An international conference entitled "Perspectives of Armenian Philology" was held in the National Library


Philologists living in Armenia and different countries of the world presented three dozen reports during the conference held in parallel in several halls of the National Library. The organizer and sponsor of the "Perspectives of Armenian Philology" international conference, the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America will try to publish a collection that meets international standards based on the articles of the conference, and then will pursue the solution of the problems posed by scientists.

On the day of the Transfiguration, a service of the granting of the Acolytes was held in the Kecharis monastery


In the Kecharis Monastery of Tsaghkadzor, on the Feast of the Transfiguration, with the blessing of the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, a granting of the Acolytes was performed before the liturgy. The Primate of the Kotayk Diocese awarded 43 people of different ages and professions with degrees. They have been serving in various churches of Kotayk diocese for years.

A spiritual yard camp was organized in the yard of St. Hovhannes the Evangelist Church of Artashat


200 children participate in the Camp, which is being held for the 6th time, 60 of them are children of displaced families from Artsakh. For a week, they train, play, participate in competitions and talk in the church yard. Father Hovsep Sargsyan and Father Yervand Babayan are responsible for the proper implementation of the camp agenda.

The participants of the Artsakh war take part in an IT training course


More than 100 young people who took part in the Artsakh war took part in the "Information Technology Training Courses" program, which was implemented by the "Thinkbeat" charitable organization with the support of the "Henk" nationwide charitable foundation. The program is for volunteers who participated in the 44-day war, soldiers injured or disabled as a result of the war, relatives of the dead, members of families forcibly displaced from Artsakh.

The geography of the three-year program "Civic Education in Regions" will be expanded


From 2023, the Armenian "Round Table" Foundation of the World Council of Churches started the three-year program "Civic Education in Regions", which includes Shirak, Lori and Tavush regions. The implementation of the project is also supported by the dioceses and their affiliated social centers. The "Civic Education in Regions" program of the "Round Table" Foundation will continue until 2025.

The Aragatsotn Diocese celebrated the 29th anniversary of the re-consecration of St. Hovhannes Church in Melikgyugh


29 years ago, Catholicos Karegin I re-consecrated the Saint Hovhannes the Baptist Church of Melikgyogh, which had been desecrated for more than 60 years. It was built in 1891 by immigrants from Alashkert. In 1935, by order of the Kurdish authorities, it ceased to function and turned into a warehouse. This year, on the occasion of the re-consecration of the church, the relic of Hovhannes the Baptist was brought to the village for the first time and a festive liturgy was offered.

In the Holy Mother of God church of Nork Marash, the Feast of the Discovery of St. Mary’s Box was celebrated


The Feast of the Discovery of St. Mary’s Box has appeared in the Armenian church calendar since the 18th century. In 1774, it was included in the calendar compiled by the Catholicos Simeon of Yerevan. The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the Mobile Feast on the fifth Sunday of Advent. During the year, the Armenian Church celebrates several holidays dedicated to Our Holy Mother of God.

Students of "Luys Mankants" Sunday schools made a pilgrimage to Oshakan church


Around 600 students from different cities and villages with their teachers and spiritual pastors raised a prayer under the arches of the Saint Mesrop Mashtots Church and asked for the intercession of the holy teachers for their future lives.

The 7-year-old student of Youth Center took an honorable position at the Armenian Chess Championship


Karo Movsisyan, a 7-year-old student of the chess class of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and AGBU Nork Youth Center, took an honorable position in the Armenian chess championship for under eight-year-olds. The class has fifty chess players in different age groups. They participate in national and international competitions. There are educational and amateur groups.

On the Feast of Holy Translators, a festive meal was served in the St. Mesrop Mashtots church in Oshakan


On the feast dedicated to the creation of Armenian writings, a festive liturgy was held in the St. Mesrop Mashtots Church of Oshakan under the leadership of Bishop Mkrtich Proshyan. Traditionally, on this day, the already literate first graders visit the St. Mashtots Church. The clergyman urged the attendees not to forget about the victory achieved by faith, thought and writing in the 5th century.

The Catholicos of All Armenians received the pilgrims from Constantinople at the Mother See


The Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received the members of the district council of the Holy Church of Beyoglu region, who came to Armenia from Constantinople on a pilgrimage, at the Mother See. The group of Armenian pilgrims from Constantinople spent five days in Armenia, visited various holy places, got acquainted with the spiritual and historical cultural heritage of Armenia. The Beyoğlu district of  Constantinople is one of the most influential and Armenian-rich districts in terms of ethnicity, spirituality and culture.

The exhibition titled "The Mother Temple of Light" was opened in the Ruben Sevak Museum


The first solo exhibition of the artist, architect Lusine Danielyan, dedicated to the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, was opened in the Ruben Sevak Museum. The artist created these works in a very short time, inspired by the picture book "Bright and beautiful Holy Etchmiadzin" published months ago. Holy Etchmiadzin Cathedral will be re-consecrated in September of this year. An exhibition entitled "The Mother Temple of Light" was opened with that sacrament.