Armenian Apostolic Church of America

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Armenian Apostolic Church of America
Denomination type: Oriental Orthodox Churches
Year Reporting: 2010
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Description: Widespread movement of the Armenian people over the centuries caused the development of two seats of religious jurisdiction of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the World-the See of Etchmiadzin, in Armenia, and the See of Cilicia, in Lebanon.
In America, the Armenian Church functioned under the jurisdiction of the Etchmiadzin See from 1887 to 1933, when a division occurred within the American diocese over the condition of the church in Soviet Armenia. One group chose to remain independent until 1957, when the Holy See of Cilicia agreed to accept them under its jurisdiction.
Despite the existence of two dioceses in North America, the Armenian Church has always functioned as one church in dogma and liturgy.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 138 E. 39th St.
Address line 2:
City: New York
State: New York
Zip Code: 10016
Country: United States
Phone: (212)689-7810

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Vazken Ghougassian
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Vazken Ghougassian
Position: Executive Director
Phone: (212)689-7810

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 350,000
Other Members: 350,000
Total Inclusive Members: 700,000
Total Churches: 38
Average Attendance: 0
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 28
Other Service to the Church: 6
Retired: 7
Total Clergy: 41

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 25
Pupils: 1,480
Staff: 190
Total Individuals: 1,670

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures