Carpet-making master class at Lori-Pambak Geology Museum

The students of the carpet-making group of the "Tun" socio-educational center of the Gugark Diocese presented the natural pigments found in the Armenian highlands at the Lori-Pambak geological museum, demonstrated how the thread is dyed and the carpet is born on a wooden support.

Diocese of Gougark - Commemoration ceremonies of Armenian Genocide martyrs

His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan presided over a Divine liturgy in memory of the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide celebrated in the Holy Mother of God Church of Vanadzor.

The Primate's birthday was celebrated in the Diocese of Gougark

In the ceremony hall of St. Grigor Narekatsi Church of Vanadzor, on the occasion of the 45th birthday of His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, the spiritual class of the Gougark diocese, the office of the presbytery, representatives of regional and city authorities and cultural figures gathered.

Eve of Great Lent (Boon Barekendan) in the Diocese of Gougark

Durin the Liturgy of the Eve of Great Lent in St. Grigor Narekatsi Church of Vanadzor, the faithful asked the Lord to make them worthy of the good news of Christ's Resurrection.


Faithful in the churches named after St. Sargis of the Gugark Diocese took part in the festive liturgy.  Everyone prayed together and asked for the saint's intercession for the bravery of the soldiers guarding the borders of our country.

The Social Education Center of Diocese of Gougark summarizes the year

For a year, the children attending the "Tun" social center got acquainted with the peculiarities of textiles and painting, embroidery and carpet making with the help of educators.

Holy Sunday church of Khndzorut community of Vanadzor was re-consecrated

The Church of Holy Sunday is located next to the Tandzut River. The Primate of Gougark Diocese, His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, re-consecrated the newly restored place of pilgrimage.

Winter is ahead, the need for sleeping bags is always needed in the army

Waterproof, comfortable and warm sleeping bags are produced in the "Tun" social-educational center of Diocese of Gugark. The tailors participated in needlework and modeling courses with the help of the Gugark Diocese and the Armenian Round Table Charitable Foundation of the World Council of Churches.

The bells and icons of St. Sargis Church of Stepanavan were consecrated

On October 23, the Feast of the Invention of the Cross, Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Primate of the Gugark Diocese, celebrated a liturgy in St. Sargis Church of Stepanavan. At the end of the liturgy, the church's new bells and icons were blessed and consecrated. Donors are faithful children of the church who did not want to publish their names.

Memorial opened in honor of the FAR benefactors in Vanadzor's home for the elderly

Residents of the Vanadzor's home for the elderly receive social, medical and healthcare support.  The Yerevan office of FAR examines the needs and ensures that the elderly have a dignified old age.

Feast of the Holy Translators and St. Narekatsi Pilgrimage Day in the St. Grigor Narekatsi church

On the Feast of the Holy Translators, a pilgramage liturgy was offered in the mother church of Saint Grigor Narekatsi of Vanadzor.

Consecration of Holy Cross Chapel in Spitak

Holy Cross Chapel of Spitak region was consecrated by His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Primate of the Diocese of Gugark.