A liturgy was served in the Saint Gayane Monastery and Advent Sunday was commemorated


A liturgy was held in the Saint Gayane Monastery under the solemnity of the Catholicos of All Armenians. The 6th Sunday of Great Lent is called Advent, because it reminds the believer of the first coming of Christ and symbolizes the second coming of the Lord.

His Holiness received the newly consecrated priests. The priests have new places of service


The Catholicos of All Armenians received eleven priests who received priestly consecration. They underwent a period of forty-day detention at the Mother See. The five newly ordained priests took a vow of celibacy. The day before, on the feast of Commitment to the Pit, the priests celebrated their inaugural Liturgy.

Defense of graduation theses at the Gevorgyan Theological Seminary


The authors have chosen very important topics for the master's thesis at Gevorgyan Theological Seminary. One of the works was dedicated to the social themes expressed in the general paper of Hakobos Tyarneghbor. Another student studied the 21st chapter of John's gospel, researched the commonalities and differences between John and the corresponding gospels. Another student studied the Seventh-day Adventist denomination and pointed out the deviations from the orthodox faith.

The relics of St. Gregory the Illuminator were brought to the Khor Virap monastery complex


The Holy Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the day of commemoration of St. Gregory the Illuminator descending into the deadly pit of Khor Virap. Many believers from different corners of Armenia went to Khor Virap under the guidance of the clergy of their dioceses.

The ACYO office organized a course for young people


At the one-day course organized at the office of the ACYO, the speakers presented the Christian origins of soft skills, teamwork, communication skills, and leadership.

The participants of the "Armenian University" educational program visited Saghmosavank


The students and professors of the "Armenian University" educational program were hosted in Aragatsotn Diocese on a familiarization visit. About 150 participants of "Armenian University" received the blessing of the Catholicos of all Armenians. "Armenian University" is a project of the "Armenian Project" scientific and educational NGO, the goal of which is the formation of an active civil society.

Divine Liturgy was served in the Saint Gayane Monastery, the parable of the unjust judge and the widow was mentioned


The Sunday Liturgy was held in the Saint Gayane Monastery of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin under the patronage of the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, during which the parable of the unjust judge and the widow was read. For Christians, this Sunday is an important reminder not to give up, not to despair, to rely on the righteous judge through prayer. Clergy urge you to put your body in order, clean your mind, open your heart and prepare your soul for dialogue with the Creator while praying.

A Peace service was held in St. Thaddeus Church of Masis


On the Friday before Sunday of the Judge a Peace service was performed in St. Thaddeus Church of Masis. Priests of Masyatsotni Diocese and community members gathered for united prayer. It is already the second year that days of joint prayer are organized in Masyatsotn Diocese during Lent.

The presentation of the book "Mural paintings of the Holy Mother of God Monastery of Akhtala" was held


In the Komitas Museum Institute, the presentation of the book "Mural paintings of Holy Mother of God Monastery of Akhtala" by Rev. Fr. Hetum Tarverdyan. Father Hetum is the spiritual pastor of Akhtala and neighboring villages of Gugark Diocese. Having served for years in the Holy Mother of God church of Akhtala in Pghndzahank, he noticed that there is a need to present to people the plots of the rich frescoes of the sanctuary, to understand their theological and ritual meanings.

A tripartite memorandum has been signed, according to which one of the buildings of the ARF will be repaired


The Children's Protection Center Foundation of the Armenian Relief Fund of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Embassy of Japan in RA have signed a memorandum of cooperation, which will repair and improve one of the buildings of the Armenian Apostolic Church. AMD equivalent to 150,000 dollars has been allocated, 65,000 of which is provided by the Japanese Embassy, ​​the other part by the donors of the Armenian Relief Fund. The work will last 4 months.

An exclusive exhibition was opened in Mashtots Matenadaran


The exhibition is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Matenadaran and the donors, thanks to which the largest collection of Armenian manuscripts in the world is being added. Matenadaran received the status of a scientific research institute 65 years ago. One of the samples of the exhibition is that very document, next to which are the notes of the opening speech of the first director of the structure, Levon Khachikyan.

The young people discussed the Bible in the office of ACYO


A lecture on the Bible was held in the central office of Pan-ACYO, in which more than 70 young people participated. Father Markos Mangasaryan, responsible for the social services office of the Mother See, invited them on his social network page. At the beginning of the year, he started the "Holy Book in a year" initiative, by which a person can read the Gospel in a year by spending only 25 minutes a day.