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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I FOLLOWS CLOSELY THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE KESSAB REGION

March 24, 2014 Featured News

24/3/14 On Friday, 21 March, early in the morning, His Holiness Aram I was informed of the assault and bombardment of the radical rebel forces from Turkey on Kessab, the historical Armenian region near the Turkish border. After consultation with the Armenian clergy and community leaders in Latakia, Aleppo, Damascus and Lebanon, the Catholicos demanded […]

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH IGNATIUS ZAKKA I IWAS

March 22, 2014 Featured News

22/3/14 The funeral arrangements (tentative) for His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas is as follows: Saturday, March 22, 1014 His Holiness’ body will be lying in state at Mor Yacoub Monastery in Germany. Sunday, March 23, 2014, Holy Qurobo (Divine Liturgy) and visitation for His Holiness will be held at Mor Yacoub Monastery Germany. Tuesday, March 25, […]

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ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS EMINENCE NIKODIMOS METROPOLITAN OF MEMPHIS

January 22, 2014 Featured News

Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa January 2014 On Friday, 10th January 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa conducted the enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan of Memphis, in the beautiful Cathedal of the Theotokos in Heliopolis in Cairo. Participating in the ceremony of enthronement of His Eminence were […]

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NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II

January 2, 2014 Featured News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin December 31, 2013 On this festive day of New Year we extend Our Pontifical love and blessings to you, dear faithful people of Armenia and the Diaspora. We are welcoming the redemptive year of 2014. With the sacrament of Our Lord’s Holy Nativity we enter a new year. When the […]

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HIS BEATITUDE IN ISMAILIA FOR THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE HOLY CHURCH OF ST MINAS

November 25, 2013 News

On Sunday 10th November 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, was in Ismailia, See of the Holy Metropolis of Leontopolis, to officiate at the prayer functions in honour and memory of the Great Martyr St Minas the Wonderworker, Patron Saint of the canal city, in the Holy Metropolitan […]

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HIS BEATITUDE VISITS THE ALEXANDRIAN LIBRARY

November 25, 2013 News

November 2013 On 30th October 2013, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa went to the Library of Alexandria in order to receive in a function of particular honour, the second lot of restored and digitalized coded manuscripts, which are from the treasures of the Patriarchal library. During the function […]

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VAROUJAN VOSKANIAN THE MINISTER OF ECONOMY AND TRADE OF ROMANIA VISITS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

June 7, 2013 News

On Monday 3 June 2013, Minister Varoujan Voskanian, who was on an official visit to Lebanon, met with His Holiness Aram I. They were joined by the Armenian Ministers and Parliamentarians of Lebanon. This was the Minister’s second visit to the Catholicosate; five years ago, during an official visit, he was decorated for his achievements […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I ADDRESSES AT THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF HOMENETMEN

June 1, 2013 Featured News

1/6/13 On Sunday, 26 May, Catholicos Aram I attended the public celebration of 28 May and the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Athletics and Scouts organization. In his public address, His Holiness shared three concerns. He first congratulated HOMENETMEN for living up to their motto, “Elevate yourself and elevate the others” by teaching youth the […]

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METROPOLITAN ANBA BISHOY OF THE COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH VISITS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

June 1, 2013 News

On Saturday 25 May, Metropolitan Anba Bishoy, the Ecumenical Officer of the Coptic Orthodox Church, met with His Holiness Aram I. After presenting the brotherly greetings of Pope Tawadros II, the Metropolitan briefed the Catholicos on the difficult situation of the Coptic Orthodox community in Egypt. In their discussion, the Catholicosate stressed the importance of […]

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‘IRRESPECTIVE OF DIFFICULTIES, CHRISTIANS WILL STAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST’ SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAMI

May 24, 2013 Featured News

On Thursday 23 May 2013, the International Conference on “Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East” opened in Beirut. The conference was organized by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches. Around two hundred persons from Europe, North America and Africa were invited. Rev. Masis Choboyan read the message […]

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

May 24, 2013 News

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, […]

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WE SHOULD PREPARE OUR YOUTH FOR THE FUTURE THROUGH OUR MORAL AND NATIONAL VALUES’ SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

May 17, 2013 Featured News

On Saturday 11 May in the evening, His Holiness Aram I received 200 young members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation movement. After welcoming the youth and the movement leaders, Catholicos Aram I urged them to incorporate their cultural and spiritual heritage as they carry out their important role of shaping the future of the nation. […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE PRIME MINISTER OF KARABAGH

March 23, 2013 Featured News

23/3/13 On Wednesday, 20 March 2013, His Holiness Aram I received the Prime Minister, Ara Haroutiounian, and his delegation, who were visiting Lebanon to discuss new business partnerships. The Prime Minister briefed the Catholicos Karabagh’s economic achievements and future strategies. His Holiness Aram I honored his guests with a reception, at which they met members […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE VICE-PRIME MINISTER OF KARABAGH

March 8, 2013 News

On Tuesday, 5 March 2013, at a two-hour meeting, Arthur Aghabekian, the Vice-Prime Minister of Karabagh, briefed the His Holiness Aram I on the efforts of the government of Karabagh to build the young country; the two also discussed future plans. At the end of the meeting His Holiness Aram I expressed his appreciation for […]

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SOCIAL WORK IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF THE CHURCH’S LIFE AND WITNESS” SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

February 7, 2013 Featured News

On the occasion of the international day of social workers, the staff of Armenian institutions visited His Holiness Aram I on Friday 1 February 2013. On behalf of the group, Ms. Annie Boudjikanian reported on their work and shared their concerns. In his message, the Catholicos welcomed the group and thanked them for serving the […]

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“LET US REVIEW THE PAST WITH ACCOUNTABILITY AND EMBRACE THE FUTURE WITH COMMITMENT” SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

January 6, 2013 Featured News

On 1 January 2013, after the New Year’s thanksgiving Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I received the clergy and laity at the Main Hall of his residence. The Catholicos began his message with a prayer thanking the Almighty for the past year and said, “The first day of […]

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“THE CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING OR RITUALS; IT IS THE PEOPLE OF GOD” HIS HOLINESS ARAM I

January 3, 2013 News

On 25 December 2012, after the liturgy celebrating the feast at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, His Holiness Aram I received the clergy, the seminarians and the faithful at the Main Hall of his residence. In his message, the Catholicos said, “Today is not only the feast of the protomartyr deacon who served the Church, […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I VISITS PATRIARCH YOHANNA X

December 22, 2012 News

On Wednesday 19 December 2012, Catholicos Aram I visited the new Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch, Yohanna X, at the Balamand Monastery. After congratulating the new Head, Catholicos Aram I spoke of the long relationship between the two churches and expressed the wish to strengthen that relationship, especially in view of the […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I HONORS CHRIS BOHJALIAN WITH THE INSIGNIA OF ST. MESROB MASHDOTZ

December 8, 2012 News

On Monday 3 December, His Holiness Aram I sponsored a special evening to inaugurate the publication of Chris Bohjalian’s The Sand Castle Girls. The two speakers of the evening were Dr. Ayda Ekmekji, Head of the Department of Arts and Sciences of Haigazian University, and the Lebanese author, Mishel Ma’ayki. Dr. Ekmekji spoke of the importance […]

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ORDINATION OF HIS GRACE PANTELEIMON BISHOP OF BRAZZAVILLE AND GABON

December 8, 2012 News

  On Sunday 2nd December 2012, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa conducted the ordination of His Grace Panteleimon, Bishop of Brazzaville and Gabon, in the beautiful Holy Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Alexandria. Participating in the Eucharistic Gathering and the Ordination of His Grace were Their […]

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES HEADS OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN THE GULF COUNTRIES

November 23, 2012 News

On Friday 16 November 2012, the Heads of 22 Christian communities, established in the countries of the Gulf region, visited His Holiness Aram I. Bishop Shahé Panossian, the Pontifical Delegate of the Catholicosate of Cilicia for the Gulf countries, accompanied the delegation. The representatives were in Lebanon upon the invitation of the Middle East Council […]

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