Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On Tuesday March 12th, 2019, a press conference was held for the official launching of the International Ecumenical Youth Meeting, that is organized through the collaboration of the MECC, the churches in Lebanon, and the Taizé Ecumenical Brotherhood. The meeting will take place between March 22nd and 26th, and is expecting over 1500 youth participants from all over the world and the Middle East.
Fr. Hrant Tahanian, Ecumenical Officer of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, spoke on behalf of the Oriental Orthodox Churches. The press conference was held in the Seaside Arena Convention Center, where the gathering will take place, alongside over 50 churches and locations around Lebanon, including the Catholicosate in Antelias, the Prelacy in Bourdj Hammoud, and St. Nshan Church in downtown Beirut.