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Archbishop Arsen BERBERIAN
( 1937 - 2013 )


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Naissance le 25 Octobre 1937 à Alexandrie (Égypte), décès le 16 Novembre 2013 à Alexandrie (Égypte)

Archbishop Arsen Berberian repatriated to Armeniain in 1947. Despite the fact that he was not from a clergyman's family, he grew up in a spiritual environment. He attended Church every Sunday and sang in the choir. In 1955, he entered the Holy Echmiadzin Theological Seminary. After graduating from the seminary, he studied for two years at the Theorlogical Center in Moscow. After returning home in 1962 and being ordained as a priest, he was appointed the private secretary to the head of the Armenian Church. In 1967, Arsen studied at BOSSEI in Geneva; in 1968-1973 at KINGS COLLEGE, LONDON UNIVERSITY, simultaneously studying at the Royal Academy of Music. After graduating from London University with a PhD, he was invited to the Holy See and appointed Chancellor and Director of Inter-Church Relations at the Department of the Armenian Church. Following the appointment, he was involved in international church relations, conferences, congresses, ecumenical movements and contacts with the leaders of different churches. Arsen served as the Primate of the Ararat Diocese (1981-1984) and Gugark Diocese (1990-1996). After that stint of service, he retired and now resides in the U. S. where he's writing his personal memories of history. He is committed to helping others who desire to become familiar with the Christian culture. His hobbies are literary works, art, painting and, especially, Armenian church music.

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 A history of Armenian-Anglican United Church in 1841-1905
Titre : A history of Armenian-Anglican United Church in 1841-1905 / auteur(s) : Archbishop Arsen BERBERIAN -
Editeur : Echmiadzin
Année : 2006
Imprimeur/Fabricant : 
Description : 14,5 x 20 cm, 415 pages, couverture illustrée en couleurs
Collection :
Notes : Thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Theology, King's College, University of London, April, 1972
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Sujets : Armenian-Anglican united Church in 1841-1905
Lecture On-line : non disponible

Commentaire :


This account of the relations between the Anglican Church and the Armenian people in the second half of the nineteenth century is preceded by an outline of the situation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the relevant time.
Material for the thesis-the first to deal with the subject-comes mainly from Lambeth Palace documents concerning the social and political reforms supposedly taking place in the Ottoman Empire around the year 1878. The Great Powers had proclaimed themselves protectors of the Christian subjects of the Porte, whereupon several Armenian Church leaders, in conjunction with other distinguished Armenians, opened official relations with the Church of England (which had first made contact with the Armenians in Palestine through the Bishopric of Jerusalem during the years 1841-60). The association eventually proved to be more of a socio-political than a religious nature.
A section of the work is devoted to the Armenians who had been proselytized by American missionaries and who also found inspiration in the Anglican Church for the reforms which they hungered for in their own religious institutions. These small Protestant Armenian communities in the three main Armenian centers of the Ottoman Empire - Diarbekir, Aintab and Marash - came to consider themselves "united" or, rather, "in communion" with the Church of England. This was principally due to the initiative of the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, Samuel Gabat, who appointed the former Primate of Aintab, Archbishop Megerditch Shahanian, to be their leader. Megerditch's zeal evoked the sympathy of Archbishop Tait of Canterbury.
Finally, we consider certain aspects of the massacres which occurred during 1890-97 and which indirectly arrested reformation on Anglican lines and the general progress of the Armenian people. The expectations of the Armenians were not to be realized, and we trace the subsequent disintegration of the "Armenian-Anglican" churches.


Abstract ..p. 3
Armenians under the Ottoman Empire and their Leaders' relations with the Church of England ..p. 7
Anglican Church Missionary Activities in the Holy Land and among the Armenians ..p. 29
American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire Armenian Protestants lean towards Anglicanism ..p. 43
Establishment of the "Armenian-Anglican United Church" ..p. 63
Development of the "Armenian-Anglican United Church", Its Leader Archbishop Megerditch in London ..p. 81
The Representative of the "Armenian-Anglican United Church" Fund among the Armenians ..p. 103
Efforts to save the "Armenian-Anglican United Church" ..p. 131
Persecution of Christians in Turkey and Arrest of Missionary Activities ..p. 151
The "Armenian-Anglican United Church". Its Decline- Disintegration ..p..195
Conclusion ..p. 221
Notes to Chapters ..p. 229
Appendices ..p. 259
Additional ..p..403
Bibliography ..p. 407

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