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His Holiness Aram I decorates Mr. and Mrs. Hrair Soghomonian

24 June 2013

June 14 2013. During the closing dinner of the General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia at Le Royal Hotel, Catholicos Aram I decorated Hrair Soghomonian with the insignia of “Prince of Cilicia.” In his speech, the Catholicos…

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Thanksgiving Prayer to celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Consecration of Catholicos Aram I

19 June 2013

On Sunday, 16 June 2013, during the Holy Liturgy, a special thanksgiving prayer service was held to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of Cilicia. After the Biblical readings, Archbishop…

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His Holiness Aram I heads delegation to the Presidential Palace

17 June 2013

On Saturday morning, 15 June 2013, His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by the Diocesan Bishops of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and 30 persons representing the General Assembly, met with H.E. Michel Sleiman, President of Lebanon.   Catholicos Aram…

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Day Two evening celebrations

17 June 2013

“The Strength of Antelias lies in its power to Serve”   On Thursday evening, the participants of the Assembly went to Bikfaya to attend a concert by the “Shenorhali,” Choir conducted by Rev. Torkom Donayan, dedicated to the…

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Day Two- The General Assembly discusses the report of the Council of Laity of the Central Committee

17 June 2013

Sessions on the second day began with the Lord’s Prayer and the blessings of His Holiness Aram I. The delegates received the report and recommendations of the Executive Council. The delegates thanked the Catholicos for his guidance concerning…

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The General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia opens in Antelias

17 June 2013

“The Catholicosate of Cilicia remains true to its vocation of upholding spiritual, moral and national values, building a common Armenian belonging, and demanding justice and restitution of our rights stemming from the Genocide,” Said Aram I   On…

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The General Assembly of the Catholicossate of Cilicia meets in Antelias

13 June 2013

On Wednesday, 12 June 2013, His Holiness Aram I officially opened the Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. One hundred delegates and official guests representing the dioceses in the diaspora will take part.   During the three-day meeting,…

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His Holiness Aram I is briefed on the progress of construction of St. Martyr’s Church in Abu Dhabi

11 June 2013

The construction of St. Martyr’s Church began a year ago during the pastoral visit of His Holiness Aram I to the United Arab Emirates when he blessed the cornerstone. The Church will serve Armenians living in Abu Dhabi,…

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Varoujan Voskanian the Minister of Economy and Trade of Romania visits His Holiness Aram I

03 June 2013

On Monday 3 June 2013, Minister Varoujan Voskanian, who was on an official visit to Lebanon, met with His Holiness Aram I. They were joined by the Armenian Ministers and Parliamentarians of Lebanon. This was the Minister’s second…

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A delegation from the Catholicosate of Cilicia at the enthronement of the new Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

03 June 2013

On Tuesday June 4 2013, the enthronement of Archbishop Nourhan Sarkissian will be held at the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Archbishops Varoujan Herkelian, the Catholicosal Vicar of the Diocese of Cyprus, and Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of Tehran,…

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Seminarians receive the ministries of acolyte and sub-deacon in St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

02 June 2013

On Sunday 2 June 2013, during the Holy Liturgy, Bishop Norayr Ashekian ordained among the students of the seminary six Subdeacons and eleven Acolytes. After the ordination he explained the significance of these two ministries within the diaconate…

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The General Director of Howard Karageuzian Foundation visits His Holiness Aram I

01 June 2013

On Saturday 1 June 2013, Dr. Walter Bandazian, from the Headquarters of the Foundation in New York accompanied by Mr. Serop Ohanian, Director of the Lebanon Centre visited His Holiness Aram I. Dr. Bandazian was on his annual…

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