Armenie Apostolic Kirk

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Armenian Apostolic Kirk
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Offeecial staundart o the Catholicos o Aw Armenies o the Armenie Apostolic Kirk.
Foonder Apostles Bartholomew an Thaddeus
Unthirldom Apostolic Era
Recognition Oriental Orthodoxy
Primate Karekin II
Headquarters Mither See o Holy Etchmiadzin, Vagharshapat, Armenie
Territory Armenie,
Nagorno-Karabakh
Possessions Roushie, Iraq, Georgie, Fraunce, the Unitit States, Iran, Lebanon, Sirie, Jordan, Israel an Palestine, Turkey, Egyp, Canadae, Australie, Cyprus, Greece, Bulgarie, Belgium, Estonie, Latvie, Lithuanie, Fraunce, Unitit Kinrick, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Romanie, Swaden, Swisserland, Argentinae, Albanie, Brazil, Uruguay, Ukraine, Belaroushie, Ethiopie, an mony ithers.
Leid Clessical Armenie
Members 10,000,000[1]
Wabsteid


The Armenie Apostolic Kirk (Armenie: Հայ Առաքելական Սուրբ Եկեղեցի, Hay Aṙak̕elakan Surp Yekeġetsi‎, offeecially Armenie: Հայաստանեայց Առաքելական Սուրբ Եկեղեցի, Hayastaniayts Aṙak̕elakan Surp Yekeġetsi‎) is the warld's auldest naitional kirk.[2][3][4][5] It is pairt o Oriental Orthodoxy an is ane o the maist auncient Christian commonties.[6] Armenie wis the first kintra to adopt Christianity as its official religion in AD 301, in establishing this church.[7] The Armenie Apostolic Orthodox Kirk claims to trace its origins to the missions o Apostles Bartholomew an Thaddeus in the 1st century an is a early centre o Christianity.

It is sometimes referred tae as the Gregorian Kirk but this name is no preferred bi the kirk itsel, as it views the Apostles Bartholomew an Thaddeus as its foonders, an St. Gregory the Illuminator as merely the first offeecial govrenor o the kirk.

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  1. http://66.208.37.78/[deid airtin]
  2. It wis the first naition tae adopt Christianity as its offeecial releegion. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History – Page 268 by Cambridge University Press, Gale Group, C.W. Dugmore
  3. http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-bodypg-us.aspx?eccpageID=5
  4. The Armenian Massacres, 1894–1896: 1894–1896 : U.S. media testimony – Page 131 by A. Dzh. (Arman Dzhonovich) Kirakosian
  5. http://orientalorthodox.org/armenian.htm
  6. The Antiquities of the Christian Church – Page 466 by Johann Christian Wilhelm Augusti, Georg Friedrich Heinrich Rheinwald, Carl Christian Friedrich Siegel
  7. Grousset, René (1947). Histoire de l'Arménie (1984 ed.). Payot. p. 122. . Estimated dates vary from 284 to 314. Garsoïan (op.cit. p.82), following the research of Ananian, favours the latter.