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The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) meets under the presidency of His Holiness Aram I

05 February 2013

Tuesday 5 February 2013. The Lebanese members of the Executive committee of the MECC, its General Secretary Bishop Paul Rouhana and the Executive staff held an extraordinary meeting presided over by His Holiness Aram I. During the meeting…

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A special memorial service is held for the deceased catholicoi and clergy of the Catholicosate of Cilicia

03 February 2013

On Sunday 3 February, following the Holy Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful moved to the Mausoleum where His Holiness Aram I presided over the memorial service in honor of the seven deceased Catholicoi of Cilicia, since its…

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"Social work is essential component of the church's life and witness", said His Holiness Aram I

01 February 2013

On the occasion of the international day of social workers, the staff of Armenian institutions visited His Holiness Aram I on Friday 1 February 2013. On behalf of the group, Ms. Annie Boudjikanian reported on their work and…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the members of the Lebanon chapter of the Armenian Genocide 100th Anniversary Committee

01 February 2013

1 February 2013. The members met with His Holiness Aram I in his office and reported on their activities and future plans.   After listening to the committee’s plans and a brief discussion, the Catholicos proposed that the…

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Members of the Executive Committee of the Lebanese Youth Association meet with His Holiness Aram I

31 January 2013

On Thursday 31 January 2013, the members of the Executive Committee visited the Catholicosate to express their good wishes for 2013 to His Holiness Aram I, and hear his views on the situation in the Middle East and…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the representative of Greek Orthodox Patriarch His Beatitude Johanna X Yazigi

29 January 2013

On Tuesday 29 January 2013 in the morning, His Holiness Aram I received the Metropolitan Ghattas Hazim, Dean of the Theological Faculty, University of Balamand. The representative had come to discuss with the Catholicos political and ecumenical issues…

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The Armenian Orthodox Church takes part in the 10th Session of the International Joint Roman Catholic-Oriental Orthodox Commission for Theological Dialogue

28 January 2013

The 10th session of the International Theological Dialogue Commission was held in Rome from 23 to 27 January 2013. The Armenian Church was represented by Archbishop Yeznik Bedrossian and Rev. Shahé Ananian from the Holy See of Etchmiadzin…

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'The week of prayer for Christian Unity' concludes at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

25 January 2013

On Sunday 20 January 2013, the week of Prayer for Christian Unity began with an ecumenical prayer at the Syriac Catholic Church in Beirut where His Holiness Aram I was present among the other heads of religious communities…

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24 January 2013

24 January 2013. Last week upon the invitation of His Holiness Aram I, the members of the Council of Laity and the Religious Council of the Central Committee of the National Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia and…

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His Holiness Aram I congratulates Arch. Nourhan Manougian the new Patriarch of Jerusalem

24 January 2013

On Thursday 24 January 2013, upon receiving the news of the election of Archbishop Nourhan as successor to the late Patriarch Torkom, Catholicos Aram I congratulated the Patriarch personally, and said, “The close relations we have enjoyed with…

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His Holiness Aram I receives the Ambassador of Iran to Lebanon

16 January 2013

On Wednesday 16 January 2013, Ambassador Ghadonfar Rokon Abadi met His Holiness Aram I and briefed him on the efforts of his country to bring an end to the crisis in Syria.   After listening to the Ambassador,…

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The former members of the Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA) meet to set plans for their organization

16 January 2013

On 16 December 2012, representatives of ACUSA, following up an earlier meeting, which had been initiated by His Holiness Aram I, met with the Catholicos to discuss their plans for future activities. The Catholicos appointed a committee of…

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