Catholicos Baselios Paulose II to particpate in the 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

His Holiness Aram I (L) His Holiness Karekin II (M) His Holiness Baselios Paulose II

Liju Cherian 15/4/15 KOTTAYAM, India: HH Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East, will lead a delegation of the Indian Orthodox Church to Armenia from April 22-25. This will be the maiden visit of the Catholicos to Vagharshapat, Armenia and is upon an invitation from His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of ...

Pope Tawadros II receives Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Catholicos Aram I

John Anton - (OCP Delegate in Cario) OCP News Service - 20/3/15 Cairo - Egypt: His Holiness Pope Tawaros II of Alexandria of the Coptic Orthodox Church revived His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East of the Syriac Orthodox Church His Holiness Aram I – Catholicose of Cilicia of the Armenian ...

“Lent is an invitation to accountability” Catholicos Aram I

9 March 2015. As every year, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Arevakal (mid-Lent sunrise service) at St. Nishan Cathedral of the Diocese of Lebanon, the seminary choir performing the service. In his message, the Catholicos reminded the faithful that Lent is a spiritual journey of self-examination. Each Sunday of Lent is named after a ...

Catholicos Aram I condemns the kidnapping of Christians and monitors the situation of Armenians

2 March 2013. After a brief absence, His Holiness Aram I returned to Lebanon and received Mor Theophilus George Saliba, Metropolitan of Mount Lebanon, Syrian Orthodox Archbishopric and Secretary to the Holy Synod, who described to him the recent attacks on the Christian villages in the Al-Hasakeh region of Syria near the far northeast of ...

Catholicos Aram I Sends Condolence Letters to Egyptian President & Patriarch Tawadros II

17 February 2015. His Holiness Catholicos Aram I sent letters of condolences and solidarity to President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el­Sisi and Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church, for the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts by Islamist extremists in Libya. After expressing his condolences His Holiness reminded the dangerous consequences of extremism that could ...

“The ideals of Vartanantz heroes continue to inspire our courageous people in Karabagh,” Said His Holiness Aram I

On 12 February 2015, at the Feast of the Vartanantz Heroes, the dean of the seminary, Rev. Torkom Donoyan, celebrated the Holy Liturgy, presided over by His Holiness Aram I. In his sermon, Rev. Torkom spoke of the urgency of national unity and the importance of Christian faith in shaping the struggle of Armenians for ...

Catholicos Aram I Honours Mr Krikor Mahseredjian as a Knight of Cilicia

4 February 2015. The ceremony was held on Wednesday evening at the Main Hall of the Catholicossate, in the presence of the Ambassadors of Armenia to Lebanon, of Lebanon to the United Arab Emirates, clergy who have served as Catholical Vicars of the Diocese of UAE and Qatar, representatives of the Armenian Community from Abu ...

Catholicos Aram I reassures Armenians in Syria of his continuing prayers and support

22 January 2015. On Thursday his Holiness Aram I met with the two Armenian Primates in Syria, Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, from the Catholicosate of Cilicia and Archbishop Bedros Miriatian, from the Armenian Catholic Church. They briefed the Catholicos on their joint activities in responding to the material needs of the Armenian community and discussed their ...

Lebanese Prime Minister Tamam Salam Meets with Catholicos Aram I

17 January 2015. On Saturday evening Prime Minister of Lebanon Tamam Salam came to meet with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. During the one-hour meeting, they discussed the conflict in the region, the situation in the country and issues connected with the Lebanese presidential election. Source:  

Metropolitan George Saliba of Syriac Orthodox Church visits Catholicos Aram I

10 January 2015. On Saturday morning, Metropolitan George Saliba of Mount Lebanon, of the Syriac Orthodox Church, met with Catholicos Aram I to convey His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II’s Christmas and New Year greetings. The Metropolitan also informed His Holiness Aram I of the activities they are planning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of ...

Catholicos Aram I visits the Azounieh Sanatorium Hospital, Birds’ Nest and the Home for the Elderly

December 2014- January 2015 His Holiness Aram I visits the Azounieh Sanatorium Hospital 29 December 2014. On Monday, His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by members of the Brotherhood, visited the Azounieh Sanatorium Hospital in the Chouf Mountains to visit the patients and the elderly residents of the sanatorium. The Catholicos also met with the board members, the medical ...

Catholicos Aram I Addresses an Interfaith Meeting in Abu Dhabi

December 2014 In between his pastoral meetings, His Holiness was asked to join a special meeting organized by Religions for Peace to prepare a statement on religious extremism. The meeting brought together, among others, the representatives of the Holy See, the General Secretary of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue ...

Catholicos Aram I Consecrates Armenian Orthodox Church and Genocide Memorial in UAE : Pays tribute to Sheikh Zayed

Abu Dhabi- United Arab Emirates 12 December 2014. Following the anointment of the baptismal font and the pictures by the Primates of Tehran, Isfahan and Lebanon, on Thursday evening, His Holiness Aram I, on Friday, anointed the altar and dedicated the four main columns of the building to the four Evangelists. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of ...

In 2015 We should recommit ourselves with a renewed vision to pursue justice for our victims – Catholicos Aram I

2 December 2014. On Tuesday His Holiness Aram I addressed the 300 women attending the Christian education course organized annually by the Christian Education Department of the Catholicosate of Cilica. He first referred to the International Day for Older Persons established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1990, and said that because the ...

Catholicos Aram I Visit Embassies of Armenia and Lebanon in Abu Dhabi

His Holiness Aram I Visits the Embassy of Armenia in Abu Dhabi 10 December 2014. On Wednesday, His Holiness Aram I and his delegation visited the Embassy of Armenia in Abu Dhabi. Ambassador Kegham Gharibian and the staff welcomed the Catholicos. After the blessing of the bread and salt, they led the Catholicos to the garden ...

His Holiness Aram I Meets the Heads of Christian Communities in Iran

23 October 2014. On Thursday afternoon, His Holiness Aram I met with the Heads of Christian Communities in Iran at the Prelacy in Tehran. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian welcomed the guests and informed the Catholicos that they meet often to consult and discuss their problems and plans. He then invited the representatives to introduce their communities and ...

Catholicos Aram I Inaugurates the Conference Dedicated to the 400 Years of Armenian Presence in New Julfa (Iran)

21 October 2014. The conference dedicated to the 400 years of Armenian presence in New Julfa began at the Ararat Community Hall, in the presence of the Governor and Vice Governor of Isfahan, the Head of Religious Affairs, the President of Isfahan University and Professors of Yerevan University (Armenia). In his opening message, His Holiness Aram ...

The Governor and the Political Leadership of Isfahan Meet with His Holiness Aram I

October 2014 - Iran On Sunday, after the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I received the Governor of Isfahan, his deputies, the head of religious affairs and the chief of internal security at the Holy Saviour Monastery. This was the first such visit in the centuries-long history of the two peoples. The Governor first thanked Catholicos ...

Catholicos Aram I Meets in Tehran with the Leadership of the Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran

18 October 2014.On Saturday morning, His Holiness Aram I met with the representatives of Armenian women’s organizations in the Diocese of Tehran. He praised the Armenian women for their contribution to the Church and their role in the cultural, spiritual, educational and political aspects of community life and encouraged them to continue their community-building task. In ...

“Middle Eastern Religious Leaders Bear the Historical Responsibility to Promote a Culture of Living Together” Catholicos Aram I

October 2014 11 October 2014. On Saturday, Bishop Shahé Panossian, the Prelate of Lebanon, represented His Holiness Aram I at a conference organized by Adyan, the Lebanese foundation for Interreligious Studies and Spiritual Solidarity, at the Notre Dame Du Puits-Bqennaya. After thanking the organizers for their timely initiative, he read the message of the Catholicos Aram ...

Catholicos Aram I Honors the Choir Master of the St. Vartanantz Church in Istanbul

October 2014 Upon the invitation of the Hamazkayin Educational and Cultural Association, the Choir of St. Vartanantz Church came to Lebanon to give a number of concerts. On Sunday 5 October 2014, they sang the Holy Liturgy at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. After the Liturgy, the choir attended the opening ceremony of the ...