YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–St. Echmiadzin Holy See marked Friday the 4th anniversary of Karekin I’s accession to the holy throne. On behalf of the Holy See–members of the Supreme Spiritual Council and the faithful–primate of the Ararat diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church–Vicar General archbishop Garegin Nersissian congratulated the Supreme Patriarch. Thereafter deacon Khoren Hovhanissian read out a message of gratitude sent by Karekin I–which read–"Let the Lord and history judge all that happened during the four years of my service. One thing I know is that all my life and strength I shall devote to the Lord–my people and my homeland to the last breath."