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Armenian Holy Martyr's Church In Abu Dhabi To Be Anointed

14:26, 05 Dec 2014

On Thursday, December 4, the Catholicos of the Great Houce of Cilicia Aram I left for Abu Dhabi upon the invitation of Catholical Vicar V.

Rev. Mesrob Sarkissian and the members of the Diocesan Council.

During his stay, His Holiness Aram I will anoint the newly constructed Holy Martyr's Church and inaugurate the new Prelacy and the school building.

On this occasion he will also meet the members of the Diocesan Council of United Arab Emirates, as well as political figures and diplomats.

http://www.armradio.am/en/2014/12/05/armenian-holy-martyrs-church-in-abu-dhabi-to-be-anointed/


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ANTELIAS: HH Aram I lays foundation of first Armenian church in Abu Dhabi

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HIS HOLINESS ARAM I LAYS THE FOUNDATION STONE
OF THE FIRST ARMENIAN CHURCH IN ABU DHABI

On Friday 4 May 2012, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at the Greek Orthodox Church in Abu Dhabi temporarily offered to the Armenian community. In his sermon he spoke of the three moments of the Holy Liturgy: remembering the Last Supper of Jesus, partricipating in the Holy Eucharist and witnessing for the faith by living the Gospel message and serviing the community.

At the end of the Liturgy, His Holiness greeted and blessed the faithful individually and then moved with his entourage to the location of the future Church. The Catholicos was accompanied by the Catholicosal Vicar of the Diocese of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates Bishop Shahe Panossian, the Ambassador of Armenia to the Gulf Region, the Honorary Ambassador of Armenia to Der Zor, and the representatives of the Armenian communities in Abou Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar. The Scout's band of the pan-Armenian Sports Organization (HOMENETMEN) from Lebanon had also come for the occasion.

According to the tradition of the Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholicos Aram I blessed the 16 stones of the 16 columns of the church's foundation that were carried by 16 benefectors and witnesses. His Holiness named the Church The Holy Martyrs to comemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armeian Genocide. At the end of the ceremony, the Catholicos thanked the Emir of Abu Dhabi, the benefectors of the new church and the members of the community.

While in Abu Dhabi, His Holiness Aram I also met with the Executive Committee of the church, the board of the One-Day A Week school, the members of the women's association and the youth organization and thanked them for their commitment to the community.

Photos: http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/v04/doc/Photos/Photos713.htm

Sheikh Nahyan opens Armenian church in Abu Dhabi

The National staff

May 7, 2016 Updated: May 8, 2016

ABU DHABI // A new church was opened in Abu Dhabi on Friday by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development.

Sheikh Nahyan addressed the congregation, saying he hoped the place of worship would help serve the needs of the Armenian community in the capital and the wider UAE.

“This building underscores that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has always been and continues to be a country whose people embrace Islam, the religion that preaches tolerance and respect for other faiths — values which constitute the basic pillars of our country and created the fertile ground where all people live in coexistence, peace and security," said Sheikh Nahyan.

“The church is a spiritual symbol for the power of belonging and loyalty of the members of the Armenian community and for deepening social and religious interaction."

Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia appreciated the efforts being made by Sheikh Khalifa for promoting tolerance between different religions and nationalities living in the UAE, according to Wam, the state news agency.

Hassan Youssef Saad, Lebanese ambassador to the UAE, and Gegham Gharibjanian, Armenian ambassador to the UAE, attended the opening, along with Armenian community leaders and hundreds of Armenian Christians.

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/20160507/sheikh-nahyan-opens-armenian-church-in-abu-dhabi


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