Ordained Deaconess Serve at Altar for Armenian Orthodox Christmas-Nativity Liturgy in Tehran-Iran

Hratch Tchilingirian - 12/1/18 Photos - MEHR News Agency  Tehran- Iran: As an update to my previous post, without much fanfare, Ani-Kristi Manvelian (24-year-old anesthesiologist) was ordained a deaconess, on September 25, 2017, in Tehran’s St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral by Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, the Primate of the Diocese of Tehran. The photos show Deaconess Ani-Kristi serving ...

Towards a stronger Armenia

Armenian Orthodox Church of Lebanon - September - October 2016 The current press release is a summary of the message His Holiness Aram I delivered at the St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral during the Special Prayer Service celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia, on 20 September 2016. 22 September 2016. After greeting with brotherly ...

Celebration of the 21st Anniversary of the Election and Consecration of His Holiness Aram I as Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia

www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org - June-July 2016 22 June 2016. On Sunday, the 21st anniversary of the election (21 June 1995) and consecration (1 July 1995) was celebrated at St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. Rev Bessag Tepirdjian, on behalf of the recently ordained young priests, celebrated the Holy Liturgy and prayed for the Catholicos to continue his mission ...

The Resurrection of Christ Is an Invitation for a Renewed Life

March - April 2016 27 March 2106. On Sunday morning the Easter Liturgy began in Antelias with His Holiness Aram I entering the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in procession as the bells of the Cathedral rang. The Easter Liturgy, which was chanted by the “Shenorhali” choir of the Catholicosate, was attended by the faithful, ambassadors, ...

The Resurrection of Jesus signifies the triumph of light over darkness

On 5 April 2015. In his Easter sermon, His Holiness Aram I spoke of the Resurrection of Jesus as the triumph of the Truth, the promise of eternal life and the victory of light over darkness. He told the large number of faithful gathered at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral for Easter Liturgy that those ...

Children Animated St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral on Palm Sunday

30 March 2015. On Palm Sunday over a thousand children holding palm leaves and candles, accompanied by their parents, came to celebrate Palm Sunday and join the procession. In his sermon, His Holiness Aram I reminded the faithful that Palm Sunday this year means not only the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, but also ...

Memorial Service for the victims of Sumgayit victims in Antelias

1 March 2015. On Sunday, following the Holy Liturgy at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, His Holiness Aram I presided over the memorial service for the Armenian victims of the massacres by Azeris in Sumgayit 27 years ago. The service was a reminder of the impunity enjoyed by selective states since the Armenian ...

“Armenian parents should transform the family into a ‘little Church,’ a blessed structure of our community,” – His Holiness Aram I

Friday 13 February 2014. On Thursday evening, a large number of parents and their children gathered at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral to attend the evening service prior to the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. His Holiness Aram I presided over the ceremony and preached. After recounting the story of Jesus’ parents ...

Blessing of Holy Muron to be held at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in July 2015

January 2015 - Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon The Catholicosate of Cilicia announces the forthcoming ceremony of the blessing of the Holy Muron (Chrism) by His Holiness Aram I to be held on: Saturday 18 July 2015 in the evening at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, Lebanon. Source:  

The Catholicosate of Cilicia Will Always Be at the Forefront of Demanding the Restoration of Our People’s Rights and Restitution of Their Properties – His Holiness Aram I

1 January 2014. At the end of the Holy Liturgy, celebrating the New Year at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, the clergy and laity went to the residence of Catholicos Aram I to hear his message and receive his blessings. In his message, the Catholicos reminded the gathering that the New Year and the Feast of ...

Unconditional Commitment to Service is the Vocation of the Catholicosate of Cilicia – Stated Aram I

21 December 2014. On Sunday, the Armenian Chatholicosate of Cilicia celebrated the feast of the Deacon and Protomartyr St. Stephen. Archbishop Norayr Ashekian celebrated the Holy Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias. At the end of the liturgy, at Catholicos Aram I’s reception for the clergy and the laity, the seminarians recounted the ...

Celebrating 2014, Year of the Elderly, one hundred elderly women and men invited guests for lunch with His Holiness Aram

Lebanon: On 14 March 2014. On the occasion of 2014, the Year of the Elderly, instituted by Catholicos Aram I, one hundred elderly people visited Antelias. They first attended the Lenten Sunrise service (Arevakal) at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral and then met with His Holiness Aram I. After welcoming them, His Holiness said, “After ...

Commemoration Of The Departed Catholicoi And Sumgait Massacre Victims At St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

February 2014 On Sunday 23 February 2014, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy and the Memorial Service celebrating the lives of the departed Catholicoi and clergy and offered prayers for the victims of the Sumgait massacre (1988). In his sermon, the priest who celebrated the liturgy spoke of the lives of the departed catholicoi ...

“The Armenian mother is the first foremost educator of the child” Stated His Holiness Aram I on the eve of the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Dyarentarach)

February 2014 On Thursday evening, a large number of parents with their children gathered at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral to attend the evening service prior to the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. His Holiness Aram I presided over the ceremony and preached. After recounting the story of Jesus’ parents taking the ...

Requiem to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Earthquake in Spitak (Armenia)

December 2013 On Sunday 8 December 2013, following the Holy Liturgy, His Holiness Aram I presided over a Requiem Service at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias in memory of the victims of the Earthquake in Spitak, Armenia. Catholicos Aram I had also asked Prelates of all the Dioceses of the Holy See of Cilicia to ...

‘THE MOTHER IS THE PRIMARY TEACHER OF THE CHILD’ Said Aram I on the Feast of Transfiguration

08/13/2011 The feast of Transfiguration of the Mother of God (Sourp Asdvadzazin), 12-15 August, is a pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya (Lebanon). Once again pilgrims arrived bringing gifts for the preparation of ‘Harissa’, a traditional Armenian dish to be shared by the community after the Holy Liturgy. Men, women, young and old ...