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Simeon of Yerevan
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Simeon Erevantsi Catholicos

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Yerevan

Date of Death: 1780

Place of Death: Yerevan


Born in Yerevan, Simeon received his religious education at Echmiadzin (Ējmiatzin) and became a vardapet (doctor of the church) in 1747. He rose to the rank of bishop in 1754. As nuncio, he was sent to visit the Armenian communities in the Ottoman Empire. He was elected the Kat‘oghikos (Catholicos), or Supreme Patria…

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Bournoutian, George, “Simeon of Yerevan”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>

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