H.H. Aram I Decorates Mr Aram Hamparian with Knights of Cilicia Insignia

Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon – October 2016

During a special visit to the ANCA offices, on Wednesday 28 September, 2016, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, recognized the ANCA’s leadership in advancing the Armenian Cause, bestowing the Knight of Cilicia medal on Executive Director Aram Hamparian, in honor of the ongoing and tireless work of ANCA leaders, workers, volunteers and supporters across the United States.
The work of the ANCA is “very close to our hearts, to our minds, and to our mission as a church,” said His Holiness.

Hamparian humbly accepted the award on behalf of all who strive to realize the just national and democratic aspirations of the Armenian nation, including those who work in the public spotlight and the many more whose devotion remains unheralded.