Monthly Archives:January 2021

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

On 24 January 2021 His Holiness Aram I congratulated president Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th president of the United State of America.   “We stand ready to work with you and your administration to protect our common values, strengthen…

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN THE ASSEMBLY WORSHIP PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

On 22 January 2021 The Worship Planning Committee of the WCC’s next General Assembly held its second meeting virtually, from January 11th to the 15th, 2021, in lieu of its planned physical gathering, due to the Coronavirus. V. Rev. Fr. Hrant Tahanian,…

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READING OF THE PONTIFICAL ENCYCLICAL DEDICATED TO THE YEAR OF ARTSAKH

On 10 January 2021 His Holiness Catholicos Aram I declared 2021 “the year of Artsakh.” The Pontifical Encyclical was read at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias by Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian during the Divine Liturgy. The Pontifical Encyclical was also read…

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THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AND THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROVIDE RELIEF TO THE NEEDY

On 30 December 2020 In response to the call of His Holiness Aram I regarding sending donations to the disadvantaged in lieu of the traditional celebrations of New Year’s Eve and Christmas, the Armenian Theological Seminary of the Catholicosate of Cilicia donated…

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ON THE OCCASION OF THE NEW YEAR HIS HOLINESS ARAM I EXHORTS THE FAITHFUL TO SEND DONATIONS TO THE CHILDREN OF ARTSAKH

On 14 December 2020 People around the globe will be celebrating New Year’s Eve amid the Corona Virus Pandemic and economic crisis. Adding fuel to the fire, Armenians are enduring the trauma of the Artsakh war due to Azeri aggressions on Artsakh. …

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CALLS UPON PRIME MINISTER NIKOL PASHINYAN TO RESIGN

On 08 December 2020 In the presence of the Religious and Lay Councils of the Executive Council of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, we address our church and nation the following pontifical message:     The Armenian people is in deep anguish: the…

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A CILICIAN BROTHERHOOD GATHERING PRESIDED OVER BY HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I

On 06 December 2020 On Saturday evening, December 5th, 2020, a Cilician Brotherhood gathering was held in the hall of Cilicia Museum, in the presence of His Holiness Aram I, to discuss topics related to a) religion and science, and b) faith…

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WCC URGES UNESCO TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS, CULTURAL MONUMENTS IN ARTSAKH

On 24 November 2020 H.E. Audrey Azoulay Director-General UNESCO   Madame Director-General,     Re: Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh’s Armenian historical, religious and cultural heritage     The World Council of Churches is a global fellowship of churches in over 120 countries and territories, representing…

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MECC DECLERATION: JUSTICE FOR ARTSAKH

On 23 November 2020   The six weeks of bloody armed conflict that occurred a few weeks ago in Artsakh- Armenian name of Nagorno-Karabakh- ended with a ceasefire, in effect as of midnight November 9-10, as well as with a deal that…

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I APPEALS TO REJECT THE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN, AND TO REFRAIN FROM ALL ACTIONS THAT CAN LEAD TO INTERNAL COMMOTION

On 15 November 2020 In his recent pontifical address, His Holiness Aram I appealed to the Armenian people to “refuse the document signed by Armenia and Azerbaijan through the mediation of Russia, which clearly goes beyond a ceasefire agreement, and is full…

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A MEETING WITH THE CILICIAN BROTHERHOOD

On 13 November 2020   On Friday, November 13th, 2020, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I presided over the Cilician brotherhood meeting, held at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate, where he briefed the situation in Artsakh and his thoughts on the matter,…

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A PHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ARMEN SARKISSIAN

On 13 November 2020 On Friday, November 13th, 2020, a phone conversation was held between His Holiness Catholicos Aram I and the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, who suggested to His Holiness to declare Sunday, November 22nd, Remembrance Day for the fallen…

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