HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE ARMENIAN AMBASSADOR IN LEBANON

On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon Vahagn Atabekyan, who extended letters to the Catholicos from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Republic of Artsakh. The two also...

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THE HOLY SEE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN THE GATHERING OF “PILGRIMAGE OF JUSTICE AND PEACE” COMMISION

On behalf of the Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, V. Rev. Fr. Keghart Kosbakian participated in the 6th gathering of the "Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace" commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC), held on January 13th to the 23rd, 2020, in Fiji.  ...

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THE NEWLY APPOINTED LEBANESE ARMENIAN MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORT IN THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT VISITS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, the newly appointed Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sport Ms. Vartineh Ohanian-Kevorkian, accompanied by Lebanese MP Hagop Pakradouni, visited His Holiness Aram I, who congratulated Ms. Ohanian-Kevorkian on her appointment and gave his...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECLARES 2020 THE YEAR OF ARMENIANS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

From the Monastery of Antelias of the Great House of Cilicia, we greet with pontifical blessing, warm Christian love and intense patriotism the World General Assembly, the Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Executive Council, the Prelates, the ecclesiastical...

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN EVENTS ORGANIZED FOR THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

On behalf of the Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, HG Bishop Magar Ashkarian and V. Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian will participate in events organized for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.   The week of prayer is celebrated around the world between...

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HH ARAM I RECEIVES THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO LEBANON

On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon.   The Archbishop conveyed the greetings of Pope Francis and extended a letter of Christmas wishes. In turn, the Catholicos asked the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITS THE ZVARTNOTS CENTER FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION

On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I paid a visit to the Zvartnots Center for Special Education and Rehabilitation, in Bourdj Hamoud, toured the various departments of the Center and spent time with the students.   After getting briefed of the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE REPRESENTATIVE OF PATRIARCH IGNATIUS APHREM II

On Thursday, January 9th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Metropolitan of Mount Lebanon Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, who had visited Aram I on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II to extend greetings on the occasion of the feast of the Nativity...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I PROCLAIMS 2020 THE “YEAR OF ARMENIANS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS”

His Holiness Aram I has proclaimed 2020 the “Year of Armenians with Special Needs.” The proclamation of the Catholicos will be read during Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, as well as in all the churches of our prelacies, on...

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CATHOLICOS ARAM I RECEIVES PATRIARCH KRIKOR BEDROS XX

On Wednesday evening, January 8th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received His Beatitude Krikor Bedros XX.   The meeting was an opportunity to talk about the current situation in Lebanon and the region, as well as Armenia-Diaspora relations. The two spiritual leaders...

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CHRISTMAS VIGIL SERVICE IN ANTELIAS

On the eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 5th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Christmas Vigil Service (Jrakaluyts - Lighting of the Candles), at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, in Antelias.   At the...

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THE IDC PRESIDENT IN ANTELIAS

On Saturday, January 4th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Toufic Baaklini, President of the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) organization, accompanied by Alexis Moukarzel, IDC Representative in Lebanon.   Based in Washington, IDC includes representatives from...

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