Monthly Archives:October 2020

HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I RATIFIED THE ELECTION OF THE NEW PRELATE OF THE WESTERN PRELACY OF THE ARMENIAN CHURCH IN THE USA

On 22 October 2020 On Monday, October 19th, 2020, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I ratified the election of HG Bishop Torkom Donoyan  as the prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Church in the USA in a Pontifical letter directed to…

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NATIONAL FUNERAL SERVICE FOR HRAYR SOGHOMONIAN

On 17 October 2020 On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, a national funeral service will be held for the chair of the National General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and national benefactor, at the Catholicosate of Cilicia.   Due to the coronavirus,…

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I RECEIVED THE AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA TO LEBANON HE MR. VAHAGN ATABEKYAN

On 16 October 2020 On Friday, October 16th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of the Armenian Republic to Lebanon HE Mr. Vahagn Atabekyan. The two discussed the situation in Artsakh amid the ongoing Azeri-Turkish aggression on the Republic of…

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I HONORS THE LATE HAROUTIOUN SAMUELIAN WITH THE “KNIGHT OF CILICIA” INSIGNIA

On 16 October 2020 On Friday, October 16th, 2020, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I honors the late Haroutioun Samuelian with the “Knight of Cilicia” Insignia. Samuelian has served as the vice-governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon for many years and has…

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A SOLEMN DIVINE LITURGY ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE HOLY TRANSLATORS AND THE OPENING OF THE 90TH ACADEMIC YEAR OF THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

On 11 October 2020 On Sunday, October 11th, 2020, on the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Translators, the opening of the 90th academic year of the Armenian Theological Seminary took place with a Divine Liturgy, which was presided by His…

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NATIONAL BENEFACTOR HRAYR SOGHOMONIAN PASSES AWAY

On 06 October 2020 His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, the National General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, the Religious and the Lay Councils of the Assembly, and the Cilician brotherhood mourn the passing of the Chair of the National General Assembly,…

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PRAYERS IN SOLIDARITY OF ARTSAKH IN ANTELIAS

On 04 October 2020 On October 4th, 2020, during the Sunday Divine Liturgy celebrated at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I offered prayers for Artsakh and the Armenian Army, who are fighting for their God-given right…

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES OVER THE DEATH OF THE EMIR OF KUWAIT SHEIKH SABAH AL-AHMAD AL-JABER AL-SABAH

On 30 September 2020 His Holiness Aram I sent letters of condolences to the family of the deceased Emir and the Prime Minister of Kuwait, on behalf of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, and personally, over the death of the Emir of Kuwait…

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"STRENGTHENING OF THE ARMENIAN ARMY AND ARTSAKH IS THE OBLIGATION OF EVERY ARMENIAN" STATED HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 29 September 2020 In an appeal calling Armenians worldwide to unite against Azerbaijani aggression, His Holiness Aram I stated that the recent attacks on the Armenian homeland, on Artsakh in particular, urges Armenians to show active solidarity to the Armenian army.…

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WE SUPPORT ARMENIA AND THE ARMENIAN ARMY STATED HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 27 September 2020 His Holiness Aram I established contact with Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and expressed his solidarity to the Armenian Army amid the Azerbaijani aggression on the border of Republic of Artsakh.   His Holiness then called upon the Armenians…

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HIS HOLINESS HOLDS ONLINE MEETINGS WITH THE CILICIAN BROTHERHOOD SERVING ABROAD

On 25 September 2020 In the recent days, His Holiness Aram I conducted online meetings with the Cilician brothers serving in our prelacies and pursuing their education abroad to learn about their progress in their mission and studies, and to give them…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITS THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE ORPHANS’ “ARAM BEZIKIAN” MUSEUM

On 23 September 2020 Throughout the year, His Holiness Aram I pays frequent visits to the Armenian Genocide Orphans’ “Aram Bezikian” Museum in Byblos to be updated about the Museum’s activities, and during his last visit, Aram I was contented to learn…

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