Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   22 April

Catholicos Aram I of Great House of Cilicia to depart for Aleppo


YEREVAN, MARCH 25, ARMENPRESS. Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I will depart for Aleppo in coming days, the Catholicosate told Armenpress.

His Holiness Aram I will reconsecrate the Holy Forty Martyrs Church of Aleppo.

“Over the past seven years Syria was in anxiety. Today the Syrian-Armenians have started their collective recovery process”, Aram I said.

The Forty Martyrs Armenian Cathedral of Aleppo, Syria, is a 15th-century Armenian Apostolic church. It is significant among the Armenian churches for being one of the oldest active churches in the Armenian diaspora and the city of Aleppo. It is a three-nave basilica church with no dome. Its bell tower of 1912, is considered to be one of the unique samples of the baroque architecture in Aleppo.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




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