The Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Nourhan Manoukian, visits His Holiness Aram I

On Thursday 8 August 2013, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan met with His Holiness Aram I while on a private visit to Lebanon. They discussed issues and concerns related to the Armenian Church, Armenia and the Diaspora.   The visit ended with a private lunch...

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Missak Azadian is chosen as “Star Child Singer” at Der Melkonian theater

On Friday evening, 2 August 2013, a large number of clergy, artists and parents of the Sunday School students gathered at the Der Melkonian Theater in Bourj Hammoud to participate in the selection of the “Star Child Singer.” This was the third annual Children Song...

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Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia Seminary responds to the needs of the Diaspora

In order to remain a major pillar in safeguarding the Armenian spiritual and cultural heritage, the seminary regularly adapts its curricula to respond to the needs of the Diaspora. In 2013, several seminarians became acolytes, sub-deacons, deacons, priests and a...

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Catholicosate of Cilicia History and Memories Series vol.2

New Publication History of Taron and Its Regions   His Holiness Aram I continues to supervise the publication of the new series of history books that bear witness to the 20th Century atrocities committed against Armenians in the towns and villages of Armenia and...

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His Holiness Aram I inspects the construction progress of the Genocide Memorial Museum at the Bird’s Nest

25 July 2013. Accompanied by five members of the construction projects committee, His Holiness Aram I inspected the site with architects Raffi and Viken Tarkhanian and discussed the progress of the project. The new museum in the old historical building of Bird’s Nest...

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HASK Online – June 2013

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His Holiness Aram I commends the care given to the residents of the Armenian Home for the Elderly in Beirut

On Monday 22 July 2013, the director of the Home for the Elderly, Rev. Sebouh Terzian, met with His Holiness Aram I and briefed him on their work and the future plans to serve the Armenian community better. The Home is a joint project of the Armenian Orthodox and...

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Late Archbishop Ardavazt Terterian’s body is laid to rest

On Saturday 20 July 2013, His Holiness Aram I performed the final burial rites for the late Archbishop by anointing and blessing him with the relic of St. Gregory the Illuminator.   The funeral service began with the Holy Liturgy at the St. Gregory the...

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O B I T U A R Y

O B I T U A R Y   THE PASSING OF ARCHBISHOP ARDAVAZT TRTRIAN   His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia, members of the Brotherhood of Cilicia, announce with deepest sadness the passing of His Eminence Archbishop Ardavazt Trtrian, on Thursday, July 18,...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia Renovates the Martyrs Memorials

100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide   The Catholicosate of Cilicia Renovates the Martyrs Memorials   18 July 2013. During a meeting, held in Beirut under the Presidency of His Holiness Aram I, the Assembly decided to renovate old...

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The Ambassador of Armenia in Lebanon meets with His Holiness Aram I

11 July 2013. The Ambassador of Armenia met with His Holiness Aram I at his summer residence in Bikfaya. Ashod Kotcharian and His Holiness discussed Armenia-Diaspora relation and the situation in the region. The Ambassador then informed the Catholicos of the decision...

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The newly elected committees of the Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia will soon begin their work

Under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I, the two committees elected by the Assembly--the Council of Religion and the Council of Laity--will now begin to implement the priorities of the Assembly.   The 13 members of each council will represent the Dioceses...

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