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“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

15 June 2017

  14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His…

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The Armenian Family should remain strong morally, spiritually and nationally, Stated His Holiness Aram I

15 June 2017

  13 June 2017. On Tuesday, 200 women were recognized for completing a course, compromising Bible studies, Church history and traditions, prayers and hymns, offered by the Christian Education Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The course was…

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Two New Priests Ordained and Named After Kings Of Cilicia in Antelias

15 June 2017

10 June 2017. On Saturday, during the evening service, Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, prelate of Peria (Syria), began the first step in the ordination of two deacons. Rev Bedros Manuellian acted as witness on behalf the community. Deacons Hrair…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the president of the Executive Council of the Western Diocese of North America and the chairperson of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party, Ramgavar of Lebanon

15 June 2017

12 June 2017. On Monday morning, His Holiness Aram I met in his office with Attorney Joseph Ganimian, president of the Executive Council of the Western Diocese of North America and a member of the Spiritual Council of…

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His Holiness Aram I Received Sami Gemayel, the leader of the Lebanese Phalange Party

12 June 2017

9 June 2017. On Friday evening, Catholicos Aram I met with Sami Gemayel, leader of the Lebanese Phalange Party, at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. Their discussion focussed mainly on political issues concerning Lebanon.

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The Representative of the Catholicosate of Cilicia attends the annual meeting of the Bible Society of the Middle East

12 June 2017

The leadership of the Bible Society of the Middle East invited His Holiness Aram I to address its annual meeting held in Beirut, in recognition of the Catholicosate’s project to publish a new translation of the Bible in…

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His Holiness Aram I writes To the president of Iran condemning the latest attacks in Iran

12 June 2017

In a letter addressed to President Hassan Rohani, His Holiness Aram I condemned the recent attacks on the parliament building and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khmeini, and described them as “as an evil that aims at destroying…

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The Genera director of the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America and his wife meet with His Holiness Aram I  

07 June 2017

  06 June 2017. On Thursday morning, Mr Zaven Khanjian, who is also the former Chairperson of the California Chapter of the United Diaspora Relief Committee for Armenians in Syria, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias.…

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Ordination of Choristers and Subdeacons in Antelias

06 June 2017

4 June 2017. On Sunday Pentecost, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy, during which 10 students of the Seminary were raised to the rank of Choristors and three were ordained as Subdeacons. The Catholicos read…

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Professors of the University of Southern California visit His Holiness Aram I in Bikfaya

06 June 2017

  3 June 2017. On Saturday morning, His Holiness Aram I received a group representing different departments of the University of Southern California. The group, which is participating in a study trip to the Middle East to learn…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Ambassador of Cyprus to Lebanon

01 June 2017

29 May 2017. On Tuesday morning, the Honorable Christina Rafti, the Ambassador of Cyprus to Lebanon, accompanied by the political counsellor of the embassy, met with His Holiness in his office. They discussed relations between Lebanon and the…

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“The Catholicosate of Cilicia accompanies the movement in Artzakh demanding its right to the land, which is inspired by the spirit of the battle of Sardarabad,” stated His Holiness Aram I

01 June 2017

  28 May 2017. Sunday, on the eve of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. During…

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