Definition of Catholicos

1. Noun. The ecclesiastical title of the leaders of the Nestorian and Armenian churches.

Generic synonyms: Spiritual Leader



Definition of Catholicos

1. n. The spiritual head of the Armenian church, who resides at Etchmiadzin, Russia, and has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over, and consecrates the holy oil for, the Armenians of Russia, Turkey, and Persia, including the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Sis.

Definition of Catholicos

1. Noun. (Christianity) A bishop or patriarch of certain states or regions of the ancient Near East; now specifically, the patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catholicos

1. [n -LICOSES or -LICOI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catholicos

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catholicos (current term)
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cation
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Literary usage of Catholicos

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"it was forbidden to appeal from the catholicos of Seleucia to the Patriarch ... In the middle of the sixteenth century, in opposition to the catholicos Mar ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"(689-690) succeeded in making a new union with the catholicos Sahag III. ... But the Armenian catholicos protested against them to the calif Abd al-Malik ..."

3. Missionary Researches in Armenia: Including a Journey Through Asia Minor by Eli Smith, Harrison Gray Otis Dwight (1834)
"Festival of the catholicos—His sacrifice—Origin of his title and see—His election—Tie present catholicos—His duties and sources of income—Ordination of ..."

4. The Life of Saladin by Claude Reignier Conder (1897)
"The following is a translation of this dispatch : ' With most cordial good wishes, the catholicos sends the following particulars for the information of our ..."

5. Under Oriental Skies; Or, Asia Minor and Her Inhabitants.: Or, Asia Minor by Antranig Azhderian (1894)
"Of all the officers of the church, the catholicos ranks highest, the catholicos at at Etchmiadzin being supreme.* MGR. ..."

6. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1857)
"is understood that the present catholicos is favourable to union : the prospect of one with the powerful Russian empire is certainly far greater than under ..."

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