Summer Weekly Workshops for Clergy on Contemporary Armenian issues in Antelias

26 August 2016. During the weekly summer workshops, the clergy meet to discuss church and society issues affecting Armenians in the homeland and the diaspora. Participants present their research on these issues, providing space for discussion and helping the clergy...

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His Holiness Aram I continues consultations on the situation in Syria

Following his meeting with Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria, Catholicos Aram I met with representatives of organizations providing humanitarian assistance to the region and urged them to continue their support.His Holiness also met with Ms Teny...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia continues consultations on the lawsuit asking the Return of its historic Seat from Turkey

Since his arrival in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I has been consulting with experts regarding the lawsuit asking from Turkey the Return of the historic Seat of the Catholicosate in Sis (Kozan). Discussions have focussed on the recent attempted coup in Turkey and its...

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His Holiness Aram I Meets with Staffan de Mistura, the UN Mediator in the Syrian Conflict

16 August 2016. On Tuesday afternoon, in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I met Staffan de Mistura, the UN mediator, and his two assistants. Very Rev Housig Mardirossian, Director of the Ecumenical Relations Department, and Ms Teny Simonian, the Ecumenical Representative in...

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His Holiness Aram I Decorates Mr Anoushavan Nazarian of Kuwait

13 August 2016. On Saturday evening after the Holy Liturgy dedicated to the Feast of St Mary, the Mother of God, in Bikfaya, His Holiness Aram I decorated Mr Anoushavan Nazarian with the ‘Prince of Cilicia’ insignia. Prior to the decoration, the Catholicos spoke of...

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Armenia, Artzakh (Karabagh) and the People are above everything, Stated His Holiness Aram I

 On Saturday 13 August, following the Holy Liturgy of Assumption at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, His Holiness Aram I addressed the community and in the end shared his pain and concern regarding the recent events in Armenia and Karabagh. The following is a...

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Thousands of Pilgrims Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya

On Saturday evening, the pilgrimage to St Mary’s Monastery concluded with the Holy Liturgy, presided by His Holiness Aram I, celebrated by Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, and sung by the “Shenorhali” choir. The pilgrimage was established with the construction of...

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His Holiness Aram I Receives the Participants of the Bible Studies Devoted to the Feast of Assumption of the Mother of God at St Mary’s Monastery

The one-week-long series of Bible Studies organized for women at St Mary’s Monastery by the Christian Education department concluded with a meeting with His Holiness Aram I. Led by the members of the Brotherhood, the participants focused on the theme, “Walking on...

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His Holiness Aram I Receives the Ambassador of Armenia to Lebanon  

 5 August 2016. On Friday morning His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador Samuel Mekertchian in the main Hall of St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. After the Ambassador updated His Holiness on the recent events in Armenia, they discussed Armenia-Diaspora...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia Participates in the 7th Pan-Armenian Education Consultation in Yerevan

On 1 August 2016, the 7th Pan-Armenian Education consultation, organized by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Armenia, was held in Yerevan. The consultation assessed the quality of education in Armenia and the diaspora today and its response to...

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His Holiness Aram I Designates August the Month of St Mary

The Feast of the Assumption of St Mary has a special place in the mind and witness of the church and in the life of Armenians. She is always present and is a source of inspiration for spiritual life and renewal for the people. Armenians have consecrated churches in her...

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His Holiness Aram I on Pastoral Visit to Syria

28-29 July 2016. During the past five years of the conflict in Syria, the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, with the guidance of His Holiness Aram I, has accompanied the Armenian communities in Syria through prayers and messages, while providing humanitarian...

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