The Armenian Church today is dispersed throughout every continent of the world. Scattered about from centuries of attempting to escape persecution and most recently the Genocide of 1915 – 1923, Armenians have established communities and built churches wherever their fate delivered them. As the balance of the Armenian population has shifted throughout time, the Church has strived to meet the needs of her people. She has a distinct hierarchy, which maintains a balance within the Church herself. The center of this balance has always been the Catholicosate of All Armenians, and the heart of the Church, where she receives her lifeblood, is the global headquarters of the Armenian Church, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

The Armenian Church has changed and developed to meet the needs of the faithful over her 1700 year history. Administratively, great care has been taken to be inclusive of a wide cross-section of the faithful. Both clergy and lay are involved in today’s administrative structure of the Church. Regionally, each area of the world where the Armenian Church and faithful are located has Dioceses, which are led by a Primate from the Diocesan Headquarters. Each Diocese is made up of Parishes and communities.


Araratian Pontifical Diocese

The Most. Rev. Archbishop Navasard Kjoyan
Vicar General of the Araratian Pontifical Diocese
St. Sargis Church
Israelian St. No. 21
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Tel:  374-10-587505  374-10-587505 ; 374-10-5857368
Fax: 374-10-151040
Website: www.araratian-tem.am
Website:  www.mypriest.araratian-tem.am


The Right Rev. Bishop Mkrtich Proshian, Vicar
St. Mesrop Mashtots Church
Oshakan, Ashtarak, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 374-32-3-61-50


The Right Rev. Bishop Sion Adamian, Primate
St. Astvatsatsin Church
Armavir, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 374-31-4-80-16; 374-9-40-14-02


The Most Rev. Archbishop Pargev Martirossian, Primate
11 Kazanchetsots St.
Nagorno Karabagh
Tel: 374-1-58-12-32; 374-1-28-69-17


The Right Rev. Bishop Markos Hovhannisian, Primate
St. Asdvadzadzin Church
Lusavorich St. No. 1,
378630 Gavar, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 374-64-21-58-2


The Right Rev. Bishop Sepuh Chuljian, Primate
St. Astvatsatsin Church
377200 Vanadzor, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 374-5-12-03-86


The Right Rev. Bishop Arakel Karamian, Primate
Hrazdan, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 374-23-52-99-1


The Right Rev. Bishop Mikayel Ajapahian, Primate
St. Astvatsatsin Church
6 Kirov St.
Gyumri, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 374-41-23777
Fax 374-41-22511


The Right Rev. Bishop Abraham Mkrtchian, Primate
St. Gregory the Illuminator Church
No. 7 Grigor Tatevatsi St.
377830 Goris, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 374-84-25914; 374-84-24000




Right Rev. Bishop Ashot Mnatsakanian, Primate
St. Gregory the Illuminator Church
179 Avenue Ramses
P.O. Box 48- Faggala
Cairo, Egypt 11271
Tel: +20-2-590-1385
Fax: +20-2-590-6671.


St. Kevork Armenian Church
P.O. Box 116, Addis Ababa.
Tel: +251-1-11-87-52
Fax: +251-1-55-06-09


Armenian Community
P.O. Box 932
Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249-11-42957





The Righ Rev. Bishop Haigazun Najarian, Primate
Holy Resurrection Armenian Church
10 Macquarie St.
P.O. Box 694
Chatswood 2067 Sydney, N.S.W.
Tel: 61-2-941-98056
Fax: 61-2-941-31709.


Wardens of the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Myanmar (Burma):

Wardens of the Armenian Church of St. John the Baptist
No. 66, 40th St.
Yangon (Rangoon), Burma


Indian-Armenian Spiritual Pastorate
Very Rev. Fr. Zaven Yazichyan, Pastor
Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth
2 Armenian St.
Kolkata 700001, WB, India
Tel: 91 (033) 4010 9115
Fax: 91 (033) 22275869


Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator Singapore
60 Hill Street
Singapore 179366
email: singapore@armeniansinasia.org
web: www.armeniansinasia.org





The Most Rev. Archbishop Mesrob Krikorian
Pontifical Legate of Central Europe
Praelate Der Armenische Kirche
Kolonitzgasse 11
Vienna 1030, Austria
Tel: 43-1-712-2506


Eglise Armenienne Saint Marie-Madeleine
1A, rue Kindermans
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: 32-2-647-9405


The Most Rev. Archbishop Dirair Mardigian, Primate
Yeparkalni Armenskata
Oulitza N. Tzanov 31
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Tel: 359-2-88-02-08; 359-2-88-44-11

United Kingdom:

The Right Rev. Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, Primate
St. Sarkis Armenian Church
Iverna Gardens
Kensington, London W8 6TP, England
Tel: 44-20-7-9370152.


The Most. Rev. Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, Primate
Cathedrale Armenienne Saint Jean-Baptiste
15 rue Jean-Goujon
75008 Paris, France
Tel: 33-1-43-59-67-03
Fax: 33-1-42-56-46-08


The Right Rev. Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanian, Primate
St. Gevork Church, Krasilnaja Str. No. 5
Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: 955-32-721750


The Most Rev. Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian, Primate
Armenische Gemeinde Koln e.v.
Allensteiner Str. 5
50735 Koln, Germany
Tel: 49-221-712-6223
Fax: 49-221-712-6267


The Most Rev. Archbishop Voskan Kalpakian
Primate and Pontifical Legate to the Armenians in Greece
58 Tritis Septembriou St.
Athens, Greece
Tel: 30-1-823-4312
Fax 30-1-748-7378


Very Rev. Fr. Aren Shahinian, Pastor
Armenian Church of the Forty Martyrs
30 Via Jomelli, 20131
Milano, Italy
Tel: 39-2-236-2719


Geestelijke Herder Van Alle Armeniers in Nederland
Kroomboomssloot 22 1011 GW
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: 31-20-6201107
Fax: 31-20-6281107


The Most Rev. Bishop Datev Hagopian, Primate
Episcopia Armena, Strada Armeneasca Nr. 9
Sectorul 2,
Bucharest 13, Romania
Tel: 40-1-31-40-208



The Most Rev. Archbishop Yezras Nersissian, Primate
Diocese of New Nakhichevan and Russia
12 3100 Moscow
Tel: 7-095-763-3097; 7-095-743-6319

Southern Russia

The Right Rev. Bishop Movses Movsesian, Primate
Diocese of the Armenian Church of South Russia
Str. Turgenev 165
(P.O.Box 1171)
Krasnodar, Southern Russia
Tel: 8612-604200; 8612-604202


Eglise Armenienne Saint Hagop
2 Chemin Lullin
1256 Troinex
Geneve, Switzerland
Tel: 41-22-431370
Fax: 41-22-3004418


The Most Rev. Bishop Grigoris Bouniatian, Primate
Armenian Str. 27/4
Liviv 290008, Ukraine
Tel: 380-322-742956


Middle East

Syria, Damascas:
Right Reverend Bishop Armash Nalbandian, Primate
Eglise Armenienne St. Sarkis
P.O. Box 2059
Bab-el Sharkie
Tel: + 963 11 544 79 69
Fax: + 963 11 542 15 77

Most Reverend Archbishop Avak Assadourian, Primate
St. Gregory the Illuminator Church
Al-Tayaran Square
P.O. Box 2280, Al-Jadriya
Baghdad 12-920
Tel: +964-1 815-1853, +964-1 815-1856
Fax: +964-1 815-1857

Diocesan Council
Tehran, Iran


North America

Eastern Diocese:

The Most Rev. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate
St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral
630 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10016-4806
Tel: 1-212-686-0710
Fax: 1-212-779-3558
Website: www.armenianchurched.org

Western Diocese:

The Most Rev. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate
Armenian Cathedral of the Western Diocese
3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
Tel: 1-818-558-7474
Fax: 1-818-558-6333
Website: www.armenianchurchwd.com


South America


The Most Rev. Archbishop Kissag Mouradian, Primate
Iglesia Apostolica Armenia
Acevedo-Armenia 1369
Buenos Aires (C.P. 1414), Argentina
Tel: 54-11-772-3558
Fax: 54-11-776-2810


The Most Rev. Bishop Nareg Berberian, Primate
Diocese da Igreja Apostolica Armenia do Brazil
Avenida Santos Dumont 55,
CEP 01101, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tel: 55-11-228-5239; 55-11-228-8597
Fax: 55-11-22- 70869


The Most. Rev. Archbishop Hagop Kelendjian, Primate
Diocesis Iglesia Armenia del Uruguay
Avenida Agraciada 2842/46
11800 Montevideo, Uruguay
Tel: 598-2-29-01-65
Fax: 598-2-920-628


The Most Rev. Archbishop Gomidas Ohanian, Catholicosal Vicar
Iglesia Armenia St. Gregory Illuminator
Avenida Los Mangos, Esquina Calle Armenia (Antes Pomogas)
La Florida, Caracas 1050, Venezuela
Tel: 58-2-74-08-40
Fax: 58-2-73-10-843

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