Benedictine Congregation of the Mechitarists (C.A.M.)

Mechitarists

Also known as: Congregazione Mechitarista (Italiano) / Ordo Mechitaristarum, Monachorum Armenorum sub Regula S. Benedicti (latine)

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Type: Monastic Order of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Rite: Armenian

Depends on: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

History

Contact Info

Address: Isola di San Lazzaro, 30126 Venezia-Lido, Italy

Phone: 041.526.01.04

Superiors

Pontifical Delegate:ItalyBishop Maurizio Malvestiti (70)Bishop Maurizio Malvestiti (70) (2022.01 – ...)

Past Superiors

Abbot General:Abbot Elia Kilaghbian, C.A.M. (? – 2016)
Abbot General:ArmeniaAbbot Vartan Kechichian, C.A.M. (later Archbishop) (1997 – 2000)
Abbot General:TurkiyeArchbishop Serapione Uluhogian, C.A.M. (1960.07.22 – 1965.05.16)
Abbot General:ItalyArchbishop Gregorio Govrik, C.A.M. (1910.05.07 – 1931.01.26)
Abbot General:Archbishop Vartan Estegar, C.A.M. (1884.09.19 – 1886.06.23)
Abbot General:Archbishop Jakub Bosagi, C.A.M. (1855.08.16 – 1883.10.01)
Abbot General:TurkiyeArchbishop Aristazio Azarian, C.A.M. (1826 – 1854.05.06)
Pontifical Delegate:TurkiyeArchbishop Lévon Boghos Zékiyan (80)Archbishop Lévon Boghos Zékiyan (80) (2016.06.05 – 2022.01)

Founder

Founder:ArmeniaAbbot Mekhitar da Pietro, C.A.M. (1701)

Deceased Bishops (1 Patriarch, 8 Archbishops, 5 Bishops)

2017: ArmeniaArchbishop Vartan Kechichian, C.A.M., Coadjutor Ordinary of East Europe of the Armenians (Armenia)

2012: LebanonBishop Vartan Achkarian, C.A.M., Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut of the Armenians (Lebanon)

2006: ArmeniaArchbishop Nerses Der Nersessian, C.A.M., Ordinary of East Europe of the Armenians (Armenia)

2002: USABishop Hovhannes Tertsakian, C.A.M., Apostolic Exarch of United States of America and Canada of the Armenians (USA)

1998: LebanonPatriarch Hemaiag Bédros XVII Guédiguian, Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians (Lebanon)

1965: TurkiyeArchbishop Serapione Uluhogian, C.A.M., Abbot General of Congregation of the Mechitarists of Venice

1963: LebanonBishop Lorenzo Sahag Koguian, C.A.M., Auxiliary Bishop of Beirut of the Armenians (Lebanon)

1931: ItalyArchbishop Gregorio Govrik, C.A.M., Abbot General of Congregation of the Mechitarists of Venice

1909: TurkiyeBishop Narsete Djindoyan, C.A.M., Bishop of Mush of the Armenians

1898: Bishop Moise Amberbojan, C.A.M., Titular Bishop of Croia

1886: Archbishop Vartan Estegar, C.A.M., Abbot General of Congregation of the Mechitarists of Venice

1883: Archbishop Jakub Bosagi, C.A.M., Abbot General of Congregation of the Mechitarists of Venice

1854: TurkiyeArchbishop Aristazio Azarian, C.A.M., Abbot General of Congregation of the Mechitarists of Venice

1825: ArmeniaArchbishop Antoine Etienne Aconcius Köver, C.A.M., Titular Archbishop of Siunia

Austria Austria

Italy Italy

Statistics (2015.12.31)

Houses: 11

Members: 32 (24 priests)

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Members

Last updated on 2024.01.30

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