His Holiness Aram I pays tribute to the late Levon Ananyan, President of the Armenian Writers’ Association

09 September 2013

On 5 September 2013, in a letter addressed to the Presidency of the Armenian Writers’ Association in Yerevan, Catholicos Aram I expressed his deep sorrow for the passing away of their President.


He described Levon Ananyan as a literary visionary, a writer of mission who had shaped the direction of Armenian literature from Armenia, to Artsakh and the Diaspora with his message “One Nation, One Culture.” His Holiness then described how Ananyan’s vision had framed the messages of the conferences that the Catholicosate of Cilicia has organized on Armenian language, literature and culture.


In 2006, during the first conference of Armenian Writers of the Middle East, His Holiness Aram I recognized the contribution of Levon Ananyan by decorating him with the insignia of St. Mesrob Mashdotz.