Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
According to the tradition of the Armenian Church, newly ordained priests spend forty days in seclusion praying, fasting, and reading the Bible. Only after the period is over they are invited to commence their service with their first Holy Mass.
On Monday, June 17th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I invited the newly ordained members of the Cilician Brotherhood, Fr. Sarkis Aprahamian, Fr. Kevork Karageozian and Fr. Hagop Yacoubian to his office and talked to them about the vocation, prayer life and mission of priests. The Catholicos shed light on the mission of the Cilician Brotherhood and emphasized the importance the loyalty, obedience and diligence.