ANTELIAS: The Armenian Church participates in the Lambeth Conference

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The Lambeth Conference of the Family of Anglican Churches, a meeting of
Bishops convened once every ten years, launched in the English city of
Canterbury on July 19. The Armenian Church participated in this meeting with
both Catholicosates. Bishop Nathan Hovhannissian (Primate of the Diocese of
England) represented the Catholicosate of All Armenians in Saint
Etchmiyadzine. Bishop Nareg Alemezian (Ecumenical Officer) participated on
behalf of the Armenian Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias.

Later the same day, Bishop Nareg met with the Spiritual Leader of the Family
of Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and conveyed
to him the brotherly greetings of His Holiness Aram I. The Archbishop
recalled with pleasure his visit to Antelias in September 2007 and sent his
own greetings to the Armenian Pontiff.

Following the evening mass, Archbishop Rowan presented the 75 ecumenical
guests from various churches to the 650 Bishops and over 1000 guests
participating in the meeting. All the guests attended the Holy Mass held in
the Mother Church of Canterbury on July 20.

In his evening speech, Archbishop Rowan highlighted the difficulties and
challenges the Family of Anglican Churches is facing, calling upon its
followers to gather around the principles of reform and mutual respect.

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, The Cilician
Catholicosate, the administrative center of the church is located in
Antelias, Lebanon.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS