10 Facts About Armenian Catholic


Armenian Catholic Church is one of the Eastern particular churches sui iuris of the Catholic Church.

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The Armenian Catholic Church is regulated by Eastern canon law, namely the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.

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An Armenian Catholic community was previously formed by Armenians living in Poland in 1630s.

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The Armenian Rite is used by both the Armenian Apostolic Church and by a significant number of Eastern Catholic Christians in the Republic of Georgia.

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Unlike the Byzantine Church, churches of the Armenian Catholic rite are usually devoid of icons, but like other Eastern churches have a barrier concealing the priest and the altar from the people during parts of the liturgy.

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Apart from Armenia, Georgia and Russia, Armenian Catholic Church is found widely in the Armenian diaspora, notably in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, France, U S A, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia.

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Catholic Armenian communities were founded in New Jersey, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, and other cities of California.

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In Philadelphia and Boston Colleges of Armenian Catholic sisters were founded, educating hundreds of children.

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Armenian Catholic Church is divided into Archdioceses, Eparchies, Apostolic Exarchates, Ordinariates for the Faithful of the Eastern Rite and Patriarchal Exarchates, each of which has functions similar to a diocese.

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Armenian Catholic Church has presses that publish many liturgical, spiritual books, publications, pamphlets and translations from general Catholic publications.

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