Catholicosate of Cilicia
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THE FEAST OF ST. THADDEUS AND ST. BARTHOLOMEW IS CELEBRATED IN THE SEMINARY
The Armenian Apostolic Church recently marked the memory of its first
illuminator Fathers, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew Apostles. After their
classes and the evening service, the students of the Seminary also
celebrated the Pre-Feast (Nakahdonag) of the Holy Apostles.
The Seminary students had prepared a well-organized and beautifully executed
cultural program on this occasion. Hrayr Daghlian delivered the opening
remarks, following which Antranig Dalekdjian presented the life and work of
St. Thaddeus and Sarkis Isgenian those of St. Bartholomew. Hampartsoum
Baldjekian read out a section from Nareg. Sepasdya Gharakahnain then sang a
section from the "Yeraneli Sourp Arakialk" hymn. The students then presented
a play inspired from the life of St. Bartholomew.
The Dean of the Seminary, Bishop Shahe Panossian concluded the evening
commending the efforts of the group of students who had organized the event.
He highlighted the important work of the Apostles and called upon Seminary
students to follow their example.
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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 Theological
Seminary of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of the
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