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. 

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!

Tutor: Professor Tim Boatswain, Professor of Anthropology and History

Date & Time: Thursday 25 November 7.30-9pm

Cost: £10 (students £6)

Venue: This will be a hybrid talk, taking place in the Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral, and online via Zoom.

Please select how you will be attending when you choose your tickets. 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. 

Entry is via the Welcome Centre on Sumpter Yard. This event takes place in the Alban Room on Level 1 of the Chapter House. Step-free access is available via a lift. 

No parking is available at the Cathedral. If you require a space for access reasons, pleaseemail usin advance. 

How to Book: You can book online here using the button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book.

Joining on Zoom on the night 

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email after 5pm on the day of the event. If you have not received these details by 5:30pm, please email [email protected] 

If you are accessing this talk via Zoom, participants will need to access a device which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join in by dialing in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids. Please note we cannot guarantee you will see the speaker on the screen if slides are being used. 

Click here to find out more about using Zoom for our event