Paros February 2019 Issue

Read the special Paros issue featuring the Pontifical Visit to Australia of HH Karekin II


Thursday 28 February marks the Feast of St Vartan and his Companions. A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Haigazoun Najarian with the presence of students and teaching bodies of our Armenian community schools

Soorp Sarkis with ACYA

ACYA Sydney and Melbourne celebrated the Feast of Soorp Sarkis with blessings and companionship

Divine Liturgy & Khachkar Blessing in Melbourne

On February 10, His Holiness Karekin offered the Divine Liturgy in the Armenian Apostolic Church of St Mary followed by the blessing of a Khachkar in honour of the Pontifical Visit to Melbourne.

Pontifical Visit Continues in Melbourne

In the late afternoon of February 8, His Holiness Karekin II arrived in Melbourne with his entourage for the second leg of the Pontifical Visit..

Day 8: Media Conference & AMEC Meeting

On the morning of 8 February, His Holiness had a press conference at the Diocesan Centre with Armenian media followed by an audience with the representatives of the Australian Middle Eastern Apostolic Churches Conference.

Q&A Youth Night with His Holiness

On Thursday 7 February, His Holiness met with Armenian youth in the Church of Holy Resurrection for a Q&A session with some 100 participants attending the evening ...

Day 5 & 6: Community Visits & Meetings

Over these two days, His Holiness' busy schedule continued with visits to Galstaun College, AGBU Alexander School and the Alexander Rest Home as well as meeting with Armenian community leaders...

Day 4: NSW Parliament House & St Mary's Cathedral

The Premier of NSw hosted a luncheon in honour of the Catholicos of All Armenians after which His Holiness was received at St Mary's Cathedral by the Dean and Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney...