Antelias: His Holiness Aram I praises poet Jack S. Hagopian

Catholicosate of Cilicia
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Prominent poet Jack S. Hagopian is the most senior writer who attended the
Third Panarmenian Writers’ Conference in the Catholicosate of Cilicia
recently. The poet spoke during the opening ceremony of the conference.

In a letter addressed to the poet, His Holiness Aram I highly praised his
work. “You will always remain a beaming presence in our modern literature
not with the quantity of your published books, but with their quality; not
with the number of your poems, but with the profound faith deep convictions,
pure feelings and bright dreams bursting from them. Such a poet can not have
a dawn,” wrote the Armenian Pontiff in the letter.

His Holiness arranged for the publication of Jack Hagopian’s latest work
entitled “Anmegh Meghabarde Badarak”. The Pontiff had also decorated the
poet’s chest with the “St. Mesrob Mashdots” insignia four years ago.

The poet will be the guest of the Catholicosate of Cilicia for a week,
delivering lectures in the Seminary.

His Holiness Aram I had meetings with many of the participants in the
conference. He highly praised their dedication to Armenian literature and
reassured the Catholicosate of Cilicia’s support to all the “servants” of
Armenian culture.

The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the history and
mission of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of the
Catholicosate, The Cilician Catholicosate, the
administrative center of the church is located in Antelias, Lebanon.

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