PRESS RELEASE
Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr.Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
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Antelias-Lebanon

Armenian version: http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/v04/doc/Arme nian.htm

ECUMENICAL SERVICE AT ANTELIAS CONCLUDES THE ANNUAL WEEK OF PRAYER FOR
CHRISTIAN UNITY ORGANIZED BY THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity organized by the theological
seminaries in Lebanon was concluded during an ecumenical service at the
Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias on January 26.

The Primate of the Diocese of Lebanon, Bishop Kegham Khatcherian, the
President of the Union of Protestant Church of the Near East Rev. Selim
Sahyouni, Ecumenical Officer of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Bishop Nareg
Alemezian, Seminary deans, reverend fathers and faithful attended the
concluding event held under the patronage of Catholicos Aram I.

Seminary student Deacon Tavit Kamaian delivered in Arabic the opening
remarks, welcoming the attendants on behalf of the Seminary's administration
and students.

The concluding service presented a beautiful compilation of the hymns and
spiritual music of each church. Led by Rev. Magar Ashkarian, the Seminary
choir presented a selection of Armenian hymns, leaving a lasting impression
on the attendants. The final hymn of the day, composed for this special
occasion, was performed jointly by the choirs of all the seminaries,
creating great excitement.

The chairman of the inter-Seminary committee took to the stage for the
concluding remarks, expressing his gratitude for the organization of the
event. He also thanked the Armenian Church and His Holiness for their warm
reception.

The event created great opportunities for fostering bonds of unity between
young faithful with a calling to serve the noble mission of the Church.

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View the photos here:
http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/v04/doc/Pho tos/Photos190.htm
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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 Ecumenical
activities of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of
the Catholicosate, http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org The Cilician
Catholicosate, the administrative center of the church is located in
Antelias, Lebanon.