LIVE GLOBAL TELECAST OF THE CANONIZATION OF THE MARTYRS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

23/4/15 We invite the Armenian faithful world-wide to view the Canonization of the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. Services will be offered on 23 April, starting at 17:00 Armenia Time Zone (UTC+04:00), from the Open Air Altar at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. There are several ways to watch the event. In Armenia In addition to attending ...

IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS CONDEMNS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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19/4/15 Washington, D.C. — In Defense of Christians (IDC) Executive Director Kirsten Evans today issued the following statement: “On Wednesday April 15th, the European Parliament joined its voice with other international bodies and adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, “paying tribute, on the eve of the centenary, to the memory of the one-and-a-half million innocent Armenian ...

OVER 600 RUSSIAN CITIES TO JOIN THE ACTION TO REMEMBER THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Pravoslavie.ru - April 2015 Several hundred events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide will be held in the Russian Federation, reports TASS. This information was received on Monday by the journalists from head of the Union of Armenians of Russia Ara Abramyan. “Hundreds of events will take place in 640 Russian cities and towns. They ...

PONTIFICAL ENCYCLICAL BY HIS HOLINESS ARAM I DEDICATED TO THE CENTENARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

January 2015 2015 is not just another year. As the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, it carries a special meaning, a special message and a special purpose. Every Armenian and the entire nation should reflect on the unique significance and special importance of the occasion. The Armenian Genocide has left its permanent scar on the common ...

Its Christmas – Yet Again in Holy Land

7/1/15 - Travelujah With snow predicted to fall in Jerusalem on Wednesday, it may very well be a white Christmas for Orthodox Christians. Much of the world might be enjoying after Christmas sales but in the Holy Land, two more Christmas holidays are yet to come. The Holy Land is surely unique and celebrating Christmas three ...

Pontifical Encyclical on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

December 2014 KAREKIN II, SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST, BY THE MERCY OF GOD AND THE WILL OF THE NATION CHIEF BISHOP AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS, SUPREME PATRIARCH OF THE PAN-NATIONAL PREEMINENT ARARATIAN SEE THE APOSTOLIC MOTHER CHURCH OF UNIVERSAL HOLY ETCHMIADZIN. CHRIST-BEQUEATHED GREETINGS OF LOVE AND PONTIFICAL BLESSINGS TO THE CATHOLICIOSATE OF THE GREAT HOUSE OF CILICIA, TO THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATES OF HOLY ...

METROPOLITAN HILARION MEETS WITH THE HEAD OF THE RUSSIAN AND NOR NAKHICHEVAN DIOCESE OF THE ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH

On 24 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan, head of the Russian and Nor Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. They were joined in the meeting, which took place at the DECR premises, by hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary ...

AN ARMENIAN OASIS IN BANGLADESH

 Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh

25/1/14 Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia & New Zealand There have never been very large enclaves of Armenians residing in Asia or the Far East however the presence of pockets of Armenians in the region and their impact on the societies in which they lived have left their mark despite the dwindling of these communities ...

“WE SHOULD RESPECT THE CENTRAL ROLE OF THE ARMENIAN MOTHER IN THE FAMILY” SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

May 2013 As part of the celebrative events of 2013, Year of the Armenian Mother, around 200 women met with His Holiness Aram I. After his warm welcome, the Catholicos said, “Celebrating the year of the Armenian Mother should become integral to our daily lives. The Armenian mother is the foundation of our nation and, hence, ...

PASCHAL GREETING TO H.B. NOURHAN MANOUGIAN, ARMENIAN PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

Holy City of Jerusalem, 8 May 2013   Your Beatitude, Your Eminences, Reverend Fathers, Dear Members of the Brotherhood of Saint James,   “It is the day of the Resurrection. Let us shine brightly for the festival, and also embrace one another-And thus let us cry aloud, Christ  is risen from the dead; by death he has trampled death, and to those in the tombs ...

ARMENIANS SHOULD CHERISH AND PRESERVE ARMENIAN BOOKS

15/11/2012 Last week His Holiness Aram I inaugurated the 34th annual Armenian Book Fair in the presence of the clergy, the seminary students and members of the community. In his opening speech, the Catholicos noted that the public’s interest in Armenia books has dwindled. He said that peoples' lives are impoverished without Armenian books. He added, "From ...

METROPOLITAN DIONYSIUS AT ARMENIAN COLLEGE

Armenian - Indian Malanakra Orthodox Churches 12/11/2012 On November 10, 2012, Pastor of Armenians in India and Manager of Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan received His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, the Metropolitan of Diocese of Calcutta of Indian Orthodox Church, along with his entourage, in his office at Armenian College. Father Khoren ...

THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA ORGANIZES INTENSIVE COURSES IN WESTERN ARMENIAN LANGUAGE

1/11/2012  Upon the encouragement of His Holiness Aram I, the Armenian Studies Department of the Holy See of Cilicia is organizing an intensive course on Western Armenian language skills. The four months intensive course is designed to respond to the communication needs of persons working in Armenian institutions and organization. Dr. Antranik Yeghiayan, Messrs. Jirair Tanielian, ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I’S MESSAGE TO THE SALUTE OF THANKSGIVING BY THE ARMENIAN PRELACY OF NORTH AMERICA HONORING THREE EXTRAORDINARY HUMANITARIAN ACTIONS

31/10/2012 Three extraordinary life-saving humanitarian actions were remembered and honored by the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America on Sunday, October 7, at the elegant New York Palace Hotel. The honorees included Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, the Near East Relief, and the American National Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians, for their invaluable services rendered ...

500TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN TYPOGRAPHY CELEBRATED IN INDIA

17/10/2012 The Armenian Orthodox Church in India Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, Kolkata. OCP News Service On 13th October, 2012, the 500th Anniversary of Armenian Typography was celebrated in Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, Kolkata, India. The school organized, in collaboration with Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd., an exhibition cum sale of books, where, among other books, some very old books ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEBANON COMMITTEE OF THE ARMENIAN DEMOCRATIC LIBERAL PARTY (RAMGAVAR)

On Tuesday 9 October 2012, representatives of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party, headed by its president Mr. Haroutiun Yerganian visited His Holiness Arm I in Bikfaya. They discussed issues related to Armenia and Diaspora, as well as the situation in Syria and Lebanon. His Holiness Aram I emphasized the importance of the forthcoming 100th anniversary commemoration ...

PROJECTS PREPARING FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE (1915-2015)

3/9/2012 His Holiness Aram I announced the implementation of three projects as part of the preparation of the 100th Anniversary Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide. The architects of the Catholicosate are invited to complete the tasks. 1. Renovation of the Statue symbolizing the post-genocide revival of the Armenian people (Bikfaya, Lebanon). The bronze Statue was prepared to mark ...

TO THE ATTENTION OF ARMENIAN PUBLISHERS AND WRITERS IN DIASPORA

24/6/2012 Every year in November, the Catholicosate of Cilicia organizes a book fair under the auspices of His Holiness Aram I. All books in Armenian published in Lebanon and the countries in the region participate. The exhibition also includes books in foreign languages written about Armenians and Armenian issues. Based on the success of the Catholicosate’s ...

Conference on Genocide and Reparations Under Way in Beirut

24/2/2012 BEIRUT, Lebanon—On Feb. 23, the two-day international conference titled “The Armenian Genocide: from Recognition to Reparation” began in the presence experts from all over the world, ambassadors, current and former government ministers and members of the Lebanese Parliament, heads of Armenian religious communities and representatives of Armenian political parties and other institutions. Catholicos Aram I welcomed ...

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: FROM RECOGNITION TO REPARATION”

 The Armenian Genocide documentary premiered nationwide in the U.S. on PBS TV

24/1/2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Organized By The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia will take place at Antelias – Lebano from February 23-25, 2012. Opening Session Thursday 23rd February Friday 24th February INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ISSUES OF RECOGNITION AND REPARATION MORE ON PROGRAMME SCHEDULES, SPEAKERS AND CHAIRPERSONS