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Celebration of the Fest of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Armenian Diocese in Georgia PDF Print E-mail
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A1On April 1, 2018, the Fest of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated in the Armenian Diocese in Georgia with participation of a large 29662907 1638219782961494 6469953001460891383 ocrowd of the faithful and in accordance with the rules and ceremonies of the Armenian Church. Sacred ceremonies took place in the evening of the Candlelight Liturgy and the day of Easter feast in Batumi, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Marneuli, Tsalka and Tetritskharo region with the participation of a large crowd of the faithful.
29664818 1638219452961527 226381457922029012 oThe Saint Etchmiadzin church in Avlabari, in Tbilisi, the church courtyard and the surrounding area were full of the faithful. The Divine Service and the Blessing of the Four Corners of the Earth (Andastan) were performed in the church. After that the Primate of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan celebrated a Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.22853285 402812766796937 6260735875892187898 n-1522603405
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Georgia Ruben Sadoyan, Embassy diplomats, poet – translator Givi Shahnazar, editor of “Vrastan” (“Georgia”) newspaper Van Bayburdyan, community officials, educational and cultural figures, many Armenians were present at the Divine Liturgy.
The feast in the Armenian Church in occasion of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ was honored with the presence of the representatives of the Georgian 29662712 1584609601659029 3128588016698906833 o-1522602216authorities. In particular, the Members of Georgian Parliament Davit Chichinadze, Ruslan Poghosyan, Roman Kakulia, Mayor of Tbilisi Kakha Kaladze, Chairman of the regional board of Isani district Kakha Labuchidze, the member of the Sakrebulo of Isani district Ilya Jishkariani, members from “National Movement” and “European Georgia” political parties attended the event.29664923 2100257170197858 3825975824787640607 o
During the Divine Liturgy His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan read the message of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and 29873139 2100258360197739 4856536024505798195 oCatholicos of All Armenians on the occasion of the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Diocesan Primate congratulated the faithful on the occasion of the Easter Feast, as on occasion of the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.  
Then the reception took place in the Calouste Gulbenkian Hall of the “Hayratun” Center. During the reception the Diocesan Primate again congratulated the faithful on the occasion of the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.29683400 1655271017888605 3190477973370923931 n
His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan congratulated the Christian people of Georgia, which today was celebrating Palm Sunday.
29873471 1655224534559920 4109639413376777345 oAfter the festive reception, the Primate of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan left for village of Satkha in Ninotsminda region in Javakhk, where a gorgeous Easter celebration was organized by the worthy sons of Armenian nation.
Divine Liturgies on the occasion of the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ were celebrated in the churches of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia. Everywhere Georgian officials, faithful of various nationalities came to congratulate the Armenian faithful on the occasion of Easter. The Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ celebrated by the Armenian Church; was covered by various Georgian and Armenian mass media.

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