PRESS RELEASE
Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr.Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
Fax: (04) 419724
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.cathcil.org/

PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

Armenian version: http://www.cathcil.org/v04/doc/Armenian.htm


BIKF AYA HOLDS A WEEK OF PRAYERS AND CONTEMPLATION


Daily prayers and contemplation are being held in the chapel of St. Mary
Monastery in Bikfaya on the occasion of the holiday of St. Mary and the
upcoming pilgrimage to the monastery named after this holiday.

As a preparation for this pilgrimage, daily morning contemplations are
organized by the Christian Education Department of the Catholicosate of
Cilicia and under the sponsorship of His Holiness Aram I. The contemplations
are guided by the members of the Cilician Brotherhood in participation with
the Seminary students.

The Brotherhood members are consecutively presenting the following topics
that clarify the role of the Holy Mother in Christian life, dogma and
theology: "The Holy Mother in the Old and New Books", "The Holy Mother in
our Church's hymns and prayers", "The Holy Mother as an advocate for
humanity", "The Holy Mother as an example of motherhood", "The conduct of
the Holy Mother and change".

The Christian Education Department of the Catholicosate has ventured on
organizing these useful lectures for the public with the aim of preparing
the Armenian faithful for the upcoming holiday. Introducing the faithful to
the life of the Holy Mother, her role in our Church's theology, explaining
to the dogma and concept of the Armenian Church regarding her person and
role would help them greet this holiday with a conscious approach. Alongside
the contemplations hymns will be sung and sections from the Psalms will be
read.

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The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the
jurisdiction and the Christian Education activities in both the
Catholicosate and the dioceses, you may refer to the web page of the
Catholicosate, http://www.cathcil.org/ The Cilician Catholicosate, the
administrative center of the church is located in Antelias, Lebanon.