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A country said to have been evangelized by the apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus, although its official conversion took place in the early IV Century reign of Tiridates, after the mission of St. Gregory the Illuminator. Through the efforts of saints like Mesrop, Christianity was soon interwoven with every aspect of Armenian culture. The Church is often credited with preserving this culture to the present day; of course, this has also given the Armenian Church a political dimension.

The Armenian Church is non-Chalcedonian, a theology probably reflected in most links below.

Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.

  • Armenian Devotional and Liturgical Material:

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