The Armenian Bishops Conference begins in Holy Etchmiadzin

On Tuesday 24 September 2014, His Holiness Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians and His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of Cilicia inaugurated the Conference of Armenian Bishops in Holy Etchmadzin. The conference is being attended by 62 bishops and archbishops. The...

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Delegates of the Catholicosate of Cilicia attend the conference on “Theological Reflections on Diakonia for the 21st Century” of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC)

17-18 September, a delegation of young priests, headed by Rev. Ghevont Pentezian, participated in a conference organized by the Department on Diakonia and Social Justice of the MECC. Participants included representatives of member churches and civil society...

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The Council of Religion of the Catholicosate of Cilicia meets in Antelias to set its agenda and is briefed on the forthcoming Armenian Bishops Conference by His Holiness Aram I

On 16 September 2013, the Council of Religion of the Executive Committee of the Catholicosate met under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I at the monastery in Bikfaya.   After studying the programme adopted by the recent National Assembly of the...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia participated in the preparatory meetings of the 10th Assembly Committees of the World Council of Churches

8-11 September 2013, Archbishop Nareg Alemezian attended the meetings of the leaders of “Ecumenical Conversations” to take place during the Assembly in Busan, Republic of South Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013. While in Geneva, the Archbishop also met with...

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“We must strengthen the foundations of Christian-Muslim coexistence”, His Holiness Aram I

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan invited the Heads of Christian Communities in the Middle East to meet in Amman from 3-4 September 2013 to discuss the challenges they are facing as a result of the conflicts in the region.   His Holiness Aram I appointed...

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The Preparatory Committee of the Conference of Armenian Bishops meets in St. Etchmiadzin, Armenia

During 28-29 August 2013, the preparatory committee of the Armenian Bishops’ Conference met to discuss the agenda of the meeting to be held 24-29 September 2013.   Representing the Holy See of Etchmiadzin were Archbishop Khajak Barsamian and Bishop Michael...

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“Irrespective of difficulties, Christians will stay in the Middle East” said His Holiness Aram I

On Thursday 23 May 2013, the International Conference on “Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East” opened in Beirut. The conference was organized by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches. Around two hundred persons from...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia is a founding member of the Council of Churches of the Gulf Countries

On Saturday 15 May 2013, representatives of churches and communities from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar, Sharja, Kuwait and Bahrain met in Abu Dhabi. Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian, the Pontifical Delegate for Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, represented the Catholicosate of...

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The Catholicostae of Cilicia co-organizes an international conference on Monasticism in the Armenian Church

The University in Salzburg in cooperation with the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and the Holy See of Cilicia organized an international conference on “Monasticism in the Armenian Churches” from 14-17 April 2013.   The conference began with a Benedictine vespers at...

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The Executive Committee of the MECC meets in Antelias

As a President of the MECC, His Holiness Aram I presided over and hosted the meeting. The meeting began with a business session, during which the church representatives discussed administrative and financial issues, the situation of Christians in Syria and Egypt,...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia represented at the enthronement of the new Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian represented the Catholicosate at the enthronement of Justin Welby as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. Archbishop Moushegh later met with the Archbishop and conveyed the greetings of His Holiness Aram I.   Earlier, in a letter,...

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Delegates of the Catholicosate of Cilicia present at the enthronement of Pope Francis I

On Tuesday 19 March 2013, the delegates representing His Holiness Aram I attended the enthronement of Pope Francis I at St. Peter’s Cathedral. The delegation consisted of Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of the Western Diocese of the USA, Archbishop Nareg...

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