The Armenian Church
in Germany introduces itself

As a result of its eventful history, the Armenian Apostolic Church works all over the world, from the Middle East to Europe and America. Today it is represented in over 70 countries. There are Armenian dioceses or bishoprics in over 30 countries (Armenian: Them or Aradschnordutyun).

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

Organs of the Armenian Church in Germany

The Armenian Church in Germany is one of the diaspora dioceses 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 was chairman of until 2018. After his retirement, Archimandrite Serovpe Isakhanyan was elected primate of the diocese.

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

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Take line 16 in the direction of “Niehl / Sebastianstraße” at the “Nesselrodestraße” stop and turn left into Nesselrodestraße at the first street in the direction of travel. After approx. 250 m further turn right into Allensteiner Straße. The diocese is at the end of the street on the left.

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