Monthly Archives:July 2021

PONTIFICAL PRAYER ON THE OCCASION OF CATHOLICOS ARAM I’S 26TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELECTION AND CONSECRATION

On 28 June 2021   On Sunday, June 27th, 2021, the Armenian Church celebrated His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia’s 26th anniversary of election and consecration. Coinciding with this occasion, a special pontifical prayer was held at…

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THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL EVANGELICAL SYNOD OF SYRIA AND LEBANON VISIT HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 25 June 2021 On Monday, June 21st, 2021, a delegation representing the Supreme Council of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon ­– composed of Dr. Habib Badr, Judge Fawzi Dagher and Rev. Megerditch Karageozian ­– visited His Holiness Aram…

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THE CHAIR FOR THE UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VISITED THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

On 25 June 2021 On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, His Holiness Aram I received Nadine Maenza, the Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). They discussed freedom of religion, human rights and issues related to US international relations.…

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FIVE NEW PRIESTS JOIN THE CILICIAN BROTHERHOOD

On 20 June 2021 On Sunday, June 20th 2021, during the Divine Liturgy, five graduating seminarians were ordained and consecrated into the Priesthood, at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. The ceremony was presided over by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I,…

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THE CALLING TO THE PRIESTHOOD CEREMONY OF 5 GRADUATING SEMINARIANS

On 19 June 2021 On Saturday evening, June 19th, 2021, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I presided over the calling to the priesthood ceremony of 5 graduating Seminarians, performed by the Prelate of the UAE and Qatar His Grace Bishop Mesrob Sarkissian, and…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES ARF BUREAU CHAIRPERSON

On 17 June 2021 On Wednesday evening, June 16th, 2021, His Holiness Aram I received the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau Chairperson Hagop Der Khatchadourian, accompanied by Bureau member Hagop Khatcherian. They discussed issues pertaining to Armenia, the Armenian Diaspora and the Armenia-Diaspora…

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ACUSA PROVIDES RELIEF TO ARMENIAN FAMILIES

On 16 June 2021     With the blessing of His Holiness Aram I, on Saturday, June 12th, 2021, the Armenian Church University Students Association, headed by their spiritual advisor V. Rev. Fr. Ardavazt Sharoyan, provided relief to 20 Armenian families, as…

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“WE ARE HEADED TO THE VATICAN TO PRESENT THE STRUGGLES OF THE LEBANESE PEOPLE AND STRESS THE IMPERATIVE OF FORMING A NEW GOVERNMENT” HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 15 June 2021 Considering that the July 1st meeting of the Christian leaders of Lebanon in the Vatican is the initiative of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, various political, religious and academic figures, as well as Lebanon’s Ambassador to the Holy…

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THREE SEMINARIANS WERE ORDAINED INTO THE DEACONHOOD

On 13 June 2021 The Armenian Church grants ordinations to those who dedicate their lives to the service of the church and its people. Deaconhood is the first of the three basic orders granted by laying on of hands performed with a…

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THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ARMENIAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA VISITS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 12 June 2021 On Saturday, June 12th, 2021, His Holiness Aram I received Zaven Khanjian, Executive Director of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMMA), accompanied by Sona Khanjian, Rev. Megerdich Karageozian, President of the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches…

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN ONLINE TRAINING ON ADVANCING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

On 11 June 2021 Under the umbrella of “The Interreligious Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arab World- IPDC” and in cooperation with and organized by KAICIID, “She 4Dialogue” commenced its online training sessions on May 24th, 2021.   The one-year…

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NEWS FROM THE CATHOLICOSATE

On 10 June 2021 During the past week, His Holiness Aram I received the following visitors:   1) Simon Karam, a politician from the Maronite Community. Mr. Karam briefed His Holiness on the perspectives of a group of Christian politicians regarding Lebanon…

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