His Holiness Aram I Expresses His Condolences to Pope Francis upon the Loss of His Family Members

On Thursday 21 August 2014, His Holiness Aram I sent a letter of condolence to Pope Francis expressing his profound sadness on the death of three members of his family, following a car crash on a provincial highway in...

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“Christians will Remain in the Middle East Irrespective of the Conflicts” says Catholicos Aram I

On Monday 18 August 2014, a delegation representing the Churches in Sweden met with His Holiness Aram I at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya.   The delegation is meetng with the Heads of Churches in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq in order to assess the situation of...

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Thousands of Faithful Celebrate the Holy Feast of Assumption of the Mother of God

On Saturday evening, 16 August, His Holiness Aram I presided over theHoly Liturgy celebrated in the open air by the Prelate of Lebanon, Bishop Shahe Panossian, and sung by the "Shenorhali" choir of the Catholicosate.   On the Feast of Assumption, the Armenian...

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LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST VIA SATELLITE – AUGUST 16th, 2014

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): Saturday, August 16,...

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The Anglican Communion-Oriental Orthodox Dialogue International Commission Meets at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias (Lebanon)

On 6 August 2014, His Holiness Aram I met with the Officers of the Commission: Co-Presidents Archbishop Geoffrey Rowell and Metropolitan Bishoy, and Co-Secretaries Archbishop Nareg Alemezian and Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan; the Ecumenical Officer, Rt. Rev....

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His Holiness Aram I Receives the Representatives of the Coptic and Syriac Orthodox Patriarchs

On Tuesday 5 August 2014, Metropolitan Bishoy of Damiette, Coptic Orthodox Church, and Metropolitan George Saliba of Mount Lebanon, Syriac Orthodox Church, met with His Holiness Aram I in Bikfaya at his summer residence. Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, the Pontifical Vicar...

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HASK June – July 2014

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His Holiness Aram I receives the newly elected Committee of the Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA)

Following the ACUSA Assembly held on the 26 July 2014, the new committee met with His Holiness Aram I to report on the Assembly and ask for his blessings. The Committee was accompanied by its newly appointed spiritual advisor, Rev.Nishan Lakhoyan.   Catholicos...

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Youth are the life force of our Church and People

24 July 2014. On Wednesday evening the Youth Committee of the Catholicosate, accompanied by Rev Barouyr Shernezian, director of the Youth Department, met with His Holiness Aram I.   The committee presented its activity report and the findings of the survey they...

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His Holiness Aram I monitors the Humanitarian Assistance and Rehabilitation Programmes for Armenians in Syria

Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of the Diocese of Peria (Syria) recently arrived in Antelias to brief His Holiness Aram I on the situation of Armenians in Aleppo, Damascus, Jezireh, Lattakia and Kessab. He also informed the Catholicos on the provision of...

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His Holiness Aram I and His Holiness Ignatius Aphram II Patriarch Meet in Bikfaya

24 July 2014. Catholicos Aram I and Patriarch Ignatius Aphram II of the Syriac Orthodox Church met in Bikfaya, at the Summer Residence of the Catholicosate. V. Rev. Paren Vartanian, and the Dean of the Seminary, Rev. Torkom Donoyan, were also present. The two...

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His Holiness Aram I announces appointments of clergy to new positions

26 July 2014. On Friday, His Holiness Aram I announced the following new appointments: 1. Archbishop Nareg Alemezian, Pontifical Vicar, Diocese of Cyprus. 2. Very Rev. Housig Mardirossian, Director, Office of Ecumenical Relations and Head of the office of...

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