Members of the Brotherhood of the Catholicosate of Cilicia assist in Holy Week Services in all Dioceses

This year again His Holiness Aram I assigned the priests serving at the Catholicosate to assist in the services at the dioceses and parishes in Lebanon, Latakia (Syria), Cyprus, Tehran, Montreal (Canada) and...

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Commemoration of the Parable of the Ten Maidens in Antelias

15 April 2014. On Great and Holy Tuesday during the evening service, the Armenian Orthodox Church commemorated the parable of the Ten Maidens in Antelias.  After prayers and hymns on the theme, reminding the faithful to be prepared for the Day of Judgment, the priest...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Chairman of the Higher Judicial Council of Lebanon

16 April 2014. On Wednesday evening Judge Jean Fahed met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. They discussed the situation in Lebanon and problems related to the judiciary and the confessional courts. In relation to the confessional courts, His Holiness emphasized the...

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The 12th General Assembly of the Brotherhood of the Catholicosate of Cilicia was held in Antelias 3-4 April 2014 “Taking the Church to the people and building the church of the people is our mission,” said His Holiness Aram I

The members of the Brotherhood met at the Meeting Hall of the Gulbenkian Museum in Antelias under the leadership of His Holiness Aram I. Following the election of the officers of the Assembly, in his opening message, the Catholicos Aram I reminded the clergy that such...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Baroness Valerie Amos , the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief

2 April 2014. On Wednesday evening the UN-Undersecretary Baroness Valerie Amos, who was on a one-day visit to Lebanon to discuss the status of Syrian refugees, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias.   His Holiness Aram I welcomed the Under-Secretary and...

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The Council of Religion and the Prelates of all Dioceses of the Catholicosate of Cilicia meet in Antelias

1 April 2014. In the morning His Holiness Aram I presided over the meeting of the Council of Religion with the participation of all the Prelates.   The members of the Council received reports on ecumenical and interfaith activities of the church, discussed...

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His Holiness Aram I congratulates Syriac Orthodox Patriarch-elect Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim

31 March 2014. On Monday the morning His Holiness Aram I accompanied by the Prelates of the Dioceses of Lebanon, Syria and Tehran, visited Patriarch-elect Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim at the Atchaneh Monastery in Lebanon.   During their conversation they discussed the...

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Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity visits His Holiness Aram I

29 March 2014. On Saturday morning, Cardinal Kurt Koch, accompanied by his staff and the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon Gabriele Giordano Caccia, visited His Holiness Aram I. Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, the Ecumenical Officer of the Catholicosate, was also present at the...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon

28 March, 2014. On Friday evening Derek Plumbly, the UN Special      Coordinator for Lebanon, met with Catholicos Aram I to follow up a telephone conversation the Catholicos had had earlier with Under-Secretary Jeffrey Feltman regarding Kessab.   His...

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His Holiness Aram I proposes that the Kessab region be declared a demilitarized zone.

27 March 2014. On Thursday evening, Jeffrey Feltman, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, called His Holiness Aram I from New York asking for his assessment of the situation in Kessab. Mr Feltman told the Catholicos that the UN was extremely concerned...

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His Holiness Aram I receives a delegation representing the Parliament of Armenia

27 March 2014. On Thursday morning the delegation, accompanied by the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon and his staff, met with Catholicos Aram I. They informed him of the results of their fact-finding visits, which have included the displaced Armenians in Latakia and...

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His Holiness Aram I appeals to All Armenians to help the population of Kessab

After consulting with the emergency committees working in the city of Latakia and the reports of the clergy travelling to Kessab and all other Kessab-related bodies, Catholicos Aram I calls upon Armenians everywhere to:   Move from expressions of solidarity to...

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