Catholicos of All Armenians Hosted the Youth Who Have Achieved Successes in Various Spheres
On February 05, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; hosted the young people who have achieved successes in a number of spheres, such as education, sciences, culture; and have made a significant contributions to their native life. This meeting, traditionally organized on the occasion of the feast of St. Sarkis, was initiated by the Central Office of the Armenian Church Youth Organization (ACYO). At the meeting, Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Tovma Khachatryan, Dean of the World ACYO and Head of the Central Office; introduced the youth attended to His Holiness, particularly emphasizing the importance of the relation between the Church and the youth. Then, the Catholicos of All Armenians conveyed His Pontifical Blessings to the Armenian sons, highly appreciating the victories and successes forged due to their hard work, successes that the young people have achieved in their personal life, in various spheres and on international platforms, bringing honor and good reputation to the Armenian people. His Holiness affirmed that the success is the result of hard work and high consciousness, expressing confidence that the youth guided by such a spirit can forge a bright future, ensure progress and prosperity for their native country. On this occasion, the Armenian Pontiff expressed His appreciation to ACYO Central Office, for uniting the talented young people, introducing them to each other, as well as, presenting them the mission of the Armenian Church. His Holiness also answered the various questions of the youth. Reflecting on the overcoming of the post-war consequences and the developments in the country, the Pontiff of All Armenians noted the importance of the Armenian sons to demonstrate courage typical of the Armenian people, prudently and wisely putting all the efforts in action, to get the Homeland out of this painful and difficult situation, and overcome the existing challenges and hardships. His Holiness emphasized, that today the efforts and contribution of every child of the nation are being expected to get the Fatherland out of this ordeal. A variety of issues related to the national life, as well as, the importance of more effective use of the media in the implementation of the mission of the Church, were also discussed. At the meeting, the young people wished comfort to the Armenian Patriarch with the performance of “Horovel” by Komitas Vardapet. In the conclusion, His Holiness prayed for the peaceful and secure life of Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian people; urging the young people to achieve new successes with their diligence and knowledge for the glory and prosperity of the Armenian people and the native country.