HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITS THE LEBANESE ARMENIAN HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS

On Monday, January 30th, 2019, on the occasion of the New Year and Christmas, His Holiness Aram I paid visits to the Armenian Elderly Home – CAHL and the Armenian Relief Cross of Lebanon, in Bourdj Hamoud, as well as the Armenian Educational Benevolent Union, in...

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TWO YOUNG PRIESTS RECEIVED THE FIRST FOUR RANKS OF VARTABED (DOCTOR IN THE DOGMA OF THE CHURCH)

On Saturday evening, December 28th, 2019, V. Rev. Fr. Levon Yeghyayan and V. Rev. Fr. Oshin Tchvalertanian presented their theses to His Holiness Aram I and defended them in the presence of the members of the Cilician Brothers, at the Main Hall of the Catholicosate....

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THE IRANIAN CULTURAL COUNCILOR VISITS ANTELIAS

On Saturday, December 28th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the visit of Dr. Abbas Khamayar, who is in charge of cultural activities if the Iranian embassy in Lebanon. The agenda of the meeting included mainly issues related to inter-religious...

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THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE PROTODEACON IN ANTELIAS

On Sunday, December 22nd, 2019, the Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, celebrated the feast of the Deacon and Protomartyr St. Stephen. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian celebrated the Divine Liturgy, presided over by His Holiness Aram I, at St. Gregory the...

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BOOK LAUNCH OF PARSEGH GANATCHIAN’S MUSICAL COLLECTION IN ANTELIAS

Under the patronage of His Holiness Aram I, the Library of the Catholicosate of Cilicia organized a book launch event of the Armenian composer and conductor Parsegh Ganatchian’s musical collection (two volumes), on Thursday evening, at the Cilicia Museum. The...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVED THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HAYASTAN ALL-ARMENIAN FUND

On Sunday, December 15th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the Executive Director of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Haykak Arshamyan and the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Lebanon H.E. Vahagn Atabekyan.   The meeting was an opportunity to give a general...

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THE “SHNORHALI” CHOIR DEDICATES ITS CONCERT TO THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF GOMIDAS VARTABED

Under the patronage of His Holiness Aram I, the “Shnorhali” choir of the Catholicosate of Cilicia marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Armenian ethnomusicologist Gomidas Vartabed, on Friday evening, December 13th, 2019, at Sts. Vartanants...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE ARF BUREAU

On Friday, December 13th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received members from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau headed by ARF Bureau Representative Hagop Der Khatchadourian.   During the meeting they discussed issues pertaining Armenia, Artsakh and the...

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CONGRATULATES THE NEWLY ELECTED ARMENIAN PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

On December 11th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received a letter from the Chair of the special delegates council of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople Khatchig Janel informing that H.B. Sahak Mashalian was elected as the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople....

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THE CATHOLCOS HELD PHONE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENTS OF ARMENIA AND ARTSAKH

His Holiness Aram I held phone conversations with the president of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian and the president of the Republic of Artsakh Bako Sahakian, and briefed them on the current situation of Lebanon and Lebanese Armenians. In turn, they expressed...

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THE COORDINATING COUNCIL OF THE PAN-ARMENIAN CONFERENCE ON ARMENIAN MEDIA AND PRESS WILL CONVENE IN ANTELIAS

On Saturday, December 7th, 2019, the directors of the three Lebanese Armenian dailies visited His Holiness Aram I. The purpose of the visit was to express their gratitude for the financial support to their newspapers that His Holiness extended during the Lebanese...

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A REQUIEM SERVICE ON THE 31ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPITAK EARTHQUAKE

On Sunday, 8th of December, 2019, a Requiem for the souls of the fallen victims of the devastating earthquake in Spitak, Gyumri and Vanadzor, in 1988, was held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, in Antelias, presided over by His Holiness Aram...

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