The participants of the European Project for Interreligious Learning (EPIL) meet with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias

The last module of the third cycle of the “Roaming College” European Project for Interreligious Learning (EPIL) for Christian and Muslim women was held 2-11 February 2013, in Beirut Lebanon. 37 students, Academic Team and Board members, from Europe and the Middle...

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His Holiness Aram I will preside over the lenten prayer services at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

11 February 2013 the faithful in the Armenian Orthodox Church began 40 days of Lent, a period of praying, self-inquiry and fasting. Prayer services will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays; His Holiness Aram I will preside over the service and the faithful will do the...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Sunday School children celebrating Paregentan (The Great Living Day) before Lent

On Sunday 10 February after the Holy Liturgy, the Sunday school children, disguised in carnival costumes, with their parents and teachers met His Holiness Aram I and received his blessings. He commended the lively Sunday Schools and noted that these schools in all the...

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His Holiness Aram I meets with the Greek-Melkite Patriarch Gregoire II Laham

On Friday 8 February 2013, the two spiritual leaders met in Rabué. They discussed ways of reinforcing the unity of Christians in the region and strengthening the Middle East Council of Churches. They also discussed the possibility of celebrating Easter together and...

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Celebration of St. Vartanantz at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

“ST. VATANANTZ IS THE SYMBOL OF FAITHFULNESS TO OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH AND TO OUR HOMELAND”   On Thursday, the Very Rev. Vaghinag Meloyan celebrated the Holy Liturgy of the feast. For Armenians, St. Vartanantz is the symbol of preserving their faith. It is the...

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The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) meets under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I

Tuesday 5 February 2013. The Lebanese members of the Executive committee of the MECC, its General Secretary Bishop Paul Rouhana and the Executive staff held an extraordinary meeting presided over by His Holiness Aram I. During the meeting they discussed procedures for...

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A special memorial service is held for the deceased catholicoi and clergy of the Catholicosate of Cilicia

On Sunday 3 February, following the Holy Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful moved to the Mausoleum where His Holiness Aram I presided over the memorial service in honor of the seven deceased Catholicoi of Cilicia, since its re-establishment in Lebanon following the...

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“Social work is essential component of the church’s life and witness”, said His Holiness Aram I

On the occasion of the international day of social workers, the staff of Armenian institutions visited His Holiness Aram I on Friday 1 February 2013. On behalf of the group, Ms. Annie Boudjikanian reported on their work and shared their concerns. In his message, the...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the members of the Lebanon chapter of the Armenian Genocide 100th Anniversary Committee

1 February 2013. The members met with His Holiness Aram I in his office and reported on their activities and future plans.   After listening to the committee’s plans and a brief discussion, the Catholicos proposed that the committee focus its work not only on...

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Members of the Executive Committee of the Lebanese Youth Association meet with His Holiness Aram I

On Thursday 31 January 2013, the members of the Executive Committee visited the Catholicosate to express their good wishes for 2013 to His Holiness Aram I, and hear his views on the situation in the Middle East and Lebanon.   In response to their questions, His...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the representative of Greek Orthodox Patriarch His Beatitude Johanna X Yazigi

On Tuesday 29 January 2013 in the morning, His Holiness Aram I received the Metropolitan Ghattas Hazim, Dean of the Theological Faculty, University of Balamand. The representative had come to discuss with the Catholicos political and ecumenical issues related to the...

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The Armenian Orthodox Church takes part in the 10th Session of the International Joint Roman Catholic-Oriental Orthodox Commission for Theological Dialogue

The 10th session of the International Theological Dialogue Commission was held in Rome from 23 to 27 January 2013. The Armenian Church was represented by Archbishop Yeznik Bedrossian and Rev. Shahé Ananian from the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and Archbishops Oshagan...

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