Vazgen I, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Vazgen I

Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Date of Birth: 20-Sep-1908

Place of Birth: Bucharest

Date of Death: 18-Aug-1994

Profession: priest, cleric, philosopher

Nationality: Armenia

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Vazgen I

  • Vazgen I also Vazken I of Bucharest, (Armenian: ?????? ? ???????????), born Levon Garabed Baljian (Armenian: ???? ??????? ???????? ???????; September 20, 1908 โ€“ August 18, 1994) was the Catholicos of All Armenians between 1955 and 1994, for a total of 39 years, the 4th longest reign in the history of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Peter I (1019โ€“1058) โ€” ?????? ? ???????? (Catholicos of All Armenians), Gregory II the Martyrophile (1066โ€“1105) โ€” ?????? ?.
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  • 1633 โ€” ????? ? ???????????? (Catholicos of All Armenians).all served 39 years as Catholicos of All Armenians or Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, behind: 1) Nerses IV the Graceful (1166โ€“1173) -- ????? ?????? ?.
  • ??????? (????????), who served 53 years as Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia,2) Constantine I of Cilicia (1221โ€“1267) -- ?????????? ?.
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  • Sahak I (387โ€“428) -- ??.
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  • A native of Romania, he began his career as a philosopher, before becoming a Doctor of Theology and a member of the local Armenian clergy.
  • The leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church hierarchy in Romania, he became Catholicos in 1955, moving to the Soviet Union and residing in the Armenian SSR.
  • Vazgen I led the Armenian Church during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and was the first Catholicos in newly independent Armenia.

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