Saint Gregory the Illuminator

Definition

Saint Gregory the Illuminator or Enlightener (previously known as Grigor Lusavorich, c. 239 - c. 330 CE) was the first bishop of the Armenian church, and he is widely credited with converting king Tiridates the Great to Christianity, formally establishing the Armenian Church, and spreading that religion throughout his country. Saint Gregory is the patron saint of Armenia.

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  • c. 239 CE - c. 330 CE
    Life of Saint Gregory the Illuminator who is credited with bringing Christianity to Armenia (dates disputed).
  • c. 314 CE
    Saint Gregory the Illuminator is made the first bishop of Armenia as Christianity is adopted by Tiridates the Great.
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