ECHMIADZIN — On September 19, in the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received members of the Knights of Vartan organization. They were led by Dr. Gary Zamanigian, Grand Commander.
During the meeting, they reflected on the activities of the organization in Armenia and the Diaspora, and reported on the approval of opening a Communications Office in Yerevan, for the purpose of more effective coordination of activities.
In his welcoming remarks, Zamanigian assured the Supreme Patriarch, that the organization will continue to support Armenia and its people through its activities, as well as to support the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church.
During the meeting, the Catholicos of All Armenians conveyed his appreciation and blessing to the members of the Knights of Vartan for the patriotic activities in the Diaspora and Armenia. His Holiness stressed that the programs implemented form strong ties between Armenia and the Diaspora, which will be greatly enhanced by the newly established communications office. At the conclusion, the catholicos wished the organization members successful activities and implementation of new patriotic programs.
The meeting was attended by Archbishop Paren Avetikyan, a member of the Brotherhood of Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin.