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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO LEBANON

19 February 2019

On February 19th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Lebanon H.E. Dr. Hamad Saeed Al-Shamsi. Present at the meeting was also Bishop Mesrob Sarkissian, the Catholicosal Vicar of the UAE and Qatar.   During the meeting, they talked about…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DEPARTS FOR ARMENIA

19 February 2019

On February 18th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I departed for Armenia for a three-day visit where he will have meetings with the President of Republic of Armenia, the Prime Minister and the Catholicos Karekin II.

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YOUTH ASSEMBLY IN ANTELIAS

18 February 2019

On February 16th and 17th, a group of Armenian youth coming from various communities of the Armenian Diaspora gathered in Antelias for a Youth Assembly to discuss topics related to challenges faced by Armenian youth and potential solutions. Bishop Mesrob Sarkissian…

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"FACING NEW HORIZONS" IS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I'S LATEST PUBLICATION

18 February 2019

“Facing New Horizons” is the latest publication of His Holiness Aram I. It consists of excerpts from the Catholicos’ pontifical messages and articles, which tackle topics about the Armenian Church, the Armenian people and the Armenian Diaspora, as…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECORATES THE RENOWNED ARMENIAN COMPOSER TIGRAN MANSURIAN WITH THE KNIGHT OF CILICIA INSIGNIA

17 February 2019

On Sunday, February 17th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I decorated the renowned Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian with the Knight of Cilicia insignia.   Zakar Keshishian, conductor and performer of duduk & Shvi, delivered the opening speech and presented the life and…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED THE AMBASSADOR OF ARMENIA TO LEBANON

14 February 2019

On February 14th, Armenia’s Ambassador to Lebanon Vahagn Atabekyan visited His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. The visit came after the Ambassador had returned from Armenia and it was an opportunity to talk about Armenia’s internal affairs, the…

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THE EVE OF THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS CHRIST TO THE TEMPLE WAS CELEBRATED IN ANTELIAS

13 February 2019

On February 13th, 2019, the eve of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ to the Temple was celebrated at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. His Holiness presided over the special service, where Antasdan (Blessing of the…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE RENOWNED ARMENIAN COMPOSER TIGRAN MANSURIAN

12 February 2019

On February 12th, Tigran Mansurian, the famed Armenian composer arrived to the Catholicosate of Cilicia and was received by His Holiness Aram I.   Mansurian will be the guest of the Catholicosate this week, and will pay visits…

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AN ALL-ARMENIAN CONFERENCE ON THE YEAR OF THE ARMENIAN MEDIA (2-4 JULY, ANTELIAS)

09 February 2019

On the occasion of declaring 2019 the Year of the Armenian Media, the Catholicosate of Cilicia is organizing an all-Armenian conference, which will be held on July 2nd to 4th, 2019, in Antelias. Editors and media personalities from…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I COMMENDS PRESIDENT MACRON FOR DECLARING APRIL 24 NATIONAL DAY FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN FRANCE

06 February 2019

On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I extended a letter of appreciation to the French President Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of declaring April 24 National Day for the Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in France.…

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN THE HUMAN FRATERNITY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

05 February 2019

On February 3rd and 4th, 2019, an international conference entitled “Human Fraternity” was held in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and under the auspices of Pope Francis and Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayeb,…

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THE 16TH JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES

05 February 2019

From January 26th to February 1st, 2019, the 16th Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches was held in the Vatican. Bishop Magar Ashkarian and V. Rev. Boghos Tinkjian represented…

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