His Holiness

Message from His Holiness Aram I to Dr. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro

June 15, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 Dear Dr. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, I am writing to you as the Spiritual Head of Armenians in Syria and many communities in the Diaspora. I read your 29 July 2013 report to the General Assembly of the UN on the situation in Syria, which you made as the Chairman of the Independent International […]

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“The Catholicosate of Cilicia is a Vocation and a Mission,” declares His Holiness Aram I during the concluding dinner with the Armenian Delegation

June 15, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 On the last evening of the official visit to the Vatican, His Holiness Aram I, the accompanying clergy and the delegates held a festive dinner. After joyful singing, recitation of poems and thanksgiving, the Catholicos addressed the delegation and described the visit as a positive step in ecumenism and in giving visibility to […]

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Rev. Fr. Abgar Hovakimyan Elected as the Primate of the Armenian Diocese in Canada

June 15, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 By Pontifical letter, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, confirmed that Rev. Fr. Abgar Hovakimyan, Member of the Brotherhood of the Mother See and Locum Tenens of the Armenian Diocese of Bulgaria, was elected as the Primate of the Armenian Diocese in Canada. On May 30 and 31, […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt

June 11, 2014 Featured News

11/6/14 His Excellency Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt Your Excellency: Please accept my heartfelt greetings with your resounding victory in the presidential election. You have become the head of the state at difficult time for the country and people and have been entrusted with a heavy responsibility […]

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Bishops Synod in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 11, 2014 Featured News

On June 6, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the regular meeting of the Bishops of the Mother See and Primates of the Dioceses in Armenia was held. The Catholicos of All Armenians opened the meeting, extending with his […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Mr. Alexander Poryadochni

June 11, 2014 News

On June 8, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received the poet Mr. Alexander Poryadochni. Accompanying him was Mrs. Rima Varjapetyan, President of Armenia’s Jewish Community. The Catholicos of All Armenians congratulated Mr. Poryadochni on the occasion of the publication of the Armenian […]

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His Holiness Aram I expresses his concern to the Syrian authorities regarding the recent bombardment of Armenian neighbourhoods

June 8, 2014 Featured News

8/6/14 While visiting Pope Francis I in Rome, Catholicos Aram I received a report from Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, prelate of the Armenian Diocese of Peria (Syria), on the aggression against Armenians in the Nor Kyugh neighbourhood of Aleppo. According to the report, Armenian Churches, schools and residences are being bombarded in the densely populated neighbourhood. […]

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Visit of the Anglican Pilgrims to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 8, 2014 News

June 2014 On June 6, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed a group of pilgrims from the Anglican Church. Accompanying them were Very Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Marshall, Dean of the Diocesan Cathedral of Swansea and Brecon in Wales; and Rev. Fr. John […]

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His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Aram I meet in the presence of the Armenian delegation accompanying the Catholicos

June 8, 2014 Featured News

June2014 “Your solidarity with the Armenians during the 100th Anniversary Commemorations of the Genocide will be a valuable contribution to our just cause” H.H. Aram I “The history of emigration, persecutions and the martyrdom experienced by so many of the faithful has inflicted deep woonds on the hearts of all Armenians. We must see and […]

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Armenian Catholici Concelebrate for the Feast of the Ascension at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

June 1, 2014 Featured News

May – June 2014 On May 29, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The day also commemorates the return of the Catholicosate of All Armenians from Sis to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin in 1441. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians and His Holiness Aram I Visit the Sardarapat Memorial

June 1, 2014 Featured News

May- June 2014 On May 28, on the occasion of the First Republic Day, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, visited the Sardarapat Memorial. Accompanying them were Members of the Brotherhood of the Catholicosate of All Armenians and […]

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Communiqué on the results of irenical visit of His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria to the Russian Orthodox Church

June 1, 2014 Featured News

1/6/14 His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria paid an irenical visit to the Russian Orthodox Church from May 23 to 30, 2014. Among those accompanying His Holiness were the Most Reverend Metropolitans Dometian of Vidin, Gabriel of Lovech, Yoan of Velicky Preslav, and Naum of Rousse. During the visit, the Primates of the Russian and […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Attends the Session of the State Committee on Coordinating Events Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

May 29, 2014 News

On May 27, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, attended the fourth session of the State Committee on coordinating events dedicated to the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. His Holiness offered his message to the committee members and those present. MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, […]

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Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople

May 27, 2014 Featured News

On May 24, 2014, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius, which is also his name-day, His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received a delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, who have come to Russia for the celebrations. The delegation includes Metropolitan Andreas of Arkalochori, Kastelli and Viannos, Bishop Nicephorus of […]

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PATRIARCH NEOPHYTE OF BULGARIA VISITS SRETENSKY MONASTERY IN MOSCOW

May 26, 2014 Featured News

On May 25, 2014, His Holiness Neophyte of Bulgaria, while on a peace visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow. His Holiness and his large party were welcomed to the monastery by its father superior, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), who introduced his high guests to the history of the Sretensky […]

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Sheikh Mohammed Kabbani, the Grand Mufti of the Republic of Lebanon Meets with His Holiness Aram I

May 26, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Antelias – 24 May 2014. On Saturday morning, Sheikh Kabbani and his close collaborators met with His Holiness Aram I in his office in Antelias. The meeting was a follow-up to conversations they had in Bahrain during the International Conference on “All Civilizations in Service to Humanity,” 5-7 May 2014. The two religious […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Receives the “Commander Vazgen Sargsyan” Order

May 26, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On May 26, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed Lieutenant General Manvel Grigoryan, President of the Volunteer Defenders Union, Member of the Republic of Armenia Parliament; Mr. Karen Grigoryan, Mayor of Vagharshapat; and the Volunteer Defenders Union board members. Present […]

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Representatives of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate meet with the Serbian Patriarch

May 24, 2014 News

May 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, has received into audience representatives of the Synodal Department of the social activities of the Moscow Patriarchate at the Serbian Patriarchate today. The guests from Russia received blessing of His Holiness for  distribution of humanitarian aid from the Russian Orthodox Church to be realized in the Diocese of […]

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Serbian Patriarch Irinej visits devastated areas of Krupanj

May 21, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Krupanj, which is devastated by the overflow of the Krzava, Likodra, Cadjavica and Bogostica rivers and by triggering the great number of landslides. His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate; presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator […]

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His Holiness Aram I and His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Discuss Christian Presence in the Region

May 20, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Following their meeting in Bahrain during the International Conference, His Holiness Aram I and Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, met again in Dubai. V. Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Catholicosate of Cilicia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) also attended the meeting. The two church leaders […]

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Serbian Patriarch Irinej in Obrenovac

May 20, 2014 Featured News

  May 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Obrenovac yesterday, where he met with the members of the Crisis Staff for Obrenovac protection. His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator for aid collection for the the afflicted in the floods. Source:  

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