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Christianity in Armenia

   The Armenian Church belongs to the Orthodox family of churches, known as the Oriental Orthodox or non-Chalcedonian Churches. This group of churches consists of the Armenian, Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian and Indian Malabar churches.

   St. The Armenian Church acknowledges only the first three Ecumenical Councils: Nicaea (325 AD), Constantinople (381 AD), and Ephesus (431 AD), where the fundamental dogmas and principles of Christianity were declared and adopted. But it rejected the fourth Ecumenical Council, Chalcedon (451 AD), which approved the separation of divine and human natures in Christ. This led to the first considerable division of Christianity between Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Churches.

   The Armenian Church professes her faith in the context of her worship. Whatever the church believes, the church prays. Therefore, the Armenian Church's worship and liturgy constitute a prime source for teaching her faith. History, i.e., Tradition, on the other hand, defines and formulates the "articles of faith" and transmits them from generation to generation. The Creed of the Armenian Church stems from the fourth century.

   The Armenian Church believes in One God, the Father Almighty Who is the Creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

   The Church believes in Jesus Christ, "the only begotten Son of God, Who came down from heaven, was incarnate, was born of the Virgin Mary, by the Holy Spirit. He became man, was crucified for us and suffered and was buried. He rose again from the dead on the third day and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead.

   The Armenian Church believes in the Holy Spirit - uncreated and perfect, who proceeds from the Father- and together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified. The Holy Spirit spoke to the prophets and apostles and descended into the Jordan, witnessing Christ's Baptism.

   The Armenian Church is One, Holy, Apostolic, Catholic, Church. She believes in one Baptism with repentance for the remission and forgiveness of sins. On judgment day, Christ will call all men and women who have repented to eternal life in His Heavenly Kingdom, which has no end. Christ overcame the power of death with His own and gave salvation to all mankind.

      The Armenian Church teaches that Christ became a real and perfect Man in body, mind, and soul without ever ceasing to be God. She continues to confess the full humanity and full divinity of Christ. The dogmas of the Armenian Church are based on these "articles of faith."

   To this day, the Armenian Church continues to recite the Nicene Creed as the fundamental statement of her Christian belief.

   The writing which may be well considered as the first handbook of the Armenian Church doctrinal theology is “The Teaching of St. Gregory”. It was created in the fifth century stating the Armenian Church theological teaching of the time.
 



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