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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His Holiness Aram I Decorates Raffi Arslanian with the “Knight of Cilicia” Insignia

On Sunday 23 February 2014, in the evening a special ceremony was organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Melkon and Haik Arslanian Djemaran (College) of the Armenian Educational and Cultural Association (Hamazkayin). Mr. Dikran Jinbashian, the current...

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Representatives of European Non-Governmental Organizations meet with His Holiness Aram I

On Friday 14 February 2014, representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom met with His Holiness Aram I. These NGO’s are engaged in humanitarian work in Syria and are particularly...

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“The Armenian mother is the first foremost educator of the child” Stated His Holiness Aram I on the eve of the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Dyarentarach)

Friday 14 February 2014. On Thursday evening, a large number of parents with their children gathered at the to St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral to attend the evening service prior to the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. His Holiness Aram I...

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The Representative of the Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia attends Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches.

The newly appointed Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches met at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, 7-12 February 2014. The main agenda was to study the decisions and recommendations of the 10th Assembly held in Busan (South Korea).  Archbishop Nareg...

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Representatives of the Catholicosate of Cilicia discuss the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide with the Moderator and General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

11 February 2014. On Monday, around the meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches held in Geneva, Archbishop Nareg Alemezian member of the Executive Committee and Ms. Teny Pirri-Simonian, member of the Central Committee, met with the Moderator...

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