Holy Nativity in the Armenian Diocese of Brazil


His Grace Bishop Narek Berberyan, the Diocesan Primate offered a Divine Liturgy in the St. Gevork Church. A Blessing of Water was held, the Godfather was Philantrophist Andre Kisajikyan. 

 

 

New Year's event for Artsakh children at Vardenis House of Culture


From July 15, 2023 in cooperation with the Gegharkunik Diocese and Vardenis Municipality, the Armenian Round Table Charitable Foundation organized dance classes for around 200 children from Sotk, Norakert, Mets Masrik, Pokr Masrik, Geghamasar communities of Gegharkunik region. Their inaugural performance took place at Vardenis House of Culture.

 

 

Granting of Acolytes in the Armenian Diocese of Brazil


In the St. Gevorg Cathedral, main church of the Armenian Diocese of Brazil, a granting of Acolytes was held by His Eminence Archbishop Narek Berberyan, Primate of the Diocese. Vahram Gasparyan, Felipe Mavushyan, and Dro Galadjian, who have been serving in ritual ceremonies for years, received an acolytes degree in spiritual service.

The support of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America to displaced Artsakh citizens


The Catholicos of All Armenians sent circular letters to the dioceses and communities of the Armenian Church, urging them to organize fundraisers to support the people of Artsakh. The delegation of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America arrived at the Mother See accompanied by Rev. Fr. Vazgen Boyajyan, Spiritual Pastor of the Holy Resurrection Church in Seattle and Rev. Fr. Mesrop Ash, Spiritual Pastor of St. John's Church in San Francisco. The Priests presented to the Armenian Patriarch the initiatives implemented, which will enable the implementation of the Mother See's plans to support displaced Artsakh citizens.

The Armenian Patriarch sent an invitation to the entire Armenian people to celebrate the memory of St. Nerses the Graceful


On the occasion of the 850th anniversary of the death of the great Armenian Catholicos St. Nerses the Graceful, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II sent an invitation through the Pontifical Encyclical to the entire Armenian people with various events to commemorate the immortal memory of St. Nerses the Graceful. On November 26, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a lecture on "The Musical Heritage of Saint Nerses the Graceful" in the Mother Church of St. Hovhannes the Evangelist in Artashat, spiritual songs, verses and hymns will be played.

The Patriarch of All Armenians hosted Ghazaravan nuns and village schoolchildren


The Catholicos of All Armenians hosted a group of schoolchildren, parents, teachers from Ghazaravan village of Aragatsotn Diocese in the Old Residency. They were accompanied by the nuns of Narek Monastery.

Feast of Holy Translators to be held on October 14


The miraculous gospel of Shukhonts will be taken out of the Matenadaran vault to St. Mesrop Mashtots Church in Oshakan. It will remain there until the end of the Evening Service.

The Catholicos of All Armenians received the pilgrims of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq


On October 9, the Catholicos of All Armenians received the Iraqi-Armenian pilgrims at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, accompanied by the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq, His Grace Bishop Oshakan Gyulgulyan. 

Feast of the Holy Cross of Varag on October 1


Two weeks after the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, on October 1 the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varag. For this deast dedicated to the sign of the Lord, the faithful are preparing for a week of fasting, which will begin on September 25.

Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross to be held on September 17


Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross is one of the most important feasts dedicated to the Holy cross. It is the last pavilion festival of the year. Celebrated on Sunday, September 11-17. On the following day we commemorate those who have passed away.

The Fast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross starts from September 11


On September 17, Christian Armenians will celebrate the fifth feast of this year, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A festive liturgy will be served in all Armenian apostolic churches. And before that, from the 11th of this month, the weekend fasting 
will start. 

Sangibaran Gospel was brought to the St. Shoghakat Church on the Commemoration of St. John the Baptist and Job the Righteous


The Gospel dating from the 11th-12th centuries was brought to Armenia by the people of Sangibaran in 1972 and handed over to the Mashtots Library. As the senior researcher notes, a number of manuscripts are kept in Matenadaran, which are known for their healing power and miracles. This Gospel is also one of those manuscripts.