The Council of Religion and the Prelates of all Dioceses of the Catholicosate of Cilicia meet in Antelias

07 April 2014

1 April 2014. In the morning His Holiness Aram I presided over the meeting of the Council of Religion with the participation of all the Prelates.


The members of the Council received reports on ecumenical and interfaith activities of the church, discussed interim reports on coordinating the rites of the Church and classification of Saints. In relation to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Council decided to:

  1. Celebrate the Blessing of the Holy Muron on 19 July 2015, in Bikfaya near the Genocide Memorial.
  2. Have the Dioceses in the diaspora organize a pilgrimage to Antelias from 13-20 July 2015.
  3. Provide urgent assistance to the displaced Armenian population of Kessab in Latakia, all those who have left their homes within Syria, and the refugees in Lebanon.