THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS AT THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

The last of the five major feasts of the Armenian Church and the second of the four feasts of the Cross, The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, was solemnly celebrated on Sunday, September 13th, 2020, at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. The...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HAYASTAN ALL ARMENIAN FUND

On Wednesday, September 9th, 2020, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I received the Executive Director of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Mr. Haykak Arshamyan, accompanied by the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Lebanon H.E. Vahagn Atabekyan.   They discussed the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I MEETS WITH THE SEMINARY STUDENTS FOR A PATERNAL MESSAGE

On September 7th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I paid a visit to the Armenian Theological Seminary, and addressed the students with his paternal message, where he reemphasized the mission of the Seminary which, besides education, includes formation of persons dedicated to...

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I RECEIVES THE AMBASSADOR OF LEBANON TO VATICAN

On August 28th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of Lebanon to Vatican Dr. Farid Elias Al-Khazen. They talked about the current economic, social and political situation in Lebanon and Vatican’s approach and role in this regard.   ...

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I APPOINTS HG BISHOP MEGHRIG PARIKIAN AS THE DEAN OF THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

On August 26th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I assigned HG Bishop Meghrig Parikian as the Dean of the Armenian Theological Seminary. By the ordinance of the Catholicos, V. Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian, who served as the Dean for the past four years, will be departing on a new...

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I REITERATES THE FULL SOLIDARITY OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA TO THE SYRIAN ARMENIAN COMMUNITY

A phone conversation was held between His Holiness Catholicos Aram I and the Prelate of the Armenian Prelacy of Aleppo Bishop Massis Zoboyan, during which the Catholicos inquired about the situation of the Aleppo Armenians and reaffirmed the solidarity of the...

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THE DEPARTMENTS OF MANUSCRIPT AND ANCIENT BOOKS ARE IN REORGANIZATION

By the ordinance of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, HE Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian initiated the reorganization of the departments of Manuscripts and Ancient Books of the Library of the Catholicosate of Cilicia.   On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, His Holiness...

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I RECEIVED THE REPRESENTATIVE OF PATRIARCH KIRILL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

On Monday, August 17th, 2020, the representative of Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church visited His Holiness Aram I in St. Mary Monastery in Bikfaya.   He transmitted the greetings of the Patriarch, as well as extended a letter of condolence on the...

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THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD AT THE CATHOLICOSATE

On Sunday, August 16th, 2020, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I presided over a solemn Divine Liturgy, which was celebrated by Bishop Magar Ashkarian, on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in...

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DONATIONS FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE LEBANESE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY

As recently announced, the Catholicosate of Cilicia has initiated a fundraising campaign, dedicated to the restoration of the Lebanese Armenian community. His Holiness Catholicos Aram I has appealed for all donations to be made to a special account opened for this...

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I RECEIVES THE EXECUTIVE MEMBERS OF THE TEKEYAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDERS’ BODY

On Saturday, August 15th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received the visit of the Executive Members of the Tekeyan Cultural Association Founders’ Body composed of Ani Latchinian-Magarian and Dr. Hovig Vartanian, headed by the chairperson Hagop Kassardjian.   They...

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HIS HOLINESS CATHOLICOS ARAM I IS CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE SITUATION IN THE ALEPPO ARMENIAN COMMUNITY REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK

An increase in coronavirus cases have been recorded in Aleppo, including the Aleppo Armenian community. In this regard, His Holiness Aram I is closely following the situation, and held phone conversations with Bishop Masis Zoboyan, Prelate of Armenian Prelacy of...

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