Yeghishe I

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Yeghishe I also known as Yeghishe I Rshtunetsi (Armenian: Եղիշե Ա Ռշտունեցի) (birthday unknown, born in Rshtunik, Armenia – died 946, Aghtamar, Armenia) was the Catholicos of All Armenians in 941–946. Yeghishe I succeeded his brother Catholicos Theodore I. Ruled the Church from Aghtamar, at the time – the Holy See of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Yeghishe Rshtunetsi was the Bishop of Rshtunik and after the death of Theodore I was elected Catholicos by the initiative of the King of Vaspurakan.

Preceded by
Theodore I
Catholicos of All Armenians
941–946
Succeeded by
Ananias I