“Lent is an invitation to accountability” Aram I Catholicos

9 March 2015. As every year, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Arevakal (mid-Lent sunrise service) at St. Nishan Cathedral of the Diocese of Lebanon, the seminary choir performing the service.   In his message, the Catholicos reminded the faithful that Lent is a...

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PONTIFICAL ENCYCLICAL BY HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DEDICATED TO THE CENTENARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

2015 is not just another year. As the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, it carries a special meaning, a special message and a special purpose. Every Armenian and the entire nation should reflect on the unique significance and special importance of the...

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His Holiness Aram I Begins His Pastoral Visit to the United Arab Emirates

4 December 2014. On Thursday morning, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Dubai, where he will consecrate the Armenian Church in Abu Dhabi. The Catholical Vicar V. Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian, and representatives of the Armenian Church Council in the United Arab Emirates and...

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“Armenians should remain faithfull to the four highest legacies of our people: The Church, the Nation, the Culture and demanding justice to the memories of the Genocide victims” His Holiness Aram I

23 October 2014. The three day conference concluded with the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Holy Saviour Monastery, in New Julfa, in the presence of His Holiness Aram I and the Prime Minister of Armenia accompanied by seven Government Ministers.   The...

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How I See the Future of Christianity in the Middle East

  The following text is a summary of the reflections of H.H. Aram I during the International Summit held 9-11 September 2014 in Washington D.C. Christianity is on the verge of disappearing from the Middle East, where, for centuries, it has...

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“Armenians do not want sympathy or mercy from the Turkish authorities; they demand the recognition of the Genocide and Reparations,” Said His Holiness Aram I

24 April 2014. On Thursday, following the Holy Liturgy at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, the faithful attended the requiem service in memory of the martyrs in front of the Memorial Chapel.   His Holiness Aram I presided over the service...

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“Do not be afraid … He is risen from the dead”

20 April 2014. On Easter Sunday, Armenian members of the Lebanese parliament, ministers civil society representatives and more than a thousand faithful attended the Holy Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. His Holiness Aram I based his Easter...

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We shall overcome the current crisis in Kessab through our unity in faith and solidarity as a community, Said His Holiness Aram I

26 March 2014. On Wednesday Catholicos Aram I, accompanied by clergy and the seminary students, attended the Lenten Sunrise Service (Arevakal) at the St. Nishan Church in Beirut upon the invitation of the Prelate and the Church Council.   After giving thanks for...

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“The Revival of the Armenian Community in Syria is a priority for All Armenians,” States His Holiness Aram I in His Christmas Message

On Monday 6 January His Holiness Aram I celebrated the Holy Liturgy and gave his Christmas message to the faithful at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. His Holiness stressed the theme of peace, following the message of Jesus the Prince of Peace in his parables and...

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2012: Year of the Armenian Book

Pontifical Message Addressed to the Prelates of the Dioceses of the Holy See of Cilicia, Members of the Clergy, Church Councils and Community Organizations, And the Faithful of the Armenian Church   We greet you from the Holy See of Cilicia in Antelias with...

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