MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I FROM THE SIS CATHOLICOSATE

A delegation representing the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia held a Requiem Service at the site of the historic Sis Catholicosate on August 22. The service was held in memory of the deceased Catholicoi who lived and served at the Sis Catholicosate from...

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His Holiness Aram I welcomes the new Ambassador of Greece to Lebanon

On Wednesday morning Catholicos Aram I received the recently appointed Ambassador of Greece to Lebanon H.E. Theodore Passas at St. Mary’s Monastery. After welcoming and congratulating the ambassador, His Holiness explained the history, mission and vocation of the...

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Demand of Catholicosate of Great House of Cilicia Voiced in Sis Catholicosate

On August 22 a delegation representing the brotherhood of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia left for the Sis Catholicosate with the blessing of His Holiness Aram I. A requiem service was held in Sis for the blessed souls of deceased Catholicoi who lived...

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His Holiness Aram I receives Mar Ignatius Joseph III Younan: Patriarch of Antioch for the Syriac Catholic Church

22 August 2015. On Saturday morning the Patriarch visited his Holiness Aram I at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. The two spiritual leaders discussed the situation in the Middle East, the plight of Christian communities in the region and issues related to the Middle...

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The Pilgrimage to St Mary’s Monastery on the Feast of the Assumption ends in Bikfaya

“The Holy See of Cilicia, which was a Refugee a hundred years ago, today thrives and affirms its vocation and dedication to serve the Armenian Church, the homeland and the diaspora,” said His Holiness Aram I  Antelias – 22 August 2015. After participating in...

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Christian Muslim dialogue an imperative in Globalization His Holiness Aram I

 10 August 2015. On Monday morning His Holiness Aram I received Sheikh Hussein Ahmed Chehadeh, General Secretary of “Encounter between Religions,” and committee members of the organization. The V. Rev. Housig Mardirossian, Director of Ecumenical Relations...

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St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya has become a destination for pilgrims

The Feast of Mary the Mother of God and the related pilgrimage to St. Mary's monastery in Bikfaya takes on a special meaning this year. Pilgrims from all over the world are arriving to celebrate the feast at the newly renovated monastery, which has been embellished...

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His Holiness Aram I receives representatives of the Middle East Council (MECC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC)

 On Friday morning the General Secretary of the MECC, Dr. Michel Jalekh, and Dr. Michel Nseir, from the WCC, met with His Holiness Aram I to discuss matters linked to the two Councils and the region. In connection with issues related to the strengthening...

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Pilgrims from Uruguay visit St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

On Thursday morning, 50 pilgrims from Uruguay arrived at St. Mary's monastery in Bikfaya. After visiting the newly constructed Genocide Memorial, they met with His Holiness Aram I. The Catholicos welcomed the pilgrims and spoke fondly of his first visit to Uruguay. He...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Ambassador of Cyprus to Lebanon

On Wednesday morning Ambassador Homer Mavrommatis met with His Holiness Aram I at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bekfaya. During the meeting they discussed issues related to the Armenian community in Cyprus, activities linked to the 100th anniversary commemorations of the...

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