Summary News 21.11.2022


The children's choir of the Diocese of Tavush performed in Tbilisi.
His Gracw Bishop Serovbe Isakhanyan, primate of the Armenian Diocese of Germany, visited the Armenian community of Nuremberg.
The clergy of Artsakh Diocese congratulated Artsakh students on the occasion of International Student Day.
The clergy of St. Catherine Monastery in Egypt discovered a rare manuscript in the library, the author of which is believed to be Hippocrates.

The frescoes on the Mother cathedral of the Holy Etchmiadzin stage are being reinstalled


In the cathedral of St. Etchmiadzin, the images of the stage stretching along the altar have been restored and installed.

Summary News 18.11.2022


A memorial service was held in the Church of the Holy Mother of God in Kanaker for the peace and tranquility of the souls of 16 military doctors who died in the 44-day war.
On November 11-13, a conference titled "Nagorno Karabakh today and tomorrow" was held in Los Angeles.
Patriarchal Delegate of Western Europe His Eminence Archbishop Khajak Parsamyan presented awards to two grateful people from the community.

Ordination in the Artsakh Diocese


On November 13, the first priestly ordination took place in Stepanakert Cathedral. Dn. Gor Gyurjyan, Spiritual Servant and Director of the Christian Education and Propaganda Center of the Diocese of Artsakh was called to the priesthood by His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, and was re-named Rev. Fr.  Vachagan.

The Patriarch of All Armenians met with six newly ordained priests


"These are difficult and hard times and the expectations of our people from the church and clergy are high, therefore, the burden of the responsibility of the clergy is high", stated the Catholicos of All Armenians  in a conversation with the newly ordained priests.

Summary News 07.11.2022


The President of the Russian Federation awarded the Order of Honor to the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. This was announced on November 4, the day of the 23rd anniversary of the enthronement of the Armenian Patriarch. By Presidential decree, His Holiness was awarded for his great contribution to the development of cultural and humanitarian ties between Armenia and Russia.
In Korkh village of Akhalkalaki, the reconsecration ceremony of the restored Saint Stepanos Church took place.
The President of Artsakh, Arayik Harutyunyan, awarded His Grace Bishop Serovbe Isakhanyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Germany, with the "Vachagan Barepasht" medal of the Republic of Artsakh.

The Catholicos of All Armenians visited Jermuk


"We came here to say that all we have is our country, our homeland. We will have to arm ourselves with courage and endurance."  On November 5, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II was on a pontifical visit to Jermuk, Vayots Dzor.

November 4 is the 23rd anniversary of the consecration of Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians


23 years ago the bells of Holy Etchmiadzin festively rang, despite the tense situation in the country, heralded the accession of the new Patriarch.  November 4 is the 23rd anniversary of the consecration of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, the 132nd ruler of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church.

Supreme Spiritual Council was Launched in the Mother See


Meetings of the Supreme Spiritual Council have launched in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.  Due to the post-war realities, both internal church issues and issues related to the state of Armenia and Artsakh were discussed.

Jerusalem and the Armenians in the volume of Claude Mutafyan


The famous Armenologist, historian Claude Armen Mutafyan's book "Jerusalem and the Armenians" was published. The presentation of the volume took place in Matenadaran in Yerevan. 

The relics excavated on the territory of the Harants monastery were reburied in the Khojivank Armenian pantheon


On October 30, the reburial ceremony of the relics excavated in the territory of the former Monastery temple or Harants monastery took place in Tbilisi.  The relics were found during the restoration works of the area adjacent to the Ministry of Culture of Georgia.

Iranian manuscript restoration course in Yerevan


The theoretical and practical course on restoration of Iranian manuscripts was summarized in the Mashtots Matenadaran. It was conducted by Hamid Malekyan, a well-known restorer specially invited from Iran.