Etchmiadzin Celebrates 2700th Anniversary

President Serzh Sarkisian attends a ceremony dedicated to the 2700th anniversary of Etchmiadzin's founding (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)
President Serzh Sarkisian attends a ceremony dedicated to the 2700th anniversary of Etchmiadzin's founding (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

President Serzh Sarkisian attends a ceremony dedicated to the 2700th anniversary of Etchmiadzin’s founding (Source: Public Radio of Armenia)

ETCHMIADZIN (Public Radio of Armenia)—President Serzh Sarkisian took part in celebration events dedicated to the 2700th anniversary of the founding of Etchmiadzin today.

Sarkisian first visited Vazgen Sargsyan Square located next to Saint Hripsime Church, where he attended the opening of a new monument dedicated to General Vazgen Sargsyan.

Afterwards, Sarkisian visited the building site of the town’s new sports complex, participating in its groundbreaking ceremony and familiarizing himself with the construction of the sports school.

As part of the events to mark the 2700th anniversary of Etchmiadzin, Sarkisian also visited the newly-renovated Yeghishe Tadevosyan Art School. The president met with some 300 of the school’s students and viewed their work. Sarkisian then paid tribute to the memory of martyrs of the Artsakh Liberation War and placed flowers at the monument to the heroes.

Sarkisian also took part in a solemn gathering at the municipality’s conference hall with town dwellers, numerous guests, and honorary citizens of Etchmiadzin.

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  1. Arn.Sweden. said:

    I Quote from Wikipeda –

    ” Armenia’s patron saint Gregory the Illuminator had a vision of Jesus Christ descending from heaven and striking the earth with a golden hammer to show where the cathedral should be built. Hence, the patriarch gave the church the name of Etchmiadzin (էջ ēĵ “descent” + մի mi “only” + -ա- -a- (linking element) + ծին tsin “begotten”),[46] which translates to “the Descent of the Only-Begotten [Son of God].” !.

    Comment –

    Well – Christ is not the ONLY Begotten Son of God but the – ONE BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD.

    To be The Only Begotten and the One Begotten is not the same thing.
    God has many Sons.
    There is only ONE CHRIST but many Christians.

    Arn.Sweden.

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