The Armenian Apostolic Church claims to be the oldest state church, as the Kingdom of Armenia under the rule of King Tiridates lll adopted Christianity in AD301 as the national religion for the Armenian people. 

Join Professor Tim Boatswain for this fascinating talk on Thursday 25 November at 7.30pm. Along with other Eastern Orthodox Churches it split from Rome over a debate about the nature of Christ; and like many Christian Churches the Armenian Church, through difficult historical periods, became seen as the custodian of Armenian national identity.

The designs of the Armenian churches are famous for being centrally planned with high domes, which may well have influenced Byzantine architecture. Often set in spectacular scenery these beautiful churches and monasteries can take your breath away!

This talk is being held  in the Alban Room at St Albans Cathedral and online via Zoom.  If you’d like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you’ll receive a link to the recording on the day of the event. 

About Tim Boatswain 

Tim is a regular speaker here at St Albans Cathedral and is Professor of Anthropology & History.  He is Chairman of Conservation 50,  President of St Albans Civic Society Chairman of TMC Academy, Singapore. 

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