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The Commission on the Classification of Saints of the Bishops Conference meets in Antelias

03 February 2014

27 -29 January 2013. The members of the Commission first met with His Holiness Aram I who gave them his blessings and thanked them for their work. The membership includes representatives appointed by His Holiness Karekin II of Holy Etchmiadzin and His Holiness Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia.

The Commission began its work with the Lord’s Prayer, followed by a memorial service for the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The co-moderators, Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian (Cilicia) and Bishop Arshak Khatchadurian (Etchmiadzin), opened the meeting. The members of the Commission discussed the classification process and rites for the victims of the Genocide: the canons, hymns, ordering of Saints according to dates, preparation of relics and Holy Pictures (icons of the Armenian Church) and the timetable for 2015 commemorations.

The next meeting of the Commission will be held 25-30 April in Saint Etchmiadzin.