Diocese of Gegharkounik

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Diocese of Gegharkounik

Գեղարքունիքի թեմ
Gavar Holy Mother of God church (3).jpg
Holy Mother of God Cathedral, Gavar
- Total
(as of 2011)
DenominationArmenian Apostolic Church
RiteArmenian Rite
CathedralHoly Mother of God Cathedral, Gavar
Current leadership
PatriarchKarekin II
PrimateBishop Markos Hovhannisyan

Diocese of Gegharkounik (Armenian: Գեղարքունիքի թեմ Gegharkuniki t'em), is a diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church covering the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The name is derived from the historic Gegharkunik canton of Syunik (historic province) province of ancient Greater Armenia.

The Diocese of Gegharkounik was officially founded on 30 May 1996, upon a kontakion issued by Catholicos Karekin I. The diocesan headquarters are located in the provincial capital Gavar, with the seat being the Holy Mother of God Cathedral of the town.[1]


  1. ^ "The Armenian Church - Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin".

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