RECONSTRUCTION OF THE OLD PONTIFICAL RESIDENCE OF THE MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN

 

The remodeling and reconstruction of the old Pontifical Residence of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin was made possible through the generosity of Mother See benefactors Mr. Berge Setrakian, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, and his wife Mrs. Vera Setrakian. The commencement of works blessing ceremony presided over by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, took place in December 2010. The building was last renovated in 1958 during the time of His Holiness Vasken I, may God rest his soul. The official opening of the renovated old Pontifical Residence took place on July 5, 2014. The re-opened Pontifical Residence maintains its historical architectural aspect and continues serving as a Museum.