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Distance learning of Armenian language in one-day schools of Armenian Diocese in Georgia

The educational process continues in Armenian language teaching one-day schools of the Department of Education, Armenian Diocese in Georgia. In the situation of spread of epidemic and state of emergency in the country, from the very first day when the working process was stopped, on the initiative of Director of Department of Education Eugenia Markosyan and with the blessing of Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan, the classes are held in a remote format in St. Gregory of Narek Saturday School and St. Elias the Prophet Sunday School. Teachers Tamara Gaboyan, Roza Zohrabyan and Revik Karapetyan recruited pupils from the first and second grades of the two schools and continue teaching according to the program.

95047211The online classes with using modern methods are interesting for pupils, they learn Mashtots' alphabet, grammar of Armenian language, get acquainted with the treasury of Armenian literature and dive into the pages of Armenian history. And the most recent history lesson, dedicated to the 105th anniversary of Armenian Genocide, became a unique paying tribute to the memory of the 1.5 million canonized Holy Martyrs.

The remote classes of Armenian will continue until the end of the academic year.

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Armenian churches in Tbilisi were disinfected

By the order of the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan, on March 16th, 2020, the Cathedral of Saint George and Saint Etchmiadzin church in Tbilisi (Armenian Diocese in Georgia)

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Bells rand in the churches of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia

Under the leadership of the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan, the Armenian Diocese joined the suggestion made by the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, related with the spread of

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Armenian Patriarch in Constantinople made a stop in Tbilisi

On his way to Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, on February 28, 2020, Armenian Patriarch in Constantinople, His Grace Bishop Sahak II Mashalian made a stop in Tbilisi. His Grace and the members of delegation headed by him were welcomed by Vicar of the Armenian

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May we pray to seek salvation from the disease

On February 27, 2020, after the Evening Service, under the presidency of the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Archimandrite Kirakos Davtyan and with the participation of deacons, a joint prayer was offered and those present prayed asking Almighty God to save and protect from worldwide disease.

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Journey to the Past

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.

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Joy of Tiarn'ndaraj in Armenian Diocese in Georgia

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

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Intellectual competition for youth was launched

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

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Feast of St. Sarkis was celebrated with Divine Liturgies

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.

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High commissioner for Diaspora Affairs visited Cathedral of St. George in Tbilisi

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.

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The success of Vardeli String Quartet in Malta

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.

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Armenian Diocese in Georgia took part in Ecumenical Prayer

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

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Gifts by ''Samaritan's Purse'' organization to the children of Armenian Diocese in Georgia

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.

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Youth Department's volunteers toured Tbilisi

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

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Candlelight Divine Liturgy in the churches of Armenian Diocese in Georgia

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.

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The ruins of St. Minas Church in Tbilisi are being destroyed

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)

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An informational resource for clergymen

On December 18, 2019, the presentation of the ''Early marriage and domestic violence issues'' informational resource and brochure for clergy took place in Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel.

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Hovhannes Tumanyan – 150: Presentation of three books in Tbilisi

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.

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Ghapama feast celebration at spiritual center in Rustavi

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

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150th anniversary of Petros Adamyan

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.

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Ghapama feast on the first day of winter

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.

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Visit to Armenian Public School in Bolnis Khachen

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.

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Presentation of ''The Issue of Restitution in Georgia'' film

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

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The Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia visited Brussels

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

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Exhibition - Creative art studio

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.

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Autumn with perceptions of the Saint Moses of Khoren Preschool's students

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.

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