The Ministry of Justice of Turkey rejects Catholicosate of Cilicia’s Litigation demanding the return of its Seat in Sis

Communiqué On 27 April 2015, the Catholicosate of Cilicia filed a lawsuit at the Turkish Constitutional Court, demanding the return of its historical Seat in Sis. The legal team, which comprises Turkish lawyers and experts on International Human Rights Law and the...

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“The Seminary is an institution but our graduates leave as persons of vision with the mission to serve our people” stated His Holines Aram I

 12 June 2016. On Sunday evening, His Holiness Aram I presided over the graduation ceremony of the Seminary in the presence of the clergy and the community. After Rev Boghos Tinkjian welcomed the audience, seminarians, who had participated in a special two-year...

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Ordination of Archimendrites – ‘Vartabed’ at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

12 June 2015. On Sunday morning, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy and ordination of three priests as Archimendrites. Before the Lord’s Prayer, Archbishop the celebrant, Kegham Khatchetrian, assisted by Rev Shenorhk Ashekian, invited the three...

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His Holiness Aram I receives three Armenology experts

08 June 2016. During the week His Holiness Aram I met three experts on Armenian History, language and culture: Prof. Seta Dadoyan, former Professor of Art and Philosophy at the American University of Beirut and Columbia University, Dr Barlow Meguedchian, Director of...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia at the Annual Meeting the Board of Trustees of the All-Armenian Fund

The Annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the All-Armenian Fund was held on 27 May 2016, in Yerevan. Presidents Serge Sarkssian of Armenia and Pago Sahakian of Karabagh presided over the meeting. The two Catholicoi, who are also members of the presidium, sent...

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Kings Levon and Oshin of the Kingdom of Cilicia are remembered in the Spiritual See of Cilicia

4 June 2016. On Saturday after the evening service at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, a first act of ordination to the priesthood was held. Two deacons, accompanied by the Vice-Dean of the Seminary, moved to the Holy Altar on their knees to confess their faith....

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We should not forget the Armenian Community in Syria, Appeals His Holiness Aram I

 Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, His Holiness Aram I has been monitoring the situation of Armenians in Syria through regular telephone communication with Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, the Primate, and the lay leadership. A few days ago, the Archbishop...

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The Primate of Lebanon transmits His Holiness Aram I’s letter addressing the German Chancellor to Germany’s ambassador to Lebanon

3 June 2016. On Friday noon, Bishop Shahé Panossian, accompanied by Very Rev Sipan Kechedjian and Rev Hovhannes Saghdjian, met with His Excellency Martin Huth, the Ambassador of Germany to Lebanon. They transmitted the letter of His Holiness Aram I to Chancellor...

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His Holiness Aram I writes to Chancellor Angela Merkel

Press Release:  The resolution of the German Bundestag declaring the massacre of Armenians by the Ottomans “Genocide” is an act of historical significance,states His Holiness Aram I Antelias – 2 June 2016. In his letter addressed to Chancellor...

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The Committee of The Assembly of Christian Communities in the Middle East meet with His Holiness Aram I

3 June 2016. On Friday morning, His Holiness Aram I received the members of the Committee, headed by Archbishop Mazloum, at his office in St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. The Assembly brings together the religious and secular leadership of all Christian Communities in...

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The Representatives of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Takes Part in the Middle East Regional Consultation of the Global Christian Forum (GCF)

25-28 May 2016. The second regional meeting of the GCF, organized in cooperation with the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), was held at the Saydet El Bir monastery in Lebanon. The participants included, Rev Larry Miller, Secretary of the GCF, Rev Dr. Michel...

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His Holiness Aram I Receives Representatives of the Global Christian Forum (GCF)

28 May 2016. On Saturday evening Rev Larry Miller, Secretary of Global Christian Forum, Mr Huebert van Beek, former Secretary, and Rev Dr Gabriel Hachem, representing the GCF, met with Catholicos Aram I at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. Very Rev Housig Mardirossian,...

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