Members of the Executive Committee of the Lebanese Youth Association meet with His Holiness Aram I

On Thursday 31 January 2013, the members of the Executive Committee visited the Catholicosate to express their good wishes for 2013 to His Holiness Aram I, and hear his views on the situation in the Middle East and Lebanon.   In response to their questions, His...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the representative of Greek Orthodox Patriarch His Beatitude Johanna X Yazigi

On Tuesday 29 January 2013 in the morning, His Holiness Aram I received the Metropolitan Ghattas Hazim, Dean of the Theological Faculty, University of Balamand. The representative had come to discuss with the Catholicos political and ecumenical issues related to the...

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The Armenian Orthodox Church takes part in the 10th Session of the International Joint Roman Catholic-Oriental Orthodox Commission for Theological Dialogue

The 10th session of the International Theological Dialogue Commission was held in Rome from 23 to 27 January 2013. The Armenian Church was represented by Archbishop Yeznik Bedrossian and Rev. Shahé Ananian from the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and Archbishops Oshagan...

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‘The week of prayer for Christian Unity’ concludes at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

On Sunday 20 January 2013, the week of Prayer for Christian Unity began with an ecumenical prayer at the Syriac Catholic Church in Beirut where His Holiness Aram I was present among the other heads of religious communities in Lebanon. The final closing ecumenical...

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24 January 2013. Last week upon the invitation of His Holiness Aram I, the members of the Council of Laity and the Religious Council of the Central Committee of the National Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the Diocesan Bishops met to prepare the National...

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His Holiness Aram I congratulates Arch. Nourhan Manougian the new Patriarch of Jerusalem

On Thursday 24 January 2013, upon receiving the news of the election of Archbishop Nourhan as successor to the late Patriarch Torkom, Catholicos Aram I congratulated the Patriarch personally, and said, “The close relations we have enjoyed with the Patriarchate of...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Ambassador of Iran to Lebanon

On Wednesday 16 January 2013, Ambassador Ghadonfar Rokon Abadi met His Holiness Aram I and briefed him on the efforts of his country to bring an end to the crisis in Syria.   After listening to the Ambassador, His Holiness stated his position as follows: First,...

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The former members of the Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA) meet to set plans for their organization

On 16 December 2012, representatives of ACUSA, following up an earlier meeting, which had been initiated by His Holiness Aram I, met with the Catholicos to discuss their plans for future activities. The Catholicos appointed a committee of eleven women and men and then...

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Interview with His Holiness Aram I conducted by France-Armenie magazine

Aram Ier : « Aider les Arméniens de Syrie est une priorité pour notre peuple »   Le Catholicos de la Grande Maison de Cilicie exhorte le monde arménien à poursuivre son aide aux Arméniens de Syrie plongés dans la tourmente. Interview exclusive (1).  ...

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Representatives of the Association of Muslim Scholars of Lebanon meet with His Holiness Aram I

On Tuesday 15 January 2013, Sunni and Shi’te scholars representing the Association met Catholicos Aram I and discussed three issues: strengthening Christian and Muslim relations, the social role of religion and the proposed new election law.   His Holiness...

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The representative of the Maronite Patriarch Rai meets with His Holiness Aram I

12 January 2013. The Patriarchal Vicar of the Maronite Church, Archbishop Paul Sayah, visited His Holiness Aram I. The Archbishop briefed the Catholicos on the meeting initiated by Patriarch, Cardinal Rai, on Friday, 11 January, at which he and Maronite political...

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Christmas at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias

‘THE BIRTH OF THE SON OF GOD IS THE RENEWAL OF HUMANITY’ SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAM I   On 6 January 2013, the Armenian Orthodox Churches all over the world celebrated Christmas and Epiphany according to the Early Church calendar. The Early Church celebrated...

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