THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY’S COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

On Friday, June 21st, 2019, the 89th commencement ceremony of the Armenian Theological Seminary was held at St. Maty Monastery, in Bikfaya, presided over by His Holiness Aram I. This year’s ceremony was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Armenian renowned...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CHAIRS THE FACULTY MEETING OF THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

On Wednesday, June 19th, the end of the school year faculty meeting was held at the Armenian Theological Seminary, in Bikfaya. The head of the faculty, His Holiness Aram I chaired the meeting. Student assessment and program evaluation was on top of the agenda of the...

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THREE SEMINARIANS ARE ORDAINED AND CONSECRATED AS PRIESTS

On the evening of Saturday, June 15th, during the service, Deacon George Aprahamian, Deacon Moushegh Karageozian and Deacon Shahe Yacoubian started their journey to priesthood by approaching the Holy Altar on their knees, where they anathematized the heretics, accepted...

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ORDINATION OF ACOLYTES AND SUB-DEACONS AT THE CATHOLICOSATE IN ANTELIAS

On June 9th, 2019, on the occasion of the feast of Pentecost, acolytes and sub-deacons ordination was conducted at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy, Bishop Magar Ashkarian performed the ordination and...

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THE ARMENIAN CHURCH PARTICIPATES IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECUMENICAL YOUTH MEETING – LEBANON 2019

The International Ecumenical Youth Meeting gathered more than 1600 young participants from over 44 countries around the globe.   It took place from March 22nd to the 26th, and was organized through the collaboration of the MECC, the churches in Lebanon, and the...

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THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE PROTO DEACON AND MARTYR IN ANTELIAS

On Sunday morning, December 23rd, 2018, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, celebrating the feast of St Stephen, the proto deacon and martyr. On this occasion. relics of the saint were taken out...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I MEETS WITH THE CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE OF THE CATHOLICOSATE

On Saturday, December 1st, 2018, His Holiness Aram I had a meeting with the architects of the Catholicosate at St. Mary’s Monastery, in Bikfaya, to inquire about the three main construction projects taking place on the premises: the Episcopal residence and...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECORATES MOUNTAINEER ARA KHATCHADOURIAN WITH “ST. MESROB MASHDOTS” INSIGNIA

On Friday, November 23rd, 2018, The Catholicosate of Cilicia hosted mountaineer and runner Ara Khatchadourian at the Armenian Theological Seminary in Bikfaya. Khatchadourian had climbed, among others, Mounts Ararad and Everest and crossed 4550 km from Marseille to...

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“THEOLOGY IS NOT A THEORY; IT DEALS WITH ISSUES PERTAINING GOD-MEN RELATIONSHIP” STATED HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

Every Wednesday morning, the graduating class at the Armenian Theological Seminary attends 2 hours of theoretical theology and pastoral theology courses lectured by His Holiness Aram I. In fact, the Catholicos has been teaching theology at the Seminary since he was...

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THE OPENING OF THE 89TH ACADEMIC YEAR OF THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

The opening of the 89th Academic year of the Armenian Theological Seminary took place on Sunday, October 14th, with a Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Dean of the Seminary V. Rev. Boghos Tinkjian, at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. His Holiness Aram...

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THE RENOVATIONS OF THE SEMINARY ARE COMPLETED

On Monday, August 18th, 2018, His Holiness Aram I visited the renovations taking place in the Armenian Theological Seminary in Bikfaya. The renovations are possible thanks to Mardig Bouldoukian and Raffi Ohanian from the USA.   After inspecting the renovations,...

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THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY DEDICATES ITS 88TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TO THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I’s PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION

The 88th commencement ceremony of the Armenian Theological Seminary took place on Saturday, June 16th, 2018, in Bikfaya. The ceremony ceremony was dedicated to His Holiness Aram I’s 50th anniversary of the priesthood ordination.   The welcoming remarks was...

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