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  Armenian Apostolic Church - Armeniapedia.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Armenian Apostolic Church should not be confused, however, with the Armenian Catholic Church, which is an Eastern Rite church under the authority of the Pope in Rome.
The history of the Armenian Church in all its manifestations and achievements, conflicts and struggles, is in the fullest sense of the term the history of confessing Christ in action.
The Armenian Church belongs to the Orthodox family of churches, known as the Oriental Orthodox, or Non-Chalcedonian, Churches, i.e., the Armenian, Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian and Indian Malabar churches.
www.armeniapedia.org /index.php?title=Armenian_Apostolic_Church   (4024 words)

  
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THE ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC ORTHODOX CHURCH By Hratch Tchilingirian CONTENTS n History n The Faith of the Armenian Church n The Armenian Catholic Church n The Armenian Evangelical Church n Functional Structure of the Armenian Church n The Hierarchical Structure of the Church HISTORY The Church was founded by Jesus Christ (cf.
The dogmas of the Armenian Church are based on these "articles of faith." The Armenian Church belongs to the Orthodox family of churches, known as the Oriental Orthodox, or Non-Chalcedonian, Churches, i.e., the Armenian, Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian and Indian Malabar churches.
Aram Keshishian, The Witness of the Armenian Church in a Diaspora Situation (New York: Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, 1978), p.
www.sain.org /Armenian.Church/intro.txt   (3872 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Armenian Apostolic Church
The Armenian Church officially severed ties with the West in 554, during the second Council of Dvin where the dyophysite formula of the Council of Chalcedon was rejected.
The Armenian church instead adheres to the doctrine defined by Cyril of Alexandria, considered as a saint by the Chalcedonian churches as well, who described Christ as being of one nature, where both divine and human nature are united.
(The Armenian Apostolic Church should not be confused, however, with the Armenian Catholic Church, which is an Eastern Rite Catholic church under the authority of the Pope in Rome.) At present, the Catholicos of All Armenians is his Holiness Karekin II (sometimes spelled as Garegin), who resides in the city of Echmiadzin, west of Yerevan.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Armenian_Apostolic_Church   (796 words)

  
 Western Diocese of the Armenian Church
Since the establishment of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America in 1898, when the venerable and beloved Khrimian Hayrig was Catholicos, all the Armenian Churches in the United States and Canada were under the jurisdiction of the Diocesan Headquarters in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Californian Diocese of the Armenian Church, presently called 'Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America,' was formally established by an Encyclical issued from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin by His Holiness Kevork V. Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, dated November 28, 1927.
Its establishment was the natural outcome of the continued vigorous growth of the Armenian population and the number of their churches in the Western States of the United States of America, and due to the distance separating the West from the Diocesan office in the East.
www.armenianchurchwd.com /diocese/history.html   (1252 words)

  
 Church of Armenia - OrthodoxWiki
The Armenian Church was instrumental in the early missions to neighboring Georgia and Caucasian Albania.
The hierarch of the Armenian Church is the Catholicos of Armenia.
The Armenian Church also is one of the churches (together with the Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Copts, Ethiopians and Syrians) which cooperates in the use and administration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem).
orthodoxwiki.org /Church_of_Armenia   (564 words)

  
 St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church
During the "Armenian Christmas" season, the major events that are celebrated are the Nativity of Christ in Bethlehem and His Baptism in the River Jordan.
On the day before Armenian Christmas, January 17th, the Armenian Patriarch together with the clergy and the faithful, travels from Jerusalem to the city of Bethlehem, to the Church of Nativity of Christ, were elaborate and colorful ceremonies take place.
Outside, in the large square of the Church of Nativity, the Patriarch and his entourage are greeted by the Mayor of Bethlehem and City officials.
www.stgarabedchurch.org   (450 words)

  
 SPPD: Exhibits: Sacred Transformation: Armenian Churches in Los Angeles
There are twenty Armenian Protestant churches, the majority of which adhere to the Evangelical Church; thirteen Armenian Apostolics (five under the jurisdiction of the Catholicos of Antelias (Cilicia), eight under the Catholicos of Etchmiadzin); and two Armenian Catholic churches.
Apostolic Church became the enduring symbol of the distinctive Armenian people and their land.
In building churches in the Diaspora, Armenians wanted to recall the ancient edifices in Armenia, yet those churches were adapted to the styles and realities of their new homes.
www.usc.edu /schools/sppd/news/exhibits/armenian   (425 words)

  
 Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church (Fresno, California)
Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church was the first church built in the tradition of Armenian church architecture in the United States.
Although there are older churches in the United States used for Armenian services, these facilities either were existing church structures not built for Armenians, or built by Armenians with no reference to Armenian church architecture.
Armenian church architecture has long been recognized as the first church architecture to reflect a unique style, which was perfected in its various forms after the seventh century A.D. It is believed that this style and the method of construction influenced the later European Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
historicfresno.org /nrhp/holytrin.htm   (1001 words)

  
 Armenian Orthodoxy
The Armenians didn't get much of a break in the domination cycle once they finally threw off the shackles of the Persian Empire in 634, as they were again taken over in 654 by Arab rule.
Armenians set up their own independent kingdom between the 9th and 11th centuries - the Kingdom of the Bagratids - and then another between 1150 and 1375 known as Cilicia or Lesser Armenia.
Armenian Orthodoxy, along with the Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian and Indian Malabar Orthodoxies, is part of the Oriental Orthodoxy, or the non-Chalcedonian Orthodoxy.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/medny/oster/index.html   (1103 words)

  
 Armenian Church
The Armenian Church is headquartered in the Monastery of Holy Etchmiadzin in the Armenian city of Etchmiadzin.
The chief bishop of the Armenian Church, called the Catholicos ("universal bishop"), is at the head of the Armenian Church hierarchy, and resides at Holy Etchmiadzin in Armenia.
The Armenian Quarter covers 1/5 of the old city of Jerusalem and the Armenian Patriarchate is in charge of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher with the Greeks and Latins.
www.armeniaemb.org /DiscoverArmenia/ArmenianChurch/Index.htm   (1454 words)

  
 Armenian Church - Armeniapedia.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Armenian Church usually refers to the Armenian Apostolic Church, named because of its establishment by two of the Apostles, Bartholomew and Thaddeus.
The Supreme Spiritual and Administrative leader of the Armenian Church is His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, who is the worldwide spiritual leader of the Nation, for Armenians both in Armenia and dispersed throughout the world.
The spiritual and administrative headquarters of the Armenian Church, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, located in the city of Vagharshapat, Republic of Armenia, was established in 301 AD.
www.armeniapedia.org /index.php?title=Armenian_Church   (295 words)

  
 Armenian Church - ArmenianTeens.com
The Armenian Apostolic Church, sometimes incorrectly called the Armenian Orthodox Church is the world's oldest national church and one of the original churches, having been founded in 301.
The Armenian Apostolic Church has been around since the days of the apostles and therefore has a rightful claim to be one of the oldest denominations in Christianity.
(The Armenian Apostolic Church should not be confused, however, with the Armenian Catholic Church, which is an Eastern Rite church under the authority of the Pope in Rome.) At present, the Catholicos of All Armenians is his Holiness Karekin II (sometimes spelled as Garegin), who resides in the city of Echmiadzin, west of Yerevan.
www.armenianteens.com /armenian/armenian-church.php   (499 words)

  
 Armenian Church
1970); Sarkassian, Karekin, The Council of Chalcedon and the Armenian Church (1965); Zahirsky, Valerie, The Conversion of Armenia (1985).
The Armenian Church is one of the oldest branches of the Christian faith.
The remaining larger portion of the Armenian church is headed by its catholicos, who resides at Echmiadzin, a monastery near Yerevan in Armenia.
mb-soft.com /believe/txn/armenian.htm   (474 words)

  
 Armenian Church - Little Armenia
The Church entered its most recent era of leadership on October 27, 1999, when Armenian Christians elected His Holiness Karekin II as the 132nd Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, pontiff of the worldwide Armenian Church.
Located near the capital of Yerevan in the Republic of Armenia, it is composed of (a) the Mother Cathedral of the entire Armenian Church; (b) a monastery and monastic brotherhood; (c) the residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians; and (d) various religious and cultural institutions, such as the Kevorkian Theological Seminary and a museum.
The renaissance of the Armenians at the start of the nineteenth century, after "the deep sleep of bondage and degradation," was possible only because the Armenian Church, the depository of patriotism and faith, had preserved the old culture.
www.littlearmenia.com /html/little_armenia/armenian_church.asp   (837 words)

  
 WESTERN PRELACY OF THE ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA
The Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church is under the jurisdiction of the Catholicosate of the Holy See of the Great House of Cilicia, which was established in the coastal city of Antelias, Lebanon after the Armenian Genocide and the persecutions of the Armenians from their homeland in Armenia and Cilicia in 1915.
The oldest of the churches is the Holy Trinity Church in Fresno, which was founded in 1900 and is the first Armenian Apostolic Church in the Western United States.
The Armenian Community is involved in all of the day-to-day religious, educational and spiritual activities of the Prelacy, churches and schools.
www.westernprelacy.org /pages/western-prelacy.htm   (578 words)

  
 Armenian News - PanARMENIAN.Net | Armenian News Agency - Modern condition of the Armenian Apostolic Church Diocese in ...
One of major Armenian medieval historians, Oukhtannes, reports that in the 5th century, in the Georgian town of Tsurtavi, there was an Armenian prelacy under the jurisdiction of the Armenian Patriarch, led by a bishop called Movses.
The Armenian diocese in Georgia would like to remind the Government of Georgia that her requests are based on the needs of the Georgian citizens that are also members of the Armenian Apostolic church.
On the 25th of February, 1995, Georgian Patriarchy decided to christen the church according to Georgian Orthodox rite and a Georgian liturgy was held, to which the Armenian church objected by stating a protest.
www.panarmenian.net /library/eng/?nid=98   (1645 words)

  
 St. James Armenian Apostolic Church at Sacramento
In 1951 the trustees of the local church came to an understanding with the trustees of St. Vartan Armenian Church of Oakland by which the Pastor of the said Church, Rev. Fr.
The church building, however, was in bad condition and needed a complete remodeling to meet the requirements of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
It is expected that all children of the Armenian Apostolic Mother Church will continue to carry out the work of their founders with faith and dedication to our Lord Jesus Christ.
www.surbhakob.org   (456 words)

  
 Armenian Apostolic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At present, the Catholicos of All Armenians is his Holiness Karekin II (sometimes spelled as Garegin), who resides in the city of Echmiadzin, west of Yerevan.
Of particular importance is the Armenian Apostolic Church of Iran (see also Christians in Iran) and the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Armenians are the largest Christian ethnic minorities in both of these predominantly Muslim countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Armenian_Apostolic_Church   (803 words)

  
 Armenian Church History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the present time, the spiritual leader of the Armenian Church is the supreme patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians Karekin II, who resides at Holy Etchmiadzin.
Thereafter, the Diocese of the Armenian Church was established in 1898.
The Armenian Apostolic Church belongs to the Oriental branch of Orthodox churches.
www.stsarkis.org /history/StSarkisHistory_home.htm   (749 words)

  
 St. James Armenian Apostolic Church
Due to the ever-growing membership of the choir, the rehearsals were transferred to the partially built church.
It was not unusual for the neighbors to gather outside the church and for commuters at the bus stop to miss their buses as they listened to the music coming from the Armenian Church.
In the early stages of the construction of the church, choir members helped purchase the windows for the church building and the Hammond electric organ.
www.sthagop.com /ChurchChoir.html   (436 words)

  
 St. James Armenian Apostolic Church
In the tradition of the Armenian Apostolic Church, there are seven rituals, or sacraments, which we perceive as outward signs instituted by Christ to give Grace.
According to the Armenian Church Canons, a Baptism may only be performed once in a person’s lifetime, provided such Baptism has been performed in a Christian Church and in the name of the Holy Trinity.
All weddings are to follow the Cannons of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church and the laws of the State of the Massachusetts.
www.sthagop.com /Sacraments.html   (473 words)

  
 HyeEtch - Religion & Church - Sacraments p1
The Marriage Sacrament in the Armenian Church is performed in accordance with the rites and canons of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
The Armenian Apostolic Church considers Churches as Christian and orthodox if they specifically confess the Divinity of the Holy Trinity, believe in the perfection and unity of the Divine and human natures of Christ and use the formula, "In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit" during baptism.
It must be clear, however, that the participation of a non-Armenian Apostolic in the rite of the Marriage Sacrament of the Armenian Church does not result in automatic change in the confession of faith of the individual; nor does it grant him/her the right to participate in other sacraments of the Armenian Church.
www.hyeetch.nareg.com.au /religion/sacraments_p1.html   (2178 words)

  
 Armenian Church — Infoplease.com
In general, Armenian practices resemble those of other Eastern churches; the priests may marry and communion is distributed in both bread and wine, although the use of unleavened bread is a Western practice.
In the next century the young church made itself autonomous, apparently because of the efforts of the metropolitan bishop of Caesarea, St. Basil the Great, to impose certain reforms.
Part of the Armenian Church reunited with Rome temporarily in the 13th and 14th cent., and missionary work by the Roman Church in the 14th cent.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0804756.html   (320 words)

  
 Armenian Apostolic Church in Las Vegas
Armenian Apostolic Church of Las Vegas will hold Church services Every Sunday at 1 p.m.
The church is on the right side next to the Summerlin park at 2004 Spring Gate Lane.
Church membership forms are available at the table in the church lobby when church services are held.
www.armenianchurchlasvegas.org   (322 words)

  
 St. Mary Armenian Church
Mary Armenian Church is located in Livingston New Jersey, and is part of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, which itself is under the jurisdiction of the See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Catholicos of all-Armenians, His Holiness, KAREKIN II, the Supreme Patriarch.
The Armenian Church is an ancient apostolic church whose origins extend back to the preaching and ministry of Christ's apostles, Thaddeus and Bartholomew in the first century.
The Armenian Church is an Orthodox Church and is in Communion with the 5 Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian (Tewahdo) and Malankara (or The Syrian Orthodox in India).
www.geocities.com /dershnork/SMAC.html   (346 words)

  
 Armenian Apostolic Church Library Online! Sermons and Teachings as mp3 and pdf downloads
Under canon law, the Catholicos has jurisdictional power, and responsibility, over all the Armenian Apostolic dioceses in the world; this is similar to the Pope in regard to the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church allows the Pope to unilaterally make binding declarations of faith (i.e., doctrine), whereas the Armenian Apostolic Church, along with all other Orthodox Churches, view this to be the responsibility of true ecumenical councils.
Jesus Christ started the Church through the authority that He gave to His Apostles; Jesus told his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Matthew 18:18).
www.armenianchurchlibrary.com /FAQ.html   (1367 words)

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