On September 27, 2021, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, together with the members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, participated in the Repose of Souls Service held at St. Gayane Monastery, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians for the peace of the souls of the homeland defenders martyred in the 44-day War of Artsakh.