THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY’S COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

On Friday, June 21st, 2019, the 89th commencement ceremony of the Armenian Theological Seminary was held at St. Maty Monastery, in Bikfaya, presided over by His Holiness Aram I. This year’s ceremony was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Armenian renowned...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CHAIRS THE FACULTY MEETING OF THE ARMENIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

On Wednesday, June 19th, the end of the school year faculty meeting was held at the Armenian Theological Seminary, in Bikfaya. The head of the faculty, His Holiness Aram I chaired the meeting. Student assessment and program evaluation was on top of the agenda of the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE DIRECTOR OF KARAGHEUSIAN CENTER AND A GROUP OF ARMENIANS FROM FRANCE

On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received in his summer residence in Bikfaya Serop Ohanian, the Field director of Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation in Lebanon. Ohanian briefed His Holiness on the latest social-assistance and healthcare...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE NEWLY ORDAINED PRIESTS ON THEIR FIRST DAY OF 40 DAYS IN SOLITUDE

According to the tradition of the Armenian Church, newly ordained priests spend forty days in seclusion praying, fasting, and reading the Bible. Only after the period is over they are invited to commence their service with their first Holy Mass.   On Monday, June...

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THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES AT THE HAYASTAN ALL-ARMENIAN FUND BOARD MEETING

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is holding its annual Board of Trustees meeting in Yerevan. The Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, who called for the meeting, will preside over the meeting. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian will participate at the assembly on behalf of the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES WRITER BOGHOS SHAHMELIKIAN

On Monday, June 17th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received Lebanese Armenian writer Boghos Shahmelikian. Now residing in Los Angeles, Boghos Shahmelikian visited His Holiness with his family and accompanied by Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian. The aim of the visit was to...

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A GROUP OF PAINTERS FROM ARTSAKH VISIT HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On Friday, June 14th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received a group of painters from Artsakh.   Appreciating their activities achievements in Artsakh, His Holiness commended them and took the opportunity to underline the importance of reviving the Armenian culture...

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THREE SEMINARIANS ARE ORDAINED AND CONSECRATED AS PRIESTS

On the evening of Saturday, June 15th, during the service, Deacon George Aprahamian, Deacon Moushegh Karageozian and Deacon Shahe Yacoubian started their journey to priesthood by approaching the Holy Altar on their knees, where they anathematized the heretics, accepted...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I’S MEETINGS

On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the following guests respectively, in Bikfaya:   Dr. Alex Moukarzel. Dr. Moukarzel extended an official invitation to His Holiness Aram I for a conference to be held in the coming weeks in the USA.  ...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I HONORS THE LATE BEDROS ADJEMIAN WITH THE “KNIGHT OF CILICIA” INSIGNIA

On Friday, June 14th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I honored the late Bedros Adjemian with the “Knight of Cilicia” insignia. The insignia was accepted by Ani Adjemian, his widow, and in the presence of their children.   Bedros Adjemian, who has been the ordination...

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A GROUP OF LECTURERS AND PHD STUDENTS FROM GERMANY VISIT HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On Friday, June 14th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received a group of lecturers and PhD students coming from various universities in Germany. The aim of the visit was to listen to His Holiness’ lecture on the relationship between religion and politics.   In his...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE LEBANESE AMBASSADOR IN ARGENTINE

On Thursday, June 13th, His Holiness Aram I received Lebanon’s ambassador in Argentine, Mr. Johnny Ibrahim, accompanied by Lebanon’s honorary consul of Fresno Mr. Harry Najarian.   The meeting was an opportunity to discuss about the Armenian communities in...

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