The Armenian Church
in Germany introduces itself

Due to its turbulent history, the Armenian Apostolic Church is active all over the world, from the Middle East to Europe and America. It is now represented in over 70 countries. Armenian dioceses or bishoprics (Armenian: Them or Aradschnordutyun) exist in over 30 countries.

The Armenian Church in Germany is one of the youngest dioceses of our church. The largest are in the United States and Russia, followed by the dioceses of France and Georgia. They are all subordinate to the mother seat of the Armenian Church in St. Etchmiadzin.

The diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany currently includes around 16 parishes in almost all federal states. We celebrate church services regularly in several cities. The seat of the bishop with the diocesan church is in Cologne. Depending on the size and structure of the congregation, the members of the Armenian Church meet, for example, for church services, events, Saturday or Sunday schools, etc. Find your congregation here:

Organs of the Armenian Church in Germany

The Armenian Church in Germany is one of the diaspora diocese of the Armenian Church. In 1992, Vazgen I, the then Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, also founded a diocese in the Federal Republic of Germany with its seat in Cologne through an official encyclical, which Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian presided over until 2018. After his retirement, Archimandrite Serovpe Isakhanyan was elected primate of the diocese.

On May 12, 2019, in Surb Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, consecrated Bishop. 16 parishes and 5 clergy take care of the religious and cultural needs of the members of the Armenian Church in Germany. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our parishes.

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With line 16 in the direction of "Niehl / Sebastianstraße" get off at the "Nesselrodestraße" stop and turn left at the first street in the direction of travel of the train into Nesselrodestraße. After approx. 250 m turn right into Allensteiner Straße. The diocese is at the end of the street on the left.

Take bus line 147 to the "Weidenpescher Straße" stop. The stop is in the immediate vicinity of the diocese or diocesan church.