We expect Europe to act firmly against the Turkish policy of Genocide Denial, stated His Holiness Aram I

  24 April 2017 – On Monday morning, Armenians gathered in Antelias to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration brought together Armenian people and organizations irrespective of their political or ideological differences....

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“The hope of the Risen Christ has been the sustaining force of Armenians throughout their history,” stated His Holiness Aram I on Easter Sunday

16 April 2017. On Easter Sunday, St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral and the courtyard in Antelias were filled with Armenians who had come to celebrate the Resurrection and its ‘vision of hope.’ His Holiness Aram I celebrated the Divine Liturgy of the...

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“On Good Friday Jesus Invites Everyone To Join Him in the Tomb And Bury Their Sins,” Stated His Holiness Aram I

  The observance of Good Friday is the holiest mystery of the biblical events in Christian life. On Friday afternoon, His Holiness Aram I commemorated the Passion of Jesus at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias.   Prior to the hymn dedicated...

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“Love is the foundation of the Christian Faith,” says His Holiness Aram I in his message during the observance of Maundy Thursday  

  13 April 2017. The observance of Maundy Thursday commemorates the most solemn of biblical events for Christianity prior to the betrayal and crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, as a demonstration of the extent of his love, and shared...

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His Holiness Aram I appoints Arhbishop Khoren Toghramadjian Pontifical Vicar of Cyprus

  11 April 2017. His Holiness Aram I announced the appointment of Archbishop Khoren Toghtamadjian as Pontifical Vicar of Cyprus. The Archbishop assumes this responsibility after serving as Staff Bearer, teacher in the Armenian schools, Supervisor and Vice Dean of...

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Morning Service at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, Remembering The Parable of the Ten Virgins

11 April 2017. Throughout the Holy Week, the Church has been preparing for the celebration of the Easter Mystery through Scriptural readings in the morning services. The lesson on Tuesday morning was the story of the Ten Virgins. During the reading of the Gospel of St...

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Palm Sunday celebrations take place at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

Sunday 9 April 2017. Celebrations began with the procession in the courtyard of the Catholicosate, with the children, young adults and all the other faithful holding olive branches and following the clergy and seminarians. His Holiness Aram I addressed the people from...

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The new Ambassador Designate of the United Kingdom (UK) visits the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias

On Thursday 6 April 2017 in the morning, Hugo Short, Ambassador designate of the UK to Lebanon, met with His Holiness Aram I. During the meeting, which lasted around an hour, they discussed matters related to the Middle East and the internal life of Lebanon. His...

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Armenians Renew Their Attachment To St Gregory The Illuminator, His Faith And His Mission

On Sunday, 2 April 2017, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at the Cathedral in Antelias, remembering the torture and imprisonment in the Khor Virab Dungeon of St Gregory the Illuminator, founder of the Armenian Church. In 1935, to honor St. Gregory the...

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On the Feast of St Gregory the Illuminator His Holiness Aram I exhorts Armenians to transform their lives into a pilgrimage of faith

On Saturday evening, at the end of the Vespers dedicated to the feast of St Gregory the Illuminator, which was held at the Cathedral in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I addressed the clergy, seminarians and the pilgrims, and spoke of the past and present meanings of...

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His Holiness Aram I asks the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to declare it has jurisdiction over the Armenian Church’s claim against Turkey for the return of its historical Seat in Sis

  On XX March 2017, the International Legal Team representing the Catholicosate of Cilicia wrote to the Registrar of the ECHR on behalf of His Holiness Aram I, to provide additional documentation on the admissibility of its case against Turkey for the return of...

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