His Holiness Aram I Decorates Mr. Zaven Missirlian with the Insignia of St. Mesrob Mashdotz

23 February 2014, following the Holy Liturgy and the Memorial Service, the clergy and the faithful gathered at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate where His Holiness Aram I honored the committed educator and man of letters, Zaven Missirlian. Mr. Jirair Tanielian traced...

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Commemoration Of The Departed Catholicoi And Sumgait Massacre Victims At St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

On Sunday 23 February 2014, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy and the Memorial Service celebrating the lives of the departed Catholicoi and clergy and offered prayers for the victims of the Sumgait massacre (1988).  In his sermon, the priest who...

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His Holiness Aram I Decorates Raffi Arslanian with the “Knight of Cilicia” Insignia

On Sunday 23 February 2014, in the evening a special ceremony was organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Melkon and Haik Arslanian Djemaran (College) of the Armenian Educational and Cultural Association (Hamazkayin). Mr. Dikran Jinbashian, the current...

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Representatives of European Non-Governmental Organizations meet with His Holiness Aram I

On Friday 14 February 2014, representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom met with His Holiness Aram I. These NGO’s are engaged in humanitarian work in Syria and are particularly...

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“The Armenian mother is the first foremost educator of the child” Stated His Holiness Aram I on the eve of the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Dyarentarach)

Friday 14 February 2014. On Thursday evening, a large number of parents with their children gathered at the to St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral to attend the evening service prior to the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. His Holiness Aram I...

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The Representative of the Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia attends Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches.

The newly appointed Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches met at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, 7-12 February 2014. The main agenda was to study the decisions and recommendations of the 10th Assembly held in Busan (South Korea).  Archbishop Nareg...

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Representatives of the Catholicosate of Cilicia discuss the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide with the Moderator and General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

11 February 2014. On Monday, around the meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches held in Geneva, Archbishop Nareg Alemezian member of the Executive Committee and Ms. Teny Pirri-Simonian, member of the Central Committee, met with the Moderator...

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The decision of the European Court of Human (UCHR) condones ‘negationism,’ wrote His Holiness Aram I to the Federal Counselor Simonetta Sammaruga

10 February 2014. In a letter to the Federal Counselor of the Department of Justice and Police, Simonetta Sammaruga, His Holiness Aram I shared the indignation of Armenians with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the Perençik case condemning...

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“Armenians reject the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the denial of the Armenian Genocide,” states His Holiness Aram I

On Friday 7 February 2014, His Holiness Aram I met with the Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon Her Excellency Ruth Flint. During the meeting, the Catholicos expressed his indignation at the decision of the ECHR on the Perinçek case of December 2013. His Holiness stated that...

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The Armenian Orthodox Church Participates in the Eleventh Meeting of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches in India.

2 February 2014. The Joint international commission met in Pampakuda Kerala, India upon the invitation of H.H. Basilius Mar Paulose II, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The Armenian Orthodox Church was represented by Bp. Hovaguim Manoukian and Rev. Shahé Ananian...

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The Commission on the Classification of Saints of the Bishops Conference meets in Antelias

27 -29 January 2013. The members of the Commission first met with His Holiness Aram I who gave them his blessings and thanked them for their work. The membership includes representatives appointed by His Holiness Karekin II of Holy Etchmiadzin and His Holiness Aram I...

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The Commission on the Baptismal Rite of the Bishops Conference meets

29-30 January 2014. The members of the Commission jointly appointed by Holinesses Karekin II and Aram I met to study the recommendations and comments of the last Bishops Conference and finalize the draft on the Canon of Baptismal Rite. Under the leadership of the...

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