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Gregorian may refer to:

  • The thought or ideology of Pope Gregory I or Pope Gregory VII (also called Gregorianism)
  • Things named for Pope Gregory I:
    • Gregorian chant, the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the western Roman Catholic Church
    • Gregorian mass
    • Brotherhood of Saint Gregory, a community of friars within the Anglican Communion. The community's members, known as "Gregorians", include clergy and laymen. Since 1987 there has also been a parallel order of sisters, the Sisters of Saint Gregory
  • The Gregorian Reform (Pope Gregory VII), a series of reforms initiated by Pope Gregory VII and the circle he formed in the papal curia, c. 1050–80, which dealt with the moral integrity and independence of the clergy
  • Things named for Pope Gregory XIII:
  • The Armenian Apostolic Church, sometimes called the Gregorian Church after Saint Gregory the Illuminator
  • The Gregorian telescope, named after James Gregory
  • Gregorian (band), German band that performs Gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs
  • Gregorian Antiphonary, an early Christian antiphonary, i.e. book of choral music to be sung antiphonally in services; it is associated traditionally with Pope Gregory I
  • Gregorian Consortium, a collaborative association of three pontifical universities/institutes in Rome
  • Gregorian Sacramentary, a 10th-century illuminated Latin manuscript containing a sacramentary. Since the 16th century it has been in the Vatican Library as Lat. 3806
  • Gregorian Tower, a round tower located above the Gallery of Maps, which connects the Villa Belvedere with the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City
  • Gregorian (horse)


  • Arthur T. Gregorian (1909–2003), Greater Boston oriental rug dealer and author of books on oriental rugs, and considered to be the world's leading collector of rare, inscribed Armenian rugs
  • Hrach Gregorian (born 1950), American political consultant, educator, and writer
  • Joyce Ballou Gregorian (1946–1991), American author, expert on Oriental rugs, and lover of Arabian horses
  • Mike Gregorian, American former soccer player who earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1988
  • Vartan Gregorian (1934–2021), Iranian-born Armenian-American academic, serving as the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Gregorian Bivolaru (born 1952), founder of the Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute (MISA)