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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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RATIFIES THE ELECTION OF THE NEW PRELATE OF THE ARMENIAN PRELACY OF PERIA (SYRIA)

On June 8th, 2019, the Diocesan National Representative Assembly of the Armenian Prelacy of Peria (Syria) elected His Grace Bishop Masis Zoboyan as the new prelate of the prelacy.   His Holiness Aram I ratified the election in a Pontifical letter directed to the...

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THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF VIRGIN MARY AND THE PILGRIMAGE DAY OF ST. MARY MONASTERY

On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, the Armenian Church marked the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the Pilgrimage Day of St. Mary Monastery in front of the open-air altar, in Bikfaya. His Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy, celebrated by Archbishop...

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AROUND ONE THOUSAND FAITHFUL JOINED THE PILGRIMAGE-MARCH DEDICATED TO THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF ST. MARY

On Friday evening, August 16th, 2019, on the eve of the feast of Assumption of St. Mary and the St. Mary Monastery Pilgrimage Day, a pilgrimage-march took place from St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, in Antelias, to St. Mary Monastery, in Bikfaya, for the third...

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ST. MARY MONASTERY PILGRIMAGE DAY

Under the auspices of His Holiness Aram I and organized by the Christian Education Department, a week of special services, prayers, Bible studies, and daily celebration of the Divine Liturgy was held on 12th to 16th of August 2019, at St. Mary Monastery in Bikfaya,...

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