St. Vrtanes I

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Vrtanes also known Saint Vrtanes (Armenian: Սբ. Վրթանէս Ա. Պարթև ) was Armenian Catholicos in the Armenia's Holy Apostolic Church. Vrtanes succeeded immediately after St. Gregory I the Enlightener and Aristaces as third in line in the then-hereditary Parthian line of Catholicoi. Vrtanes was the first son born to St. Gregory I the Enlightener by his wife Miriam and his younger brother was Aristaces. He was the father of St. Husik I and Gregory by an unnamed wife. He reigned from 333 to 341.

Preceded by
St. Aristaces I
Catholicos of the Holy See of St. Echmiadzin and All Armenians
Succeeded by
St. Husik I

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