Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II

ECHMIADZIN — On Sunday, August 9, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II led a solemn hokehankisd service, to pray for the repose of victims of the August 4 explosion in Beirut. The requiem service followed the Divine Liturgy[...]

What is wrong with the Armenian Church? That question begs a number of answers depending upon to whom the question is directed. Many have been alienated from the church in general and from the Armenian Church in particular. Cynicism has[...]

Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, issued the following urgent appeal on the Coronavirus pandemic, on March 16. In addition, he declared a national day of prayer on March 18. * * * Dear Faithful: We are[...]

YEREVAN — Armenia celebrated New Year and later Christmas with pomp and ceremony on January 6. Special services were held in all churches; Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, his wife Anna Hakobyan, and government officials attended the[...]

The Armenian Church has played a central role in Armenian history. When Armenia lost its sovereignty, the church replaced the role of the state. That is apparent particularly in the Ottoman era. The Sultans recognized the very special[...]

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia has arrived in Armenia at the invitation of Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The Catholicos of All Armenians welcomed[...]

SYDNEY — On February 1, Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, arrived on a pontifical visit to the Armenian Diocese of Australia and New Zealand. The Catholicos of All Armenians was welcomed at the airport in[...]