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List of Catholicoi of All Armenians

This is a list of the Catholicoi of all Armenians (Armenian: ? ), head bishops of the Armenian Apostolic Church (Armenian: ? ?). To this day 21 Catholicoi of a total of 132 have been glorified within the church.

Catholicoi of Armenia

(Name in English, dates, Armenian name in Eastern Armenian spelling)

Apostolic Era

Order Name of Patriarch Dates Notes
English Eastern Armenian
1 St. Thaddeus the Apostle . ? (43-66)
2 St. Bartholomew the Apostle . ? (60-68)
3 St. Zacharias . ? (68-72)
4 St. Zementus . (72-76)
5 St. Atrnerseh . (76-92)
6 St. Mushe . (93-123)
7 St. Shahen . (124-150)
8 St. Shavarsh . (151-171)
9 St. Leontius . (172-190)

Sophene Era

Order Name of Patriarch Dates Notes
English Eastern Armenian
10 St. Merozanes . (240-270)
Sede Vacante (270-288)
11 St. Gregory I the Illuminator ? (?) (288-301)

First Echmiadzin era (301-452)

Arsacid Dynasty (from 301 to 428 the episcopal office is hereditary)

Assyrian descent

Ashishatts Dynasty

Arsacid Dynasty

Albaniosid Dynasty

Arsacid Dynasty

Assyrian descent

Non-Hereditary Bishop

Dvin era (452-927)

Aghtamar era (927-947)

Arghina era (947-992)

Ani era (992-1058)

During this time the see was transferred to Cilicia, from 1058 until 1441 (see List of Armenian Catholicoi of Cilicia for continued succession).

Catholicoi of the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin and All Armenians

Second Echmiadzin era (1441-present)

See also


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