His Holiness Aram I inspects the construction progress of the Genocide Memorial Museum at the Bird’s Nest

25 July 2013. Accompanied by five members of the construction projects committee, His Holiness Aram I inspected the site with architects Raffi and Viken Tarkhanian and discussed the progress of the project. The new museum in the old historical building of Bird’s Nest...

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HASK Online – June 2013

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His Holiness Aram I commends the care given to the residents of the Armenian Home for the Elderly in Beirut

On Monday 22 July 2013, the director of the Home for the Elderly, Rev. Sebouh Terzian, met with His Holiness Aram I and briefed him on their work and the future plans to serve the Armenian community better. The Home is a joint project of the Armenian Orthodox and...

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Late Archbishop Ardavazt Terterian’s body is laid to rest

On Saturday 20 July 2013, His Holiness Aram I performed the final burial rites for the late Archbishop by anointing and blessing him with the relic of St. Gregory the Illuminator.   The funeral service began with the Holy Liturgy at the St. Gregory the...

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O B I T U A R Y

O B I T U A R Y   THE PASSING OF ARCHBISHOP ARDAVAZT TRTRIAN   His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia, members of the Brotherhood of Cilicia, announce with deepest sadness the passing of His Eminence Archbishop Ardavazt Trtrian, on Thursday, July 18,...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia Renovates the Martyrs Memorials

100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide   The Catholicosate of Cilicia Renovates the Martyrs Memorials   18 July 2013. During a meeting, held in Beirut under the Presidency of His Holiness Aram I, the Assembly decided to renovate old...

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The Ambassador of Armenia in Lebanon meets with His Holiness Aram I

11 July 2013. The Ambassador of Armenia met with His Holiness Aram I at his summer residence in Bikfaya. Ashod Kotcharian and His Holiness discussed Armenia-Diaspora relation and the situation in the region. The Ambassador then informed the Catholicos of the decision...

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The newly elected committees of the Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia will soon begin their work

Under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I, the two committees elected by the Assembly--the Council of Religion and the Council of Laity--will now begin to implement the priorities of the Assembly.   The 13 members of each council will represent the Dioceses...

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His Holiness Aram I receives Sarkis Yoghourtian Assistant Director of the US Federal Reserve Board

3 July 2013. On Tuesday morning, Mr Sarkis Yoghourtjian, an official of the US Federal Reserve Board, met with His Holiness Aram I in Bikfaya. Their conversation focused mainly on Armenia-Diaspora relations and the contribution of Mr Yoghourtjian, as an assistant...

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His Holiness Aram I congratulates the new Emir of Qatar His Excellency Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

28 June 2013. His Holiness Aram I has congratulated H.E. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his accession to the throne of Qatar. In his letter, the Catholicos expressed the hope that the Emir would continue his father H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani’s...

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The Committee on Rites of the Armenian Church meets in Antelias

26 June 2013. The Committee nominated by Holinesses Karekin II and Aram I began its two-day meeting at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias. The Committee is reviewing current ritual ceremonies of the Armenian Church and will propose changes to the Episcopal...

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The ordination of three new priests in Antelias

The ordination rites for the three new priests began Saturday evening when deacons Sepastia Tarkhanian, Hampartsoum Balekjian and Antranig Dalkourgian took the oath according to the canons of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, in the presence of His Holiness Aram I, the...

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