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by Stoyan Antonov
Here is the personal flag of the All-Armenian Patriarch
(Catholicos) Karekin II. The image is taken from a paper flag
prepared in honor of the visit of Karekin II in Bulgaria this year.
The Armenian priest who gave me the flag explained me that the banner
of the Head of the Armenian Church is a constant one and only
different letters appear on it to present the name of the serving
Patriarch. In this case the letters (after Armenian alphabet) are K
(for Kirakin) and P (for 2, the second).
Stoyan Antonov, 25 August 2002
by Luc Baronian
The Catholicos is the head of the Armenian church and lives in
Etchmiadzine, Armenia. On the ribbon, you can see his initials in
Armenian, K.A: Karekin A (A for "the First"). It is pronounced G.A in
Eastern Armenian ("Garegine A"). The image is drawn from a paper flag
Luc Baronian, 4 February 1997
The emblem is similar on both flags, except a few details of
little significance but Karekin I's flag field was white
whereas Karekin II's flag field is purple.
Karekin I, who had been elected in 1995, passed away on 29 June 1999.
Ivan Sache, 25 August 2002