This theological and armenological journal is one of the official publications of the Mother See. It has been published since 1944 by the initiative of Catholicos Gevorg IV Chorekchyan. Etchmiadzin journal covers both the ecclesiastical life of the congregation and the internal life of the Mother See and the dioceses of Diaspora, updates about the significant events of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church, and tackles upon inter-church relations. In 1949 it spoke in favour of establishing the worldwide movement for peace. Etchmiadzin journal publishes a number of topics like Pontifical Encyclicals, Letters of Blessing, Sermons, Literary Reviews, etc.
Etchmiadzin journal is the offspring and the immediate continuer of Ararat journal.