Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan will offer the first Mass in the capacity of the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese on February 7. The service will be held at Holy Astvatsatsin Cathedral.  The Armenian side has also applied to the Russian peacekeepers, requesting to carry out a mission near Amaras Monastery so that the church can start providing religious services.

The Armenian side has sent letters to relevant bodies, requesting to allow conducting religious services at Ghazanchetsots cathedral and Tsitsernavank (just one kilometer from the Armenian border) with the help of Russian peacekeepers.

Religious services could be held at Ghazanchetsots Church, Tsitsernavank and other Armenian churches currently under Azerbaijani control, newly appointed Primate of the Artsakh Diocese Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan said in an interview.