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Catholicos Aram I Delivers Inspiring Opening Prayer at US House of Representatives

His Holiness Offers Powerful Invocation, Urging Unity, Compassion, and Peace Amidst Challenges

Catholicos Aram I Delivers Inspiring Opening Prayer at US House of Representatives

His Holiness Aram I, the esteemed Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, delivered a poignant opening prayer at the United States House of Representatives, invoking divine guidance and wisdom upon the esteemed assembly. With reverence, he commenced his prayer, saying, "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen," setting a solemn tone for the gathering.

Expressing gratitude for the gift of life, His Holiness beseeched the Almighty for wisdom, courage, and vision, essential qualities to dedicate themselves fully to the service of the people and the United States of America. He called upon God to empower the representatives to engage actively in meaningful deliberations, emphasizing the importance of discussions for the betterment of the nation and the prosperity of the country.

In his prayer, His Holiness highlighted the significance of reflection and action imbued with a profound sense of responsibility and accountability. He urged for the promotion of mutual understanding, acceptance, and tolerance, fostering unity amidst diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Addressing the global challenges, he implored the assembly to work ardently for peace with justice in a world marred by violence and polarization.

Furthermore, Catholicos Aram I directed the collective prayers towards the plight of more than 100,000 Armenian refugees, forcibly displaced from their centuries-old homeland, facing immense difficulties and uncertainties. He sought divine protection for the vulnerable and called for strength and guidance to fulfill their common responsibility.

His Holiness concluded the prayer with a heartfelt appeal: "O God, protect us from evil, and strengthen and guide us in our common responsibility. Amen." His words resonated through the hallowed halls of the House of Representatives, leaving a profound impact on all present, urging them to uphold the values of unity, compassion, and peace in their endeavors for the greater good.


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