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The Armenian Apostolic Church has had a decisive role for Armenians throughout its existence in all areas of life. All the founders of Armenians spread all over the world due to fate.

In the colonies, the Armenian church took upon itself the protection of its spiritual flock, the protection of Armenians, regulation of foreign state-Armenian community relations, education and enlightenment distribution and many other concerns, thanks to which it was possible to preserve Armenian over the centuries identity. The Study of Armenian Settlements by Armenian and Diaspora Armenologists has reached a fairly high level in the last fifty years and there are many on the square fundamental works.

Iranian-Armenian colonies have played a huge role in Armenian spiritual and cultural life. XVII-XVIII centuries. Nor Jugha became a unique spiritual and cultural capital of the Armenians, where the main forces of the enlightened Armenian intelligentsia, representing the spiritual class, were concentrated. In this article, we will try to present a brief profile of some of the above-mentioned well-known and little-known figures, taking into account first of all the fact that they were clergy and worked in specific Iranian-Armenian dioceses.

The study of the spiritual diocese, covering the territory of any Armenian settlement, makes it possible to understand and study many pressing problems arising in the Armenian diaspora. Whatever we call the Armenian communities living outside the Motherland, a village or a diaspora, the problems that concern them are the same, both in the past and in the present, and the problem of preserving Armenianness has been and remains the main issue of survival for these communities.

This article is one of the first attempts to present a study of the spiritual dioceses of one separate locality, where the object is representatives of the Iranian-Armenian spiritual dioceses, and the subject is the spiritual and religious life of Iranian Armenians.e clergy and worked in specific Iranian-Armenian dioceses.


Minasyan L. (2004), Azgayin & mshakowt'ayin gorc'ichner / National and cultural figures/, Nor Jugha, pp.172-173.

Xachatowr abeghayi Jowghayecwoy Patmowt'iwn parsic (JhY' dar) /Khachatur Abegha's History of Jugayetsvoi from Persia (19th century)/, edited by Reverend Babgen Aghaveliants (1905), Vagharshapat, pp. 167-169.

Xachatowr abeghayi Jowghayecwoy Patmowt'iwn parsic /History of Persia by Khachatur Abegha Jughaetsvoi/ (1905), Tehran, pp. 62-63.

Khachatur Abegha's History of Jugayets from Persia (1905), Reverend Babgen's Preface, pp. 80-85.

Patmowt'iwn Nor Jowghayow or yAspahan, ashxatasireal i p.Yarowt'iwn Ter-Yovhaneanc /The story of Nor Jughayu, who was a policeman, a hard worker in p. Haroutioun Ter-Yovhanians/ (1880), no. first, Nor Jugha, pp. 90-94.

Stepannos Yerets (2017), Patmagirq (Hangitagirq) / History book/, Tehran, pp. 11-13.

Stepannos Yerets (2020), Patmagirq (Hangitagirq), V. Baybowrdyani ar'ajabany', e'j XIX-XX /History book (Hangitagirk), foreword by V. Baiburdyan, pp. XIX-XX/; see also, V. Baiburdyan, Step'annos Erec Terteryani (Hazarjribecow) «Patmagirq» («Hangita¬girqy'»)՝ orpes skzbnaghbyowr XVII-XVIII dareri Irani & iranahayowt'yan patmowt'yan /Stepannos Yerets Terteryan's (Hazarjribetsu) "History book" ("Hangita-girk") as a source of the history of Iran and Iranian Armenians of the XVII-XVIII centuries/, YSU ed., Yerevan, pp. 87- 89.

Step'annos Erec Terteryani (Hazarjribecow) «Patmagirqy'» («Hangitagirqy'»)` orpes skzbnaghbyowr XVIIXVIII dareri Irani & iranahayowt'yan patmowt'yan /Stepannos Yerets Terteryan's (Hazarjribetsu) "History Book" ("Hangita Book") as a source for the history of Iran and Iranian Armenians of XVIIIXVIII centuries/V. Baiburdyan (2020) , Yerevan , YSU ed., , pp. 50-52.

Baiburdyan V. (1988), Karmelyanneri miabanowt'yan misionerneri gorc'owneowt'yownn iranahayowt'yan shrjanowm (XVIId.,) /The activities of the missionaries of the Carmelite Order among the Iranian Armenians (XVII century)/, "Laber" of social sciences, № 11 (551), Yerevan, pp. 84-85.

Baiburdyan V. (2013), Irani hay hamaynqy'. ardi himnaxndirner /The Armenian community of Iran. current issues/, Lusakn ed., Yerevan, pp. 63-65.