Armenian Church亞美尼亞教會

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The Armenian church, also known as the Armenian Apostolic or Gregorian church, is an independent Christian church embracing the majority of the Armenian people. Membership is estimated at 1,600,000. 亞美尼亞教會,也稱為亞美尼亞使徒或陽曆教堂,是一個獨立的基督教教堂接受大多數的亞美尼亞人。成員估計為160.00萬。

At the end of the 3d century, the king of Armenia, Tiridates III, was converted to Christianity by Saint Gregory the Illuminator. Since the 5th century the Armenian church has embraced Monophysitism, a doctrine that states that Christ has a single human and divine nature. Adherence to Monophysitism has kept the Armenian church separated from other Christian groups. In other respects, most practices of the Armenian church resemble those of the Orthodox Church.在結束三維世紀,國王亞美尼亞, Tiridates三,是皈依基督教的聖格里高利照明。自公元5世紀的亞美尼亞教堂擁護基督一性,理論,指出基督有一個單一的人力和神聖的性質。 遵守基督一性保持了亞美尼亞教堂脫離其他基督教團體。在其他方面,大多數的做法亞美尼亞教堂相似的東正教教堂。 The head of the church is called the supreme catholicos. His permanent residence is at Echmiadzin in the Republic of Armenia.負責教堂被稱為最高catholicos 。永久居留他是埃奇米阿津在亞美尼亞共和國。

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Bibliography 目錄
Gulleserian, Papken, Armenian Church, trans. Gulleserian , Papken ,亞美尼亞教會,反。 by Vartapet T. Poladian (1939; repr. 1970); Sarkassian, Karekin, The Council of Chalcedon and the Armenian Church (1965); Zahirsky, Valerie, The Conversion of Armenia (1985).由Vartapet噸Poladian ( 1939年; repr 。 1970年) ; Sarkassian , Karekin ,安理會的迦克墩和亞美尼亞教會( 1965年) ; Zahirsky ,女,轉換亞美尼亞( 1985年) 。


Armenian Church亞美尼亞教會

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The Armenian Church is one of the oldest branches of the Christian faith. The earliest authentic accounts of the introduction of Christianity into Armenia date from the apostolic work of St. Gregory the Illuminator, who, in 303, converted King Tiridates III and members of his court. 亞美尼亞教會是一個最古老的分支機構的基督教信仰。最早的真實賬戶的引入到亞美尼亞基督教日期從使徒工作的聖格里高利照明,誰在303 ,轉換國王Tiridates三和他的法院。 Christianity was strengthened in Armenia by the translation of the Bible into the Armenian language by the Armenian monk and scholar St. Mesrob.加強基督教在亞美尼亞的翻譯聖經到亞美尼亞語亞美尼亞僧侶和學者街Mesrob 。

Following the ecclesiastical controversy concerning the twofold nature of Christ, the Armenian Christians refused to accept the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon and formed a separate church, sometimes referred to as the Gregorian church. In 1439 a union with the Roman Catholic church was accepted by some members of the Armenian church.之後,有關爭議教會的雙重性質的基督,亞美尼亞基督信徒拒絕接受安理會的決定迦克墩,形成一個獨立的教會,有時也被稱為西方的陽曆教堂。在1439年工會與羅馬天主教所接受一些成員的亞美尼亞教堂。 This was later repudiated, but a group of Armenian Catholics accept papal supremacy and the authority of the Catholic Armenian patriarchate of Sis or Cilicia (in Beirut, Lebanon), which was set up in 1742.這個後來被否定,但一組亞美尼亞天主教徒接受教皇至高無上的權威,天主教亞美尼亞東正教的SIS或西里西亞(在黎巴嫩貝魯特) ,成立於1742年。 They use an Armenian rite.他們使用的亞美尼亞儀式。

The remaining larger portion of the Armenian church is headed by its catholicos, who resides at Echmiadzin, a monastery near Yerevan in Armenia.其餘大部分的亞美尼亞教堂是由它的catholicos ,誰居住在埃奇米阿津,附近的一個修道院在亞美尼亞埃里溫。 He is nominally in authority over the Armenian patriarchs of Jerusalem and Constantinople (that is, residing in Ýstanbul, Turkey).他是名義上的權力,亞美尼亞始祖耶路撒冷和君士坦丁堡(即居住在Ýstanbul ,土耳其) 。 The monastery has been the ecclesiastical metropolis of the Armenian nation since the 4th century; it is said to be the oldest monastic foundation in the Christian world.寺院一直是教會的大都市亞美尼亞民族自4世紀,它是說是最古老的寺院的基礎基督教世界。

The older branch of the Armenian church in the US, the Armenian Church of North America, has been under the jurisdiction of the See of Echmiadzin since 1887.老部門的亞美尼亞教堂在美國, 亞美尼亞教會北美,一直管轄下的見的埃奇米阿津自1887年。 In 1957 this diocese joined the National Council of Churches.在1957年加入這個教區的全國教會理事會。 In the early 1990s the diocese reported about 14,000 confirmed members in 72 churches.在20世紀90年代初教區約14000報告證實在72個成員聖堂。 Another diocese, which left the parent American body in 1932, recognized the authority of the See of Cilicia in 1957.另一個教區,導致美國的母公司機構於1932年,公認的權威,見的西里西亞於1957年。 Known as the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, it reported a confirmed membership of 30,000 in 32 churches.被稱為亞美尼亞使徒教會的美國,它證實了30000成員在32個教堂。


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Monophysitism 基督一性
Oriental Orthodox Churches 東方東正教教堂

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