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Armenian Apostolic Church

Official standard of the Catholicos of All Armenians of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Show NameOne Holy Universal Apostolic Orthodox Armenian Church
CaptionOfficial standard of the Catholicos of All Armenians of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
FounderThe Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus
IndependenceApostolic Era 
RecognitionOriental Orthodoxy
PrimateCatholicos of All Armenians Karekin II
HeadquartersMother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Ejmiatsin, Armenia
PossessionsRussia, Iraq, Georgia, France, the United States, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Palestine, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Canada, Australia, Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Ukraine, Belarus, Ethiopia, and many others.

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The Armenian Apostolic Church ( ) is the world's oldest National Church and is one of the most ancient Christian communities. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion in 301 AD, in establishing this church. The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church traces its origins to the missions of Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the 1st century.

The official name of the Church is the One Holy Universal Apostolic Orthodox Armenian Church. It is sometimes referred to as the Gregorian Church, but the latter name is not preferred by the Church, as it views the Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus as the founders, and St. Gregory the Illuminator as merely the first official governor of the Church.

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