Armenians in France - Religion

Religion

The majority of the Armenian French population is of the Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) faith and belong to the See of Holy Echmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Church, with a minority belonging to the Armenian Catholic faith belonging to the Armenian Catholic Church. Fewer numbers are Armenian Evangelicals.

Each of the three Armenian Churches has its own organization in France, three bishoprics (Lyon, Marseille, Paris) depending from the Catholicos of All Armenians, the Eparchy of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris depending from the Armenian Catholic Church, and the Armenian Evangelical Churches Union of France, part of the Armenian Evangelical Church.

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Churches (in French Eglise Apostolique Arménienne) in France: In the Île-de-France region:

  • Cathédrale Apostolique Arménienne St. Jean-Baptiste (Paris)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Grégoire l'Illuminateur (Chaville)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne Ste. Mère de Dieu (Issy-les-Moulineaux)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Pierre et St. Paul (Alfortville)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Croix de Varak (Arnouville-Lès-Gonesse)

In Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region

  • Cathédrale Apostolique Arménienne St. Jacques (Lyon)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne Ste. Mère de Dieu (Décines)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Grégoire l'Illuminateur (St. Etienne)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Nichan (Charvieu-Chavagneux)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Sahak (Valence)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Grégoire l'Illuminateur (Valence)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne (Grenoble)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Nicolas (Romans)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne (Vienne)

In Marseille the Sud (South) regions:

  • Cathédrale Apostolique Arménienne Saint-Sahak et Saint-Mesrob Serpotz Tarkmantchaz (Saints traducteurs) (Marseille)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Grégoire l'Illuminateur (Beaumont, Marseille)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne Ste. Mère de Dieu (Ste. Marguerite, Marseille)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Sahak et St. Mesrob (St. Jérôme, Marseille)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Garabed (St. Antoine, Marseille)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Thaddée et St. Barthélémy (St. Antoine, Marseille)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Jacques (Marseille)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Kévork (St. Loup, Marseille)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Sauveur (La Ciotat)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne Ste. Mère de Dieu (Nice)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Jean (Saint-Raphaël)
  • Eglise Apostolique Arménienne St. Vartan (Avignon)

The Armenian Catholic Church (Eglise Armenienne Catholique) has these churches:

  • Cathédrale Sainte-Croix de Paris des Arméniens Catholiques de France (Paris)
  • Eglise Armenienne Catholique Saint Grégoire l'Illuminateur (Arnouville-Lès-Gonesse)
  • Eglise Armenienne Catholique (Lyon)
  • Eglise Armenienne Catholique Saint Grégoire l'Illuminateur (Marseille)
  • Eglise Armenienne Catholique Saint Nerses Shnorhali (Saint Chamond)
  • Eglise Armenienne Catholique (Valence)

The Armenian Evangelical group of churches includes churches three churches in Marseille, a church in Paris, also in Issy-les-Moulineaux, La Ciotat, Alfortville, Arnouville-Lès-Gonesse, Bourg-Lès-Valence, Décines, Lyons, Montélimar and Pont d’Aubenas

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