The Feast of St Stephan the Proto Deacon

25 December 2016. On Sunday morning, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, celebrating the feast of St Stephen, the martyr proto deacon, which is also the observance of the vocation of deacon. Rev Torkom...

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His Holiness Aram I received Dikran Kevorkian, the Ambassador of Armenia in Aleppo

26 December 2016. On Monday Ambassador Dikran Kevorkian briefed his Holiness on the recent developments in Aleppo. The Catholicos praised the ambassador’s decision to remain in Aleppo and his efforts to aid the spiritual and lay leadership of the Armenian Community....

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His Holiness Aram I arrives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

21 December 2016. On his way back from Iran, His Holiness Aram I arrived in the UAE for a brief pastoral visit. Very Rev Misrob Sarkissian, Pontifical Vicar for the UAE and Qatar, Mr Hrayr Soghomonian, member of the General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, and...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Director of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization at the Prelacy in Tehran

  19 December 2016. On Monday morning, His Holiness Aram I received Dr Abouzar Ebrahimi, President of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, and his colleagues. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of the Diocese of Tehran, Bishop Krikor Chiftjian,...

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His Holiness meets the members of Organization of Armenian Business Owners of Iran

19 December, 2016. On Monday evening, the members of the Armenian Business Owner’s Organization met with His Holiness Aram I at the Prelacy in Tehran. Mr Hagop Hagopian, the President of the Organization, welcomed the Catholicos on behalf of its members and expressed...

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His Holiness Aram I visits the Headquarters of the Armenian daily “Alik” Newspaper

19 December, 2016. On Monday afternoon, His Holiness Aram I visited the offices of “Alik,” where he was received by the Board, the heads of departments and the Armenian members of the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Maître Henrik Kholoyan, representing...

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His Holiness Aram I inaugurates the 7th Christian Muslim Dialogue in Tehran

13 December 2016. On Tuesday morning Catholicos Aram I, accompanied by Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of the Diocese of Tehran, Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, Diocese of Aderbadagan, Very Rev. Sipan Kechejian, Pontifical Vicar, Diocese of Isfahan, members of his...

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The Armenian Community welcomes His Holiness at St Sarkis Cathedral in Tehran

On Tuesday afternoon, Catholicos Aram I and the accompanying delegation of clergy and laity went to St. Sarkis Church for ‘Canonical Prayers.’ Representatives of political authorities, the Armenian Civil Society organizations, students of Armenian Schools, scouts...

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His Holiness Aram I begins his official visit to Tehran

On 13 December 2016, in the morning, His Holiness Aram I and his delegation arrived at Tehran Airport.  He was welcomed by the International Center for Interreligious Dialogue of Iran, as well as Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of the Diocese of Tehran, Bishop...

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His Holiness Aram I pays an official visit to Tehran

On Monday, 12 December 2016, His Holiness Aram I left for Tehran to preside over a one-week meeting between the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the International Center for Interreligious Dialogue of Iran. During his visit, Catholicos Aram I will also meet with government...

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The Catholicosate of Cilicia takes part in the meeting of the Pro Oriente Foundation in Vienna

The on-going Dialogue meeting between the Roman Catholic Pro Oriente Foundation and the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches was held from 28 November to 1 December 2016 in Vienna. The primary goal of the Foundation is to improve relations between the Roman...

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