Kim Kardashian And Children Are Baptized In Armenian Cathedral
Last week, Kim Kardashian announced that she alongside her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, and both of their kids would be traveling to Armenia with a nostalgic throwback picture of her and Kourtney as teenagers. Both sisters are of Armenian descent for their father, Robert Kardashian was Armenian.
It was reported the sisters were staying in the capital city of Yerevan, however, Kim revealed on her Instagram, which reaches an impressive 149 million followers, that she alongside her three youngest children, Saint West, 3, Chicago West, 1, and Psalm West, 5 months, were baptized in a nearby city, Vagharshapat. Captioning her post, “So blessed to have been baptized along with my babies at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.” “Mother See” is the main cathedral of Armenia. Some even refer to it as the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Kim’s oldest daughter, North West, was also present at the baptism, however, she was already baptized back in 2015 at the Cathedral of Saint James in the historic Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, which dated back to 4 century A.D.
Kourtney and her three children, Mason Disick, 9, Penelope Disick, 7, and Reign Disick, 4, were also present at the ceremony.
The baptism also comes after Kim’s husband, Kanye West, started his own church, which they refer to on social media as “Sunday Service.” The family has been quoted saying Kanye’s church has been “healing” which may have been Kim’s reasoning behind her own personal baptism.
She also had a high-profile dinner with the President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissia. This is not Kim’s first time meeting with a world leader – she has previously worked alongside United States President, Donald Trump, to free a non-violent drug offender, Alice Marie Johnson, from prison last year.
During her stay in Armenia, Kim, who is currently studying to become a lawyer, was also a speaker at the World Congress on Information Technology 2019, where she was interviewed by Magdalene Yesil, a venture capitalist and business author. Kim spoke on her many brands including KKW Beauty, Skims, and KKW Fragrance, and how she used technology to help churn millions in profit and how with the use of social media she has changed the face of marketing and creating successful businesses.
It is clear the Kardashian trip was worthwhile, as Kim thanked Armenia in her caption, “Thank you Armenia for such a memorable trip.”
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Thank you Armenia for such a memorable trip. So blessed to have been baptized along with my babies at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia's main cathedral which is sometimes referred to as the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church. This church was built in 303 AD.📷 @jackie_nickerson