Good Friday is the commemoration of Christ's crucifixion, death and burial


In the Holy Gayane Monastery of the Mother See, the clergy glorified Christ's sufferings and crucifixion with singing. They read the prophecies of the Old Testament and the episodes describing the last hours of the son of God in the 4 Testaments.

The Sacrament of the Resurrection in the allegories


The theme of the Holy Resurrection found its remarkable expression in Armenian medieval allegories. In the verses of St. Grigor Narekatsi, St. Nerses Shnorali and other authors, the main sacrament of the Miraculous Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ are summarized: victory of light over darkness, victory of life over death and resurrection of souls. Literary experts Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss the theme of Holy Resurrection in the allegory of the "Parallel readings" program.

The Patriarch of All Armenians performed the Washing of the Feet service at the Mother See


On Holy Thursday from 4 p.m., the Washing of the Feet service is held in all Armenian Apostolic churches. Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II blessed the water and oil placed on the altar, then washed the feet of 12 congregants, soldiers and children, who symbolize Christ's disciples. After the Last Supper, Jesus knelt before his disciples and washed their feet.

 

Why are war and defeat inevitable?


The main narrative of the political authorities after the war is that the events happening with Armenia are inevitable. For example, handing over the enclaves is inevitable because the Armenian side is weak. The government presents this weakness as an objective reality, but in reality it is a consequence of poor management and mismanagement of resources. There is a way to change the situation: effective management.
 
Anna Sargsyan discussed with Vahram Martirosyan, founder director of "Zangi" company, the difficult situation created around Armenia and the possibilities to get out of it.

Angels from the Sky of Childhood" series by Hovhannes Grigoryan


In the history of Armenian poetry, Hovhannes Grigoryan's "Angels from the Sky of Childhood" series has a unique place, which the poet wrote during his entire life. He has constantly updated and supplemented this series with his new poems. Hovhannes Grigoryan's "Angels from the Sky of Childhood" series is distinguished by subtle humor, sadness and deep tragedy.
 
In the "Parallel Readings" program, literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss Hovhannes Grigoryan's "Angels from the Sky of Childhood" series.

On the day of people with Down syndrome, the band "Sun Bells" performed


On the International Day of People with Down Syndrome, the "Solar Bells" group performed parts of the liturgy by Nerses the Graceful, Mashtots, Komitas and in the Holy Mother of God Church in Yerevan. Under the patronage of the Patriarch of All Armenians, "Sun-Children" NGO is the only one that takes care of the health, educational and social problems of children with Down syndrome. About 200 beneficiaries are registered in the center.

How do the people of Artsakh live in Armenia?


The Caucasian Research Resource Center conducted and published a study on the integration of forcibly displaced Artsakh residents. It is noteworthy that our compatriots have found themselves in the status of "familiar foreigners" in Armenia. Anna Sargsyan discussed the topic with the authors of the study, Lilit Yezekyan and Mariam Babayan, who was also displaced from Artsakh after the 2020 war.

The new reforms of the theater


The spirit of time must enter the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinematography
 
A period of great reforms has begun in YSITC, in order for the university to serve modern requirements. The best cinematographers of Armenia were invited to the institute, who not only teach, but also take students with them to film. An agreement was reached with one of the television companies to jointly use the booths. Students have the opportunity to stage plays. What is the path of development of Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinematography?
Anahit Margrayan's guest in "Artfocus" is Sara Nalbandian, the rector of the YSITC.

Within one story. Perch Zeytuntsyan "One of every ten"


Perch Zeytuntsyan is better known as a novelist, his plays are also known.
However, few people know that Zeytuntsyan wrote short stories, especially in the early creative years. Zeytuntsyan's 1956 The first book he published, "His First Friend" is a collection of short stories. The 3 books that follow it are also collections of short stories.
 
On the "Parallel Readings" program, literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss Perch Zeytuntsyan's story "One of Every Ten".

The people and the rulers


After the 44-day war, the society cannot find itself again. The defeat, the concessionary policy of the government, the lack of resistance has led to public apathy. Society has lost faith in its resources, as a result of which the consequences of defeat are more devastating. When you lose faith, you are already defeated. How to stand up and overcome the psychology of the loser, how to overcome the division? Anna Sargsyan discussed the topic with psychologist Davit Hayrapetyan.

New strategy of education and science. part 149


How to overcome functional illiteracy?
 
Newmag publishing house recently published businessman Gor Karapetyan's Proactive Leader book, which calls for a joint search for solutions, to overcome functional illiteracy, to raise the low level of social responsibility and education. The author emphasizes the importance of bringing about positive change through functional leadership, mentoring, and caring. Gor Karapetyan is in the pavillion. 

Frescoes of Akhtala monastery


Rev. Fr. Hetum Tarverdyan published the treasures of the Akhtala monastery
 
In the Komitas Museum-Institute, the presentation of the book "Mural Paintings of the Holy Mother of God church of Akhtala" by  Rev. Fr. Hetum Tarverdyan took place. The book tells about the frescoes of the monastery, patrons and masters who created them. At the "Artfocus" pavillion, the author told about the work of Rev. Fr. Hetum Tarverdyan, dedicated to the 800-year-old wall paintings with an area of ​​960 square meters preserved in the Holy Mother of God Monastery of the Akhtala monastery complex, one of the priceless gems of Armenian and world architecture and culture. The program was hosted by Anahit Margaryan.