Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the United States of America and Canada

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Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg
Eparchia Dominae Nostrae Naregensis
Location
Country United States of America
Ecclesiastical province Eastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
36,000
Parishes 9
Information
Sui iuris church Armenian Catholic Church
Rite Armenian Rite
Established July 3, 1981 (35 years ago)
Cathedral St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, Glendale, CA
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Eparch Mikaël Antoine Mouradian, I.C.P.B.
Emeritus Bishops Manuel Batakian, I.C.P.B.

Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the United States of America and Canada (Latin: Eparchia Dominae Nostrae Naregensis) is located in Glendale, California, United States and is immediately subject to the Holy See. It was created by St. John Paul II on July 3, 1981 as the Apostolic Exarchate of United States of America and Canada for the Armenians.[1] It was elevated to an eparchy on September 12, 2005. The seat of the eparchy is St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Glendale, California.[2]

The eparchy has also been known as Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York and Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in Glendale.[1]

The eparchy is a part of the Armenian Catholic Church, one of the sui juris Eastern Catholic Churches of the Catholic Church. They accept the leadership the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, and therefore are in full communion with the other Eastern Rite, Oriental Rite and Latin Rite Catholics. Since 1749, the Armenian Catholic Church has been headquartered at the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate complex in Bzoummar, Lebanon.

In 2012, the eparchy moved from New York City to Glendale, California.[3] The church in New York was being sold and while the eparchy was offered a new church, the bishop decided to move the eparchy to Glendale since there were more Armenian Catholic families in the area than in New York.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York (Armenian)". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Armenian Diocese of Our Lady of Nareg in New York". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  3. ^ a b Mirror-Spectator Staff (November 8, 2012). "New Bishop Takes Charge of Catholic Armenian Flock in US". The American Mirror-Spectator. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 

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