Monthly Archives:September 2020

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CONGRATULATES ARAYIK HARUTYUNYAN ON HIS ELECTION AS PRESIDENT OF REPUBLIC OF ARTSAKH

On 15 April 2020 His Holiness Aram I sends a letter of congratulation to Mr. Arayik Harutyunyan on his election as president of the Republic of Artsakh.   In his letter, the Catholicos has stated that the strengthening of Artsakh and its…

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THE FEAST OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AT THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

On 12 April 2020 Jesus Christ tells us “Do not fear, for I am with you.”   On Sunday, April 12th, 2020, at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I celebrated the Divine Liturgy of the resurrection of…

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“TAKE COURAGE, I HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD”

On 11 April 2020 The summary of the Easter message of His Holiness Aram I   “TAKE COURAGE, I HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD”   Jesus saw the fear and troubled hearts of the disciples before he was taken to Golgotha, and said:…

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PALM SUNDAY IN ANTELIAS

On 05 April 2020 On Sunday, April 5th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Magar Ashkarian, and delivered his pontifical message. The faithful were able to follow through Cilicia TV, the online channel…

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THE CATHOLICOSATES CONTINUES TO PROVIDE AID FOR THE FAMILIES IN NEED

On 25 March 2020 As a response to the continuing dire economic situation in Lebanon, and the challenges facing our families, the Catholicosate once again provided food stuff through the Christian Education Department to 200 families.

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I EXPRESSED HIS HIGHEST APPRECIATION TO NOUBAR AFEYAN

On 25 March 2020 On Tuesday, March 24th, His Holiness Aram I had a telephone conversation with Noubar Afeyan and expressed his highest appreciation to him. Mr. Afeyan’s biotech company is working tirelessly to find the coronavirus vaccine.   Mr. Afeyan explained…

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HIS HOLINESS AND PM PASHINYAN IN CONTACT FOR A BRIEFING CONCERNING THE CORONAVIRUS

On 18 March 2020 For two days now, His Holiness Aram I and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan have been in contact, for a briefing concerning the Coronavirus and its implications.   Pashinyan asked about the situation in Lebanon and the challenges…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I APPOINTS BISHOP SHAHE PANOSSIAN AS PONTIFICL VICAR OF THE ARMENIAN PRELACY OF LEBANON

On 12 March 2020 This is to inform our Church community, especially the Lebanese Armenians, that His Holiness Aram I has appointed Bishop Shahe Panossian as Pontifical Vicar of the Armenian Prelacy of Lebanon, while entrusting Archbishop Nareg Alemezian with another mission.…

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THE KHATCHIG BABIKIAN FUND’S ANNUAL INTERSCHOOL COMPETITION CONTINUES WITH GREAT ENTHUSIASM

On 09 March 2020 On Saturday evening, February 22nd, 2020, the Khatchig Babikian Fund’s Interschool Competition commenced in the hall of the Yeghishe Manoukian College, under the auspices of the Catholicosate of Cilicia.   The director of the Competition Varoujan Tenbelian offered…

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A DELEGATION FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TEKEYAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION VISITED HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On 05 March 2020 Zartonk – On Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, a delegation from the Board of Trustees of the Tekeyan Cultural Association, headed by Hagop Kasardjian and consisted of Ani Latchinian-Magarian, Dr. Hovig Vartanian and Dr. Antranig Dakessian, visited His Holiness…

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THE RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED IN ANTELIAS

On 04 March 2020 On Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, the Religious Council of the National General Assembly held its meeting, presided over by His Holiness Aram I. In attendance were the co-chairs of the council: Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan and Archbishop Nareg Alemezian,…

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REPORT OF THE CONSULTATION - “TOWARDS A MORE RESPONSIVE AND INCLUSIVE ECUMENICAL VISION”

On 04 March 2020 REPORT OF THE CONSULTATION   This report is the product of a meeting of thirty veteran ecumenists, church leaders who have had long and deep commitment to the ecumenical cause, hosted in Antelias, Lebanon from January 31-February 2,…

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