Delegates of the Catholicosate of Cilicia attend the conference on “Theological Reflections on Diakonia for the 21st Century” of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC)

17-18 September, a delegation of young priests, headed by Rev. Ghevont Pentezian, participated in a conference organized by the Department on Diakonia and Social Justice of the MECC. Participants included representatives of member churches and civil society...

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The Council of Religion of the Catholicosate of Cilicia meets in Antelias to set its agenda and is briefed on the forthcoming Armenian Bishops Conference by His Holiness Aram I

On 16 September 2013, the Council of Religion of the Executive Committee of the Catholicosate met under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I at the monastery in Bikfaya.   After studying the programme adopted by the recent National Assembly of the...

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His Holiness Aram I continues to supervise Renovation and Reconstruction of Armenian Genocide Monuments in Antelias, Bikfaya and Byblos

His Holiness Aram I, assisted by the Executive Council of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, is continuing to work with architects and artists to restore Genocide monuments and redesign others. The work is planned to end by the beginning of 2015 and will be ready for the...

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His Holiness Aram I decorates Kevork Bebedjian

13 September 2013. Following a concert in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I decorated the nationally acclaimed classical and traditional singer with the insignia of “St. Mesrob Mashdotz”. In his Letter of Blessing, Catholicos Aram I described Kevork Bebedjian as a...

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The newly elected committee of Armenian Church University Association (ACUSA) met with His Holiness Aram I

On Thursday 12 September 2013, the committee of ACUSA met with His Holiness Aram I and presented their programme. After a brief discussion, the Catholicos complimented them on their mission as Armenian university students and encouraged them to motivate many more young...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia participated in the preparatory meetings of the 10th Assembly Committees of the World Council of Churches

8-11 September 2013, Archbishop Nareg Alemezian attended the meetings of the leaders of “Ecumenical Conversations” to take place during the Assembly in Busan, Republic of South Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013. While in Geneva, the Archbishop also met with...

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HASK – July-August 2013

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The Ambassador of Syria to Lebanon visited His Holiness Aram I

On Wednesday 11 September 2013, Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali met with Catholicos Aram I in the presence of Member of Parliament Hagop Pakradouni. The ambassador assured His Holiness Aram I that the government had not used chemical weapons against its own people. In...

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His Holiness Aram I pays tribute to the late Levon Ananyan, President of the Armenian Writers’ Association

On 5 September 2013, in a letter addressed to the Presidency of the Armenian Writers’ Association in Yerevan, Catholicos Aram I expressed his deep sorrow for the passing away of their President.   He described Levon Ananyan as a literary visionary, a writer of...

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“We must strengthen the foundations of Christian-Muslim coexistence”, His Holiness Aram I

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan invited the Heads of Christian Communities in the Middle East to meet in Amman from 3-4 September 2013 to discuss the challenges they are facing as a result of the conflicts in the region.   His Holiness Aram I appointed...

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The Preparatory Committee of the Conference of Armenian Bishops meets in St. Etchmiadzin, Armenia

During 28-29 August 2013, the preparatory committee of the Armenian Bishops’ Conference met to discuss the agenda of the meeting to be held 24-29 September 2013.   Representing the Holy See of Etchmiadzin were Archbishop Khajak Barsamian and Bishop Michael...

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The Board of Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) and the President of Haigazian University visit His Holiness Aram I

28 August 2013. Yesterday, His Holiness Aram I received two visits. The newly elected members of the AEF Board, led by its President Aram Malian met with Catholicos Aram I at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya.  After listening to the Board’s plan of action, the...

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