Monthly Archives:October 2021

THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY FACULTY MEETING PRIOR TO THE START OF THE 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

On 05 October 2021 On Monday, October 4th, 2021, the Armenian Theological Seminary held its faculty meeting prior to the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, chaired by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, and attended by the Dean of the Seminary V.…

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BOOK LAUNCHING OF THE MUSICAL COLLECTION OF PARSEGH GANACHTIAN IN YEREVAN

On 05 October 2021 The presentation of the musical collection (two volumes) of the Armenian composer and conductor Parsegh Ganatchian (1885-1967) was held in Yeravan, Armenia, on Friday evening, October 1st, 2021. The volumes were initially launched at the Catholicosate of Cilicia…

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HIS HOLINESS VISITS THE SYRIAC CATHOLIC PATRIARCH

On 30 September 2021 On Thursday, September 30th, 2021, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, accompanied by Cilician brothers, paid an official visit to the Syriac Catholic Patriarch His Beatitude Mar Ignatius Youssef III Younan on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of…

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A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION IS SIGNED BETWEEN THE CILICIA LIBRARY OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA AND THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ARMENIA

On 28 September 2021 On Monday, September 27th, 2021, the Director of the National Library of Armenia Anna Chulian and the director of the Cilicia Library H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarskissian signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation. The memorandum aims to ensure…

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REQUIEM SERVICE FOR THE SOULS OF THE FALLEN HEROES OF THE 44-DAY WAR IN ARTSAKH

On 26 September 2021 On September 27, 2020, Artsakh was attacked by Azerbaijan, and as a result more than 5000 Armenians were martyred, at least 200 were captured as POWs and hundreds are reported missing until this day, apart from losing our…

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I RECEIVED THE NEWLY APPOINTED MINISTER OF INDUSTRY GEORGE BOUJIKIAN

On 23 September 2021 On Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, George Boujikian, Lebanon's new Minister of Industry in the recently formed government and who is of Armenian descent, paid his first visit to His Holiness Catholicos Aram I to receive his blessing.  …

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PRAYER FOR THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INDEPENDENCE

On 19 September 2021 On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia, prayer for the Republic was offered during the Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, presided by His Holiness Aram I, on…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED THE AGBU PRESIDENT

On 18 September 2021 On Saturday, September 18th, 2021, Berge Setrakian – President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), and Gerard Tufenkjian – President of AGBU Lebanon, visited His Holiness Aram I in his summer residence in Bikfaya.   During the…

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G20 11-14 September 2021, Bologna, Italy The role of religious leaders and institutions in responding to the crisis in the Arab region

On 15 September 2021 More than at any other time, the world, which is marked by increasing tensions, polarizations and crises of diverse nature and scope, is in dire need of healing. Healing is achieved through dialogue, mutual understanding and acceptance, and…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I PARTICIPATES IN THE MAKING OF THE GRAPE MOLASSES

On 15 September 2021 The preparation of the grape molasses by the seminarians is a beautiful tradition that involves harvesting the grapes, extracting the juice, cooking and making the molasses while singing Armenian traditional songs, in the vineyard of the Armenian Theological…

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THE KHATCHIG BABIKIAN FUND COMMITTEE’S FORTHCOMING PROJECTS

On 14 September 2021 The Khatchig Babikian Fund Committee held their meeting on September 14th, in Bikfaya, presided by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I. The meeting was chaired Yervant Pamboukian. Also present were Shahan Kandaharian, Giro Manoyan (through video conference), and Khatchig…

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THE MAYOR OF BOURDJ HAMOUD AND THE MUNICIPALITY COUNCIL VISITED HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 11 September 2021 On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, His Holiness Aram I received the Bourdj Hamoud Municipality Council, headed by Mayor Mardig Boghosian. The aim of the visit was to express gratitude to His Holiness on behalf of the municipality and…

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