Armenian Church亚美尼亚教堂

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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. 亚美尼亚教堂,也被亚美尼亚使徒或阳历教堂,是一种独立的基督教教堂拥抱的会员资格是在160万亚美尼亚人估计多数

At the end of the 3d century, the king of Armenia, Tiridates III, was converted to Christianity by Saint Gregory the Illuminator.在三维世纪末,亚美尼亚,Tiridates三,国王皈依基督教的圣格雷戈里的照明灯。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.由于5世纪的亚美尼亚教堂已经接受基督一性,一个国家,基督有一个人与神性。 坚持基督一至今仍保持着亚美尼亚教会从其他基督教团体分离主义在其他方面,亚美尼亚教会最相似的做法在东正教的。 The head of the church is called the supreme catholicos.该教会的头被称为最高catholicos。His permanent residence is at Echmiadzin in the Republic of Armenia.他的永久居留权是在亚美尼亚共和国埃奇米阿津。

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Bibliography 参考书目
Gulleserian, Papken, Armenian Church, trans.Gulleserian,Papken,亚美尼亚教会,反式。 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 T. Poladian(1939;再版1970年); Sarkassian,Karekin,对Chalcedon委员会和亚美尼亚教会(1965年); Zahirsky,瓦莱丽,亚美尼亚转换(1985年)。


Armenian Church亚美尼亚教会

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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. 亚美尼亚教会是基督教信仰的最古老的分支之一,最早引进的基督教正宗的帐户将亚美尼亚从圣格雷戈里的照明灯,使徒工作谁,在303,转换国王Tiridates三世和他的成员日期法庭。 Christianity was strengthened in Armenia by the translation of the Bible into the Armenian language by the Armenian monk and scholar St. Mesrob.加强在亚美尼亚基督教的圣经的语言翻译成亚美尼亚,亚美尼亚僧侣和学者街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.随着教会的争议有关基督的双重性质,亚美尼亚基督信徒拒绝接受Chalcedon委员会的决定,并形成一个独立的教会,有时简称为阳历教堂在 1439年与罗马天主教会的工会接受了亚美尼亚教会的一些成员。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.这后来被否定,而是一种组亚美尼亚天主教徒接受教皇至高无上 ​​和天主教SIS或西里西亚(在贝鲁特,黎巴嫩),这是1742年成立了亚美尼亚东正教的权威。They use an Armenian rite.他们使用的亚美尼亚仪式。

The remaining larger portion of the Armenian church is headed by its catholicos, who resides at Echmiadzin, a monastery near Yerevan in Armenia.其余较大的亚美尼亚教堂部分的负责人是其catholicos,谁在埃奇米阿津,在亚美尼亚埃里温附近的一个修道院所在。 He is nominally in authority over the Armenian patriarchs of Jerusalem and Constantinople (that is, residing in Ýstanbul, Turkey).他名义上是在耶路撒冷和君士坦丁堡亚美尼亚始祖(即在Ýstanbul,土耳其居住)的权威。 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.寺院自4世纪,亚美尼亚民族教会的大都市,它被认为是世界上最古老的基督教修道院的基础。

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.而在美国的亚美尼亚教堂老支, 北美亚美尼亚教堂,一直下,见埃奇米阿津管辖自1887年。In 1957 this diocese joined the National Council of Churches.1957年加入了这个教区的全国教会理事会。In the early 1990s the diocese reported about 14,000 confirmed members in 72 churches.在20世纪90年代初的约14000教区报道证实在72教会的成员。Another diocese, which left the parent American body in 1932, recognized the authority of the See of Cilicia in 1957.另一个教区,在1932年留下的母公司美国身上,认识到了基利家见1957年的权威。Known as the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, it reported a confirmed membership of 30,000 in 32 churches.作为美国亚美尼亚使徒教会而著称该公司指出,在32个教堂30000确认会员资格。



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