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WORLD NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES ITS PROCEEDINGS: WE WILL CONTINUE OUR MISSION WITH RENEWED HOPE AND VISION, STATES HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

14 December 2017

On Friday, December 8, 2017, the World National General Assembly concluded its proceedings. After reading and voting on the resolutions of the Assembly and receiving suggestions for the coming 4 years, new members for Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Council were elected.

 

In the closing remarks, His Holiness addressed the Assembly to state that the newly elected councils will perform in utmost commitment to their obligations. The issues raised in the Assembly will serve to have more target-oriented efforts and programs. He reminded the Assembly that the projects that these newly elected councils will work on are not limited to the Armenian Church, but are for the Armenian People around the globe, for this Catholicosate-prelacies relationships should be renewed to become more involving. His Holiness reminded the importance of our continuous support to the Syrian Armenians, which are going to continue through planned programs. As for Armenia-Diaspora cooperation, His Holiness stressed that the Armenian Diaspora should be actively involved in the Republic on Armenia and be present on decision making stances.

 

His Holiness Aram I concluded his remarks, stating that the councils will continue the mission with renewed hope and vision, which underlines empowerment of our motherland, church and the people everywhere. For this he invited every single Armenian to be involved in this process.

 

Religious Council

  1. Arch. Gomidas Ohanian
  2. Arch. Oshagan Choloyan
  3. Arch. Varoujan Hergelian
  4. Arch. Sebouh Sarkissian
  5. Arch. Moushegh Mardirossian
  6. Arch. Kegham Khatcherian
  7. Arch. Nareg Alemezian
  8. Arch. Khoren Doghramadjian
  9. Arch. Shahan Sarkissian
  10. Arch. Papken Charian
  11. Bishop Shahé Panossian
  12. Bishop Meghrig Parikian
  13. Bishop Krikor Chiftjian
  14. V. Rev. Vaghinag Meloyan
  15. V. Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian
  16. Rev. Boghos Tinkjian
  17. Rev. Bedros Manuelian

 

Lay Council

  1. Dr. Nora Bayrakdarian-Kabakian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  2. Ms. Seta Margossian-Khedeshian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  3. Mr. Dikran Jinbashian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  4. Mr. Stepan Der Bedrossian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  5. Mr. Vrej Sabounjian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  6. Mr. Hagop Yapoujian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  7. Mr. Arthur Nazarian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  8. Mr. Avedis Guidanian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  9. Mr. Hagop Kelbashian (Beirut, Lebanon)
  10. Mr. Hratch Hagopian  (Aleppo, Syria)
  11. Mr. Armen Derian (Athens, Greece)
  12. Mr. Tovmas Tovmassian (Tehran, Iran)
  13. Mr. Vahé Yacoubian (Los Angeles, USA)
  14. Mr. Gaydzag Zeytlian (Los Angeles, USA)
  15. Dr. Dertad Manguigian (Washington, USA)
  16. Dr. Jirayr Basmajian (Montréal, Canada)
  17. Mr. Krikor Mahserejian (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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