List of Catholicoi of Armenia

List of Catholicoi of Armenia

This is a list of The Catholicoi of all Armenians, head bishops of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Catholicoi of Armenia

Apostolic Era

* St. Thaddeus the Apostle (43-66)
* St. Bartholomew the Apostle (60-68)
* St. Zacharias (68-72)
* St. Zementus (72-76)
* St. Atrnerseh (77-92)
* St. Mushe (93-123)
* St. Shahen (124-150)
* St. Shavarsh 151-171
* St. Leontius (172-190)

ophene Era

* St. Merozanes (240-270)
* Grigor Lussavorich (288-325)

First Echmiadzin era 301-452

Arsacid Dynasty (from 301 to 428 the episcopal office is hereditary)
*St. Gregory I the Enlightener (301-325)
* St. Aristaces I (325-333)
* St. Vrtanes (333-341)
* St. Husik (341-347)Syrians descent
* Daniel (I) (347) Ashishatts Dynasty
* Pharen I (348-352) Arsacid Dynasty
* St. Nerses I the Great (353-373)Albaniosid Dynasty
* Shahak I (373-377)
* Zaven (377-381)
* Aspuraces I (381-386)Arsacid Dynasty
* St. Sahak I (387-428)Syrians descent
* Brkisho of Armenia (428-432)
* Samuel of Armenia (432-437)Non-Hereditary Bishop
* St. Hovsep I (437-452)

Dvin era 452-927

* Melitus of Armenia (452-456)
* Moses I of Armenia (456-461)
* St. Kyud (461-478)
* St. John I (478-490)
* Papken I (490-516)
* Samuel I of Armenia (516-526)
* Mushe I (526-534)
* Sahak II (534-539)
* Christopher I of Armenia (539-545)
* Ghevond (545-548)
* Nerses II (548-557)
* John II of Armenia (557-574)
* Moses II of Armenia (574-604)
* vacant 604-607, administered by Verthanes Qerthol the Gramatic
* Abraham I of Armenia (607-615)
* Gomidas (615-628)
* Christopher II of Armenia (628-630), died aft. 630
* Ezra of Armenia (630-641)
* Nerses III the Builder (641-661)
* Anastasius of Armenia (661-667)
* Israel of Armenia (667-677)
* Sahak III (677-703)
* Elias of Armenia (703-717)
* St. John III the Philosopher (717-728)
* David I of Armenia (728-741)
* Dertad I (741-764)
* Dertad II (764-767)
* Sion of Armenia (767-775)
* Isaiah of Armenia (775-788)
* Stephen I Catholicos of Armenia (788-790)
* Joab of Armenia (790-791)
* Solomon of Armenia (791-792)
* George I of Armenia (792-795)
* Joseph I of Armenia (795-806)
* David II of Armenia (806-833)
*John IV of Armenia (833-855)
* Zacharias I of Armenia (855-876)
* George II of Armenia (877-897)
* St. Mashdotz (897-898)

Aghtamar era 927-947

* John V the Historian (898-929)
* Stephen II of Armenia (929-930)
* Theodore I of Armenia (930-941)
* Yeghishe of Armenia (941-946)

Arghina era 947-992

* Ananias of Armenia (949-968)
* Vahan of Armenia (968-969)
* Stephen III of Armenia (969-972)
* Khachig I of Armenia (973-992)

Ani era 992-1058

* Sarkis I of Armenia (992-1019), d. aft. 1019
* Peter of Armenia (1019-1058)

"During this time the see was transferred to Cilicia, from 1058 till 1441 (see Armenian Catholicos of Cilicia for continued succession)."

Catholicoi of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and All Armenians

econd Echmiadzin era 1441-present

* Giragos of Armenia (1441-1443)
* Gregory X of Armenia (1443-1465)
** Aristaces II of Armenia ("Coadjutor") (1465-1469)
* Sarkis II the Relic-Carrier (1469-1474)
* John VII the Relic-Bearer (1474-1484), d. 1506
* Sarkis III the Other (1484-1515)
* Zacharias II (1515-1520)
* Sarkis IV (1520-1536)
* Gregory XI of Armenia (1536-1545)
* Stephen V of Armenia (1545-1567)
* Michael of Armenia (1567-1576)
* Gregory XII of Armenia (1576-1590)
* David IV of Armenia (1590-1629), d. 1633
* Moses III of Armenia (1629-1632)
* Philip of Armenia (1633-1655)
* Jacob IV of Armenia (1655-1680)
* Eliazar of Armenia (1681-1691)
* Nahabed of Armenia (1691-1705)
* Alexander I of Armenia (1706-1714)
* Asdvadzadur of Armenia (1715-1725)
* Garabed II of Armenia (1725-1729)
* Abraham II of Armenia (1730-1734)
* Abraham III of Armenia (1734-1737)
* Lazar of Armenia (1737-1751)
* Minas of Armenia (1751-1753)
* Alexander II of Armenia (1753-1755)
** Sahak V (elected but never consecrated) (1755)
** "vacant" (1755-1759)
* Jacob V of Armenia (1759-1763)
* Simeon of Armenia (1763-1780)
* Luke of Armenia (1780-1799)
** Joseph II of Armenia(elected but never consecrated) (1800), d. 1801
** David V of Armenia (1801-1807), opposed by...
* Daniel II of Armenia (1802-1808)
* Yeprem of Armenia (1809-1830), d. 1835
* John VIII of Armenia (1831-1842)
* Nerses V of Armenia (1843-1857)
* Matthew I of Armenia (1858-1865)
* George IV of Armenia (1866-1882)
** "vacant" (1882-1885)
* Magar of Armenia (1885-1891)
* Mkrtich Khrimian (1892-1907)
* Matthew II of Armenia (1908-1910)
* George V of Armenia (1911-1930)
** "vacant" (1930-1932)
* Khoren of Armenia (1932-1938)
** "vacant" (1938-1945)
* George VI of Armenia (1945-1954)
*Vazgen I (1955-1994)
*Karekin I (1995-1999)
*Karekin II (1999-Present)

ee also

*Patriarchs
*Armenian Catholicoi of Cilicia
*Armenian Patriarchs of Constantinople
*Armenian Patriarchs of Jerusalem
*Armenian Catholic Patriarchs
*Catholicos of Armenia


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