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CCT Forum on the Persecuted Church
Each month- 322 Christians are killed for their faith
214 churches and Christian properties are destroyed
722 forms of violence are committed against Christians
Would it make any difference if churches in the USA address the plight of persecuted Christians TOGETHER?
Christian Churches Together will hold a forum to discuss this and other important questions.
When: March 2-3, 2017
Where: First Presbyterian Church Newark, NJ
For more information and registration go: HERE
The communions and organizations in Christian Churches Together are committed:
– to celebrate a common confession of faith in the Triune God.
– to discern the guidance of the Holy Spirit through prayer and theological dialogue.
– to provide fellowship and mutual support.
– to seek a better understanding of each other by affirming our commonalities and understanding our differences.
– to foster evangelism faithful to the proclamation of the gospel.
– to speak to society with a common voice whenever possible.
– and to promote the common good of society.
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The man who initiated the conversion of Armenia was St. Gregory, called the “Enlightener” or “Illuminator” of Armenia. Gregory was the scion of a noble family and was educated in Caesarea, then a Christian center. He entered the service of King Tiridates of Armenia and after much persecution succeeded in converting the King in AD 301.
Tiridates in turn helped Gregory to convert the whole country to Christianity. In some regions this took place with relative ease; in others evangelization met great resistance. With the help of the King, Gregory destroyed the pagan sanctuaries and crushed the armed opposition of the pagan priests. Paganism lingered, however, in the remote parts of the country.
Gregory was formally designated as the supreme head of the Church, and was sent to Caesarea to be ordained a bishop. He thus became the first in an unbroken line of 131 catholicoi (or “universal bishops”) of the Armenian Church.
To learn more about Armenian Orthodox Church, click HERE