Philanthropist Vrezh Markosyan entered eternal life

Director of "Tigran Mets" publishing house, philanthropist Vrezh Markosyan passed away at the age of 73.  In 2006, Vrezh Markosyan was awarded the "Saint Gregory the Illuminator" order.

Summary News 13.01.2023

On January 11, representatives of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem visited the Coptic, Assyrian and Ethiopian Archbishops of the Holy Country.
The American Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church warns that an anti-canonical church is operating in the city of Glendale, California.
"Azerbaijan and Turkey bought companies, historians, European deputies to serve their propaganda".  
His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Parsamyan's interview to the French newspaper "Le Figaro".

Fundraising for besieged Artsakh is being held in the dioceses of the Armenian Church

The Patriarch of all Armenians urged the dioceses of the Armenian Church to collect funds for the purpose of organizing humanitarian aid for Artsakh, which is under siege. 2 million 800 thousand rubles were collected in the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhichevan in three days. Fundraisings are ongoing.

The Catholicos of All Armenians was awarded the Order of Honor of the Russian Federation

The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II was awarded the Order of Honor for his great contribution to the development of cultural-humanitarian ties between Russia and Armenia.

Last farewell of Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican

The delegation of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin also left for the Vatican.
Pope Benedict XVI died on December 31 at the age of 95.

The children of Artsakh gathered for a united prayer

On the eve of Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ, the students of Artsakh Sunday schools gathered to pray together. Watch the Children's wishes in the video.

Feast of Holy Nativity in the Armenian Diocese of Georgia

Rev. Fr. Kirakos Davtyan, Vicar of the Armenian Diocese of Georgia, offered a festive liturgy in the St. Gevork Church in Tbilisi. 

The Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople offered a Candlelight Divine Liturgy of Holy Nativity in Bethlehem

According to the old tradition, the Christmas celebrations in the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem began on January 18 with a candlelight service. His Eminence Archbishop Sahak Mashalyan, Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, was in Jerusalem.

Vatican and the "Heydar Aliyev" Foundation

"Azerbaijan spends millions not only in Vatican, but everywhere in Europe, including in Russia, based on a very well-planned strategy. Therefore, we must accept the reality and, after being emotional, see what our strategy, the Armenian strategy, is in contrast to that strategy"- stared His Eminence Archbishop Khajak Parsamyan, Patriarchal Delegate of Western Europe, and official representative of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in Vatican. 

Holy Nativity in besieged Artsakh

On January 6, one of the most significant feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church - Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ - was celebrated in besieged Artsakh. The Primate of the Diocese of Artsakh, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, offered the festive liturgy in the Holy Mother of God Cathedral of Stepanakert. Bishop Vrtanes reminded that today there is an atmosphere of unity and solidarity in the suffering country, the voice of justice is heard from here.  Artsakh is under siege for the 26th day already.

Pontifical Divine Liturgy for the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ in St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Yerevan

On January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Nativity. The Celebrant was the Catholicos of All Armenians at the Saint Gregory the Illuminator mother church in Yerevan. In his patriarchal message addressed to the faithful, the Patriarch of All Armenians best formulated the universal concerns and anxiety.  With special warmth, His Holiness addressed the besieged Artsakh citizens, encouraged and assured again that the Armenian Church will support Artsakh.

The Matenadaran of the Mother See and the History Museum of Armenia exchanged books

One of the ways to enrich libraries is through book exchange programs. At the end of the year, the Mother See "Vache and Tamar Manukyan" library exchanged books with the Armenian History Museum.