The relics of St. Andreas and St. Matthew Apostles was taken to Sevanavank

On the day of the Pentecost, the day of the Sevanavank vow is celebrated, and according to tradition, holy relics are taken to the church on that day. This year the relics of apostles St. Andreas and St. Matthew were taken to the church. The reliquary, in which the relics of the two saints are enshrined, was made in the city of Baghesh, Western Armenia, in the 18th century. During the Armenian Genocide, it was brought to Holy Etchmiadzin and continues to distribute its power to many Armenian and foreign pilgrims.

The Zoravor Holy Gospel was brought to the Zoravor Holy Mother of God Church in Yerevan

May 14 is the day of commemoration of the death of Catholicos Saint Movses of Tatev. That day was also declared the day of the vow of the Holy Mother of God Church of Yerevan, Movses Tatevatsi served here for a long time before becoming patriarch, built a large monastery complex, which was destroyed during the 1679 earthquake. Clergy and believers welcomed the Zoravor Holy Gospel brought to the church from the Mashtots library. Every year in the church, the Zoravor Gospel remains until the evening service.

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The "Armenian Cross" foundation, which helps the people of Artsakh, started working since February

Through the initiative of His Eminence Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Russia and New Nakhichevan, the "Haykakan khach" foundation helps families forcibly displaced from Artsakh. On the website, families themselves register their data, familiarize themselves with the conditions and start fundraising. There are more than 20 areas of fundraising, from social to culture, science, education, healthcare.

The Catholicos of All Armenians received Brazilian journalists at the Mother See

At the meeting with Brazilian journalists, the Catholicos of All Armenians stated that the Armenian people are waiting for the condemnation of the Armenian Genocide by the international community and the assessment of Azerbaijan's ethnic cleansing of Artsakh and the destruction of Armenian spiritual and cultural values. His Holiness expressed hope that the media will present the current situation in the region and Armenia to their audience, will raise the issues of protection of the rights of Artsakh Armenians and the return of captives.

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Protest action and commemoration ceremony were held in Tbilisi and Damascus

On the occasion of the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the protest action and commemoration ceremony started from the "Isani" district of Tbilisi. Many Armenians marched with torches and signs to the Holy Etchmiadzin Church in Havlabar, demanding recognition, condemnation and retribution. An intercessory ceremony was performed in the St. Gevorg Church of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia. A Divine Liturgy was offered in Damascus. 

The Armenian Diocese of Great Britain commemorated the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

On the occasion of the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland, offered a Divine liturgy at St. Yeghishe Church in London on April 21. The diocesan Primate also sent a letter to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calling for the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

At the "Tsitsernakaberd" memorial complex, an intercession ceremony was held under the chairmanship of the Patriarch of All Armenians

On the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, under the chairmanship of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, at the "Tsitsernakaberd" memorial complex
the intercession order of the holy martyrs of the Armenian Genocide was performed.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, journalists approached His Holiness the Patriarch near the memorial complex.

The priest of Masyatsotn Diocese performed a Home-blessing ceremony in the family of those forcibly displaced from Artsakh

Rev. Fr. Beniamin Tsaturyan, who has been serving in Kanachut community since November, visits the families of those forcibly displaced from Artsakh and distributes aid. Most of the people of Artsakh have no job, no house, they live on rent. Clergy support Artsakh families by all possible means.

105 students reached the national phase of the Olympiad in the subject of ACH

According to the government's decision, the history of the Armenian Church subject is withdrawn from schools, although the enthusiasm and interest of children is increasing year by year. As a result of the Olympiad, 105 students of the 8th-12th grade reached the national phase. Prize-winning children will receive a scholarship from the state. According to established tradition, the students who won in the Republican phase will be hosted in the Desidence and will receive the blessing of the Patriarch of All Armenians.

The son of the philanthropist, who was awarded the title of national hero, visited "Izmirlian" Medical Center

The Catholicos of All Armenians visited the "Izmirlian" medical center, which was renamed after the philanthropist in 2012, with Sargis Izmirlian, the son of the famous philanthropist Tigran Izmirlian, and his wife. Tigran Izmirlyan's contribution to the re-equipment of the hospital is invaluable. The Izmirliana also visited Hrach and Suzan Tufayan Youth Center and "Eurnekian" public school.