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.


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