Gomidas an Armenian patriarch, was born at Aghtsits, in the canton of Arakadzodn. He was bishop of the Mamigonians, when he was elected patriarch in 617. After the death of John III, Gonmidas erected a magnificent church, dedicated to St. Hripsimia. He died in 625, leaving Nerpogh Hripsimia ("Hymn in honor of St. Rhipsime"), which is still contained in the Armenian liturgy. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Smith, Dict. of Christ. Biog. s.v.