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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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His Holiness Aram I Honors Ara Ardzrouni with St Mesrob Masdots Insignia

14 February 2017

12 February 2017. On Sunday, after the Holy Liturgy at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, Catholicos Aram I received Mr Ara Ardzrouni and his wife at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. The Armenian literary…

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The Diocesan Council of Lebanon met with His Holiness Aram I

27 January 2017

23 January 2017. On Monday afternoon Archbishop Shahé Panossian, the Prelate, accompanied by the members of the Diocesan Council, met with Catholicos Aram I in Antelias. They presented the Council’s 2016 activity report and the 2017 proposed programmes.…

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The Meetings of the Central Councils of the Church Assembly and the Sub-Councils of Religious Affairs and Laity Conclude

25 January 2017

The three-day meeting, scheduled 18-20 January 2016 and presided over by Catholicos Aram I, concluded with recommendations on the 19 items on the agenda, which address different manifestations of the mission of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The three…

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia takes part in the Annual Meeting of the Council of Churches in the Gulf (CCG)

25 January 2017

16-18 January 2017, the annual meeting of the Council of Churches in the Gulf Countries, comprising the Anglican, Evangelical and Orthodox Churches, which are officially recognized by the Gulf countries, was held in Abu Dhabi. The Very Rev…

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His Holiness Aram I receives Archbishop Paul Sayah, Vicar General of the Maronite Patriarchate

25 January 2017

23 January 2017. On Tuesday morning Archbishop Sayah visited Catholicos Aram I in Antelias. The Archbishop transmitted his good wishes for Christmas and said that His Holiness’ recent visit to Syria had inspired hope to Armenians in Syria…

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His Holiness Aram I Received the President of the United Church in Austrialia

23 January 2017

21 January 2017. On Saturday morning, Stuart McMillan, President of the United Church in Australia, and his delegation met with His Holiness Aram I. Rev Meguerditch Karagueuzian, President of the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the…

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia participates in the Executive Committee Meeting of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC)

23 January 2017

16-17 January 2017. The new Executive Committee of the MECC, elected during the 11th General Assembly in 2016, met for the first time at the Evangelical Church in Lebanon. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of Tehran, and Dr Jean…

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The Executive Community of the Catholicosate of Cilicia begins its deliberations in Antelias

18 January 2017

His Holiness Aram I will be presiding over the meetings of the Religious Council and the Council of Laity to discus the life and work of the Church. The Religious Council will discuss the mission of the Church…

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His Holiness receives The Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon

16 January 2017

14 April 2017. On Saturday, His Holiness received Ambassador Samuel Mekertichian in his office. During the meeting, they discussed the recent pastoral visit of His Holiness to Aleppo and the situation in Karabagh, especially the incidents on the…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Armenian Catholic Patriarch and his delegation

16 January 2017

14 January 2017. On Saturday morning, the Armenian Catholic Patriarch Krikor Bedros XX Gabroyan, accompanied by four senior clergy met with Catholicos Aram I at his Office. Archbishops Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of the Diocese of Tehran, Shahan Sarkissian,…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Apostolic Delegate of the Vatican to Lebanon

16 January 2017

13 January 2017. On Friday morning, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the Apostolic Delegate representing Pope Francis, personally delivered the Pope’s New Year Letter to Catholicos Aram I.   His Holiness and the archbishop discussed recent developments in Lebanon…

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