On the Feast of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenians renew their faith with the relics of the Saint

Sunday 22 March 2015. The Feast of St. Gregory the Illuminator, patron saint of the Armenian Church, is also the day of pilgrimage to the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. His Holiness Aram I entered the Church holding the relic of the right hand of...

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His Holiness Aram I in Cairo

19 March 2015. His Holiness Aram I left for Cairo yesterday to meet with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church and His Holiness Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The three...

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Monuments for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide are coming to their completion

17 March 2015. The Catholicosate is completing its projects related to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary; the projects comprise publications, cultural and religious activities, and legal actions. One of the major activities is taking in place in Bikfaya, where...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Minister of Diaspora of Armenia

13 March 2015. On Friday morning Catholicos Aram I received Minister of Diaspora, Her Excellency Heranoush Hagopian, and the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon, His Excellency Ashod Kocharian.   They discussed the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Armenian...

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“Lent is an invitation to accountability” Aram I Catholicos

9 March 2015. As every year, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Arevakal (mid-Lent sunrise service) at St. Nishan Cathedral of the Diocese of Lebanon, the seminary choir performing the service.   In his message, the Catholicos reminded the faithful that Lent is a...

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

8 March 2015. The annual celebration of International Women’s Day is an occasion to recognize the contribution of the Armenian woman to her community. In the difficult history of the Armenian nation, motherhood has played a particularly cherished role. The Armenian...

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The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag Meets with His Holiness Aram I

5 March 2015. On Thursday morning, Sigrid Kaag, who is preparing a report on security and stability in Lebanon for the UN General Secretary and the next meeting of the Security Council, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. They discussed their concerns about the...

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HASK January-February 2015

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J O I N T D E C L A R A T I O N THE ARMENIAN CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA AND THE ISLAMIC CULTURE AND RELATIONS ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN 4 MARCH 2015, ANTELIAS, LEBANON

We praise the Almighty God who once again granted to us the opportunity to organize the Sixth Session of our theological dialogue at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon. We chose for our common reflection an extremely important and timely topic:...

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Memorial Service for the victims of Sumgayit victims in Antelias

1 March 2015. On Sunday, following the Holy Liturgy at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I presided over the memorial service for the Armenian victims of the massacres by Azeris in Sumgayit 27 years ago. The service was a reminder...

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The Sixth meeting between the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the Center for the Islamic Culture & Relations of Islamic Republic of Iran Will begin in Antelias

3 March 2013. On Tuesday His Holiness Aram I will preside over the opening of the 6th biennial meeting in Antelias. The dialogue between the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the Islamic Republic of Iran began 15 years ago and takes place interchangeably between Tehran and...

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His Holiness Aram I condemns the kidnapping of Christians and monitors the situation of Armenians

2 March 2013. After a brief absence, His Holiness Aram I returned to Lebanon and received Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Metropolitan of Mount Lebanon, Syrian Orthodox Archbishopric and Secretary to the Holy Synod, who described to him the recent attacks on the...

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