The Armenian Studies department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia organizes intensive courses for the perfection of the western Armenian language

After a series of consultations on the usage of the Western Armenian language today, His Holiness Aram I nominated a committee of specialists to study its current usage in the diaspora. The Committee, in cooperation with the Armenian Studies department of the...

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His Holiness Aram I congratulates the new President of Cyprus

His Holiness Aram I sent a letter of congratulations to Nicos Anastiadis, the new President-elect of the Republic of Cyprus. In his letter, the Catholicos wrote, “Our churches share identical histories, similar traditions and common values. Both our churches and...

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His Holiness Aram I receives ecumenical visitors

During the week His Holiness Aram I held meetings with ecumenical guests visiting Lebanon.   He first met with Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky, a former member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the current Chairperson of the...

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His Holiness Aram I congratulates President Serj Sarkissian upon his re-election

19 February 2013, in a letter addressed to President Serge Sarkissian, His Holiness Aram I congratulated him on his re-election for a second term.   In his letter, His Holiness assured the President of the support of the Catholicosate of Cilicia in his...

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“Hrair and Maggy Soghomonian are the benefactors of the new brotherhood building in Bikfaya” announces His Holiness Aram I

Upon the request of His Holiness Aram I, Hrair and Maggy Soghomonian, residents of the United Arab Emirates, donated one-and-a-half million U.S. dollars for the construction of a new building at the seminary in Bikfaya. In his letter of appreciation, His Holiness...

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His Holiness Aram I attends the enthronement of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, John X Yazigi

On Sunday, 17 February 2013, the newly elect Greek Orthodox Patriarch, John X Yazigi, was enthroned at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Beirut. The President, Prime Minister and all the Heads of religious communities in Lebanon were present at the Service....

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His Holiness Aram I visits Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

On 16 February 2013, His Holiness Aram I visited the ailing Syrian Orthodox Patriarch, who is currently staying at the Atchane monastery in Lebanon. The Catholicos was accompanied by his assistant, Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian, and the ecumenical officer, Archbishop Nareg...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon

On 15 February 2013, Ashod Kocharian, the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon met with His Holiness Aram I. He informed the Catholicos of the decision to hold a special requiem service on 3 March 2013, to honor the memory of the victims of the Sumkait massacres in 1988 by...

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The Lebanon chapter ofthe Pan Armenian Fund transmits a check to His Holiness Aram I to assist the Armenian community in Syria

On 14 February the members of the Lebanon Chapter of the Fund met with Catholicos Aram I and handed him a check in the amount of USD 100,000- to provide humanitarian assistance the community in Syria.   Upon receiving the check, His Holiness thanked the members...

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The participants of the European Project for Interreligious Learning (EPIL) meet with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias

The last module of the third cycle of the “Roaming College” European Project for Interreligious Learning (EPIL) for Christian and Muslim women was held 2-11 February 2013, in Beirut Lebanon. 37 students, Academic Team and Board members, from Europe and the Middle...

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His Holiness Aram I will preside over the lenten prayer services at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

11 February 2013 the faithful in the Armenian Orthodox Church began 40 days of Lent, a period of praying, self-inquiry and fasting. Prayer services will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays; His Holiness Aram I will preside over the service and the faithful will do the...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Sunday School children celebrating Paregentan (The Great Living Day) before Lent

On Sunday 10 February after the Holy Liturgy, the Sunday school children, disguised in carnival costumes, with their parents and teachers met His Holiness Aram I and received his blessings. He commended the lively Sunday Schools and noted that these schools in all the...

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