THE PERSIAN TRANSLATION OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I’S “THE ARMENIAN CHURCH”

With a great pleasure we announce the release of the Persian translation of His Holiness Aram I’s “The Armenian Church” under the title «كليساى ارمنى». Ordered by Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, prelate of the Armenian Prelacy of Tehran, the book is...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE UN SPECIAL COORDINATOR FOR LEBANON

On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Mr. Jan Kubis, in Bikfaya.   During the meeting they discussed the current situation in Lebanon, challenges of the Middle East, the Christian presence...

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PILGRIMS VISITING THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

The Catholicosate of Cilicia is a stop for pilgrims coming from around the world. They visit and tour the Catholicosate in Antelias and the Monastery in Bikfaya, and learn about the mission of the Holy See of Cilicia in various fields.     Recently, a group of...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I ATTENDS THE PRESENTATION OF THE SAFEGUARDING MANUSCRIPTS

On Saturday, September 7th, 2019, a special presentation was organized by the team of the project “Safeguarding the Survival of the Rescued Treasures of the Armenian Catholicosate of Sis” entitled “Living Manuscripts and their Environment,” with the attendance...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES GENERAL BRUNO PISCIOTTA

On Friday, September 6th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the UNIFIL Sector West Commander, Brigadier General Bruno Pisciotta, accompanied by two of his assistants. They talked about the UN’s UNIFIL mission in Lebanon in peacekeeping.   The meeting was also an...

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A CONSULTATION MEETING REGARDING ORGAN DONATION

In the recent week, a consultation meeting was held at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias between the Armenian Church and representatives from the National Organization of Organ Donation and Tissue Transplantation (NOD-LB) working under the umbrella of the...

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CILICIAN BROTHERHOOD ON NEW ASSIGNMENTS

His Holiness Aram I announced the new appointments of the Cilician Brotherhood both at the Catholicosate in Antelias and at the Prelacies worldwide as follows:   -H.E. Arch. Shahan Sarkissian: Director of the Library, replacing H.E. Arch. Dirayr Panossian, who...

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V. REV. FR. BEDROS MANUELIAN AS PONTIFICAL VICAR OF THE ARMENIAN PRELACY OF KUWAIT AND ITS NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES

His Holiness Aram I appointed V. Rev. Fr. Bedros Manuelian as Pontifical Vicar of the Armenian Prelacy of Kuwait and its neighboring countries. Fr. Bedros has served the Catholicosate through several positions, and in recent years, he was the director of the...

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA RENEWS ITS DEMAND FOR THE RETURN OF ITS HISTORICAL RELIGIOUS CENTRE IN CILICIA (KOZAN, TURKEY)

On 30 July 2019, under the leadership of His Holiness Aram I, the legal team of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia filed a case in the 2nd Kozan Court of First Instance against the Kozan Municipality and the Turkish State Treasury for the return of the Monastery and...

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RENOVATIONS AT THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

At the request of His Holiness Aram I, Mr. and Mrs. Garo and Sossé Eshgiyan, church members from the Western Prelacy, are funding the renovation of the Cilicia Museum; and Mr. and Mrs. Hovsep and Elizabeth Boyadjian, also from the Western Prelacy, are funding the...

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MARKING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

In 2020, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Aram I. On this occasion, the National Central Committee (NCC) has formed a special council to mark the 25 years of the pontifical mission and service of the Catholicos. The...

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ST. GREGORY THE ILLUMINATOR CATHEDRAL IS UNDER RENOVATIONS

The renovations of St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral of the Catholicosate of Cilicia commenced on August 20th, 2019, thanks to the generous donation of Mr. and Mrs. Hovsep & Elizabeth Boyadjian. The renovations will be completed in about two months, during...

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