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 ...

His Holiness Aram I Meets the Students at the Ohanessian Armenian School in Sharjah

6 December 2014. On Saturday, His Holiness Aram I visited the Ohannessian School, which he inaugurated 18 years ago, and was warmly welcomed by the 200 students. The Catholicos and his delegation of clergy attended a special cultural event prepared by the students, followed by a welcoming speech by the principal of the School, Ms. Angela ...

His Holiness Aram I Begins His Pastoral Visit to the United Arab Emirates

4 December 2014. On Thursday morning, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Dubai, where he will consecrate the Armenian Church in Abu Dhabi. The Catholical Vicar V. Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian, and representatives of the Armenian Church Council in the United Arab Emirates and members of the community, as well as the Ambassadors of Lebanon and ...

Ground-blessing service for the Candle-Lighting Hall and Pontificial Burial Chamber at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On November 14, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians: and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Great House of Cilicia, a Ground-blessing service was held for the Candle-Lighting Hall and Pontificial Burial Chamber. The Candle-Lighting Hall and Pontificial Burial Chamber is ...

His Holiness Aram I visits United Arab Emirates

11/11/14 Following His visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Holiness Aram I continued his pastoral visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In Abu Dhabi and Dubai he met with the Catholical Vicar, Very Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian and the Diocesan Representatives, and he visited the construction site of the Holy Martyr's Church. At the end ...

Holiness Aram I Visits Iranian Officials

November 2014 25 – 26 October 2014. On Saturday and Sunday His Holiness Aram I, accompanied by the diocesan prelates and representatives of church councils, met with Ali Larinjani, Chairman of the Parliament of Iran, and Dr. Abuzar Ibrahimi, the Director of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO). During their one-hour meeting His Holiness and Mr. ...

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 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 ...

“Armenians should remain faithfull to the four highest legacies of our people: The Church, the Nation, the Culture and demanding justice to the memories of the Genocide victims” His Holiness Aram I

October 2014 23 October 2014. The three day conference concluded with the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Holy Saviour Monastery, in New Julfa, in the presence of His Holiness Aram I and the Prime Minister of Armenia accompanied by seven Government Ministers. The programme began with the welcome and historical presentation of Mr. Noel Minassian, ...

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 ...

His Holiness Aram in New Julfa (Isfahan)

18 October 2014. On Friday His Holiness Aram I arrived at the St. Holy Saviour Monastery in New Julfa, Iran, where he was welcomed by the community. He was then led in procession with the prelates, the clergy, representatives of the Church committees and community organizations to St. Joseph of Arimathea Church for the canonical ...

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 ...

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 ...

His Holiness Aram I Receives the Regional Committee of the Armenian Relief Cross

October 2014 9 October 2014. On Thursday morning, the newly elected committee met with His Holiness Aram I to discuss their programme and ask for his blessings for their projects. After listening to their presentation, the Catholicos thanked and commended them for their project to provide free health care and assistance to the Armenian community in Syria ...

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 ...

His Holiness Aram I Receives Rare Archival Photos of Bird’s Nest Orphanage from Former Orphan Vartan Melkonian

On Monday 6 October 2014, Mr Vartan Melkonian, a former orphan of Bird’s Nest and currently living in London, visited Catholicos Aram I. Mr Melkonian presented the Catholicos with a rare collection of photos, taken of the orphans during the time of the Genocide, which he had collected from Denmark and other countries. The photos ...

His Holiness Aram I Is Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by The University of Athens

October 2014  His Holiness Aram I was awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens. In awarding the degree, the Rector of the University, speaking for the Governing Board of the University, praised His Holiness for his leadership role in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and, referring to his numerous publications, for his work as ...

His Holiness Aram I meets Greek Politicians in Thessaloniki

September 2014 On Thursday morning, Catholicos Aram I and his entourage, accompanied by the local leadership of the Armenian community, visited Apostolos Tsitsikostas, the Governor of the Macedonia region. After greeting the guests, the governor spoke of the social and political accomplishments of the region. In his response, the Catholicos complimented the Greek people for their ...

His Holiness Aram I in Kavala and Xanthi

September 2014 The small Armenian community in Kavala received His Holiness with great joy at the Holy Cross Church. After the Canonical prayer Mrs. Mannik Asherian, a member of the Church Council, welcomed the Catholicos and said that it was the first time a Catholicos had ever visited the community. She told the guests that Kavala ...

His Holiness Aram I Welcomed in Athens

September 2014 Athens: Upon his arrival at the Athens Airport, Catholicos Aram I was met by the representative of the Head of the Church of Greece, the Armenian Prelate Archbishop Khoren Toghtakadjian, the representative of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ambassadors of Armenia and Lebanon to Greece, as well as representatives of the Armenian ...

The International Community Should Adopt a Comprehensive Strategy to Defeat the Growing Extremism in the Middle East Stated His Holiness Aram I

September 2014 The International Conference on the Crisis in the Middle East concluded its deliberations on Friday, 11 September 2014, with the intervention of the Five Middle East Patriarchs. His Holiness Aram I, who concluded the conference, spoke once more of the urgency for the international community to adopt a comprehensive strategy to respond to the violence ...