The Board of Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) and the President of Haigazian University visit His Holiness Aram I

28 August 2013. Yesterday, His Holiness Aram I received two visits. The newly elected members of the AEF Board, led by its President Aram Malian met with Catholicos Aram I at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya.  After listening to the Board’s plan of action, the...

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His Holiness Aram I meets with Maronite Cardinal Patriarch Bechara al-Rai

On Friday 23 August 2013, His Holiness Aram I met with His Beatitude Patriarch Bechara al-Rai in Bkerkeh at the patriarchal headquarters. The meeting was held in the presence of former Patriarch Sfeir, the two assistant bishops of Patriarch al-Rai and Archbishop Nareg...

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Representatives of the Lebanese House Speaker Nabih Berri visit His Holiness Aram I

The representatives met His Holiness Aram I at the Monastery in Bikfaya. Mr. Jean Salmanian, the representative of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia on the National Christian-Muslim Dialogue Committee, also attended the meeting.   The purpose of the visit...

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His Holiness Aram I received the representatives of the Central Committee of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF)

The President of the ARF (Tashnak) party, Hagop Khatcherian, and his delegation met with His Holiness Aram I at the Monastery in Bikfaya. Hagop Pakradouni, member of the Lebanese Parliament also attended the meeting.   The delegation briefed the Catholicos on...

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Crown Prince Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani’s response to His Holiness Aram I

His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Antelias   Sincere Greetings,   We received your kind letter congratulating me on my election as Crown Prince of Qatar. Please accept my deep respect and sincere appreciation. I wish you...

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Week of lectures dedicated to Mary the Theotokos, organized by the Catholicosate of Cilicia

From the 13th to the16th of August, around two hundred women gathered at the Convent in Bikfaya to participate in this year’s lecture series dedicated to Mary the Theotokos.   The event precedes the celebration of the Feast of Mary, which runs from the 16th to...

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‘Issues and Perspectives’ – A new book by His Holiness Aram I

ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES Aram I   In the Introduction of his recent book, His Holiness Aram I states that "two salient features of modern societies occupy a central place in this book." These are: "First, religion has become pivotal in the daily life of societies....

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Live television broadcast via satellite – August 17th, 2013

On the occasion of the feast of St. Mary’s Assumption, the Noursat Broadcast will be broadcasting LIVE via satellite the Holy Mass presided over by His Holiness Aram I.   Place:  St. Mary Monastery, Bikfaya, Lebanon   Time corresponding UTC (GMT):...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the former President of Lebanon H.E. Amin Gemayel

On Monday 12 August 2013, former Lebanese President and current leader of the Lebanese Phalangist Party, Amin Gemayel, met with His Holiness Arm I at his summer residence in Bikfaya.   During the one-hour meeting they talked about the situation in the Middle...

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The Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Nourhan Manoukian, visits His Holiness Aram I

On Thursday 8 August 2013, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan met with His Holiness Aram I while on a private visit to Lebanon. They discussed issues and concerns related to the Armenian Church, Armenia and the Diaspora.   The visit ended with a private lunch...

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Missak Azadian is chosen as “Star Child Singer” at Der Melkonian theater

On Friday evening, 2 August 2013, a large number of clergy, artists and parents of the Sunday School students gathered at the Der Melkonian Theater in Bourj Hammoud to participate in the selection of the “Star Child Singer.” This was the third annual Children Song...

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Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia Seminary responds to the needs of the Diaspora

In order to remain a major pillar in safeguarding the Armenian spiritual and cultural heritage, the seminary regularly adapts its curricula to respond to the needs of the Diaspora. In 2013, several seminarians became acolytes, sub-deacons, deacons, priests and a...

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