The Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Candle-Lighting Chapel and Pontifical Mausoleum, being constructed alongside the main Cathedral at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, took place On November 14th, 2014 presided over by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. The Candle Lighting Chapel is constructed through the generous donation of the Mother See’s benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Karnig and Ani Yacoubian (USA). The construction of the Chapel is carried out by “Horizon 95” Construction Company. Mr & Mrs Yacoubian were also the benefactors behind the construction of the Vasgenyan Seminary.


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