Relic of St. Gregory the Illuminator Arrives in Beirut

BEIRUT (Aztag)–During the celebration of the Eucharist liturgy of the Armenian rite at the Vatican Basilica on February 18–Pope John Paul II presented a relic of St. Gregory the Illuminator to Patriarch of Catholic Armenia’s Nerses Bedros XIX.

The Patriarch arrived in Lebanon on Sunday–February 25 with the precious relic–and was greeted by Lebanese Interior Minister Michel Murr at Beirut’s airport.

The relic was taken to the "Avedoum" church of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate–where a ceremony was held.

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

*

Top