CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA LEADERS AND LAWYERS OUTLINE LAWSUIT SEEKING TURKEY’S RETURN OF HISTORIC CHRISTIAN SITE

May 2015 Leaders and lawyers representing the Catholicosate of Cilicia held a press conference earlier today at the National Press Club to discuss their lawsuit against the Turkish Government seeking the return of the historic seat of the Catholicosate, located in Sis (currently Kozan), one-time capital of Cilician Armenia, reported the Armenian National Committee of America ...

WE CLAIM JUSTICE…

April- May 2015 A legendary Armenian poet, Daniel Varoujan, before his murder by the Ottoman authorities in 1915, wrote: I firmly believe that the coming generations will create a new dawn for the Armenian people… . The history of the Armenian people of the past hundred years was marked by massacres and deportation; it was also marked ...

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 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, ...

THE HOUSHAMADYAN PROJECT OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA BEGINS

13/9/2012 The Catholicosate of Cilicia continues preparations for the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The printing and reprinting of books and documents on the history and culture of Armenians in the cities and towns of Western Armenia and Cilicia during the Ottoman Empire has begun. The Catholicosate of Cilicia has already published the history of ...

TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENOCIDE, THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PROPOSES A NEW SERIES OF PUBLICATIONS

28/3/2012 To preserve the legacy of the past and keep alive the collective memory of the Armenian Genocide, the Catholicosate of Cilicia plans to publish books on the history, culture and monuments, the irreplaceable heritage, of Armenians in Western Armenia and Cilicia. A committee will assist His Holiness Aram I in the implementation of the project. The ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I BLESSES WITH THE RELIC OF THE RIGHT HAND OF SAINT GREGORY THE ILLUMINATOR THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS AT THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

26/3/2012 The feast of the entrance of St. Gregory the Illuminator to Khor Virab (the ‘deep well’) is also a time of pilgrimage to the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral at the Catholicosate of Cilicia. St Thaddeus and Bartholomew are the founders of the Armenian Church. St. Gregory played a leading role in the conversion of ...

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 ...

THE INTER-DIOCESAN ARMENIAN YOUTH CONFERENCE OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA CONCLUDES

09/03/2011 The two-day conference organized by the Youth Department of the Holy See of Cilicia, held at the Zarehian Seminary in Bikfaya, has concluded. The conference began with the opening speech of His Holiness Aram I, in which he invited the youth to play a leading role in the life of the Armenian Church and ...

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CHANCELLERY OF THE ARMENIAN CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA

5/8/2011 Dear fellow Armenians, Human resources is the indicator of a nation's or community's inner power and creative mind and a guarantor of its bright future. The Armenian Diaspora is rich with human resources. It is vitally important that we get a clear, accurate and comprehensive information about our human resources in the Diaspora. Indeed, "Information ...

A SPECIAL REQUIEM IN ALEPPO FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE MASSACRES IN ADANA (CILICIA 1909)

On Sunday 20 April, His Holiness Aram I presided over a Requiem Service in memory of the 30,000 victims of the massacres in Adana in 1909. After the Divine Liturgy and the memorial service, the faithful listened to the Pontifical letter His Holiness Aram I had sent to all the Prelates, informing them of the ...