Avedik was patriarch of the Armenian schismatics at the close of the 18th century. Having obtained the patriarchate by the aid of the mufti, he organized in 1701 a persecution against the Catholics. The French ambassador to Constantinople, Ferriol, demanded and obtained reparation in the name of the inhabitants. In order to make satisfaction, the imprisonment of the patriarch was ordered. He was confined in the prison of Messina, and died in 1703. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.