“The Resurrection of Christ is the victory of justice”, said His Holiness Aram I on Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, His Holiness Aram I celebrated the Holy Liturgy. The victory of justice through the Resurrection of Christ was the focus of his message. “God created the world where justice and peace should prevail”; “however,” he continued, “injustice and...

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Maundy Thursday at the Holy See of Cilicia

“LET THE MESSAGE OF THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST BECOME THE AXIS OF OUR LIVES” SAID CATHOLICOS ARAM I   On Maundy Thursday a large number of Armenians assisted the morning service, the service of Repentance, and the Holy Liturgy that followed at St. Gregory...

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Commemoration of the Parable of the Ten Maidens in Antelias

During the evening service in Antelias on Great and Holy Tuesday, the Armenian Orthodox Church commemorated the parable of the Ten Maidens. After prayers and hymns on the theme, reminding the faithful to be prepared for the Day of Judgment, the priest read the parable...

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Palm Sunday in Antelias

On 24 March, Palm Sunday, the cathedral and the courtyard in Antelias were packed with children and their parents who had come to celebrate the triumphant entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is also the “Day of the Armenian Child,” which was instituted by...

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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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The sisxth Sunday of Lent and the feast of St. Gregory the Illuminator, pilgrimage to Antelias

  The feast of the entrance of St. Gregory the Illuminator into the dungeon is a period of pilgrimage and prayers at the Cathedral named after the Saint in Antelias. The feast also coincides with the Sixth Sunday of Lent, when the church remembers the first and...

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His Holiness Aram I sends a letter of blessing Professor emeritus Richard Hovhannessian

On the occasion of a special event organized by the friends of the University of California, Los Angeles Armenian Studies Department, His Holiness Aram I sent a letter recognizing the contribution of Professor Richard Hovhannessian to Armenian Genocide Studies.  ...

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His Holiness Catholicos Aram I greets the election of His Holiness Pope Francis I

In a letter addressed to His Holiness Pope Francis I, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I congratulated the election of the Pope "with profound spiritual joy and in the spirit of Christian love and fellowship", expressing hope that "at these challenging times, facing the...

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Lent concert at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

On Thursday 14 March 2013, under the patronage of His Holiness Aram I, the Department of Christian Education of the Catholicosate of Cilicia organized a spiritual concert, accompanied with meditation.   The Armash Choir of the Seminary, conducted by Rev. Torkom...

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The Armenian Church at the enthronement of the Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch

On Sunday, 3 March 2013, Archbishop Avak Assadourian and Bishop Ashod Menatsakanian from the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and Archbishops Gorun Babian and Nareg Alemezian from the Holy See of Cilicia represented the Armenian Orthodox Church at the enthronement of His...

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