HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CONGRATULATES THE NEWLY-ELECTED ARMENIAN DEPUTIES IN THE IRANIAN PARLIAMENT

On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I extended a letter to Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian and the newly-elected Armenian deputies in the Iranian parliament: Ara Shahverdian (Tehran and Northern Iran), and Robert Peklarian (Isfahan and Southern Iran)...

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MARKING THE FEAST OF STS. GHEVONTIANTS IN ANTELIAS

On Tuesday February 18th, 2020, the feast of Sts. Ghevontiants was marked at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, with prayers offered during the Morning Service in memory of the clergy who were martyred at the Battle of Avarayr.      In the evening, the...

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REQUIEM SERVICE IN MEMORY OF THE DECEASED CATHOLICOI AND CLERGY OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

On Sunday, Frebruary 16th, 2020, following the Divine Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I presided over the requiem service held in memory of the deceased catholicoi and clergy of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The requiem prayer was offered in the Zarehian Mausoleum, where...

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YOUNG MEMBERS OF CILICIAN BROTHERHOOD TO PARTICIPATE IN A THEOLOGICAL INITIATIVE IN VATICAN

On February 15th, with the blessing of His Holiness Aram I, young members of the Cilician Brothehood: V. Rev. Fr. Hovhannes Saghdejian, V. Rev Fr. Barouyr Shernezian and V. Rev. Fr. Zareh Sarkissian, traveled to Vatican, where they were joined by V. Rev. Fr. Bsag...

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THE RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY DISCUSSES CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS MATTERS

On Saturday, February 8th, 2020, the Religious Council of the National General Assembly held its meeting, presided over by His Holiness Aram I, at the Catholicosate of Cilicia.   The council discussed topics including Christian education, parish priest formation,...

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE CATHOLIC AND ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES

On January 26th to February the 1st , a theological dialogue was held between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. On behalf of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, HE Archbishop Khajag...

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“THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT MUST SEEK AN INCLUSIVE AND RESPONSIVE VISION” H.H. ARAM I

Addressing the international ecumenical consultation taking place at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I said: " As a future-oriented movement, the ecumenical movement calls us to read the signs of the times and seek the right way to...

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FAST OF THE CATECHUMENS – ARACHAVORATS BAHK IN ANTELIAS

On Wednesday, February 5th, following the morning service, the prayer of collective confession was recited and blessing of water was conducted on the occasion of breaking the fast of the Catechumens. *** The fast of Catechumens is particular to the Armenian Church,...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I HOSTS GLOBAL ECUMENICAL CHURCH LEADERS TO ENVISAGE A MORE RESPONSIVE AND INCLUSIVE ECUMENICAL VISION

On January 31, 2020-February 2, 2020 His Holiness Aram I hosted a group of twenty five seasoned ecumenical church leaders to consider the present ecumenical realities, problems and challenges in order to seek new and relevant ways to articulate a forward-looking...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECORATES TWO ECUMENISTS WITH THE “ST. MESROB MASHDOTS” INSIGNIA

In the honor of the participants of the international ecumenical consultation, held at the Catholicosate, a reception followed the closing remarks of the conference on the evening of Saturday, February 1st, 2020, in the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. The participating...

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GULF CHURCHES FELLOWSHIP

On January 28th and 29th, the annual meeting of the Gulf Churches Fellowship was held in Kuwait.   On behalf of the Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia Bishop Mesrob Sarkissian, Prelate of UAE and Qatar, and V. Rev. Fr. Bedros Manouelian, Pontifical Vicar...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED CARDINAL KURT KOCH

On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, Cardinal Kurt Koch, the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, visited His Holiness Aram I, and discussed matters pertaining the ecumenical movement. The meeting was also an opportunity to further strengthen...

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