. John the Baptist is functional since January 29 .
The festive Divine Liturgy dedicated to the Armenian Army Day in the Mother See.
Feast of St. Sarkis in the Diocese of Tavush.
Feast of St. Sarkis in the Armenian Diocese of Georgia.
St. Sarkis Chapel of Hrazdan Penitentiary was re-consecrated.
Gifts of Eurnekians to the soldiers.
Feast of St. Sarkis in Kean Center.
The Right Hand Reliquary of St. Sarkis was brought to St. Sarkis Cathedral of Ararat Patriarchal Diocese. The Divine Liturgy was attended by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the Minister of Defense and Yerevan Mayor. The Divine Liturgy was followed by the blessing ceremony of the youth performed Primate of Ararat Patriarchal Diocese His Holiness Navasard.
After the Divine Liturgy offered on the occasion of the Feast of St. Sarkis, the RA President Serzh Sargsyan congratulated the Armenian Army and awarded 22 soldiers serving on the front line. The awards were bestowed by Archbishop Navasard Kchoyan.
The festive Divine Liturgy was followed by cross-marching of the youth to the Lovers’ Park to attend festive concert.
The festive Divine Liturgy in St. Sarkis Church of Stepanavan was offered by the pastor of the city Father Ghazar Torosyan. This year, the Church celebrates the 800th anniversary of its establishment.
The Feast of St. Sarkis was celebrated in the Church of Nor Nork bearing the name of the saint. After the Divine Liturgy, Father Karapet Karapetyan offered youth blessing ceremony in the churchyard.
On the Feast of St. Sarkis, the Church of Argavand was crowded. After the Divine Liturgy all those congregated in the churchyard were blessed and attended festive events.
Sarkis, who was baptized in his first 40 days of birth and named after St. Sarkis, has been in constant contact with the church for decades and will be happy to have his son wear a shirt to serve in the church.
Salt crackers for the Feast of St. Sarkis.
Nork Marash community's spiritual ministers of St. Astvatsatsin Church have baptized six residents of the elderly house.
A painter-ceramics artist creating angels. Aram Hunanyan considers his clay angels as ambassadors of love, peace and goodness.
Syrian-Armenians and spiritual shepherds settled in the homeland are indivisible. spiritual talks with "Aleppo" Patriotic-Charitable Organization.
Summary News - the baptism basin of St. Gevork Church of Tbilisi was consecrated. Ecumenical prayer in Georgia. Pilgrimage to the river Jordan. Stepan Stepanyants's book "The History of the Russian Orthodox Church in Armenia" was published.
January 27 features the Feast of St. Sarkis: what events are planned in the capital and outside its borders?
The Joint Committee of Dialogue between Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Churches ended with a joint prayer at the Mother See. The inter-church prayers that took place after the Divine Liturgy were held by the Armenian Patriarch.
Bun Barekendan in Erebuni community: the holiday is on February 11, however festive events are held in different communities of Yerevan from last week.
News feed from dioceses: Interfaith youth gatherings were organized in Canada. The exhibition "Religions in Georgia" opened in the National Museum of Georgia. The presentation of the English translation of the book "Basic Principles of Christian Religion" was held at the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople.
FAR helps children get rid of psychological and health problems by communicating with animals; dog therapy helps deliver good results.
Competition event in Gyulagarak School. The students from the seven schools of the region presented theatrical performances dedicated to Christmas.
International church news feed. Beatification of Teresio Olivelli, a victim of Nazi violations, was held in Vigevano, Italy. For the first time, the Vatican Delegation will take part in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games. In the United States, State of Virginia, the issue of permission to enter the church with weapon is under discussion.
New church in Tavush Marz: St. Andrew Church of the village Haghtanak was consecrated.
The Fast of Catechumens will commence on January 22.
Women’s Society of St. Zoravor Church staged an original performance on the topic of Christmas.
New school has been built in Gumburdo village of Javakhk, which is unique in terms of its possibilities.
Bookmark your sweetheart's name: To mark the Feast of St. Sarkis, Ararat Patriarchal Diocese and Bukinist bookstore-chain organized an interesting event of presenting books to the youth.
Burglary in Makaravank: no traces of vandalism.
January 27 features the Feast of St. Sarkis: what events are planned in the capital and outside its borders?
Story of one photograph: Supreme Patriarch visited Hematology Center.
The “Commentary” by 15th century historian Thomas of Metsoph (Tovmas Metsopetsi) was published.
Mother See published the album of young painter Michael Harutyuyan.
By the blessing and order of the Armenian Patriarch, on January 16, Sargis Stepanyan, an officer, major of the Armenian Armed Forces, arrived in Calcutta with his family for medical treatment.
On January 18, the Armenian priesthood of Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of Holy Nativity according to the old Armenian calendar.
On January 14, on the occasion of the birthday of John the Baptist, a Divine Liturgy was offered in Chinsurah’s Armenian Church bearing the saint's name.
On January 11, the fraternity of St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of the patron saint of the Armenian Patriarchy - the Feast of Apostle James.
On January 12, the Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Germany elected Rev. Fr. Serovbe Isakhanyan as a Primate on an extraordinary session.
On January 27, the Feast of St. Sarkis the Captain will be celebrated. Father Yesayi Artenian tells about the upcoming events and the sacrament of the Feast.
St. Karmir Avetaran (Red Gospel) Church constructed recently in Jrashen, Gugark Diocese, was consecrated.
This year, on January 15 the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the birthday of John the Baptist Forerunner.
January 13 is the Feast of Naming our Lord Jesus Christ. Divine Liturgy dedicated to the Feast of Naming our Lord Jesus Christ was offered in the Mother Cathedral.
This year, the Churches were unprecedentedly filled with believers on the Pomegranate blessing ceremony and Christmas celebrations.
Little acolytes share their impressions and feelings as they go up to the Altar for the first time.
According to the tradition, the Primate of Tavush Diocese and the clergy visit Sunday Schools on the occasion of Christmas.
Joint concert of the students of Armenian Church Youth Centers in G. Sundukyan Theatre.
New Year gifts in Sevan Vaskenian Seminary.
On October 25, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II left for the five-day pontifical visit to the United States. Catholicos of All Armenians arrived in Los Angeles by the invitation of Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Diocese of the United States.
The Patriarch visited "Vatche and Tamar Manookian" Armenian school, "Ararat" Elderly House. The America-based Armenian believers met the Catholicos of All Armenians at St. Ghevondyants Cathedral, attending the ceremony of Hrashapar. The Armenian Patriarch also had meetings with the students of Saturday and Sunday schools, pupils of Armenian schools, and the youth of the diocese.
On October 29, on the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross, Catholicos of All Armenians offered Divine Liturgy to the diocese of the Diocese in the Armenian Church of St. Ghevondyants.
During the five-day visit, His Holiness will leave for Mexico for a day, meet with the Armenian community, as well as attend the inter-church ceremony in Mexico's main cathedral.
From November 1 to 3, the regular meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council will be held at the premises of the Armenian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
The presentation of the project "Armenian National Music Treasury" was organized in the Mother See.
The Argentinean Embassy addressed the visit of Pope Francis to Armenia in 2016.
Mexican Armenians visited Artsakh.
A festival of spiritual music was organized in Harichavank dedicated to the 148th anniversary of Komitas.
The results of the Contest-Festival of Contemporary Decorative Applied Art helf for the Armenia Youth Centers have been summarized.