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His Holiness Aram I continues consultations on the situation in Syria

23 August 2016

Following his meeting with Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria, Catholicos Aram I met with representatives of organizations providing humanitarian assistance to the region and urged them to continue their support.His Holiness also met with Ms…

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia continues consultations on the lawsuit asking the Return of its historic Seat from Turkey

23 August 2016

Since his arrival in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I has been consulting with experts regarding the lawsuit asking from Turkey the Return of the historic Seat of the Catholicosate in Sis (Kozan). Discussions have focussed on the recent…

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His Holiness Aram I Meets with Staffan de Mistura, the UN Mediator in the Syrian Conflict

19 August 2016

16 August 2016. On Tuesday afternoon, in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I met Staffan de Mistura, the UN mediator, and his two assistants. Very Rev Housig Mardirossian, Director of the Ecumenical Relations Department, and Ms Teny Simonian, the…

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His Holiness Aram I Decorates Mr Anoushavan Nazarian of Kuwait

19 August 2016

13 August 2016. On Saturday evening after the Holy Liturgy dedicated to the Feast of St Mary, the Mother of God, in Bikfaya, His Holiness Aram I decorated Mr Anoushavan Nazarian with the ‘Prince of Cilicia’ insignia. Prior…

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Armenia, Artzakh (Karabagh) and the People are above everything, Stated His Holiness Aram I

18 August 2016

 On Saturday 13 August, following the Holy Liturgy of Assumption at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, His Holiness Aram I addressed the community and in the end shared his pain and concern regarding the recent events in Armenia…

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Thousands of Pilgrims Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

16 August 2016

On Saturday evening, the pilgrimage to St Mary’s Monastery concluded with the Holy Liturgy, presided by His Holiness Aram I, celebrated by Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, and sung by the “Shenorhali” choir. The pilgrimage was established with the construction of…

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His Holiness Aram I Receives the Participants of the Bible Studies Devoted to the Feast of Assumption of the Mother of God at St Mary’s Monastery

15 August 2016

The one-week-long series of Bible Studies organized for women at St Mary’s Monastery by the Christian Education department concluded with a meeting with His Holiness Aram I. Led by the members of the Brotherhood, the participants focused on…

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His Holiness Aram I Receives the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon  

06 August 2016

 5 August 2016. On Friday morning His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador Samuel Mekertchian in the main Hall of St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. After the Ambassador updated His Holiness on the recent events in Armenia, they discussed…

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia Participates in the 7th Pan-Armenian Education Consultation in Yerevan

05 August 2016

On 1 August 2016, the 7th Pan-Armenian Education consultation, organized by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Armenia, was held in Yerevan. The consultation assessed the quality of education in Armenia and the diaspora…

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His Holiness Aram I Designates August the Month of St Mary

03 August 2016

The Feast of the Assumption of St Mary has a special place in the mind and witness of the church and in the life of Armenians. She is always present and is a source of inspiration for spiritual…

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His Holiness Aram I on Pastoral Visit to Syria

01 August 2016

28-29 July 2016. During the past five years of the conflict in Syria, the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, with the guidance of His Holiness Aram I, has accompanied the Armenian communities in Syria through prayers and messages, while…

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His Holiness Aram I Chairs the Final Meeting of the Middle East Council of Churches 11th Assembly Planning Committee

01 August 2016

26 July 2016. On Tuesday morning, the members of the Assembly Planning Committee, the General Secretary, Rev Dr Michel Jalekh, and the Programme staff of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), met at St Mary’s Monastery in…

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