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The Ministry of Justice of Turkey rejects Catholicosate of Cilicia’s Litigation demanding the return of its Seat in Sis

18 June 2016

Communiqué On 27 April 2015, the Catholicosate of Cilicia filed a lawsuit at the Turkish Constitutional Court, demanding the return of its historical Seat in Sis. The legal team, which comprises Turkish lawyers and experts on International Human Rights Law…

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“The Seminary is an institution but our graduates leave as persons of vision with the mission to serve our people” stated His Holines Aram I

15 June 2016

 12 June 2016. On Sunday evening, His Holiness Aram I presided over the graduation ceremony of the Seminary in the presence of the clergy and the community. After Rev Boghos Tinkjian welcomed the audience, seminarians, who had participated in…

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Ordination of Archimendrites - ‘Vartabed’ at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

15 June 2016

12 June 2015. On Sunday morning, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy and ordination of three priests as Archimendrites. Before the Lord’s Prayer, Archbishop the celebrant, Kegham Khatchetrian, assisted by Rev Shenorhk Ashekian, invited the three…

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His Holiness Aram I receives three Armenology experts

09 June 2016

08 June 2016. During the week His Holiness Aram I met three experts on Armenian History, language and culture: Prof. Seta Dadoyan, former Professor of Art and Philosophy at the American University of Beirut and Columbia University, Dr…

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia at the Annual Meeting the Board of Trustees of the All-Armenian Fund

08 June 2016

The Annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the All-Armenian Fund was held on 27 May 2016, in Yerevan. Presidents Serge Sarkssian of Armenia and Pago Sahakian of Karabagh presided over the meeting. The two Catholicoi, who…

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Kings Levon and Oshin of the Kingdom of Cilicia are remembered in the Spiritual See of Cilicia

06 June 2016

4 June 2016. On Saturday after the evening service at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, a first act of ordination to the priesthood was held. Two deacons, accompanied by the Vice-Dean of the Seminary, moved to the Holy…

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We should not forget the Armenian Community in Syria, Appeals His Holiness Aram I

06 June 2016

 Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, His Holiness Aram I has been monitoring the situation of Armenians in Syria through regular telephone communication with Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, the Primate, and the lay leadership. A few days ago, the…

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The Primate of Lebanon transmits His Holiness Aram I’s letter addressing the German Chancellor to Germany’s ambassador to Lebanon

04 June 2016

3 June 2016. On Friday noon, Bishop Shahé Panossian, accompanied by Very Rev Sipan Kechedjian and Rev Hovhannes Saghdjian, met with His Excellency Martin Huth, the Ambassador of Germany to Lebanon. They transmitted the letter of His Holiness…

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His Holiness Aram I writes to Chancellor Angela Merkel

03 June 2016

Press Release:  The resolution of the German Bundestag declaring the massacre of Armenians by the Ottomans “Genocide” is an act of historical significance,states His Holiness Aram I Antelias – 2 June 2016. In his letter addressed to Chancellor Angela Merkel,…

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The Committee of The Assembly of Christian Communities in the Middle East meet with His Holiness Aram I

03 June 2016

3 June 2016. On Friday morning, His Holiness Aram I received the members of the Committee, headed by Archbishop Mazloum, at his office in St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. The Assembly brings together the religious and secular leadership…

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The Representatives of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Takes Part in the Middle East Regional Consultation of the Global Christian Forum (GCF)

03 June 2016

25-28 May 2016. The second regional meeting of the GCF, organized in cooperation with the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), was held at the Saydet El Bir monastery in Lebanon. The participants included, Rev Larry Miller, Secretary…

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His Holiness Aram I Receives Representatives of the Global Christian Forum (GCF)

02 June 2016

28 May 2016. On Saturday evening Rev Larry Miller, Secretary of Global Christian Forum, Mr Huebert van Beek, former Secretary, and Rev Dr Gabriel Hachem, representing the GCF, met with Catholicos Aram I at St Mary’s Monastery in…

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