Zacharias I of Armenia

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Catholicos Zacharias I of Armenia was the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church between 855 and 876. During his reign a severe earthquake rocked Dvin, during which Zacharias offered powerful prayers. It is said his prayers protected Dvin's church from damage. Zacharias was one of the main supporters of the Council of Shirakavan, in which he participated, and which was a council seeking unity with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Prior to convening the council, he exchanged cordial letters with Photios I of Constantinople.[1][2][3]

He died in the twenty-second year of his rule and was buried in Dvin's "cemetery of the holy fathers".


  1. ^ Igor Dorfmann-Lazaref, Arméniens et Byzantins à l'époque de Photius : deux débats théologiques après le Triomphe de l'orthodoxie, éd. Peeters, 2006
  2. ^ Andrews, Tara L. (2016-11-28). Mattʿēos Uṙhayecʿi and His Chronicle: History as Apocalypse in a Crossroads of Cultures. BRILL. doi:10.1163/9789004330351. ISBN 978-90-04-33034-4. Retrieved 2023-07-25.
  3. ^ Treasures from the ark: 1700 years of Armenian Christian art ; [on the occasion of the Exhibition "Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art" at the British Library, 2 March - 28 May 2001]. British Library [u.a.] ISBN 978-0-7123-4699-3.
Preceded by Catholicos of the Holy See of St. Echmiadzin and All Armenians
Succeeded by