Elisha of Armenia

Elisha Of Armenia

(1) Elected patriarch A.D. 936, after the death of Theodorus (Asdouadzadour) I, and established the seat of his administration at Agathomar, on lake Van. His enemies deposed him by means of intrigues and betrayals in 941, and he died A.D. 943.

(2) Born A.D. 1451. Being first bishop of Erivan and then vicar-general of the patriarch of Armenia, he became patriarch in 1503, after the death of Thaddaeus I, and ruled with wisdom. He was well versed in theology, rhetoric, and sacred history. He died in 1575, leaving in MS. a Commentary on Genesis: Life of St. Gregory, in verse: — and forty- five Sermons. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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