ANTELIAS: Day Two evening celebrations – "The Strength of Antelias l

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Day Two evening celebrations – “The Strength of Antelias lies in its power
to Serve”

Antelias – On Thursday evening, the participants of the Assembly went to
Bikfaya to attend a concert by the “Shenorhali,” Choir conducted by Rev.
Torkom Donayan, dedicated to the “2013, Year of the Armenian Mother.” After
a short break, the graduation ceremony of the Seminary began. Archbishop
Nareg Alemezian, the Dean of the Seminary, welcomed the members of the
General Assembly of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, thanked His Holiness Aram
I for his supervision of the seminary and congratulated the four new

His Holiness Aram I concluded the evening. He praised the concert dedicated
to the Armenian mother. He highlighted the important role of the Armenian
mother during the upheavals of Armenian history and the challenging role of
the Armenian woman today. He thanked Rev. Torkom Donoyan, the pianist and
members of the Choir, saying that they had not only offered an artistic
evening but had also inspired the audience to safeguard the Armenian music
as a valuable inherited art form. Turning his attention to the Seminary, the
Catholicos stated, “The Seminary is the heart of our Catholicosate; its
specific mission is to educate people who may lead the community to fulfill
express spiritual and human values.” Addressing the graduates, he said,
“Dear graduates, you were not only educated in this institution; the
seminary gave you a vision and a mission that you should fulfill through
your service in the church. Finally, he reminded the audience once more
that the goal of the Catholicosate is to prepare committed individuals to
reflect the vision and mission imparted to them during the eight years of
study in the seminary through SERVICE to the church, the nation and
humanity. He then blessed the audience.

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