Gregorids

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Gregorids were an Armenian noble family descended from St. Gregory the Illuminator (c. 257-330), and thus of Arsacid stock, whose members served as patriarchs of Armenia from the early fourth century to the death of its last male member, St. Sahak I Souren Pahlav, in 437/439. Following Sahak’s death, his daughter, Sahakanoysh Souren Pahlav, princess of Armenia, carried the Gregorid domains in the western provinces of Greater Armenia into the family of her husband, Hamazasp I Mamikonian, and the patriarchate of Armenia ceased to be a hereditary office.[1]

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  1. ^ Abraham Terian (2005), Patriotism and Piety in Armenian Christianity: The Early Panegyrics on Saint Gregory, p. 76. St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, ISBN 0-88141-293-7.