H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian and a delegation represent H.H. Aram I at the enthronement of Syriac Orthodox Patriarch in Damascus

Antelias – On Friday 30 May 2014, a delegation of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, headed by Archbishop Shahan, represented His Holiness Aram I at the enthronement of Mor Moran Ignatius Aphrem II as the new Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Patriarchate...

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The two Catholicoi presided over a Commemorative Service honoring the Martyrs of the First Armenian Republic at St. Etchmiadzin

Antelias – On 28 May 2014, Holinesses Karekin II and Aram I presided over the Liturgy commemorating the Battle of Sardarabad. President of Armenia Serge Sarkissian attended service. After the requiem service, the two Catholicoi addressed the people. The ceremony...

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The Catholicoi of the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and the Holy See of Cilicia attend the Fourth Session of the Presidential Committee that is preparing the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

Antelias – After a private meeting with Karekin II and Aram I, the President of Armenia, Serge Sarkissian, invited the two Catholicoi to attend the fourth session of the Nationwide Committee in Erevan. In his message to the meeting, Catholios Aram I said that during...

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The Representative of His Holiness Aram I Welcomes Pope Francis I in Jordan

Antelias – On the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis I to the Holy Land, King Abdullah of Jordan invited the religious leaders in the region to join him in welcoming the pope. His Holiness Aram I was represented by Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, Locum Tenens of the...

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H.E. Archbishop Nareg Alemezian chairs the annual meeting of the secretaries of Christian Communions held in Geneva

Antelias – On Monday 26 May 2014, secretaries representing thirty Christian World Communions held their annual meeting at the World Council of Churches in Geneva. After Archbishop Nareg welcomed the secretaries, the participants discussed current humanitarian issues...

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HASK – April 2014

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Commemorating 28 May 1918, the First Armenian Republic

Antelias 25 May 2014. On Sunday, following the Holy Liturgy in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I presided over the special requiem service in memory of the martyrs of the war of Independence in 1918, the first Armenian Republic. After the service, the people gathered at...

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Sheikh Mohammed Kabbani, the Grand Mufti of the Republic of Lebanon Meets with His Holiness Aram I

Antelias – 24 May 2014. On Saturday morning, Sheikh Kabbani and his close collaborators met with His Holiness Aram I in his office in Antelias. The meeting was a follow-up to conversations they had in Bahrain during the International Conference on “All...

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Bishop Meghrik Parikian elected Prelate of Canada

The General Assembly of the Diocese of Canada of the Catholicosate of Cilicia met 9-10 May 2014 and elected Bishop Meghrik Parikian as the new Prelate; on 13 May 2014, His Holiness Aram I confirmed the election.   Bishop Meghrik has been serving the Parish of...

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His Holiness Aram I and His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Discuss Christian Presence in the Region

Following their meeting in Bahrain during the International Conference, His Holiness Aram I and Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, met again in Dubai. V. Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Catholicosate of Cilicia in the United Arab...

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His Holiness Aram I visits the Ambassador of Lebanon in Bahrain and meets Religious Leaders

During his stay in Bahrain, His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian and Very Reverends Masis and Mesrob, visited the Ambassador of Lebanon to Bahrain.   The Conference also provided the opportunity for Catholicos Aram I to meet with the...

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Declaration of the International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations and Cultures, Manama Bahrain 4-7 May 2014

Considering the importance of the conference for the countries of the Gulf and the Middle East, the conference:   Emphasized the importance of building relations and promoting cooperation among interfaith communities, Urged the United Nations Alliance of...

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