ANTELIAS: Members of the Armenian Red Cross visit Zarehian Seminary

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Thursday 11 August 2011, Members of the ‘Arshalouys Azirian’ branch of the
Armenian Red Cross women’s organization visited the Seminary of the
Catholicosate of Cilicia in Bikfaya (Lebanon). The visit coincided with the
Feast of Transfiguration of the Mother of God and the pilgrimage to the
Monastery of Bikfaya.

After a tour of the Monastery, guided by Father Stephannos, the group met
with the Dean of the Sminary, Archbishop Nareg Alemezian. The Archbishop
welcomed them and said, “The Seminary prepares our youth to serve our people
either as clergy or as lay teachers. The Seminary and the Blue Cross have a
common purpose, which is serving our people. On this special time of
pilgrimage to our Monastery, we encourage your to send your children and
grandchildren to be formed at the seminary and serve the people.”

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

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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