The Assistant to Staffan de Mistura  visits His Holiness Aram I

20 June 2017. On Tuesday morning his Holiness Aram I received Mr Antoine Laham, Assistant to Steffan de Mistura, the Special Envoy for Syria, at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. Mr Laham was visiting the region and had come to meet with His Holiness Aram I and...

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The Seminary of the Catholicosate of Cilicia holds its 87th Commencement Ceremony

18 June 2017. On Sunday evening, His Holiness Aram I presided over the 87th Commencement, which also marked also the 65th Anniversary of the construction of St. Mary’s Church. Clergy, the faculty of the seminary, representatives of the community organizations and the...

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“Armenians and the Cypriot government share a common demand: justice from Turkey,” His Holiness Aram I tells the president of Cyprus

  14 June 2017. On Wednesday morning President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and Internal Affairs, the Minister of Tourism, and other staff, visited the Catholicosate of Cilicia and were received by His Holiness Aram I at...

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The Armenian Family should remain strong morally, spiritually and nationally, Stated His Holiness Aram I

  13 June 2017. On Tuesday, 200 women were recognized for completing a course, compromising Bible studies, Church history and traditions, prayers and hymns, offered by the Christian Education Department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The course was initiated by...

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Two New Priests Ordained and Named After Kings Of Cilicia in Antelias

10 June 2017. On Saturday, during the evening service, Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, prelate of Peria (Syria), began the first step in the ordination of two deacons. Rev Bedros Manuellian acted as witness on behalf the community. Deacons Hrair Daghlian and Movses...

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His Holiness Aram I receives the president of the Executive Council of the Western Diocese of North America and the chairperson of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party, Ramgavar of Lebanon

12 June 2017. On Monday morning, His Holiness Aram I met in his office with Attorney Joseph Ganimian, president of the Executive Council of the Western Diocese of North America and a member of the Spiritual Council of the Holy See Etchmiadzin. Dr Avedis Dakessian,...

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His Holiness Aram I Received Sami Gemayel, the leader of the Lebanese Phalange Party

9 June 2017. On Friday evening, Catholicos Aram I met with Sami Gemayel, leader of the Lebanese Phalange Party, at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya. Their discussion focussed mainly on political issues concerning...

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The Representative of the Catholicosate of Cilicia attends the annual meeting of the Bible Society of the Middle East

The leadership of the Bible Society of the Middle East invited His Holiness Aram I to address its annual meeting held in Beirut, in recognition of the Catholicosate’s project to publish a new translation of the Bible in Armenian. Rev Boghos Tinkdjian, Director of the...

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His Holiness Aram I writes To the president of Iran condemning the latest attacks in Iran

In a letter addressed to President Hassan Rohani, His Holiness Aram I condemned the recent attacks on the parliament building and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khmeini, and described them as “as an evil that aims at destroying all moral, spiritual and ethical...

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The Genera director of the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America and his wife meet with His Holiness Aram I  

  06 June 2017. On Thursday morning, Mr Zaven Khanjian, who is also the former Chairperson of the California Chapter of the United Diaspora Relief Committee for Armenians in Syria, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. They discussed Armenia-diaspora...

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Ordination of Choristers and Subdeacons in Antelias

4 June 2017. On Sunday Pentecost, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy, during which 10 students of the Seminary were raised to the rank of Choristors and three were ordained as Subdeacons. The Catholicos read the psalmist’s proclamation, “How lovely...

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Professors of the University of Southern California visit His Holiness Aram I in Bikfaya

  3 June 2017. On Saturday morning, His Holiness Aram I received a group representing different departments of the University of Southern California. The group, which is participating in a study trip to the Middle East to learn about the region and issues related...

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