ECHMADZIN — On January 6, on the Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
The Divine Liturgy was attended by President Serge Sargisian; National Assembly President Galust Sahakyan; Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan; state officials, members of the Supreme Spiritual Council, foreign diplomats, and public figures from the fields of education, science and the arts.
Under canopy, a Pontifical Procession led the Catholicos of All Armenians, and Sargisian to the Mother Cathedral. The Canopy bearers were; Dr. Armen Charchyan, director of the Izmirlian Medical Center; Ara Vardanyan, chief architect of the Mother See; artist Hrant Tokhatyan and Prof. Gevork Madoyan, Vice Dean of the Gevorgyan Theological Seminary.
Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Grant Sacristan of the Mother Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin; and Bishop Mushegh Babayan, operations director of the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin; assisted the catholicos during the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.
During the Pontifical Divine Liturgy the Catholicos of All Armenians extended his Pontifical Blessings and Message to All Armenians worldwide, conveying to everyone the Good News of the Angel.