His Holiness Aram I congratulates the new Emir of Qatar His Excellency Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

28 June 2013. His Holiness Aram I has congratulated H.E. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his accession to the throne of Qatar. In his letter, the Catholicos expressed the hope that the Emir would continue his father H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani’s...

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The Committee on Rites of the Armenian Church meets in Antelias

26 June 2013. The Committee nominated by Holinesses Karekin II and Aram I began its two-day meeting at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias. The Committee is reviewing current ritual ceremonies of the Armenian Church and will propose changes to the Episcopal...

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The ordination of three new priests in Antelias

The ordination rites for the three new priests began Saturday evening when deacons Sepastia Tarkhanian, Hampartsoum Balekjian and Antranig Dalkourgian took the oath according to the canons of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, in the presence of His Holiness Aram I, the...

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Representatives of the International Arab-Armenian Lawyers Association visit Antelias

Recently, a delegation of the Association headed by its General Secretary Sameh Ashouri, also Chairman of the Egyptian Lawyers Syndicate, and Samah Kreisi, Vice Chairman of the Jordanian Lawyers Syndicate, as well as lawyers from Morocco, Syria and Lebanon, accompanied...

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Celebrating the end of the Women’s Bible Study Course in Antelias

18 June 2013. More than 200 women who had gathered in St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral received their certificates for the 2012-2013 course. At the end of the presentations, His Holiness Aram I told the women that as 2013 is the Year of the Armenian Mother, their...

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General Assembly declaration on the commemoration of the 100-Ann. of the Armenian Genocide

General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia (12-15 June 2013) Restoration of our Just Rights should be the axis of 100th Anniversary Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide   The 100 delegates, comprising clergy and laity from the Dioceses of the...

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Distribution of the awards to the winners of the competition organized by the ‘Khatchig Babikian Fund’ of the Catholicosate

‘Through your performance you assured us that you would safeguard western Armenian language and cultural heritage’, said His Holiness Aram I   On Sunday 16 June 2013, the faithful of the Catholicosate celebrated the 18th anniversary of the enthronement of His...

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His Holiness Aram I decorates Mr. and Mrs. Hrair Soghomonian

June 14 2013. During the closing dinner of the General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia at Le Royal Hotel, Catholicos Aram I decorated Hrair Soghomonian with the insignia of “Prince of Cilicia.” In his speech, the Catholicos said, “Today, I want to...

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Thanksgiving Prayer to celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Consecration of Catholicos Aram I

On Sunday, 16 June 2013, during the Holy Liturgy, a special thanksgiving prayer service was held to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of Cilicia. After the Biblical readings, Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of...

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His Holiness Aram I heads delegation to the Presidential Palace

On Saturday morning, 15 June 2013, His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by the Diocesan Bishops of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and 30 persons representing the General Assembly, met with H.E. Michel Sleiman, President of Lebanon.   Catholicos Aram I first thanked...

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Day Two evening celebrations

“The Strength of Antelias lies in its power to Serve”   On Thursday evening, the participants of the Assembly went to Bikfaya to attend a concert by the “Shenorhali,” Choir conducted by Rev. Torkom Donayan, dedicated to the “2013, Year of the Armenian...

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Day Two- The General Assembly discusses the report of the Council of Laity of the Central Committee

Sessions on the second day began with the Lord’s Prayer and the blessings of His Holiness Aram I. The delegates received the report and recommendations of the Executive Council. The delegates thanked the Catholicos for his guidance concerning their programmes and...

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