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Christianity in Armenia




In 301 A.D. the king Tiridates established christianity as a sole religion of Armenia. Armenia becomes the first christian nation and the inhabitants were accordingly known as Armenian christian.
Christians of Armenia are a joyful disciples of Christ.

The nature and characteristics of the paganism preceded Christianity in Armenia. Until the 5th century, Christian worship of Armenian christian was conducted in Greek or Syriac. Armenian Christianity survived in AD 484.

The Armenian Church traditionally maintained two patriarchates: one in Jerusalem and another in Istanbul for christians in Armenia. But the Holy Etchmiadzin remains the central spiritual authority for millions of Armenian christians living in diaspora communities around the globe.

Armenin christianity was first introduced by the apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the first century AD. Traditionally, the Armenian c3hurch recognizes the Catholicos of All Armenians as the leader of Armenian christians. Thus Armenian christians began to practice christianity. In regard to this many churches and monasteries were erected in Armenia.

About 94 percent of Armenians consider themselves to be Armenian christians who have derived their faith directly from Christ's apostles. The christian faith has shaped Armenian culture so intimately that it percolates the very landscape at virtually every corner of the country.