CATHOLICOS ARAM I RECEIVES PATRIARCH KRIKOR BEDROS XX

On Wednesday evening, January 8th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received His Beatitude Krikor Bedros XX.   The meeting was an opportunity to talk about the current situation in Lebanon and the region, as well as Armenia-Diaspora relations. The two spiritual leaders...

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CHRISTMAS VIGIL SERVICE IN ANTELIAS

On the eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 5th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Christmas Vigil Service (Jrakaluyts - Lighting of the Candles), at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, in Antelias.   At the...

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THE IDC PRESIDENT IN ANTELIAS

On Saturday, January 4th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Toufic Baaklini, President of the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) organization, accompanied by Alexis Moukarzel, IDC Representative in Lebanon.   Based in Washington, IDC includes representatives from...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITS THE LEBANESE ARMENIAN HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS

On Monday, January 30th, 2019, on the occasion of the New Year and Christmas, His Holiness Aram I paid visits to the Armenian Elderly Home – CAHL and the Armenian Relief Cross of Lebanon, in Bourdj Hamoud, as well as the Armenian Educational Benevolent Union, in...

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TWO YOUNG PRIESTS RECEIVED THE FIRST FOUR RANKS OF VARTABED (DOCTOR IN THE DOGMA OF THE CHURCH)

On Saturday evening, December 28th, 2019, V. Rev. Fr. Levon Yeghyayan and V. Rev. Fr. Oshin Tchvalertanian presented their theses to His Holiness Aram I and defended them in the presence of the members of the Cilician Brothers, at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate....

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THE IRANIAN CULTURAL COUNCILOR VISITS ANTELIAS

On Saturday, December 28th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the visit of Dr. Abbas Khamayar, who is in charge of cultural activities if the Iranian embassy in Lebanon. The agenda of the meeting included mainly issues related to inter-religious...

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THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE PROTODEACON IN ANTELIAS

On Sunday, December 22nd, 2019, the Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, celebrated the feast of the Deacon and Protomartyr St. Stephen. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian celebrated the Divine Liturgy, presided over by His Holiness Aram I, at St. Gregory the...

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BOOK LAUNCH OF PARSEGH GANATCHIAN’S MUSICAL COLLECTION IN ANTELIAS

Under the patronage of His Holiness Aram I, the Library of the Catholicosate of Cilicia organized a book launch event of the Armenian composer and conductor Parsegh Ganatchian’s musical collection (two volumes), on Thursday evening, at the Cilicia Museum. The...

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

On Sunday, December 15th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the Executive Director of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Haykak Arshamyan and the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Lebanon H.E. Vahagn Atabekyan.   The meeting was an opportunity to give a general...

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THE “SHNORHALI” CHOIR DEDICATES ITS CONCERT TO THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF GOMIDAS VARTABED

Under the patronage of His Holiness Aram I, the “Shnorhali” choir of the Catholicosate of Cilicia marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Armenian ethnomusicologist Gomidas Vartabed, on Friday evening, December 13th, 2019, at Sts. Vartanants...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE ARF BUREAU

On Friday, December 13th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received members from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau headed by ARF Bureau Representative Hagop Der Khatchadourian.   During the meeting they discussed issues pertaining Armenia, Artsakh and the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CONGRATULATES THE NEWLY ELECTED ARMENIAN PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

On December 11th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received a letter from the Chair of the special delegates council of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople Khatchig Janel informing that H.B. Sahak Mashalian was elected as the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople....

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