Catholicosate, Featured


A delegation of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia participates in the 11th assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe, Germany, which started on Aug. 31, along with representatives of more than 300 member churches.

The Catholicosate has been actively involved in the work of the WCC since it joined it in 1962, with His Holiness Catholicos Aram I serving as the chairman of Central and Executive Committees of the body for two consecutive terms (1991-1998 and 1998-2005).

The Catholicosate’s delegation is composed of Archbishops Gomidas Ohanian; Sebuh Sarkissian; Kegham Khacherian; Nareg Alyemezian; Bishop Masis Zobuyan, and Very Rev. Fr. Hrant Tahanian, as well as Prof. Teni Pirri-Simonian; Seta Khedeshian; Dr. Nora Kabakian-Bayrakdarian; Vanna Kitsinian; Tamar Kanarian (secretary of the Eastern U.S. Prelacy’s Executive Council), and Araz Kojayan.