The center also contains the Haik and Alice Kavookjian Auditorium, as well as the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center, a research facility dedicated to scholarship and the dissemination of information about Armenian-related topics.
Father Emmanuel Dabbaghian. Sira Aharonian. History of the Armenian Catholic Church.
Contact our editors with your feedback. About 261 he returned to Armenia and after many trials baptized the King and a large number of the court. Armenia became the first country to adopt Christianity about 300 ce , when St. Gregory the Illuminator became the organizer of the Armenian Church hierarchy.Turkey revives Armenian Church
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Armenia was the first to adopt Christianity as its State religion in 301. In most Eastern churches, Orthodox and…. In 407, St Mesrop Mashtoz, then a young monk, composed an alphabet of the Armenian language and there was a flourishing of Armenian literature.
The Genocide essentially destroyed the church in Turkey, where only a remnant remains.
Gregory chose as the site of the Catholicosate then the capital city of Vagharshapat, in Armenia. Mesrob Mashdosts" Badge.
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Sharakan Hymns. The present day communities of Armenian Catholics in Armenia and Georgia 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.