Razgovor:Armenska apostolska Crkva
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Ne govorim hrvatski, žao mi je. But I would like to make a notice that if to talk about the Armenian Apostolic Church, it does not belong to Eastern Orthodox Church but it is very close to this one, except several important points. Quotation from en.Wikipedia: "Historically, the Armenian church has been labeled monophysite because it rejected the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon, which condemned monophysitism. The Armenian Church officially severed ties with the West in 554, during the second Council of Dvin where the dyophysite formula of the Council of Chalcedon was rejected. However, the Armenian Orthodox Church argues that this is a wrong description of its position, as it considers Monophysitism a heresy and only disagrees with the formula defined by that council. The Armenian church instead adheres to the doctrine defined by Cyril of Alexandria, considered as a saint by the Chalcedonian churches as well, who described Christ as being of one nature, where both divine and human nature are united. To distinguish this from Monophysitism this position is called miaphysitism. In recent times, both Chalcedonian and anti-Chalcedonian churches have developed a deeper understanding for each other's positions, recognizing the substantial agreement while maintaining their respective theological language. Hence, the Monophysite label is avoided to describe the Armenians' belief regarding the Nature of Christ". It was the most improtant point why the Armenian Church is not an Orthodox one.There also some points, including liturgical features, for instance, or hierarchy and so on. An important feature is also that the Armenian Church celebrates Christmas on the 6th of January in the same time with Epiphany. The other Churches celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December or the 7th of January. And Epiphany on the 6th or the 19th of January. In the Ancient Christian Church in the 6th of January was celebrated Epiphanywhich united Christmas and Epiphany. In Rome since 336 Christmas became to be celebrated on the 25th of December. In this day pagans celebrated the god of the sun (Natalis Solis Invicti). After that all Western churches became to celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December. The Armenian Church is the only Church who keeps ancient rite to celebrate Christmas and Epiphany in one day – the 6th of January. So, to sum up, according to the topic, the Armenian Apostolic Church is the world's oldest national church (but not Orthodox, although has much more points in common with it than with Western Churches) and one of the most ancient Christian communities.