List of Armenian churches in Turkey

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There are hundreds of Armenian churches in Turkey, the majority of which are either in ruins or are being used for other purposes. Armenian churches still in active use belonging to various denominations, mainly Armenian Apostolic, but also Armenian Catholic and Armenian Evangelical Protestant.[1]

Armenian Apostolic Churches in Turkey[edit]

Besides the Surp Asdvadzadzin ("Holy Mother-of-God") Patriarchal Church in Kumkapı, Istanbul, there are tens of Armenian Apostolic churches. Many of them might be inactive because of lack of a congregation or lack of clergy.

In Istanbul
  • Christ The King Armenian Church (Kadıköy, Istanbul)
  • Church of the Apparition of the Holy Cross (Kuruçeşme, Istanbul)
  • Holy Archangels Armenian Church (Balat, Istanbul)
  • Holy Cross Armenian Church (Kartal, Istanbul)
  • Holy Cross Armenian Church (Selamsız, Üsküdar, Istanbul)
  • Holy Hripsimiants Virgins Armenian Church (Büyükdere, Istanbul)
  • Holy Mother-of-God Armenian Apostolic Church (Bakırköy, Istanbul)
  • Holy Mother-of-God Armenian Church (Beşiktaş, Istanbul)
  • Holy Mother-of-God Armenian Church (Eyüp, Istanbul)
  • Holy Mother-of-God Armenian Church (Ortaköy, Istanbul)
  • Holy Mother-of-God Armenian Church (Yeniköy, Istanbul)
  • Holy Nativity of the Mother-of-God Armenian Church (Bakırköy, Istanbul)
  • Holy Resurrection Armenian Church (Kumkapı, Istanbul)
  • Holy Resurrection Armenian Chapel (Taksim, Istanbul)
  • Holy Three Youths Armenian Church (Boyacıköy, Istanbul)
  • Holy Trinity Armenian Church (Galatasaray, Istanbul)
  • Narlikapi Armenian Apostolic Church (Narlıkapı, Istanbul)
  • St. Elijah The Prophet Armenian Church (Eyüp, Istanbul)
  • St. John the Baptist Armenian Church (Üsküdar)
  • St. John The Evangelist Armenian Church (Gedikpaşa, Istanbul)
  • St. John The Evangelist Armenian Church (Narlıkapı, Istanbul)
  • St. John The Forerunner Armenian Church (Bağlarbaşı, Uskudar, Istanbul)
  • St. George (Sourp Kevork) Armenian Church (Samatya, Istanbul)
  • St. Gregory The Enlightener (Sourp Krikor Lousavoritch) (Ghalatya, Istanbul)
  • St. Gregory The Enlightener (Sourp Krikor Lousavoritch) Armenian Church (Kuzguncuk, Istanbul)
  • St. Gregory The Enlightener (Sourp Krikor Lousavoritch) Armenian Church (Karaköy, Istanbul)
  • St. Gregory The Enlightener (Sourp Krikor Lousavoritch) (Kınalıada, Istanbul)
  • St. James Armenian Church (Altımermer, Istanbul)
  • St. Nicholas Armenian Church (Beykoz, Istanbul)
  • St. Nicholas Armenian Church (Topkapı, Istanbul)
  • St. Santoukht Armenian Church (Hisar, Istanbul)
  • St. Saviour (Sourp Pergitch) Armenian Chapel (Yedikule, Istanbul)
  • St. Sergius Armenian Chapel (Balıklı, Istanbul)
  • St. Stephen Armenian Church (Karaköy, Istanbul)
  • St. Stephen Armenian Church (Yeşilköy, Istanbul)
  • St. Takavor Armenian Apostolic Church (Kadıköy, Istanbul)
  • Saints Thaddeus and Barholomew Armenian Church (Yenikapı, Istanbul)
  • St. Trinity (Sourp Yerrortutyoun) Church (Pera, Istanbul)
  • St. Vartanants Armenian Church (Feriköy, Istanbul)
  • The Twelve Holy Apostles Armenian Church (Kandilli, Istanbul)
Other areas
  • Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastea Armenian Church (Iskenderun, Hatay)
  • Holy Mother-of-God Armenian Church (Vakıflıköy, Samandağ, Hatay)
  • St. George (Sourp Kevork) Armenian Church (Derik, Mardin)
  • St. Gregory The Enlightener Armenian Church (Kayseri)
  • St. Gregory The Enligtener Armenian Church (Kırıkhan)
  • St. Giragos Armenian Church (Diyarbakır)
  • St. Vartanants (Feriköy)

Armenian Catholic Churches in Turkey[edit]

  • St. Mary Armenian Catholic Church (Beyoğlu, Istanbul).
  • St. Jean Chrisostomus Armenian Catholic Church (Taksim, Istanbul)
  • St. Leon Armenian Catholic Church (Kadıkoy, Istanbul)
  • Armenian Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception (Koca Mustafa Paşa, Istanbul)
  • St. Saviour Armenian Catholic Church (Karaköy, Istanbul)
  • St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Catholic Church (Ortaköy, Istanbul)
  • St. Paul Armenian Catholic Church (Büyükdere, Istanbul)
  • St. John the Baptist Armenian Catholic Church (Yeniköy, Istanbul)
  • Assumption Armenian Catholic Church (Büyükada, Istanbul)

The active Armenian Catholic churches remain as follows: The Armenian Archbishopric in Beyoğlu, Istanbul located within the St. Mary Armenian Catholic Church, also the St. Jean Chrisostomus Armenian Catholic Church in Taksim, Istanbul and St. Leon Armenian Catholic Church in Kadikoy, Istanbul.

Armenian Evangelical Churches in Turkey[edit]

  • Armenian Evangelical Church (Pera, Istanbul)
  • Armenian Evangelical Church (Gedik Paşa, Istanbul)
  • The first Arm. Evangelical Congregation in the world

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