Monthly Archives:June 2019

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CHAIRS THE FACULTY MEETING OF THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

On 19 June 2019 On Wednesday, June 19th, the end of the school year faculty meeting was held at the Armenian Theological Seminary, in Bikfaya. The head of the faculty, His Holiness Aram I chaired the meeting. Student assessment and program evaluation…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE DIRECTOR OF KARAGHEUSIAN CENTER AND A GROUP OF ARMENIANS FROM FRANCE

On 18 June 2019 On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received in his summer residence in Bikfaya Serop Ohanian, the Field director of Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation in Lebanon. Ohanian briefed His Holiness on the latest social-assistance and healthcare…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE NEWLY ORDAINED PRIESTS ON THEIR FIRST DAY OF 40 DAYS IN SOLITUDE

On 18 June 2019 According to the tradition of the Armenian Church, newly ordained priests spend forty days in seclusion praying, fasting, and reading the Bible. Only after the period is over they are invited to commence their service with their first…

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES AT THE HAYASTAN ALL-ARMENIAN FUND BOARD MEETING

On 17 June 2019 The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is holding its annual Board of Trustees meeting in Yerevan. The Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, who called for the meeting, will preside over the meeting. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian will participate at the assembly on…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES WRITER BOGHOS SHAHMELIKIAN

On 17 June 2019 On Monday, June 17th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received Lebanese Armenian writer Boghos Shahmelikian. Now residing in Los Angeles, Boghos Shahmelikian visited His Holiness with his family and accompanied by Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian. The aim of the…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I'S MEETINGS

On 15 June 2019 On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the following guests respectively, in Bikfaya:   Dr. Alex Moukarzel. Dr. Moukarzel extended an official invitation to His Holiness Aram I for a conference to be held in…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I HONORS THE LATE BEDROS ADJEMIAN WITH THE "KNIGHT OF CILICIA" INSIGNIA

On 15 June 2019 On Friday, June 14th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I honored the late Bedros Adjemian with the “Knight of Cilicia” insignia. The insignia was accepted by Ani Adjemian, his widow, and in the presence of their children.   Bedros…

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A GROUP OF LECTURERS AND PHD STUDENTS FROM GERMANY VISIT HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 14 June 2019 On Friday, June 14th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received a group of lecturers and PhD students coming from various universities in Germany. The aim of the visit was to listen to His Holiness’ lecture on the relationship…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE LEBANESE AMBASSADOR IN ARGENTINE

On 13 June 2019 On Thursday, June 13th, His Holiness Aram I received Lebanon’s ambassador in Argentine, Mr. Johnny Ibrahim, accompanied by Lebanon’s honorary consul of Fresno Mr. Harry Najarian.   The meeting was an opportunity to discuss about the Armenian communities…

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HIS HOLINESS RECEIVED LEBANON'S HONORARY CONSUL GENERAL TO FRESNO

On 12 June 2019 On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, His Holiness received Harry Nadjarian, Lebanon’s Honorary Consul General to Fresno, in Bikfaya. The consul briefed the Catholicos on the projects he had worked on, especially in regards to the collaboration between Fresno…

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WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY MEET WITH HIS HOLINESS ARAM I TO CONCLUDE THIS YEAR'S SESSIONS

On 11 June 2019 On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, the Women’s Bible Study of the Christian Education Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia concluded this year’s sessions. On this occasion and according to the tradition, the last session was conducted by His…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES FAMOUS PAINTER KRIKOR AGOPIAN

On 10 June 2019 On Monday morning, June 10th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the famous Armenian-Canadian painter Krikor Agopian, who presented the Cilicia Museum with his new work on the Armenian letter “AYP.”   Krikor Agopian, based between Lebanon and…

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