Prelate Participates in Canonization Committee Meeting in Antelias


By the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II and His Holiness Aram I, on January 27, 2013 the meeting of the Canonization Committee convened at the Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia in Antelias.  H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, is a member of the committee, which is comprised of high ranking clergymen from both Holy Sees.

Prior to the meeting, Committee members met with His Holiness Aram I to receive his blessings.  The meeting began with the Lord’s Prayer and a requiem prayer for the souls of Genocide victims.  Over the three-day meeting, the Committee adopted decisions on the ritual of canonizing the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide and set a timeline for the completion of the preparatory work.  The Committee will meet again from May 25 to 30, 2014 in Etchmiadzin.

Also by the blessing of both Pontiffs, the meeting of the Liturgical Committee convened on January 29.  The two-day meeting finalized the text and guidelines of the sacrament of Baptism and discussed the language used in church services.  The Committee will continue working on a number of issues until their next meeting from May 19 to 23 in Etchmiadzin.

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