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His Holiness Aram I receives the new Spiritual Leader of the Latin Church in Lebanon

27 March 2017

On Friday 24 March 2017 in the morning, His Holiness Aram I received Bishop Caesar Yessayan, who is of Armenian origin. Having served in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Italy, the bishop is familiar with Armenian history as well…

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His Holiness Aram I receives Lebanese Artists who will exhibit their work on the Armenian Genocide

27 March 2017

On Friday evening, 24 March 2017, His Holiness Aram I received a group of Lebanese artists who will be exhibiting their work on the Armenian Genocide on 24 April in Byblos. The exhibition, which is being organized by…

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His Holiness Aram I Presides over the Mid Lent Service at the St Nishan Church of the Diocese of Lebanon

27 March 2017

  According to the established tradition, and in response to the invitation of the Prelate and members of the Church Council of the Diocese of Lebanon, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Mid Lent Service at the…

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His Holiness Aram I receives The Prelate of Kuwait and the Neighbouring Countries, and Representatives of the Church Councils

06 March 2017

2 March 2017. On Thursday morning, Very Rev Masis Zoboyan, the Prelate, and representatives of the Church Councils of Kuwait and its neighbouring countries held a working meeting with Catholicos Aram I. The main agenda was the renovation…

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His Holiness Aram I receives writer and film director Vatche Boulghourdjian

06 March 2017

      25 February 2017. On Saturday writer and director Vatche Boulghourdjian and his sister Sarti met with His Holiness Aram I in his office in Antelias.   Vatche Boulghourdjian, who received an MFA from New York…

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His Excellency, Michael Minassian, Ambassador of Armenia to the Vatican, visits Antelias

04 March 2017

The Ambassador, accompanied by Vartan Garabedian, First Advisor of the Armenian Embassy in Lebanon, visited Antelias. The guests toured the offices and met the staff in Antelias, and then went to St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, where they…

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His Holiness Aram I receives Professor Emeritus Richard Hovanissian of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)  

03 March 2017

  25 February 2017. On Saturday Morning, Richard Hovanissian, Armenian Educational Foundation Professor of Modern Armenian History at UCLA, met with Catholicos Aram I in his office. Professor Hovanissian was accompanied by members of the Lebanon Committee of…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the children of Sunday Schools on ‘Poun Pareguentan’ (Shrovetide)

03 March 2017

26 February 2017. On Sunday morning, following the Holy Liturgy at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, the Monastery Sunday School students, accompanied by their teachers and parents, met with His Holiness Aram I. To mark the day in…

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Church Services during the forty days of Lent at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias

03 March 2017

Armenian Church Fathers have described the Great Lent as the “Powerful Gate,” constructed through self-introspection and abstinence, in anticipation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For the Fathers, the Great Lent is an invitation to engage in spiritual…

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The celebration of the “Ghevontiants” Feast

24 February 2017

Antelias 22 February 2017. On Tuesday 21 February in the morning, two consecutive services were held at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. The “Ghevontiants” feast commemorates the life of the clergy who committed their lives…

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Memorial Service for the deceased Catholicoi and Clergy of the Catholicosate of Cilicia

24 February 2017

22 February 2017. On Sunday, 19 February, following the Holy Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful moved to the “Zarehian Mausoleum” where His Holiness Aram I presided over the memorial service. Each year, in February, this special service…

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Celebrations on the Eve of “Diarentarach” in Antelias

15 February 2017

13 February 2016. On Monday evening families brought their young children to St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral to celebrate the eve of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. His Holiness Aram I presided over…

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