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HH ARAM I RECEIVES THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO LEBANON

15 January 2020

On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon.   The Archbishop conveyed the greetings of Pope Francis and extended a letter of Christmas wishes. In turn, the Catholicos…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITS THE ZVARTNOTS CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

14 January 2020

On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I paid a visit to the Zvartnots Center for children with special needs, in Bourdj Hamoud, toured the various departments of the Center and spent time with the students.  …

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE REPRESENTATIVE OF PATRIARCH IGNATIUS APHREM II

09 January 2020

On Thursday, January 9th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Metropolitan of Mount Lebanon Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, who had visited Aram I on behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II to extend greetings on the…

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I PROCLAIMS 2020 THE “YEAR OF ARMENIANS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS”

09 January 2020

His Holiness Aram I has proclaimed 2020 the “Year of Armenians with Special Needs.” The proclamation of the Catholicos will be read during Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, as well as in all…

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CATHOLICOS ARAM I RECEIVES PATRIARCH KRIKOR BEDROS XX

08 January 2020

On Wednesday evening, January 8th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received His Beatitude Krikor Bedros XX.   The meeting was an opportunity to talk about the current situation in Lebanon and the region, as well as Armenia-Diaspora relations.…

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CHRISTMAS VIGIL SERVICE IN ANTELIAS

05 January 2020

On the eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 5th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Christmas Vigil Service (Jrakaluyts – Lighting of the Candles), at St. Gregory…

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THE IDC PRESIDENT IN ANTELIAS

04 January 2020

On Saturday, January 4th, 2020, His Holiness Aram I received Toufic Baaklini, President of the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) organization, accompanied by Alexis Moukarzel, IDC Representative in Lebanon.   Based in Washington, IDC includes representatives from various…

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

29 December 2019

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,…

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THE IRANIAN CULTURAL COUNCILOR VISITS ANTELIAS

28 December 2019

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…

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THE FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN THE PROTODEACON IN ANTELIAS

22 December 2019

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…

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BOOK LAUNCH OF PARSEGH GANATCHIAN'S MUSICAL COLLECTION IN ANTELIAS

19 December 2019

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…

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

15 December 2019

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…

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