JOINT DECLARATION BY THE ARMENIAN CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA AND THE ISLAMIC CULTURE AND RELATIONS ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN 4 MARCH 2015 – ANTELIAS – LEBANON

March 2015 We praise the Almighty God who once again granted to us the opportunity to organize the Sixth Session of our theological dialogue at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon. We chose for our common reflection an extremely important and timely topic: Muslim-Christian Cooperation for Establishment of Just Peace in the Middle East. We ...

LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST OF CHRISTMAS LITURGY VIA SATELLITE FROM ANTELIAS – JANUARY 6, 2015

January 2015 The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) will broadcast LIVE via satellite the Christmas Liturgy presided over by His Holiness Aram I,  from St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, on Tuesday, 6 January  2015, beginning from 8:00 am UTC (GMT). For the Americas and Australia,  check your local LBCI program schedule for exact time. The Noursat, MTV, ...

Jerusalem Patriarch Meets Aram I

10/8/13 ANTELIAS—Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, today visited the Holy See of Cilicia and met with Catholicos Aram I. The Great House of Cilicia reports that the Patriarch’s visit was of a personal nature. The two religious leaders are said to have discussed a number of issues including church matters and issues related to Armenia and ...

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE MIDDLE EAST COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (MECC) MEETS IN ANTELIAS

April 2013 As a President of the MECC, His Holiness Aram I presided over and hosted the meeting. The meeting began with a business session, during which the church representatives discussed administrative and financial issues, the situation of Christians in Syria and Egypt, humanitarian assistance to refugees and the urgency for Christian-Muslim dialogue. During the second part ...

THE PRESIDENT OF ARMENIA SERGE SARKSSIAN VISITS THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA IN ANTELIAS

4/12/2012 While on an official visit to Lebanon, His Excellency Serge Sarkissian, the President of the Republic of Armenia, and his wife visited Antelias. They were accompanied by the Foreign Minister and the Ministers of Education, Culture and Relations with the Diaspora. Upon their arrival, the band of HOMENETMEN played the Lebanese and Armenian national anthems ...

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, THE RELIGIOUS AND LAY COUNCILS OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA MEET IN ANTELIAS (LEBANON)

13/3/2012 From 13 to 17 March, His Holiness Aram I will preside over annual meeting of the Executive Committee and the Religious and Lay Councils. Prelates of all Dioceses and representatives of Diocesan Councils will also be present. The meeting will discuss administrative matters and emerging issues. Planning for the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide ...

Catholicos, Western Prelate Applaud Passage of H.Res. 306

20/12/2011 ANTELIAS, Lebanon, LA CRESCENTA, Calif.—His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia and Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, in separate announcements, welcomed last week’s vote by the House of Representatives on H. Res. 306, urging Turkey to return stolen church property to its rightful owners. A day after the vote, on December 14, ...

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY WOMEN COMPLETED THE 2009 RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSE AT THE CATHOLICOSATE IN ANTELIAS

For the past several years the Religious Education Department of the Catholicosate has been organizing lecture series for women with the aim of deepening their knowledge of the church, its theology and the place of the Bible in the Church. This year as well His Holiness Aram I met with the participants during the first ...

OFFICIAL CONSULTATIONS CONTINUE IN ANTELIAS

During the past three days several officials and religious leaders held consultative meetings with His Holiness Aram I. Arcbishop Boulos Matar, Maronite Archbishop of Beirut, and Rev. Dr. Habib Badr, of The National Evangelical Church of Beirut met with His Holiness to discuss urgent ecumenical issues of the region. Brig. Edmond Fadel, Lebanon’s new director ...

ANTELIAS TO HOST CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the massacres of Adana (1909-2009), His Holiness Aram I said: “this sad page in the contemporary history of the Armenian nation should be remembered with due importance and seriousness.” He then continued, “in 2009, the Catholicosate of Cilicia will organize a conference, an exhibition, and will oversee ...