Catholicos of Cilicia
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Catholicos of Cilicia

This is a list of the Armenian Catholicoi of Cilicia of the Holy See of Cilicia (full name: the Armenian Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, Armenian: ? ? ).

The Armenian patriarchate was transferred from Armenia to Cilicia in 1058. Although the see at Echmiadzin was restored in 1441, the Cilician catholicosate continued in existence, and continues to exist to the present day. Today the see is located in Antelias, Lebanon. The Catholicos of Armenia and All Armenians claims sovereignty over the Catholicos of Cilicia, though the latter operates independently.


(Name in English, dates, Armenian name)

The Catholicoi of the Great House of Cilicia (the traditional name of the Holy See) include:

First Sis era, 267-301

St. Gregory moved to Echmiadzin in 301 and continued in office until 325. See List of Catholicoi of Armenia for continued succession. The see was vacant until 1058 when the patriarchate returned to Cilicia.

Sivas era, 1058-1062, Tavbloor era, 1062-1066

Dzamendav (Zamidia) era, 1066-1116

Dzovk era, 1116-1150, Hromgla era, 1150-1293

Second Sis era, 1293-1930

During Gregory IX's reign, the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin was restored, 1441.

For a separate list of Catholicoi at the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, see List of Catholicoi of Armenia.

Antelias era, Lebanon since 1930


  • (in Armenian) Kiuleserian, Babgen. ? (1441- ) [History of the Cilician Catholicosate (From 1441 to our days)] Antelias: Dprevanuts, 1939.

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