Proto-Archimandrite Zakaria Baghumyan spoke on the topic of war and peace

The Student Council of the International Scientific and Educational Center of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia has initiated a series of periodic meetings and lectures on current topics. The first meeting was with Proto-Archimandrite Zakaria Baghumyan, Director of the CEC center of Holy Etchmiadzin, the topic was "War and Peace".

Gata for the Soldier

Since 2020, the "Gata for the Soldier" initiative has become a tradition in the churches of the Masyatsotn Diocese. It is the idea of young people.  The priests who regularly go to the border bring home-made, fresh, delicious gata with them to the soldiers.

Biblical themed dolls as a means of art therapy

The dolls of the "Biblical Society of Armenia" - Noah, Moses, Abraham, Yeghia, Esther - are the handiwork of Srbuhi Movsisyan. Dolls with biblical themes have an art-therapeutic value.

The song-dance ensemble of Nork's Youth Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with a concert

The ethnographic song-dance ensemble "Haykazunk" of Nork's Youth Center is 30 years old. The ensemble celebrated the jubilee with a big festive concert on the stage of the main theater.

AGBU's 92nd general meeting was held in Armenia

On October 5-9, the AGBU 92nd General Meeting was held in Yerevan with the participation of more than 200 members from 25 countries. On October 8, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II was also present at the conference. At the conclusion of the general meeting, the delegation participated in the Sunday Divine liturgy in the St. Gregory the Illuminator mother church.

Iranian masters were invited for the repair works of Holy Etchmiadzin cathedral

The north-west and south-west wings of the cathedral were completely dismantled for reconstruction. High-quality specialists invited from Iran work here. The reason is that the fake walls of the temple are made of brickwork, and Iranian craftsmen are the best at working with brickwork.

Teacher's Day at the "Eurnekian" Public School

More than 100 countries celebrate "Teacher's Day" on October 5. The students of "Eurnekian" public school operating under the patronage of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin congratulated the teachers on the occasion of the professional feast.

Renovation of the stage-board of Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin

Painters-restorers are currently restoring the paintings of the Cathedral landing and staircase ornaments. Construction gates have already been removed in some parts of the Cathedral, allowing visitors to enter the Cathedral grounds.

Remembrance of the Dead following the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

At the "Yerablur" memorial-pantheon, the Head Chaplain of the RA Armed Forces, Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Movses Sargsyan prayed with the spiritual servants for the peace of the souls of the boys who died for the motherland. In all Armenian churches, a Divine liturgy was offered, funeral order was performed.

Feast of Exaltation in the Holy Cross Church in Arabkir

Holy Cross called churches are especially crowded during the Feast of Exaltation. His Grace Bishop Vardan Navasardyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of the Baltic States, performed the festive liturgy in the newly built Church of the Cross in the Arabkir community. 

For a year, the "Teacher of Love", Father Maghakia, has not been with us

On August 31, a memorial service dedicated to the death anniversary of Father Maghakia Amiryan was held at the Congregational Cemetery of the Mother See. On the same day, the presentation of Father Maghaki's doctrinal dissertation, "The Catholicosal See of All Armenians and Its Transfers" was held.

Sargis Baghdasaryan's "Karabakhtsis"

"We and our mountains"- The sculpture "Karabakhtsi", popularly known as "Grandma-grandma", was created by sculptor Sargis Baghdasaryan. How did the author manage to place the sculpture at the height of Stepanakert? Sargis Baghdasaryan's son Ashot Baghdasaryan and student Tariel Hakobyan tell the story of the creation of the sculpture.