On February 20th, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the feast of St. Vartan the Captain and his 1036 Companions. On the occasion of the feast, Rev. Father Virap Ghazaryan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. George in Tbilisi. Rev. Father
The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ is one of favorite feasts of Armenian people. The Feast was celebrated with church ceremonies and joyful folk celebrations in the churches of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia.
On February 10th, 2020, the group of officials of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, with the participation of clergy and led by the Diocesan Vicar, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan attended the screening of the ''Journey to the Past'' documentary film dedicated to Patriarch Jacob of Mstbin (Hakob Mtsbnetsi) at ''Amirani'' cinema in Tbilisi.
On February 13th, 2020, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated in St. Etchmiadzin church in Avlabari. The mystery of the Feast is the Presentation of 40 day-old Christ Child to the Temple by Virgin Mary. The celebration of the Feast began
On February 12th, 2020, within the framework of his two-day visit to Georgia, Suren Papikyan, RA Minister of Territorial Administration and Development visited the Cathedral of St. George in Tbilisi, despite his busy day full of meeting. Minister Papikyan was welcomed
On February 9th, 2020, the first round of youth intellectual competition took place in Calouste Gulbenkian hall of ''Hayartun'' Center of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia. The initiator and organizer of the competition is the Department of Youth of the Armenian Diocese in
The Feast of St. Sarkis the Captain was celebrated in churches of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia with Divine Liturgies, pilgrimages to the chapels named after the Saint, Blessing of young people service, folk traditions and distribution of salty cookies cooked by the students of youth centers.
The Feast of St. Sarkis the Captain, his son Mardiros and his 14 soldiers-companions is one of favorite feasts of Armenian Apostolic Holy Church and it was properly celebrated at the Armenian Diocese in Georgia with love and devotion of people.
On February 4th, 2020, the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan, accompanied by Rev. Father Zaven Yazichyan, Pastor of Shahumyan settlement, Karmir (Red) and Aghkyorpi villages in Marneuli, Kvemo-Kartli region
On February 3rd, 2020, within the framework of his working visit to Georgia, Zareh Sinanyan, RA High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs and Hayk Yengibaryan, Head of All-Armenian projects Department’s scientific-educational projects, led by Ambassador
On February 1, 2020, RA High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan who was in Tbilisi on a working visit, and Hayk Yengibaryan, Head of All-Armenian projects Department's scientific-educational projects, led by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Georgia Ruben Sadoyan and accompanied by diplomats of Embassy, visited Cathedral of St. George of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia.
2020 has started with a special success for the Vardeli String Quartet. On January 18-22, young musicians who study in classes of Professor Ernst Arakelov and Nodar Zhvania, honorable teachers of string instruments in Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire, participated in international string contest in Valletta city, Malta.
On January 26, 2020, the 28th anniversary of Armenian Army was solemnly celebrated in the palace of culture of Berdavan village, Tavush province, RA. The hall was full of spectators. The concert was honored with the presence of His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstyan
On January 24, 2020, a joint Ecumenical Prayer Service was held in Tbilisi. For years, this prayer service offered by the churches of the four Christian confessions in Georgia: Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church, Roman Catholic Church, Evangelical
On January 24, 2020, the pupils of ''St. Moses of Khoren'' (Surb Movses Khorenatsi) preschool (Armenian Diocese in Georgia) were in special joyful mood. After receiving the blessings of Rev. Father Kirakos Davtyan, Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, beautiful Christmas presents were given to the children by the ''Samaritan's Purse'' Christian humanitarian organization.
On January 19, 2020, at the initiative of the Youth Department of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, a cognitive tour of youth volunteers group in colorful and multinational Tbilisi was organized and implemented. The group of volunteers, led by coordinator
On January 19, 2020, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan, Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia presided over the Sunday Divine Liturgy celebrated by Rev. Father Tatev Marukyan at St. Etchmiadzin church in Tbilisi, Armenian Diocese in Georgia.
On January 6, 2020, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feats of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The first major feast was celebrated with a Divine Liturgy in all churches of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia.
On December 27, 2019, the semi-annual reporting concert of artistic groups took place at the ''Hayartun'' Center of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia. The event has a deep message and was dedicated to Silva Kaputikyan's 100th anniversary. The event program
On the evening of January 5, 2020, on the occasion of the first major feast, The Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the churches of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia. On the Eve of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a Candlelight Divine Liturgy was celebrated in churches.
On December 26, 2019, the Christmas Party organized by ''Saint Moses of Khoren'' (''Surb Movses Khorenatsi'') Preschool took place in Calouste Gulbenkian Hall of ''Hayartun'' Center of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia.
Without a roof, ruined walls and turned into garbage: in this condition St. Minas Church spends its fateful days in the center of Tbilisi. The traces of the once-standing ancient Armenian Church are constantly being erased. Even with a ruined roof (collapsed in 2014)
On December 14, 2019, an event took place at the ''Alexander Mantashev'' Educational, Cultural and Youth Center (director of the Center Sona Hovhannisyan) in Batumi, Armenian Diocese in Georgia. It was dedicated to the 100th
On December 11, 2019, the presentation of Hovhannes Tumanyan's three new books became also the summary of events dedicated to the 150th anniversary of two geniuses - Tumanyan and Komitas Archimandrite (Komitas Vardapet). The event took place in the ceremony hall of Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, in Tbilisi.
On December 8, 2019, traditional celebration of Ghapama feast took place at the ''Saint Gregory of Narek'' Spiritual, Educational and Cultural Center in Rustavi (Armenian Diocese in Georgia). This Armenian national dish made of pumpkin has been the main dish at
Today, on December 8, 2019, theatre admirers of Tbilisi sent famous actor of Petros Adamyan Tbilisi State Armenian Drama Theatre, honored artist of Georgia, well-known person Robert Hovannisyan to his last resting place.
More than three dozen years passed since the day when peace in Armenia was suddenly broken. On December 7, 1988, a devastating earthquake (10 magnitudes at the epicenter) occurred in the area where 40% of population was living.
The 150-year-old Armenian theatre in Tbilisi is the only professional state theatre outside of Motherland and it is named after genius Armenian actor Petros Adamyan. The 150th anniversary of the well-known public figure, painter, writer, and great actor Petros Adamyan marks this year.
On December 1, 2019, traditional ''Gapama'' feast was celebrated. The event was organized at the initiative of Association of Armenian Women in Georgia ''Shushanik'' and with the support of ''Hayartun'' Center and sponsorship of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia.
On November 29, 2019, with the blessings of the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan, Pastor of the Cathedral of Saint George in Tbilisi Rev. Father Kirakos Simonyan, accompanied by deacons, visited Armenian public school in Bolnis Khachen, Bolnisi region.
On November 27, 2019, the presentation of ''The Issue of Restitution in Georgia'' documentary film took place at the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. The film is dedicated to the coverage of the issues faced by religious minorities of the country
From 18th to 19th, 2019, Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan was in Brussels within the framework of the interreligious dialogue which operates under the auspices of the European People's Party (EPP). The visit
On November 22, 2019, Calouste Gulbenkian hall of the ''Hayartun'' Center (Armenian Diocese in Georgia) was turned into a creative studio of Armenian painters in Georgia. The walls of the hall were decorated with canvases expressing various topics.
On November 20, 2019, Rita Sargsyan, RA third president's spouse visited "House of Hovhannes Tumanyan" Center for Science and Culture. The visit was unexpected and a pleasant surprise. RA former president Serzh Sargsyan and Rita Sargsyan are benefactors
On November 13, 2019, an open lesson dedicated to the autumn was held by the Saint Moses of Khoren (Surb Movses Khorenatsi) Preschool at the courtyard of the Saint Etchmiadzin church in Avlabari, Armenian Diocese in Georgia. The church courtyard was decorated with autumn colors, and the harvest of this beautiful season was placed in baskets and trays on the table.
On November 11, 2019, a meeting of Interreligious Council of the State Agency for Religious Issues with UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee of the Parliament took place at the Government of Georgia. It attendance were the representatives of religious organizations in Georgia.
On November 9, 2019, a meeting with Ara Gevorgyan, poet, translator, playwright who arrived from Gyumri city, Republic of Armenia, as well as presentation of his “The Love Lyric of Armenia” yearbook took place at the “House of Hovhannes Tumanyan” Center for Science and Culture of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia.
On November 10, 2019, discussion of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's "The Little Prince" novella took place at the "Hayartun" Center of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia. The event was held within the framework of the "Interreligious communication and critical thinking" project of the Patriarchate of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
On November 7, 2019, at the Cathedral of Saint George of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, after the evening joint prayer, clergy meeting took place with the participation of the clergymen from Pastorates of Tbilisi and Rustavi.
By the participants of the clergy meeting of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia concerning the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention)
On October 30, 2019, the delegation headed by the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan participated in the solemn opening ceremony of the expended hall of the "Alexander Mantashyants" Educational and Cultural
In response to requests submitted by the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia Rev. Father Kirakos Davtyan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Georgia Ruben Sadoyan to the Tbilisi City Municipal Department of Culture and due
Events dedicated to the great Armenian poet's 150th anniversary continue at the "House of Hovhannes Tumanyan" Center for Science and Culture. On November 3, 2019, representatives of foreign intellectuals and admirers of Tumanyan's works gathered
From November 29 to 30, 2019, the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan was in Adjara. Rev. Father was accompanied by Armen Hakobyan, director of the Yerevan office of "Vardan Jinishian Memorial Foundation
The October 27, 2019 was a really festive day at the "Saint Gregory of Narek" Center in Rustavi, Armenian Diocese in Georgia. Due to the efforts of the Center's students the Feast of Holy Translators was solemnly celebrated. The event was honored with the
On October 30, 2019, an event dedicated to Komitas Archimandrite's 150th anniversary was celebrated in Batumi Musical Theatre. A large-scale exhibition of Tumanyan's photos was organized in the theatre building as a tribute and respect to the glorious anniversaries of two great sons of our people, Hovhannes Tumanyan and Komitas Archimandrite (Komitas Vardapet).
On October 27, 2019, at the initiative of the Spiritual Superintendence of Akhaltsikhe, led by Spiritual Superintendant of Akhaltsikhe and Borjomi regions Rev. Father Hakob Sahakyan, students of the “Vardges Surenyants” Educational, Cultural and Youth Center of
On October 24, 2019, the current year's event within the framework of the traditional “Colorful Georgia” project of Georgia's Ministry of Culture took place in the House of Culture of Ninotsminda. The event was entirely dedicated to Tumanyan’s 150th
On October 24, 2019, at the conference hall of the Biltmore Hotel in Tbilisi the 4th conference “Interreligious Dialogue for Peace” – “Religions on the way of Georgia’s European Integration” by the State Agency for Religious Issues of Georgia took place.
Within the framework of the cooperation between "Shushanik" Association of Armenian Women in Georgia and Syrian Armenians Union NGO, from October 19 to 20, 2019, a 45-member group of Syrian Armenians was hosted in Tbilisi, headed by Chairwoman Vani Nalbandyan.
On October 22, 2019, RA Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan participated in "Silk Road" conference in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Despite the wide program agenda of the conference, the Deputy Prime Minister visited the Saint Etchmiadzin church in Avlabari
On October 19, 2019, the next presentation of a book took place at the "House of Hovhannes Tumanyan" Center of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia. This time it was dedicated to the Georgian translation of "The Message of the Prophet" book written by Samvel Margaryan, the poet from Gyumri, editor of the "Shirak" newspaper.
Pilgrimage from the earth to God is a spiritual journey through sanctuaries. With this wise conviction, on October 14, 2019, a group of Armenian faithful from Tbilisi, receiving the paternal blessings of the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, led by Rev. Father Tatev Marukyan left for St. John (Surb Hovhannes) Chapel in the village of Hartagyugh (Ghaltakhchi), Armenia.