The Armenian Apostolic Church
is the world's oldest National Church and is one of the most ancient Christian communities. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion in 301 AD.
Serving nearly 600,000 Armenians in the US, the Eastern Diocese—known officially as the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)—has jurisdiction over all of the United States except California, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona.
Located off Lancaster Avenue in the Main Line since 1963, St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church is a pillar of the Armenian Community in Philadelphia as it serves to forward the global mission of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
THE ORIGINS OF OUR FAITH
The Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew brought the light of Christ to the ancient land of the Armenians. Learn about the quest of the “First Enlighteners” of the Armenian people.