HIS HOLINESS ARAM I IN THE NETHERLANDS

Upon the invitation of the Archbishop of Utrecht of the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands, Joris Vercammen, His Holiness Aram I departed to the Netherlands.   At the airport, the Catholicos was received by the Archbishop and, together with the delegation...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DEPARTS TO SWITZERLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS

At the invitation of The Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands His Holiness Aram I departed to the Netherlands. He will give two lectures on ecumenism and the Middle East and preside over a meeting aimed at discussion of theological and socio-ethical issues.  ...

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CILICIAN BROTHERHOOD MEETING

On Friday evening, September 27th, 2019, a Cilician brotherhood meeting was held at St. Mary Monastery in Bikfaya presided over His Holiness Aram I, and attended by 5 bishops and 20 vartabeds (priests).   Delivering the welcoming remarks, His Holiness expressed his...

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THE RENOVATIONS OF THE CATHEDRAL AND THE MUSEUM ARE IN PROGRESS

His Holiness Aram I is closely following the renovation of the Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator and the Cilicia Museum that are kindly being funded by church members from the Western Prelacy, namely by Mr. and Mrs. Hovsep & Elizabeth Boyadjian and Mr. and...

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THE SAUDI AMBASSADOR TO LEBANON PAYS A CONDOLENCE VISIT TO HIS HOLINESS

On Thursday, September 19th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received condolence visits from ministers, ambassadors, high ranking officials and representatives from the Armenian Community, over the passing of his mother.   The Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin...

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A LAST FAREWELL TO THE MOTHER OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, the funeral service of Lousin Keshishian, the mother of His Holiness Aram I, took place in the Catholicosate of Cilicia. Present at the service were the representatives of the Lebanese President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES IGNATIUS APHREM II PATRIARCH OF THE SYRIAC ORTHODOX CHURCH

On September 17, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Holiness Aram I. to offer his condolences on the passing away of late Lousine Keshishian, mother of Aram I....

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECORATES MR. AND MRS. GARBIS AND LUCY TUTUNJIAN WITH THE “ST. MESROB MASHDOTS” INSIGNIA

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Hamazkayin Lucy Tutunjian Art Gallery and at the request of the Hamazkayin family, His Holiness Aram I decorated Mr. and Mrs. Garbis and Lucy Tutunjian with the “St. Mesrob Mashdots” insignia for their significant...

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THE PERSIAN TRANSLATION OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I’S “THE ARMENIAN CHURCH”

With a great pleasure we announce the release of the Persian translation of His Holiness Aram I’s “The Armenian Church” under the title «كليساى ارمنى». Ordered by Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, prelate of the Armenian Prelacy of Tehran, the book is...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE UN SPECIAL COORDINATOR FOR LEBANON

On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Mr. Jan Kubis, in Bikfaya.   During the meeting they discussed the current situation in Lebanon, challenges of the Middle East, the Christian...

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PILGRIMS VISITING THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

The Catholicosate of Cilicia is a stop for pilgrims coming from around the world. They visit and tour the Catholicosate in Antelias and the Monastery in Bikfaya, and learn about the mission of the Holy See of Cilicia in various fields.     Recently, a group of...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I ATTENDS THE PRESENTATION OF THE SAFEGUARDING MANUSCRIPTS

On Saturday, September 7th, 2019, a special presentation was organized by the team of the project “Safeguarding the Survival of the Rescued Treasures of the Armenian Catholicosate of Sis” entitled “Living Manuscripts and their Environment,” with the attendance...

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