His Holiness Aram I calls on university graduates to “lead the Armenian community towards new horizons”


ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – July -August 2017

27 July 2017. On Thursday evening, His Holiness Aram I honoured Armenian youth who have recently graduated from universities in Lebanon with a dinner at St Mary’s Monastery in Bikfaya.

The Armenian Church University Students Association (ACUSA), and the Assembly of University Graduates, both of which are sponsored by the Catholicosate of Cilicia, organized the evening. Hagop Handian, Chairperson of the Assembly, welcomed the graduates and invited them to share their questions and concerns with His Holiness Aram I before dinner.

After a lively discussion, Catholicos Aram I exhorted the graduates to think creatively and strive to expand the horizons of the Armenian community by becoming active members of the community and using their education for its benefit. His Holiness concluded by saying, “We need qualified and creative youth to organize and energize our communities. The Catholicosate of Cilicia and its Dioceses will accompany and support you in your endeavours.”