Wednesday, 19 September

Catholicos Garegin II at Kecharis - "That's not what we agreed upon"



A few days ago Hetq received a tip that Catholicos Garegin II visited the Kecharis Monastery in Tzaghkadzor and was visibly angry when he saw the huge size of a restaurant being built nearby.

Allegedly, the Catholicos proclaimed, “What have you done. This isn’t what we agreed to.”

To verify the tip-off, Hetq got in touch with Father Vahram Melikyan who runs the press office at Etchmiadzin.

When we asked Father Melikyan if Catholicos Garegin II had indeed visited Kecharis and made such a statement, his response was that the Supreme Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church had handed over the matter of the restaurant to the Etchmiadzin Architectural Council for review.

“We are also awaiting the opinion of the Monuments’ Preservation Committee. At present, I have no further information to give you,” Father Melikyan said.

We again asked Father Melikyan the same question.

“The Holy Father always visits churches and monasteries and has visited Kecharis as well. I wasn’t with the Catholicos during the visit so I have no details regarding the trip,” was Father Melikyan’s response.

Hetq also contacted Garoun Mirzoyan, the Mayor of Tzaghkadzor. He said he had no knowledge of such a visit.

We also asked Bishop Arakel Karamanyan, the Primate of the Kotayk Diocese.

“I wasn’t present and know nothing about it,” answered Bishop Karamanyan.

Reminds me of the popular adage - If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to
hear it, does it make a sound?

If the Catholicos travelled to Kecharis but no one knows about it, did Garegin II actually go there?

 


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Comments (5)
1. qaxaqci!!13:07 - 5 October, 2011
hin jamanaknerum, Tagavore hagnelov ramiki hin shorerdurser galis,dranov na uzum er hamoxvel ardyok nra tiruytum amen ban normale.ev na aknkalumer vor vochvoq iran cher chanachi, ev na azat kmtner ayn taracqnere voronc kariqa kar.hargeli Ani mer erkire mi urish xndir uni , na bajanvele 3 ic 4 masi, ay dae xndir , da parzeq, inchu joxovordin voch mi bajin chi hasnum, ayt 3-4 , hogu het zruceq, harcer tveq vori artyunqe , bolors gitenq, kmnaq anpatasxan,isk erku ereq harcic heto klineq anashxatanq , da parzeq xndrum em
2. Vartan14:46 - 5 October, 2011
es, hamadzaynem dzer het, ,hargeli qaxaqaci, baic duqel , qaj gitaqcumeq, vor mer lragroxnere,txtakicnere, ev @ndhanur mamul @, anzoren uxaki nranq anumen ayn inche vor irenc asumen isk asoxe (nae)ev inch , ho dran na chi qnnadati.apres vor der kan asoxner parz chakatin , . isk lragroxnerin hangist toxnenq, chevor anzoren , isk zorutyune mec nshanakutyun uni namanavant mer erkrum , (Ujexi mot tuyln @ mexavor )!!!!!!
3. Azgaser21:05 - 5 October, 2011
de hena aseq iv poxy talis een el xmum a shampanskin... hianali er uremn es esorvanic sksast el voch mi lragroxi chem vstahum ete irenq el patver kataroxner en yndamney amot e ... inchan nvirakan arjeq unenq sarqeciq xaxaliq... ay qez ban... es kartsum em lragroxneri iravunqnery piti sahmanapakel.. vayx evet piti namak grem ayd xndranqov.. zzvacreciq eli
4. Hasmik18:00 - 7 October, 2011
Hodvaci skzbnamasum asvum e, vor "Hetqe" hetevyal texekutyunn e stacel, isk hodvaci verjnamasum asvum e, vor anhayt e, te texekutyune vortexic er ekel. Indz hetaqrqrec, te "Hetqe" vortexic er vercrel ayd informacian? Karcum em' chisht kliner, ete axbyure nshver. Hakarak depqum inch vor hakasutyun e arajanum.
5. Самвел16:26 - 27 October, 2011
А на самом деле там строится ресторан или нет? Если строится и Гарегин официально ничего не предпринимает, то смело можно сказать, что он там в доле.
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