His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, bestowed the “Knight of Cilicia” medal to world famous Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian after a Divine Liturgy, the Catholicosate’s official website reported.
Before the conferring of the medal, Catholicos Aram I highlighted national values as the guarantee of people’s survival, with each person contributing to the spread of those values in various ways.
Addressing Mansurian, His Holiness stressed the composer has dedicated his whole life to music, with his compositions having hit the stage both in Armenia and abroad.
“Your compositions conveyed the Armenian spirit, strong faith, deep sorrow and miraculous revival to our nation’s sons and foreigners,” His Holiness said.
Mansurian expressed his gratitude to Catholicos Aram I, adding the medal will encourage him to push ahead with his creative activity.