SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY AT THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

On Monday, July 30th, 2018, around 20 youth coming from the USA and Canada gathered at the Catholicosate of Cilicia to start the Summer Youth Academy, entitled “Thinking Through the Armenian Church: the Anchor of Identity and Compass for Action.” The aim of the...

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NEW CONSTRUCTIONS AT ST. MARY’S MONASTERY IN BIKFAYA

We are happy to announce that the new building, which is under construction at St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya, will consist of 24 dormitories and a storeroom. The building will serve as an Episcopal Residence and guesthouse. The construction is expected to be...

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS AT THE ARMENIAN CHURCH, CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

His Holiness Aram I announced new appointments for four young members of the Cilician Brotherhood as follows:   -V. Rev. Hrant Tahanian: Ecumenical Officer and lecturer at the Armenian Theological Seminary.   -V. Rev. Hovhannes Saghdejian: Pastor in Northern...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I SALUTES HOMENETMEN’S CENTENNIAL

The Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, participates in the celebrations of Homenetmen’s centennial, in Yerevan, represented by H.E. Arch. Nareg Alemezian and V. Rev. Bedros Manuelian. At the official ceremony, the pontifical encyclical on the centennial was...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES TO GREECE

On behalf of His Holiness Aram I, H.E. Arch. Kegham Katcherian, Prelate of Greece, expressed condolences regarding Greece wildfire victims to H.E. Arch. Ieronymos II of Athens, Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece, over a phone conversation held on...

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ANTOINE LAHAM, ASSISTANT TO THE SPECIAL UN ENVOY TO SYRIA, VISITS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

On Tuesday morning, July 24th, 2018, His Holiness Aram I received Mr. Antoine Laham, Assistant to the Special UN Envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura, at the pontifical residence in Bikfaya.   Mr. Laham updated His Holiness about the recent accomplishments of...

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THE ARMENIAN CHURCH, CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN A FOOTBALL MATCH AIMED AT RAISING AWARENESS AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

On July 18th, on the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the International Day of Nelson Mandela and the Fifa World Cup Russia 2018, the Global Forum for Religions and Humanity organized a friendly football match in Hammana,...

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THE RENOVATION WORKS OF BIRDS’ NEST ARE COMPLETED

On July 17th, His Holiness Aram I visited the Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Byblos to inspect the renovation works that have been completed. Thanks to the generous donation of Diana Der Hovsepian from Argentina, the orphans of the Birds’ Nest are now provided with new...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES LEBANON’S NEWLY-APPOINTED AMBASSADOR TO THE VATICAN

On July 16th, 2018, His Holiness Aram I received Farid Elias Al-Khazen, Lebanon’s ambassador to the Vatican, in Bikfaya. One of the aims of the visit was to discuss Vatican’s position on Lebanon and the region. His Holiness gave Dr. Al-Khazen a brief account of the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DELIVERS A LECTURE ON “THE CHURCH AND THE SOCIETY” IN FRONT OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN BIKFAYA

On Thursday, July 12th, 2018, a group of university students coming from various countries of the Middle East and Africa visited His Holiness Aram I in Bikfaya as part of their three-week theological intensive courses. His Holiness Aram I delivered a lecture entitled...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF ARMENPRESS NEWS AGENCY

On July 10th, 2018, the director general of ARMENPRESS News Agency Aram Ananyan visited His Holiness Aram I in Bikfaya. Present in the meeting were also chief editors of Lebanese Armenian daily newspapers: Shahan Kandaharian(Aztag), Sevag Hagopian (Zartonk) and Ani...

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A PHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN HIS HOLINESS ARAM I AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARTSAKH

On July 8th, 2018, upon his return from Bari, Italy, His Holiness Aram I held a phone conversation with Pago Sahakian, the president of the Republic of Artsakh.   They discussed the current situation and the challenges of Artsakh. His Holiness expressed his support...

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