THE FEAST OF ST. VARTANANTS AT THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

On Thursday morning, February 28th, 2019, the feast of St. Vartanants was marked at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias with a Divine Liturgy and a special ceremony at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate. The Divine Liturgy was presided over by His...

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“L’ÉGLISE ARMENIENNE” IS THE FRENCH TRANSLATION OF HIS HOLINESS ARAM I’S “THE ARMENIAN CHURCH”

The publishing house of the Catholicosate of Cilicia released the French translation of His Holiness Aram I’s book “The Armenian Church” under the title “L’Église Armenienne.” The book provides an overview of the Armenian Church’s history, faith,...

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ECUMENICAL PRAYER WITH TAIZÉ COMMUNITY IN ANTELIAS

In anticipation to the first ever Taizé Youth Gathering in Lebanon (March 22-26), the organizers (MECC and the Churches in Lebanon) are holding monthly Ecumenical Prayers.    The Ecumenical prayer of February was hosted on Friday, February 22nd, 2019, by the...

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MEMORIAL SERVICE IN MEMORY OF DECEASED CLERGY OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

On Sunday, February 24th, 2019, following the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful moved to the Zarehian Mausoleum, where His Holiness Aram I presided over the memorial service in memory of deceased clergy of the Catholicosate of Cilicia....

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO LEBANON

On February 19th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Lebanon H.E. Dr. Hamad Saeed Al-Shamsi. Present at the meeting was also Bishop Mesrob Sarkissian, the Catholicosal Vicar of the UAE and Qatar.   During...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DEPARTS FOR ARMENIA

On February 18th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I departed for Armenia for a three-day visit where he will have meetings with the President of Republic of Armenia, the Prime Minister and the Catholicos Karekin...

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YOUTH ASSEMBLY IN ANTELIAS

On February 16th and 17th, a group of Armenian youth coming from various communities of the Armenian Diaspora gathered in Antelias for a Youth Assembly to discuss topics related to challenges faced by Armenian youth and potential solutions. Bishop Mesrob Sarkissian...

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“FACING NEW HORIZONS” IS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I’S LATEST PUBLICATION

“Facing New Horizons” is the latest publication of His Holiness Aram I. It consists of excerpts from the Catholicos’ pontifical messages and articles, which tackle topics about the Armenian Church, the Armenian people and the Armenian Diaspora, as well as issues...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DECORATES THE RENOWNED ARMENIAN COMPOSER TIGRAN MANSURIAN WITH THE KNIGHT OF CILICIA INSIGNIA

On Sunday, February 17th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I decorated the renowned Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian with the Knight of Cilicia insignia.   Zakar Keshishian, conductor and performer of duduk & Shvi, delivered the opening speech and presented the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED THE AMBASSADOR OF ARMENIA TO LEBANON

On February 14th, Armenia’s Ambassador to Lebanon Vahagn Atabekyan visited His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. The visit came after the Ambassador had returned from Armenia and it was an opportunity to talk about Armenia’s internal affairs, the new government program,...

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THE EVE OF THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS CHRIST TO THE TEMPLE WAS CELEBRATED IN ANTELIAS

On February 13th, 2019, the eve of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ to the Temple was celebrated at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. His Holiness presided over the special service, where Antasdan (Blessing of the Four Corners of the World),...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE RENOWNED ARMENIAN COMPOSER TIGRAN MANSURIAN

On February 12th, Tigran Mansurian, the famed Armenian composer arrived to the Catholicosate of Cilicia and was received by His Holiness Aram I.   Mansurian will be the guest of the Catholicosate this week, and will pay visits to the Birds’ Nest, Armenian Genocide...

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