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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 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 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.
www.sain.org /Armenian.Church/intro.txt   (3872 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Religious History Of Armenia
It is one of the Ancient Eastern Churches, distinct from the Orthodox Churches.
The hierarchy of the Armenian Apostolic Church is headed by the Catholicos of All Armenians, resident since 1441 at the Catholicate at Etchmiadzin ("the Only-begotten descended").
The present day communities of Armenian Catholics in Armenia and Georgis are the result of emigration in the 19th century after the pact between Russia and Turkey in 1829, when much of the Armenian population fleeing from disastrous conditions under the Ottoman Empire sought asylum under the Christian protection of the Russian Empire.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=4002   (1442 words)

Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX, the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, was the principal celebrant for the liturgical ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday.
In an apostolic letter to the Armenian faithful, released on February 17, Pope John Paul II wrote that the faith of that land is based on the blood of its martyrs.
In 451, rejecting the Christological pronouncements of the Council of Chalcedon, the Church in Armenia broke with Rome.
www.dailycatholic.org /issue/2001Feb/feb20nr1.htm   (490 words)

 The Other Catholics: A Short Guide to the Eastern Catholic Churches
According to the Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, the Catholic Church is understood to be "a corporate body of Churches," united with the bishop of Rome, who serves as the guardian of unity.
In 1895, Pope Leo XIII of Rome reestablished the patriarchate of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church.
In response, Constantinople excommunicated the Catholic patriarch and appointed a Greek as the Orthodox patriarch of Antioch.
www.catholiceducation.org /links/jump.cgi?ID=4521   (5175 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)

 Armenian Catholic Church in Russia | About the Armenian Catholic Church | Armenian Catholics in Russia
It is worth noting that in 1850 Pope Pius IX established an Armenian Catholic eparchy in Artvin, which was to minister to Armenian Catholic faithful of the Ottoman Empire and of Russia.
In 1912 the fact that the Armenian Catholics of Russia ware temporarily subjected to the Tiraspol Eparchy was recognized, but the Artvin Eparchy continued to exist formally, from the point of view of canon law, up to 1972.
There were Armenian Catholics on the territory of Russia itself, in the Crimean, Moscow (ministered to by a priest) and, apparently, in Krasnodar and other cities.
www.armeniancatholic.ru /en/church/5.html   (883 words)

 Chronology of Catholic Dioceses: The Armenian Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A decree of reunion with the Armenian Apostolic Church, "Exultate Deo", was published at the Council of Florence on 22 November 1439.
Catholic missionary activity among the Armenians had begun early, led initially by the Friars of the Union, a now-defunct Armenian community, related to the Dominicans, founded in 1320.
Pius XI established the diocese of Artvin for all Armenian Catholics in the Russian Empire in 1850.
www.katolsk.no /utenriks/kronologi/orient_armenian.htm   (1392 words)

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Armenians managed to survive until our days leaving their traces through the centuries even though they were trapped between opposite ideologies and religions, they lived through expeditions, persecutions, exiles until the Genocide of 1915 when they were banished from their homeland and forced to live with other nations, some of them hospitable and some not.
On the hospitable greek land we can see armenian churches built with great effort and sacrifice a little time after the refugees were set in Greece.
The churches were not only places of adoration but also schools, cultural centres and meeting point of the Armenians.
www.armenians.gr /english/churches_en.html   (161 words)

 Armenian Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Semi-independent Christian church that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Eastern Rite.
In Lebanon their centre is in Beirut, but the church is spread all over the central parts of the country.
The Armenian Catholic Church has retained its identity distinct from the Roman Catholic Church, and the liturgy is performed in Classical Armenian.
www.lexicorient.com /e.o/arm_cath.htm   (263 words)

 SPPD: Exhibits: Sacred Transformation: Armenian Churches in Los Angeles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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.
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.
Church architecture is always the presence of the sacred in the everyday world.
www.usc.edu /schools/sppd/news/exhibits/armenian   (425 words)

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The Catholic Armenians have dioceses in countries of the Middle East, Europe and in the American continent.
From 1928, the Armenian Catholic Church was again reorganized to the administrative, scholar, cultural and social level.
The Armenian Catholic Church is present in the religious, cultural, political and social Lebanese scene.
www.opuslibani.org.lb /church/armenian/ehistory.htm   (243 words)

 Armenian Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
For theological, political and cultural reasons, the Church of Armenia rejected the Council of Chalcedon in 451 and split from the rest of the Catholic body.
During the Crusades the Armenian Orthodox Church of Cicilia, known as Armenian Apostolic, established communion with Rome, but when the Crusader Kingdom and the Armenian Kingdom collapsed, communion was again broken.
Catholic missionary work intensified and in 1740 an Armenian Catholic Patriarchy was elected and later became established in Lebanon.
www.faswebdesign.com /ECPA/Armenian.html   (247 words)

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Under the circumstances, the Armenian catholics were not administered justice by the Patriarchs of Constantinople.
The recognition of the Armenian catholic hierarchy by the bishop of Rome was an expedient way to secure the protection of Catholic powers of Europe, which in turn presented enough political muscle to force the Sublime Port in halting the persecutions against the "faithful." The Armenian Patriarch obviously opposed such a move.
The existence of this vacuum is mainly due to the forced Constitution by the Muslim Sultans of the Ottoman empire in western Armenia, and the Russian Church Constitution (Bolojenia) imposed by the Czar in Russian Armenia.
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 Armenian Apostolic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 defened by Cyril of Alexandria, considered by as a saint by Chalcedonian churches as well and described Christ as being of one nature of Christ, 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Armenian_Apostolic_Church   (719 words)

 Armenian Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the Armenian Apostolic Church, along with the rest of Oriental Orthodoxy, formally broke off communion from the Chalcedonian churches, numerous Armenian bishops made attempts to restore communion with the Catholic Church (Rome).
In 1195 during the Crusades, the church of the Armenian kingdom of Cilicia entered into a union with the Roman Catholic Church which lasted until Cilicia was conquered by Mamelukes in 1375.
The church is one of the Eastern Rite Catholic churches and uses the Armenian Rite and Armenian language in liturgy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Armenian_Catholic_Church   (294 words)

Catholicos Apraham Bedros I: Re-uniter of Armenians and Latins
Just as the Pope of Rome sits on the throne of St. Peter, the Armenian Catholicos, according to the expression of the ancient historian St. Movses Khorenats'i, "sits on the throne of Thaddeus." Thus he is "father and head" of the Armenian Church.
As head of Armenian Catholics the Catholicos Nerses-Bedros, like St. Thaddeus and St. Gregory the Illuminator, is in Communion with the Patriarch of the West, Benedict XVI, Pope of Rome and with all the
www.geocities.com /wmwolfe_48044/Armenian_Catholic.html   (428 words)

 Armenian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In Lebanon the Armenian Orthodox (see article on the term 'Orthodox') live in central parts of the country, in Iraq they mainly live in Baghdad.
Around 500: The Armenian Church rejects the conclusion of the Council of Chalcedon (in 451) which had defined Jesus as having 2 natures, divine and human, coexisting in one person.
The Armenian continues its cooperation with the Coptic Church and Syrian Jacobite churches.
i-cias.com /e.o/arm_orth.htm   (533 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Apostolic Letter for the 1,700th Anniversary of the Baptism of the Armenian People
For Armenian culture itself would receive an extraordinarily powerful impetus from the proclamation of the Gospel: its Armenian aspect would give a profoundly characteristic note to this proclamation, which would eventually be a driving force for an unprecedented development of the national culture.
The invention of the Armenian alphabet, a decisive factor for the stability and definition of the people's cultural identity, would be closely associated with the Baptism of Armenia, and would be desired and conceived as a true and proper vehicle of evangelization, even more than as a way to communicate concepts and information.
For this reason the Armenian Church has always considered the promotion of culture and of the national consciousness as an integral part of her mandate and has always worked to keep this synthesis living and fruitful.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=3458   (3770 words)

 Catholic Community Forum Discussion Groups - "one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church"
The distinctions of Rites in the Church are unnecessary.
The Catholic Church is a communion of 24 Churches.
The Catholic church is composed of many flavors, but all have unity in faith (if they didn't they would be heretics) and unity in communion (schismatics).
www.catholic-forum.com /forums/showthread.php?p=29710   (1055 words)

 Armenian Catholic Church
Traces of the Armenian influence are seen in many Swedish literary works and research documents, especially in the Middle Ages.
The building still stands and architechts familiar with Armenian church structures are convinced that its interior style, especially its arches and altar-like section, is very close to that seen in Armenian churches worldwide.
The Armenian Catholic Community in Sweden is not numerous.
www.armcatholicchurch.com   (605 words)

 Old Churches and Monasteries, Baghdad
In the courtyard of this church lies the Iraqi scholar and linguist, father Ansatas Mary the Carmelite who was born in 1866 and died in 1947.
This church was reconstructed in 1967 where it was enlarged and had a cloister added to it.
This church was partly reconstructed in 1883 and had its altar and doors renovated.
www.atlastours.net /iraq/baghdad_churches.html   (510 words)

 Armenian Church of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It is for this reason that the church not only celebrates her birth but also her conception, which the Armenian and the Greek Orthodox churches celebrate on December 9th and the Roman Catholic Church celebrates on the 8th.
The Armenian Church, on the other hand, does not accept this, as it attributes to Mary that which belongs only to Christ; only Christ was immaculately conceived.
According to the teaching of the Armenian Church, at the time of the Annunciation when the Holy Spirit entered her she was cleansed of all sin (original sin) as she was to be the vessel in which God manifest was to be incarnated.
www.armenianchurch.ca /mainworship.php?m=hm   (453 words)

 Catholic Apostolic Church - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH [Catholic Apostolic Church] religious community originating in England c.1831 and extending later to Germany and the United States (1848).
A church I'd vote for: a survey of church history reveals a Catholic community that's not only one, holy, and apostolic, but participative, too.(history)(includes "News flash: Church democracy not a newfangled idea!")
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-catholica1c1.html   (392 words)

 Free Protestant Episcopal Church - General History - Regina,SK
As most church historians know, the first group of episcopal governed Anglicans to separate from the Church of England were the Non-jurors who existed from 1689 to 1805 when the last of their bishops died without a successor.
This Ancient British Church was to revive the high church and liturgical principles of the former Non-jurors in opposition to the Anglo-Catholicism that was sparked within the Church of England by the beginnings of the Oxford Movement in 1833.
The 1870 Constitution and Canons of the Church of Ireland was adopted for use in the new FPEC.
netministries.org /see/churches/ch18802?frame=N   (2940 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 church also rejects the juridical authority of the pope and the doctrine of purgatory but it does however pray for the dead.
(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   (503 words)

 World Watch - Catholic World Report - April 2001
To prepare the Vatican basilica for the Armenian liturgy, an iconostasis was erected in front of the altar.
Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX specifically requested this celebration of the Armenian liturgy in St. Peter’s when he came to Rome in December 1999 shortly after his election as the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, to ask for full ecclesial communion with the Holy See.
In his letter, the Holy Father pointed to “the most tragic” moments in Armenian history, and particularly the massacres of the 19th and early 20th centuries, “culminating in the tragic events of 1915.” (See related story, page 38.) The memory of the genocide in 1915 “cannot be forgotten,” Pope John Paul wrote.
www.catholic.net /rcc/Periodicals/Igpress/2001-04/wvatican.html   (2459 words)

 Armenian Sisters Academy - History
Stephen Stepanian, then pastor of St. Mark's Armenian Catholic Church in Philadelphia, three energetic nuns, Sister Valentine, Sister Hripsime and Sister Arousiag, were sent from Rome to establish an Armenian day school...a dream of the Philadelphia community for more than 50 years.
After four intensive years of preparation, the first Armenian day school on the East Coast was started in a two-room facility with an initial enrollment of 12 preschool/kindergarten children.
It is the primary mission of the Armenian Sisters Academy to preserve that heritage, while providing an excellent educational program in the required American curriculum.
www.armeniansrsacademy.org /history.htm   (220 words)

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