“Humanitarian Service is integral to the vocation of the Church,” states His Holiness Aram I during his Pre-Christmas Pastoral visits

1.- Meeting with the children at the Birds Nest Orphanage/School in Byblos    On Monday 23 December 2013, Catholicos Aram I, accompanied by members of the clergy, visited the Birds Nest. The sisters of the Kayanian Order, the members of the Board, the director,...

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Helping Armenian Families In Syria Must Be Our Priority, says His Holiness Aram I

Thursday, 19 December 2013. Mr. Serop Ohanian, the director of the Howard Karagueuzian Foundation for the Middle East, met with His Holiness Aram I. The director briefed the Catholicos on the foundation’s humanitarian work with 1350 Armenian families from Syria who...

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The 50th Anniversary of the Armenian University Students Association (ACUSA) should inspire new members to join it His Holiness Aram I

On Wednesday 18 December 2013 The Committee of ACUSA, Rev. Nechan Lakhoyan, the spiritual advisor to the committee, and his predecessor, Rev. Ghevont Pentezian, met with His Holiness Aram I.  After expressing his appreciation for all the events organized around the...

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Students of the Near East School of Theology (NEST) visit the Catholicosate of Cilicia

On Wednesday 18 December 2013. Dr. George Sabra, the President of NEST, and his class visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia in order to learn about the Armenian Church. The group included students form Lebanon, Syria, Europe, Canada and the United States of America....

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His Holiness Aram I receives Former Minister and Vice-President of the Walid Bin Talal Foundation Leila Riyad Solh

On Tuesday 17 December 2013, Leila Riyad Solh, accompanied by the Director of the Foundation Walid Bin Talal and Armenian Member of Parliament Hagop Pakradouni, met with His Holiness Aram I. After Catholicos Aram I’s welcome, Vice President Mrs Leila Riyad Solh...

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His Holiness Aram I sent a letter of condolence to the President of Armenia

In the name of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and in his own name, His Holiness Aram I sent a letter of condolence to H.E. Serge Sarkissian upon the passing of his father Azad Avedisi Sarkissian. His Holiness concluded his letter with his prayers, asking the guidance of...

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His Holiness Aram I Receives the Representatives of the Armenian Educational and Benevolent Union (AEBU)

On Monday 16 December 2013, the President of the AEBU, Aram Malian, and committee members met with His Holiness Aram I to thank him for his presence at a dinner celebrating the 90th anniversary of Sahakian-Meguerditchian College. Parliamentarian Sebouh Kalpakian...

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Where is the Armenian Family Today?

A round table presented by the Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA) Alumni. On Friday 13 December 2013, His Holiness Aram I presided over a round table at the Cilicia Museum of the Catholicosate to discuss the problems, concerns and challenges...

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The Lebanese Consul General in Los Angeles visits His Holiness Aram I

On Tuesday, 10 December, Johnny Ibrahim the Consul General of Lebanon in Los Angeles met with His Holiness Aram I. The Consul informed Catholicos of the cooperation between his office and the Armenian community in Los Angeles. His Holiness thanked him for the...

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Requiem to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Earthquake in Spitak (Armenia)

On Sunday 8 December 2013, following the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I presided over a Requiem Service at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias in memory of the victims of the Earthquake in Spitak, Armenia. Catholicos Aram I had also asked Prelates of...

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Old and New members of the Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA) celebrate its 50th Anniversary

On Friday 6 December 2013, the ACUSA members residing in Lebanon celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Association at Hotel Royal in Beirut. ACUSA, which was founded in 1963 by the Very Rev. Karekin Sarkissian (later Catholicos) and a group of motivated university...

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“Nelson Mandela will remain the great architect of the Rainbow Nation”

The President, General Secretary And Member Churches of the South Africa Council of Churches   “Nelson Mandela will remain the great architect of the Rainbow Nation” ...

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