Keynote address by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia, WCC Inter-religious Conference, 7 June 2005

I greet you as Moderator of the World Council of Churches and express my deep appreciation to you for responding to the Council's invitation. This gathering displays a unique importance for two main reasons: One, this is the first time that an inter-religious...

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The text of the message that His Holiness Catholicos Aram I delivered on Sunday, 24th April, 2005 in Deir Zor (Syria), on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Recognition and Compensation The Way to Reconciliation   Once again, I have come as a pilgrim to Deir Zor, to this sacred place imbued with the blood and faith of the Armenian martyrs. For the Armenian people Deir Zor is not merely geographical place or just...

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The French version of the message that His Holiness Catholicos Aram I delivered on Sunday, 24th April, 2005 in Deir Zor (Syria) on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

CONFESSION ET JUSTICE : LA VOIE DE LA RECONCILIATION   Par Sa Sainteté Le Catholicos ARAM I   Dans le monde fragmenté d'aujourd'hui, la réconciliation revêt une importance majeure et doit constituer une  priorité pour la Communauté...

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The report of His Holiness Aram I, given to the Central Committee meeting of the World Council of Churches, Geneva – 14-22 February, 2005

HEALING EMPOWERING, TRANSFORMING AND RECONCILING ACT OF THE CHURCH   The dawn of the 21st century is marked by growing uncertainty and anxiety. The world in which we live is broken, a world dominated by evil forces that are generating a culture of violence and...

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Encyclical of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia on the occasion of the 1600th Anniversary of the invention of the Armenian Alphabet

ENCYCLICAL OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I, CATHOLICOS OF THE GREAT HOUSE OF CILICIA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 1600TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVENTION OF THE ARMENIAN ALPHABET   ARAM Servant of Jesus Christ and, by the will of the incomprehensible God and by the selection...

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Message de Noël de S.S. Aram I, 4 janvier 2005

BETHLÉHEM, SOURCE DE VIE ÉTERNELLE   Parlant de l’Incarnation du Fils de Dieu, l’Apôtre Saint Jean dit: Dieu a tant aimé le monde qu’il a donné son Fils unique, pour que tout homme qui croit en lui ne périsse pas mais ait la vie éternelle (Jn...

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Encyclical of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

ENCYCLICAL OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I, CATHOLICOS OF THE GREAT HOUSE OF CILICIA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE   ARAM I   Servant of Jesus Christ and, by the will of the incomprehensible God and by the selection of our Nation,...

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Ecumenism in Process of transformation – problems, challenges and prospects – Consultation on ecumenism in the 21st century, Switzerland, 30 November 2004

 ECUMENISM  IN PROCESS  OF TRANSFORMATION Problems, challenges and prospects    His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of Cilicia    Moderator of the Central Committee Of the World Council of Churches   Consultation on Ecumenism in the 21st Century...

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The summary of the message of His Holiness Aram I given to the International Conference on “Genocide, Impunity and Justice”, organized by the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, 22-23 April 2004, in Antelias, Lebanon

Impunity perpetrates injustice   This Conference on "Genocide, Impunity and Justice" organized by the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, will undoubtedly bring a particular contribution to the Armenian Church's engagement in the promotion of justice, peace and...

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The text of the message of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia delivered to the Thanksgiving Worship on Sunday 18 April, 2004 in the stadium of Kigali, Rwanda

THE ARMENIAN PEOPLE STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF RWANDA   His Holiness Aram I   As we come together in this stadium let us say together "glory be to God", because He has brought us together as one people of God. Let us say together, "glory be to God",...

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The text of a lecture given to the International Conference on “Lasting peace in Africa”, April 17-18, 2004, in Kigali, Rwanda

GENOCIDES IN THE 20THE CENTURY AND LESSONS TO HUMANITY (A Brief Reflection)   His Holiness Aram I   The 20th Century was an age of genocides, and the list is depressingly long: Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Kurds, Tutsis, Croats, Muslims, Albanians. The...

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The text of the address delivered by His Holiness Aram I at the opening session of the International Ecumenical Consultation on “Reconfiguration of the Ecumenical Movement for the 21st Century” taking place at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon, from 17 to 20 November, 2003

 TOWARDS THE NEW ECUMENICAL CONFIGURATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY   It is a profound spiritual joy to greet you in this center of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia. Since its formation late in the first century and its in- stitutionalization at the...

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