Ordained Deaconess Serve at Altar for Armenian Orthodox Christmas-Nativity Liturgy in Tehran-Iran

Hratch Tchilingirian - 12/1/18 Photos - MEHR News Agency  Tehran- Iran: As an update to my previous post, without much fanfare, Ani-Kristi Manvelian (24-year-old anesthesiologist) was ordained a deaconess, on September 25, 2017, in Tehran’s St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral by Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, the Primate of the Diocese of Tehran. The photos show Deaconess Ani-Kristi serving ...

On the Feast of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenians renew their faith with the relics of the Saint

Sunday 22 March 2015. The Feast of St. Gregory the Illuminator, patron saint of the Armenian Church, is also the day of pilgrimage to the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. His Holiness Aram I entered the Church holding the relic of the right hand of Saint Gregory, accompanied by the clergy who carried ...

His Holiness Aram I Meets the Families of Armenian Soldiers Who Died during the Iran-Iraq War

October 2014 - Tehran Upon the invitation of Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, the families of the dead and maimed soldiers and former prisoners of war met with His Holiness Aram I at the prelacy in Tehran. The Archbishop welcomed everyone and praised them all for serving their country. He then assured everyone of the continual accompaniment of the ...

His Holiness Aram I Arrives in Tehran

15 October 2014.On Wednesday afternoon, upon his arrival at Tehran airport Catholicos Aram I was met by the Prelates of Tehran Isfahan & Tavriz , the Armenian members of the Iranian Parliament, the Ambassador of Armenia to Iran and the representatives of Diocesan Councils. The Catholicos was then taken to the Cathedral where he took part ...

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

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 Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of Tehran, the celebrant of the day, described Catholicos Aram I as the ...