The Lebanese “Association of Religious Women" helped the people of Artsakh

The Lebanese Association of Religious Women of Holy Etchmiadzin distributed aid to Artsakh families under the care of Gugark Diocese in the form of name packages with the names of all family members. Each family was also given financial aid. The chairman of the association met the people of Artsakh in the St. Grigor Narekatsi Presbyterian Church of Vanadzor.

New Year's puppet show for children from Artsakh of Gugark Diocese

Dozens of children and schoolchildren from Artsakh settled in Vanadzor city had the opportunity to watch the New Year's performance of the Vanadzor Puppet Theater in the hall of the St. Grigor Narekatsi Church of the Gugark Diocese.


Nationwide prayer for Artsakh in churches of Gugark diocese

The relic of St. Tovmas the Apostle was brought to St. Grigor Narekatsi Church of Vanadzor, and the relic of Virgin Varvara was brought to the Holy Mother of God Church.

"Fresco" international festival of contemporary art and spiritual films was launched in Vanadzor

The 10th international festival of modern art and spiritual films "Fresco" was launched with the concert program of the "Berekamutyun" ensemble.

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.