His Holiness Aram I presides over the presentation of the “Commemorative Publication” honoring the print media specialist, Ardashes Der Khatchadurian

20 March 2014. On Thursday evening the presentation of the “Commemorative Publication” was held at the Cilicia Museum Hall. The event was organizated by the committee of the Hask Quarterly, a publication of the Catholicosate and the Seminary.   Rev. Shenohk...

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His Holiness Aram I welcomes the proposed five-year plan of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

On Monday Dr. Razmig Panossian, the Director of the Armenian Division of the Foundation met with His Holiness and presented the proposed five-year plan of the Foundation.   Catholicos Aram I praised the overall goal of sustaining Armenian culture and the Western...

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His Holiness Aram I inaugurates the 35th Book Fair in Antelias

On Sunday 16 March 2014, after the Holy Liturgy, Catholicos Aram I inaugurated the 35th Book Fair entitled “Source of Spiritual and Intellectual Enrichment.”   In his message, His Holiness stated that although the current innovations in communication and the...

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Celebrating 2014, Year of the Elderly, one hundred elderly women and men invited guests for lunch with His Holiness Aram

14 March 2014. On the occasion of 2014, the Year of the Elderly, instituted by Catholicos Aram I, one hundred elderly people visited Antelias. They first attended the Lenten Sunrise service (Arevakal) at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral and then met with His...

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The Minister of Public Health of Lebanon, Wael Abou Faour, meets with His Holiness Aram I

On Thursday 13 March 2014, His Holiness Aram I received Minister Abou Faour, accompanied by Hagop Pakradouni Member of Parliament and Ziad Chaya, Director of the Office of the Ministry.   After discussing the situation in Lebanon, particularly the difficulties...

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His Holiness Aram I meets young artists from Artzakh (Karabagh)

10 March 2014. On Monday, a group of young artists from Artzakh, accompanied by the Vice-Minister for Culture and Youth and representatives of the Lebanon Artzakh fund, met with His Holiness Aram I. The group had come to take part in the programme of the Artzakh...

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His Holiness Aram I honors Mr. and Mrs. Hagop Chiliguirian

On Saturday March 1, 2014, in the evening, following the 40th anniversary concert of the Shenorhali Choir, His Holiness Aram I decorated Mr. and Mrs Hagop Chilinguirian with the St. Mesrob Mashdotz insignia. In his message, Catholicos Aram I recognized Mr and Mrs...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia participates in a Lebanese Ecumenical Meeting

During January and February 2014, Rt. Rev. Paren Vartanian represented the Ecumenical Relations Office of the Catholicosate in the preparatory meeting towards a major event in May 2014 to discuss “Christians in the Middle East.   On 23 January 2014, Rt. Rev....

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The Feast of Vartanantz “The ideals of Vartanantz heroes inspires us to defend our Human Rights,”

On 27 February 2014, on the Feast of the Vartanantz Heroes, Catholicos Aram I referred to the writings of the historian Yeghishé, and reminded the faithful that “Our heroes of the Vartanantz war sacrificed their lives to defend our one faith, homeland and rights as...

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The Ambassador of Canada visits His Holiness Aram I

On Tuesday 24 February 2014, Ambassador Hilary Childs-Adams, accompanied by the Trade and Economic Affairs Attaché of the Embassy Jean-Philippe Tashjian, visited Catholicos Aram I.   His Holiness described the history of the Catholicosate and its mission in the...

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His Holiness Aram I Decorates Mr. Zaven Missirlian with the Insignia of St. Mesrob Mashdotz

23 February 2014, following the Holy Liturgy and the Memorial Service, the clergy and the faithful gathered at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate where His Holiness Aram I honored the committed educator and man of letters, Zaven Missirlian. Mr. Jirair Tanielian traced...

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Commemoration Of The Departed Catholicoi And Sumgait Massacre Victims At St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

On Sunday 23 February 2014, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy and the Memorial Service celebrating the lives of the departed Catholicoi and clergy and offered prayers for the victims of the Sumgait massacre (1988).  In his sermon, the priest who...

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