The Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin celebrated with Divine Liturgy
On June 11, 2023, one of the greatest fests of the Armenian Church, the Feast of Founding of the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin with the vision of Gregory the Illuminator was celebrated with Divine Liturgy and various events.
One of the churches of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church all over the world, Saint Etchmiadzin church of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia is one of those unique churches which has the honor of being named Saint Etchmiadzin, pronounced with the name of its location, Avlabari.
The church of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, which is proudly standing in the Tbilisi Avlabari district, populated by Armenians, is the expression of the devoted faithful’s love and respect towards faith and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The expression of that love and devotion is the church that was built at the beginning of the 19th century by the masters from Vagharshapat and with the material support of the Armenians from Tbilisi was named Saint George of Etchmiadzin (Etchmiadznetsots Surb Gevorg) and later was renamed Saint Etchmiadzin church in Avlabari; the church is famous with that same name nowadays.
The Feast of Founding of the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin was celebrated in Tbilisi with a Divine Liturgy offered by Rev. Father Samvel Torosyan. The celebrant preached about the universal and unifying mission of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, highlighting the pride and commitment of the church of the same name operating in Georgia. Rev. Father encouraged the faithful to remain unshakable in their faith, to live with the Christian commandments, to be devoted to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, to keep, strengthen and maintain the ancient and newly built temples in Georgia, to maintain the irreversibility of the Christian faith, the unifying and consolidating power of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church.
The Feast of Founding of the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin became a truly festive day at Saint Etchmiadzin church in Avlabari, Tbilisi.