The Ministry Of High Tech Industry Of The Republic Of Armenia
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Of The Republic Of Armenia

A new souvenir sheet with one postage stamp dedicated to the theme “850th Anniversary of the death of Saint Nerses Shnorhali” was issued

On June 20, at the Museum named after Ruben Sevak at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, a souvenir sheet with one postage stamp dedicated to the theme “850th Anniversary of the death of Saint Nerses Shnorhali” has been put into circulation.

The souvenir sheet with one stamp was cancelled by the First Deputy Minister of High-Technological Industry of the RA Gevorg Mantashyan, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RA Boris Sahakyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the Mother See. Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisian, the Chief Executive Officer of “HayPost” CJSC Arayik Abrahamyan, the President of the Philatelists’ Armenian Association Hovik Musayelyan.

The postage stamp of the souvenir sheet with the nominal value of 380 AMD depicts the great medieval thinker, poet, theologian and the Catholicos of All Armenians Nerses Shnorhali (Nerses IV Clayetsi).

The souvenir sheet depicts the view of Rumkale fortress as well as the inscriptions “H.H. NERSES IV CLAYETSI” and “CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS” and “Rumkale” in Armenian and English languages. The bottom right part of the souvenir sheet depicts the logo of UNESCO as the 850th Anniversary of the death of Nerses Shnorhali is included in the UNESCO 2022-2023 calendar commemorating historic events and anniversaries of eminent personalities.

Welcoming those present, Fr. Asoghik Karapetyan, Director of Museums and Archives of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, emphasized the symbolism of the cancellation of the stamp in the Mother See, dedicated to one of the greatest patriarchs of the Armenian Church.

After the cancellation of the stamp, soprano Varduhi Toroyan performed Armenian spiritual melodies, including works by Nerses Shnorhali.

Davit Dovlatyan is the author of the design of the page dedicated to the theme “850th anniversary of the death of St. Nerses Shnorhali”.

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