REQUIEM SERVICE IN MEMORY OF THE DECEASED CATHOLICOI AND CLERGY OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

On Sunday, Frebruary 16th, 2020, following the Divine Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I presided over the requiem service held in memory of the deceased catholicoi and clergy of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The requiem prayer was offered in the Zarehian Mausoleum, where...

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THE RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY DISCUSSES CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS MATTERS

On Saturday, February 8th, 2020, the Religious Council of the National General Assembly held its meeting, presided over by His Holiness Aram I, at the Catholicosate of Cilicia.   The council discussed topics including Christian education, parish priest formation,...

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“THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT MUST SEEK AN INCLUSIVE AND RESPONSIVE VISION” H.H. ARAM I

Addressing the international ecumenical consultation taking place at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I said: " As a future-oriented movement, the ecumenical movement calls us to read the signs of the times and seek the right way to...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I HOSTS GLOBAL ECUMENICAL CHURCH LEADERS TO ENVISAGE A MORE RESPONSIVE AND INCLUSIVE ECUMENICAL VISION

On January 31, 2020-February 2, 2020 His Holiness Aram I hosted a group of twenty five seasoned ecumenical church leaders to consider the present ecumenical realities, problems and challenges in order to seek new and relevant ways to articulate a forward-looking...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECORATES TWO ECUMENISTS WITH THE “ST. MESROB MASHDOTS” INSIGNIA

In the honor of the participants of the international ecumenical consultation, held at the Catholicosate, a reception followed the closing remarks of the conference on the evening of Saturday, February 1st, 2020, in the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. The participating...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED CARDINAL KURT KOCH

On Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, Cardinal Kurt Koch, the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, visited His Holiness Aram I, and discussed matters pertaining the ecumenical movement. The meeting was also an opportunity to further strengthen...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE ARMENIAN AMBASSADOR IN LEBANON

On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon Vahagn Atabekyan, who extended letters to the Catholicos from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Republic of Artsakh. The two also...

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THE NEWLY APPOINTED LEBANESE ARMENIAN MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORT IN THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT VISITS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, the newly appointed Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sport Ms. Vartineh Ohanian-Kevorkian, accompanied by Lebanese MP Hagop Pakradouni, visited His Holiness Aram I, who congratulated Ms. Ohanian-Kevorkian on her appointment and gave his...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECLARES 2020 THE YEAR OF ARMENIANS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

From the Monastery of Antelias of the Great House of Cilicia, we greet with pontifical blessing, warm Christian love and intense patriotism the World General Assembly, the Religious and Lay Councils of the Central Executive Council, the Prelates, the ecclesiastical...

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HH ARAM I RECEIVES THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO LEBANON

On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon.   The Archbishop conveyed the greetings of Pope Francis and extended a letter of Christmas wishes. In turn, the Catholicos asked the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITS THE ZVARTNOTS CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I paid a visit to the Zvartnots Center for children with special needs, in Bourdj Hamoud, toured the various departments of the Center and spent time with the students.   After getting briefed of the Center’s...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE REPRESENTATIVE OF PATRIARCH IGNATIUS APHREM II

On Thursday, January 9th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Metropolitan of Mount Lebanon Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, who had visited Aram I on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II to extend greetings on the occasion of the feast of the Nativity...

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