Monthly Archives:February 2020

TWO YOUNG PRIESTS RECEIVED THE FIRST FOUR RANKS OF VARTABED (DOCTOR IN THE DOGMA OF THE CHURCH)

On 29 December 2019 On Saturday evening, December 28th, 2019, V. Rev. Fr. Levon Yeghyayan and V. Rev. Fr. Oshin Tchvalertanian presented their theses to His Holiness Aram I and defended them in the presence of the members of the Cilician Brothers,…

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THE IRANIAN CULTURAL COUNCILOR VISITS ANTELIAS

On 28 December 2019 On Saturday, December 28th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the visit of Dr. Abbas Khamayar, who is in charge of cultural activities if the Iranian embassy in Lebanon. The agenda of the meeting included mainly issues related…

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THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE PROTODEACON IN ANTELIAS

On 22 December 2019 On Sunday, December 22nd, 2019, the Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, celebrated the feast of the Deacon and Protomartyr St. Stephen. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian celebrated the Divine Liturgy, presided over by His Holiness Aram I, at St. Gregory…

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BOOK LAUNCH OF PARSEGH GANATCHIAN'S MUSICAL COLLECTION IN ANTELIAS

On 19 December 2019 Under the patronage of His Holiness Aram I, the Library of the Catholicosate of Cilicia organized a book launch event of the Armenian composer and conductor Parsegh Ganatchian’s musical collection (two volumes), on Thursday evening, at the Cilicia…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HAYASTAN ALL-ARMENIAN FUND

On 15 December 2019 On Sunday, December 15th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the Executive Director of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Haykak Arshamyan and the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Lebanon H.E. Vahagn Atabekyan.   The meeting was an opportunity…

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THE "SHNORHALI" CHOIR DEDICATES ITS CONCERT TO THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF GOMIDAS VARTABED

On 14 December 2019 Under the patronage of His Holiness Aram I, the “Shnorhali” choir of the Catholicosate of Cilicia marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Armenian ethnomusicologist Gomidas Vartabed, on Friday evening, December 13th, 2019, at Sts.…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE ARF BUREAU

On 13 December 2019 On Friday, December 13th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received members from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau headed by ARF Bureau Representative Hagop Der Khatchadourian.   During the meeting they discussed issues pertaining Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CONGRATULATES THE NEWLY ELECTED ARMENIAN PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

On 12 December 2019 On December 11th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received a letter from the Chair of the special delegates council of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople Khatchig Janel informing that H.B. Sahak Mashalian was elected as the Armenian Patriarch…

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THE CATHOLCOS HELD PHONE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF ARMENIA AND ARTSAKH

On 11 December 2019 His Holiness Aram I held phone conversations with the president of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian and the president of the Republic of Artsakh Bako Sahakian, and briefed them on the current situation of Lebanon and Lebanese…

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THE COORDINATING COUNCIL OF THE PAN-ARMENIAN CONFERENCE ON ARMENIAN MEDIA AND PRESS WILL CONVENE IN ANTELIAS

On 09 December 2019 On Saturday, December 7th, 2019, the directors of the three Lebanese Armenian dailies visited His Holiness Aram I. The purpose of the visit was to express their gratitude for the financial support to their newspapers that His Holiness…

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A REQUIEM SERVICE ON THE 31ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPITAK EARTHQUAKE

On 08 December 2019 On Sunday, 8th of December, 2019, a Requiem for the souls of the fallen victims of the devastating earthquake in Spitak, Gyumri and Vanadzor, in 1988, was held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, in Antelias, presided over…

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HIS HOLINESS RECEIVES THE PRELATE OF LEBANON, THE RELIGIOUS AND THE LAY COUNCILS OF THE DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF LEBANON

On 05 December 2019 On Thursday, December 5th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the Lay and the Religious Councils of the Diocesan Council of Lebanon, headed by the Prelate Archbishop Nareg Alemezian.   Archbishop Nareg expressed his gratitude to Aram I,…

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