Reed Invites His Holiness Aram I to Offer Senate Morning Prayer

5/07/2015 — 

In solemn remembrance and observance of the centennial year of the Armenian Genocide, Sen. Reed invited His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, to offer the morning prayer and meet with members of the Senate community on May 7.

His Holiness Aram I is the head of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, and was elected Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church in 1995. The Armenian Apostolic Church is one of the oldest Christian communities in the world.

Reed is a longtime advocate for economic aid and military assistance to Armenia, and an outspoken advocate for full and formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

Watch the prayer and Sen. Reed's remarks: