HayPost cancels postage stamp dedicated to religion

HayPost cancels postage stamp dedicated to religion

PanARMENIAN.Net - Օne postage stamp titled “Religion. The Pontifical Residence” was cancelled and put into circulation by HayPost CJSC in the premises of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Wednesday, September 18.

The postage stamp with a nominal value of AMD 220 is printed in Cartor printing house in France with a print-run of 60 000 pcs. The stamp is designed by Gevorg Poghosyan.

The postage stamp depicts the Pontifical Residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians. The background of the postage stamp presents the Holy Etchmiadzin Cathedral and the right, while left parts of the postage stamp depict the Pontifical symbols.

The stamp was cancelled by the Minister of High-Technological Industry, Hakob Arshakyan, Operations Director of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Grace Bishop Mushegh Babayan, Chief Executive Officer of HayPost CJSC Haik Avagyan.

The official cancellation ceremony was held in the presence of President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.

The Pontifical Residence (1910-1914) is the seat of the Catholicos of All Armenians. It houses the Throne room and the Conference Hall, the private study of the Catholicos and the vestibule, the Manuscript Depository of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the treasury-museum, the Catholicosate library and the apartment of the Catholicos. The new two-storied building of the Pontifical Residence was built through the donation of the great national philanthropist Alexander Mantashyan in 1914 by the project of architect Poghos Zohrabyan.

 Top stories
RSF said media diversity has blossomed but the government has failed to reduce the media’s polarization.
Caoili got into a car accident on March 14 and underwent several surgeries before being taken back to the intensive care unit.
The first case is a woman who arrived from Italy amid the raging pandemic and attended a crowded engagement party.
Austria is among the 16 countries whose citizens can't visit Armenia, according to a decision by the Commandant's Office.
Partner news