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THE ARMENIAN CHURCH, CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA, PARTICIPATES IN THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANS OF THE ORIENT

12 December 2018

On Tuesday, December 11th, Bishop Masis Zoboyan, Prelate of Kuwait and the Neighboring Countries, represented the Catholicosate of Cilicia at the Paris International Conference on “Ending Discrimination Against Christians and Minorities in the Orient,” organized by the Coordination…

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A REQUIEM SERVICE MARKING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF SPITAK EARTHQUAKE IN ANTELIAS

09 December 2018

On Sunday, December 9th, 2018, His Holiness Aram I presided over the requiem service held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias for the souls of the victims who fell during the devastating earthquake in Spitak, Armenia,…

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

02 December 2018

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…

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THE COMMITTEE IN DEFENSE OF THE WESTERN ARMENIAN LANGUAGE HOLD ITS MEETING IN ANTELIAS

30 November 2018

On Thursday, November 29th, 2018, His Holiness Aram I presided over the meeting of the Committee in Defense of the Western Armenian Language, in Antelias.   The Committee, chaired by Yervant Pamboukian, discussed, among others, the Western Armenian…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES TO IRANIAN PRESIDENT FOLLOWING DEADLY EARTHQUAKE IN IRAN

26 November 2018

On Monday, November 26th, His Holiness Aram I sent condolences letter to the Iranian President Hasan Rouhani following deadly earthquake that hit Iran’s Kermanshah province and took the lives of hundreds of people.  

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

26 November 2018

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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“THE REORGANIZATION OF THE ARMENIAN DIASPORA STARTS WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF OUR DIOCESES,” STATES HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

23 November 2018

On different occasions, His Holiness Aram I stresses with great importance the imperative of reorganizing the Armenian Diaspora. Not long ago, during his message at the National General Assembly held in Antelias, and reflecting on his performance at…

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

21 November 2018

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…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITS ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH SPITERI

20 November 2018

On Monday morning, November 20th, 2018, His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by Bishop Shahe Sarkissian and V. Rev. Bedros Manuelian, visited the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon Arch. Joseph Spiteri at the Apostolic Nunciature in Harissa. The Catholicos expressed…

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HIS HOLINESS RECEIVES THE ARMENIAN AMBASSADOR TO LEBANON

20 November 2018

On Monday, November 20th, the Armenian Ambassador to Lebanon Samuel Mkrtchyan paid a farewell visit to His Holiness Aram I. The Catholicos expressed his admiration for the Ambassador’s high level of diplomatic service in Lebanon, especially regarding his…

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SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENTS MEET WITH HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

19 November 2018

On November 18th, 2018, following the Divine Liturgy, Sunday Schools’ students, accompanied by their teachers and parents, met with His Holiness Aram I.   The students had the opportunity to perform in front of His Holiness what they…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES DR. HRANT MARKARIAN

15 November 2018

On November 15th, playwright, poet, theater specialist, literary critic, director, and actor Dr. Hrant Markarian visited His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. Dr. Markarian had arrived in Lebanon from New York to perform his play on Khrimian Hayrig.…

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