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Vardapet
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[German Version]

title in the Armenian Apostolic Church (Armenia: II) for highly educated hieromonks, formerly of high renown. A special ordination is required. A vardapet’s staff marking him as a teacher is a sign of his dignity and office. Besides teaching, his primary duty is preaching. In recent years, a special qualifying program is being required once more for ordination as a vardapet.

Bibliography

R. Thomson, “Vardapet in the Early Armenian Church,” Muséon 75, 1962, 367–384.

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Tamcke, Martin, “Vardapet”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026274>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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