Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On Friday, August 13th, 2021, on the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the Pilgrimage Day of St. Mary Monastery, blessing of salt and incense took place by the Cilician brothers, and in attendance of the Seminarians and the faithful, in Bikfaya.
It is noteworthy to mention that with the blessing of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, the Christian Education department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia had organized a week of prayers from 9 to 13 of August. And on the evening of August 14th, a Divine Liturgy will be celebrated during which His Holiness will conduct the traditional ceremony of blessing of grapes and deliver his pontifical message.