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Verzeichniss der armenischen Handschriften der königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin, by N. Karamianz (Berlin, 1888), in 122 pdf pages. File size: 5.4 MB.

Verzeichniss der armenischen Handschriften der königlichen Universitätsbibliothek zu Tübingen, by Franz Nikolaus Finck, and Levon Gjandschezian (Tübingen, 1907), in 368 pdf pages. File size: 19.9 MB.

Mayr ts'uts'ak hayere'n dzer'agrats' ark'uni matenadaranin i Miwnxe'n [Haupt-Catalog der armenischen Handschriften in der k. Hof-und Staatsbibliothek zu München], by G. Gale'mk'earean/Kalemkiar (Vienna, 1892), in 77 pdf pages. Some duplicate pages. File size: 8 MB.

Ts'uts'ak hayere'n dzer'agrats' matenadaranin Mxit'areants' i Vienna [Catalog der armenischen Handshriften in der Mechitharisten-Bibliothek zu Wien], in two enormous volumes. Each volume has been split into several parts for manageability.

Volume 1 (Vienna, 1895-1896), Jacobus Dashian/Yakovbos Tashean, editor, has been divided into four sections. For convenience, Volume 1's Table of Contents appears at the end of each section:
volume 1a. File size: 63.3 MB;
volume 1b. File size: 69.3 MB;
volume 1c. File size: 55.3 MB;
volume 1d. File size: 59.6 MB.
Volume 2, Mayr ts'uts'ak hayere'n dzer'agrats' hratarakeal i Mxit'arean miabanut'ene' i Vienna [Haupt-Katalog der armenischen Handschriften herausgegeben von der Wiener Mechitharisten-Congregation] (Vienna, 1963), Hamazasp Oskian, editor, has been divided into two sections:
volume 2a. File size: 46 MB;
volume 2b. File size: 43.1 MB.
Ts'uts'ak hayere'n dzer'agrats' i T'urk'ia [Catalog of Armenian Manuscripts in Turkey], Kesarioy vichak [diocese of Caesarea], Trtad Palean, editor, in two volumes:
volume 1 (Constantinople, 1892), in 39 pdf pages. File size: 5.3 MB.
volume 2 (Constantinople, 1893), in 43 pdf pages. File size: 5.3 MB.
Ts'uts'ak hayere'n dzer'agrats' Sanasarean varzharani i Karin [Catalog der armenischen Handschriften in der Bibliothek des Sanassarian-Institutes zu Erzerum], H. Adjarian, editor (Vienna, 1900), in 62 pdf pages. File size: 7.2 MB.

Catalogue de la bibliothèque d'Edchmiadzin, by M. Brosset (St. Petersburg, 1840), in 127 pdf pages. Bilingual French and Russian. File size: 3.4 MB.

Ts'uts'ak dzeragrats' Gagean Xazhik vardapeti, zhoghovats 1878-1898 [Catalog of Manuscripts Collected by Vardapet Xazhik Gagean during 1878-1898], Hakob T'o'p'chean/Thopdschian, editor, in two volumes:

volume 1 (Vagharshapat, 1898), in 135 pdf pages. File size: 36.4 MB.
volume 2 (Vagharshapat, 1900), in 88 pdf pages. File size: 22 MB.

Ts'uts'ak Tp'xisets'i Abgar Yovhanniseani hayere'n dzer'agreri [Katalog der armenischen Handschriften des Herrn Abgar Joannissiany zu Tiflis], by Franz Nikolaus Finck (Leipzig, 1903), in 361 pdf pages. File size: 5.5 MB.

Ts'uts'ak hayere'n dzer'agrats' T'awrizi [Katalog der armenischen Handschriften in Täbris], by Hratchia Adjarian (Vienna, 1910), in 220 pdf pages. File size: 61.8 MB.

Catalogue des manuscrits arméniens et géorgiens de la Bibliothèque nationale, par Frédéric Macler (Paris, 1908), in 268 pdf pages. File size: 7.8 MB.

Katalog knig i rukopisei bibliotek Lazarevskago instituta vostochnykh iazykov [Catalog of Books and Manuscripts at the Library of the Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages] (Moscow, 1888), in 686 pdf pages. File size: 23.1 MB.

Spisok' rukopisei Sevanskago monastyr'ia [List of Manuscripts at the Monastery of Sevan], by Nicholas Marr (Moscow, 1892), in 86 pdf pages. File size: 3.7 MB.

A Catalogue of the Armenian Manuscripts in the British Museum, by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare, to which is appended A Catalogue of Georgian Manuscripts in the British Museum, by J. Oliver Wardrop (London, 1913), in 432 pdf pages. File size: 57.4 MB.

A Catalogue of the Armenian Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, by the Rev. Sukias Baronian and F. C. Conybeare (Oxford, 1913), in 165 pdf pages. File size: 9.6 MB.

Catalogue of the Georgian Manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library, by Robert P. Blake, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Jul., 1932), pp. 207-224, in 31 pdf pages. File size: 3.3 MB.


Volumes 1-8 of the ongoing Mayr ts'uts'ak hayere'n dzer'agrats' Mashtots' anuan Matenadarani [Main Catalog of Armenian Manuscripts at the Mashtots Matenadaran] in Erevan, Armenia may be viewed and downloaded on this page of the Matenadaran's website: Ձեռագրերի Մայր Ցուցակ.

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Pghatoni imastasiri tramaxo'sut'iwnk' [Dialogues of the Philosopher Plato], edited by Arsen Suk'rean/Soukry (Venice, 1877), in 203 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. Classical Armenian texts of Euthyphro, Defense of Socrates, and Timaeus. File size: 4.5 MB.

Pghatoni tramaxo'sut'iwnk' yaghags o'rinats' ew Minovs [Plato's Dialogues, Laws and Minos], edited by Garegin Zarbhanalean (Venice, 1890), in 571 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. Classical Armenian texts of Laws and Minos File size: 9.1 MB.

A Collation with the Ancient Armenian Versions of the Greek Text of Aristotle's Categories, by F. C. Conybeare (Oxford, 1892), in 236 pdf pages. File size: 6.2 MB.

Die siebente Vision Daniels [Tesil Danieli eawt'nerord], by Gregoris Kalemkiar, (Vienna, 1892), in 50 pdf pages. Critical edition of the Classical Armenian text of the Seventh Vision of Daniel, accompanied by the Greek text, German translation, and scholarly notes. File size: 5.3 MB.

Philo. About the Contemplative Life or the Fourth Book of the Treatise Concerning Virtues, by F. C. Conybeare (Oxford, 1895), in 510 pdf pages. Includes Classical Armenian text and texts in Greek, and Latin, with a study and scholarly notes. File size: 14.1 MB.

P'iloni ebrayets'woy bank' erek' dzew i loys e"ntsayealk' a. b. yaghags naxaknamut'ean; g. yaghags kendaneats' [Philonis Judaei sermones tres hactenus inediti I. et II. De providentia et III. De animalibus]. Classical Armenian text and Latin translation by Mkrtich' Awgerean (Jean-Baptiste Aucher), (Venice, 1822), in 209 pdf pages. File size: 10.2 MB.

P'iloni ebrayets'woy mnats'ordk' i hays [Philonis Judaei Paralipomena Armena]. Classical Armenian text and Latin translation by Mkrtich' Awgerean (Jean-Baptiste Aucher), (Venice, 1826), in 680 pdf pages. File size: 33.7 MB.

(Nonnos.) die Scholien zu fünf Reden des Gregor von Nazianz. Critical edition of the Classical Armenian text of Nonnos' Dionysiaca and some homilies, Hagop Manandian, editor. From the volume Hande's hayagitut'ean [Zeitschrift für armenische Philologie] (Marburg, 1903), in 735 pdf pages. Download is the entire volume, which contains invaluable scholarly articles in German, French, and Armenian by Franz N. Finck, Esnik Gjandschezian, S. Malxaseants', Johann M. Schmid, H. Adjarian, Komitas [Keworkian], A. Meillet, H. Gelzer, Sophus Bugge, Grigor Vants'ean, and Hagop Manandian. File size: 18.4 MB.

Das Leben und die Sentenzen des Philosophen Secundus des Schweigsamen in altarmenischer Uebersetzung. Critical edition of the Classical Armenian text with a German translation and study by Jacobus Tashian/Yakovbos Tashean, in 58 pdf pages. Tashian's study of the 2nd century A.D. philosopher known as Secundus the Silent appeared in the journal Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften; Philosophisch-Historische Klasse (Wien, 1896). File size: 3.1 MB.

Physiologus, from the series Spicilegium Solesmense prepared by Jean-Baptiste Pitra (Paris, 1855), in 740 pdf pages. Greek, Latin, and Classical Armenian texts of a bestiary, perhaps dating from the 2nd-4th centuries. The Armenian translation was made in the 5th century. These tales of real and fantastic animals, usually with a Christian moral attached, are attributed to a variety of Fathers including Epiphanius, Basil, and St. Peter of Alexandria. Download includes all three volumes in one file. The Armenian is in volume three. File size: 51.4 MB.

Ch. Cahier's study and French translation of the Armenian text with scholarly notes is available on pp. 106-164 of the series Noveaux mélanges d'archéologie d'histoire et de littérature sur le moyen age (Paris, 1874). Download is the entire volume: Physiologus, in 382 pdf pages. File size: 50.1 MB.

The Apology and Acts of Apollonius and Other Monuments of Early Christianity, by F. C. Conybeare (London, 1894), in 376 pdf pages. File size: 14.9 MB.

Yaytnut'iwn Yovhannu hin hay t'argmanut'iwn [The Old Armenian Translation of the Revelation of John], Frederic Murad, editor. In two volumes: volume 1, (Jerusalem, 1905) in 131 pdf pages. File size: 1.7 MB; volume 2, (Jerusalem, 1906) in 349 pdf pages. File size: 5.5 MB.

The Armenian Version of Revelation and Cyril of Alexandria's Scholia on the Incarnation and Epistle on Easter, by F. C. Conybeare (London, 1907), in 487 pdf pages. English translation, Classical Armenian texts, and scholarly notes. File size: 12.1 MB.

The Caesarean Text of the Gospel of Mark, by Kirsopp Lake, Robert P. Blake and Silva New, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Oct., 1928), pp. 207-404, in 203 pdf pages. Contents: 1. Evidence of Greek manuscripts; 2. Patristic Evidence; 3. Evidence of the Oriental Versions (Georgian, Armenian, Syriac). File size: 15.5 MB.

Srbazan pataragamatoyts'k' hayots' [Divine Liturgy of the Armenians], Yovsep' Gat'rchean, editor (Vienna, 1897), in 776 pdf pages. Gat'rchean's critical edition includes a study and extensive scholarly notes as well as translations from corresponding Syriac, Greek, and Latin liturgies. File size: 20.3 MB.

Rituale Armenorum, being the Administration of the Sacraments and the Breviary Rites of the Armenian Church together with the Greek Rites of Baptism and Epiphany by F. C. Conybeare (Oxford, 1905), in 595 pdf pages. The book includes The East Syrian Epiphany Rites, translated by A. J. Maclean. File size: 15.4 MB.

The Divine Ordinances According to the Armenian Ritual, by Fr. James Issaverdens (Venice, 1873), in 60 pdf pages. Baptism and Confirmation. File size: 1.5 MB.

Liturgy of the Holy Apostolic Church of Armenia, by Essayi Asdvadzadouriants and Solomon Caesar Malan (London, 1887), in 161 pdf pages. Classical Armenian text and English translation. File size: 3.1 MB.

Pataragamatoyts' kam xorhrdatetr srboy pataragi hayastaneayts' ar'ak'elakan ekeghets'woy [Divine Liturgy or Missal of the Apostolic Church of Armenia], by Jirair Missakian (Boston, 1960), in 100 pdf pages. Classical Armenian text and facing English translation. File size: 4.8 MB.

Pataragamatoyts' hayots' [Liturgia Armena] (Venice, 1832, second edition). Classical Armenian text with Italian translation by G. Avedichian/Awetikean, in 150 pdf pages. File size: 4.2 MB.

Mashtots' kam tsisaran [Mashtots' or Ritual Book] (Jerusalem, 1896, third printing), in 527 pdf pages. File size: 8.4 MB.

Kanonagirk' hayots' [Armenian Book of Canons]. This is the critical edition of the Church canons in two volumes, edited by Vazgen Hakobyan, with extensive introductory studies and scholarly notes. Volume 1 (Erevan, 1964), in 827 pdf pages, contains the 8th century redaction of Yovhanne's O'dznets'i. Volume 2 (Erevan, 1971), in 595 pdf pages, contains the more extensive 10th and 11th century redactions. Volume 1 has been split in two for manageability:

volume1a. File size: 60.5 MB.
volume1b. File size: 47.6 MB.

volume 2. File size: 22.8 MB.


Vardapetut'iwn ar'ak'elots' anvawerakan kanonats' mateane" [Book of Apocryphal Canons of the Teaching of the Apostles], t'ught' Yakobay ar' Kodratos ew kanonk' T'adde'i [Jacob's Letter to Kodratus and the Canons of Thaddeus]. Texts and study by Yakovbos Tashean (Vienna, 1896), in 455 pdf pages. Azgayin matenadaran series, volume 20. File size: 11.7 MB.

To'nats'oyts' [Book of Feast-Days] (Jerusalem, 1868), two volumes in one download: To'nats'oyts', in 551 pdf pages. File size: 13.3 MB.

Tarewor zhamakargut'iwn ekeghets'woy hayastaneayts' [Order of Festal Prayers of the Armenian Church] e"st kargaworut'ean srbots' t'argmanch'ats' ew aylots' harts' merots' [According to the Arrangement of the Holy Translators and Our Other Fathers] (Vienna, 1891), in 599 pdf pages. Some duplicate pages. File size: 7.5 MB.

To'nakarg Hayastaneayts' S. Ekeghets'woy [Regulations Concerning Feast-Days of the Holy Armenian Church], Sargis Xanchean, editor (Constantinople, 1898), in 487 pdf pages. File size: 6.3 MB.

Awag Shabat' hayastaneayts' ar'ak'elakan surb ekeghets'woy [Holy Week in the Holy Apostolic Church of Armenia] (Nor Jugha, 1895), in 667 pdf pages. File size: 16.8 MB.

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services of the Holy Apostolic Church of Armenia (Calcutta, 1888), in 220 pdf pages. File size: 7.5 MB.

Hay ekeghets'woy pataragi o'rern ew tesakner [The Days and Types of the Liturgy of the Armenian Church], by Vardan Hats'uni (Venice, 1898), in 69 pdf pages.

Note sur les synaxaires arméniens, by Nicholas Adontz, in 9 pdf pages. This study appeared in Revue de l'Orient Chrétien 24 (1924) pp. 211-218.

Les fêtes et les saints de l'église arménienne, by Nicholas Adontz, in 86 pdf pages. This study appeared in Revue de l'Orient Chrétien 26 (1927-1928) pp. 74-104, 225-278 (all that was published). File size: 24 MB.

Zhamagirk' [Breviary], (Calcutta, 1848), in 757 pdf pages. File size: 11 MB.

Kargats'oyts' e"st awandut'eants' hayastaneayts' ekeghetswoy [Traditional Breviary of the Church of Armenia], Liturgy of the Hours, (Constantinople, 1888), in 88 pdf pages. File size: 1.1 MB.

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Vark' srbots' harants' ew k'aghak'avarut'iwnk' nots'in [Lives and Deeds of the Holy Fathers], Nerse's Sargisean, editor (Venice, 1855). Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. In two volumes: volume 1, in 804 pdf pages. File size: 32.6 MB; volume 2, in 855 pdf pages. File size: 33.3 MB.

Vark' ew vkayabanut'iwnk' srbots' [Lives and Martyrdoms of the Saints], Levon (Ghewond) Alishan, editor (Vienna, 1874). Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. In two volumes: volume 1, in 749 pdf pages. File size: 19.2 MB; volume 2, in 571 pdf pages. File size: 11.8 MB.

All 12 volumes of the series Liakatar vark' ew vkayabanut'iwn srbots' ork' kan 'i hin to'nats'uts'i ekeghets'woy Hayastaneayts' [Complete Lives and Martyrdoms of the Saints Appearing in the Ancient Book of Feast-Days of the Armenian Church] (Venice, 1810-1815) are available on another page of this website and may be downloaded there: Liakatar vark.

Twenty-one of 24 volumes of the series Sop'erk' haykakank' [Armenian Writings] (Venice, 1853-1854) are available on another page of this website and may be downloaded there: Soperk.

Vark' srboy ho'rn meroy Antoni abbayi metsi [Life of Our Blessed Father Abbot Anthony the Great (Venice, 1794), in 135 pdf pages. File size: 9.9 MB.

Lives and Legends of the Georgian Saints, translation and commentary by David Marshall Lang (London, 1956; repr. New York, 1976), in 177 searchable pdf pages. File size: 5.2 MB.

The Balavariani (Barlaam and Josaphat), a Buddhist Tale from the Christian East, translated from Classical Georgian by David Marshall Lang with scholarly notes. Introduction by Ilia V. Abuladze (Berkeley, 1966), in 180 searchable pdf pages. File size: 6.9 MB.

Barlaam and Ioasaph, attributed to the 8th century John of Damascus. This is the preferred Loeb Classical Library edition, with the Greek text and English translation by Rev. G. R. Woodward, and H. Mattingly (New York, 1914), in 670 pdf pages. File size: 10.9 MB.

The Barlaam and Josaphat Legend in the Ancient Georgian and Armenian Literatures, by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare, from the journal Folklore, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Jun., 1896), pp. 101-142. File size: 1.1 MB.

Hamar'o't vark' srbots' ew kusanats' arewmtean ekeghets'woy [Concise Lives of the Saints and Virgins of the Western Church] (Venice, 1900), in 677 pdf pages. File size: 11.8 MB.


The following page contains links to downloadable volumes of the Acta Sanctorum series, prepared by Roger Pearse: Acta Sanctorum.


All seven volumes of The Golden Legend, Lives of the Saints by Jacobus de Voragine (1230-1298) may be read online at saintwiki.com: volume 1; volume 2; volume 3; volume 4; volume 5; volume 6; volume 7; Glossary.

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All twelve volumes of Alban Butler's Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints may be read online at bartlby.com. The volumes are by month: January; February; March; April; May; June; July; August; September; October; November; December;

Alphabetic Index to All Saints
Chronologic Index by Century

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Saints' Lives, at Fordham University, from Internet Medieval Sourcebook.

Hagiography Database, at Dumbarton Oaks.


The Apology of Aristides on Behalf of the Christians, edited with an introduction by J. Rendel Harris (Cambridge, 1893, second edition), in 171 pdf pages. Greek text, Armenian fragments, and English translation. File size: 3.8 MB.

Xo'sk' srboyn Aristideay imastasiri At'enats'woy [Sancti Aristidis philosophi Atheniensis sermones duo] (Venice, 1878), in 40 pdf pages. Classical Armenian text with Latin translation. File size: 3.2 MB.

Sancti Irenaei episcopi Lugdunensis libros quinque adversus haereses..., W. Wigan Harvey, editor (Cambridge, 1857) in two volumes: volume 1, in 605 pdf pages. File size: 22.5 MB; volume 2, in 587 pdf pages. File size: 23.5 MB.

St. Irenaeus, the Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching translated from the Armenian with introduction and notes by J. Armitage Robinson (London, 1920), in 188 pdf pages. File size: 3.5 MB.

The Proof of the Apostolic Preaching with seven fragments. Armenian version edited and translated by Bishop Karapet Ter Mekerttschian and Rev. Dr. S. G. Wilson. Patrologia Orientalis, volume 12 (Paris, 1919). A French translation by J. Barthoulot is in the same volume. Download is the entire volume in 826 pdf pages. File size: 39.6 MB.

Euthaliana, volume 3 of Texts and Studies, Contributions to Biblical and Patristic Literature edited by J. Armitage Robinson (Cambridge, 1895), in 140 pdf pages. Studies of Euthalius Codex H of the Pauline Epistles and the Armenian Version. File size: 2.5 MB.

Thanks to Jost Gippert and colleagues, Matenagrut'iwnk' Ewt'aghi [Euthalius' Writings], A. Vardanean edition (Vienna, 1930), is available for reading online at the University of Frankfurt's TITUS site.

Srboyn Ep'remi matenagrut'iwnk' [Saint Ephrem's Writings] (Venice, 1836). Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series in four volumes: volume 1, in 545 pdf pages. File size: 14.5 MB; volume 2, in 501 pdf pages. File size: 11.7 MB; volume 3, in 293 pdf pages. File size: 8.5 MB; volume 4, in 329 pdf pages. File size: 9.7 MB.

Eranelwoyn Kiwrghi Erusaghemay hayrapeti koch'umn e"ntsayut'ean [The Venerable Patriarch Cyril of Jerusalem's Catechesis] (Venice, 1832), in 499 pdf pages. File size: 8.5 MB.

S. At'anasi Aghek'sandrwoy hayrapeti char'k' t'ught'k' ew e"nddimasts'ut'iwnk' [Homilies, Letters, and Refutations of Saint Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria], Esayi Tayets'i, editor (Venice, 1899), in 697 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 9.2 MB.

The Dialogues of Athanasius and Zacchaeus and of Timothy and Aquila, by F. C. Conybeare (London, 1898), in 178 pdf pages. Facsimilies, study, and translation, collated with the Old Armenian versions. File size: 6.1 MB.

Letters of Dionysius, Bishop of Alexandria, to Popes Stephanus and Xystus of Rome, translated from Classical Armenian by F. C. Conybeare. From English Historical Review XXV(1910), pp. 111-114.

The Armenian Life of Marutha of Maipherkat, by Ralph Marcus, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan., 1932), pp. 47-71, in 26 pdf pages. Study and English translation of the Armenian Life of the 5th century Syrian bishop. File size: 2.7 MB.

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The Armenian Translation of Philo's "Quaestiones in Genesim et Exodum", from Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 49, No. 1 (1930), pp. 61-64, in 5 pdf pages.

An Armenian-Greek Index to Philo's Quaestiones and De Vita Contemplativa, from Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 53, No. 3 (Sep., 1933), pp. 251-282, in 33 pdf pages. File size: 5.1 MB.

Notes on the Armenian Text of Philo's Quaestiones in Genesim, Books I-III, from Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr., 1948), pp. 111-115, in 6 pdf pages.

An Armenian Version of the Homilies on the Harrowing of Hell, by Sirarpie Der Nersessian, from Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Vol. 8 (1954), pp. 201-224, in 24 pdf pages. Study and English translation of homilies attributed to the 4th century Eusebius of Emesa or to a later Eusebius of Alexandria.

Seberianosi Emesats'wots Gabaghats'wots' episkoposi Char'k' 15 [Fifteen Homilies of Severianus of Emesa, Bishop of Gabala], (Venice, 1830). Classical Armenian text, in 241 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 8.8 MB.

Seberianos kam Sewerianos....[Severiani sive Seberiani Gabalorum episcopi Emesensis Homiliae/Severiani opera in Armenia conservata]. Classical Armenian text of the fifteen homilies with facing Latin translation by Mkrtich' Awgerean (Jean-Baptiste Aucher) (Venice, 1827), in 485 pdf pages. File size: 14.9 MB.

Yovhannu Oskeberani Kostandnupo'lsi episkoposapeti char'k' [Homilies of John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople] (Venice, 1861), in 953 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. The file is very large: 98.1 MB.

Yovhannu Oskeberani Kostandnupo'lsi episkoposapeti meknut'iwn t'ght'oyn Pawghosi [Commentary on the Epistles of Paul by John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople] (Venice, 1862). Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. In two volumes: volume 1, in 985 pdf pages. File size: 64.6 MB; volume 2, in 947 pdf pages. File size: 42.8 MB.

Eranelwoyn Yovhannu Oskeberani Kostandnupo'lsi episkoposapeti nerboghean asatseal yaghags varuts' ew nahatakut'ean srboyn Grigori hayots' metsats' hayrapeti [Beati Johannis Chrysostomi Oratio Panegyrica de vita et laboribus sancti Gregorii Illuminatoris patriarchae armeniae] (Venice, 1878), in 105 pdf pages. Classical Armenian text with Latin translation. File size: 3.7 MB.

Eranelwoyn Yovhannu Oskeberani meknut'iwn Esayeay margare'i [Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah by the Venerable John Chrysostom] (Venice, 1880), in 557 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 12 MB.

Ep'ip'an Kiprats'u vasn naxapatiw eghegheats' iwrak'anch'iwr at'or'ots' mayrak'aghakats' [Epiphanius of Cyprus' On the Rank of the First Churches and Those of the Metropolitan Sees], edited by Franz Nikolaus Finck (Tiflis, 1902), in 127 pdf pages. Classical Armenian and Greek texts. File size: 2.1 MB.

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Two Armenian Creeds, by Nerses Akinian/Akinean and Robert P. Casey, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr., 1931), pp. 143-151, in 10 pdf pages. Classical Armenian texts and English translations of two creeds—one bears the name of Athanasius, and is an Armenian counterpart to the famous Latin spurium, while the other is a curious commentary on a well-known text, based on Epiphanius.

The Armenian Marcionites and the Diatessaron, by Robert P. Casey, from Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 57, No. 2 (Jun., 1938), pp. 185-194 11 pdf pages.

Sancti patris nostri Jacobi episcopi Nisibeni sermones [Srboy ho'rn meroy Yakobay Mtsbnay episkoposi char'k']. Classical Armenian texts and Latin translations of sermons by Bishop Jacob of Nisibis. Translation and notes by Nicolas Antonelli (Rome, 1756), in 563 pdf pages. The file is large. File size: 58.5 MB.

Sokratay sk'olastikosi ekeghets'akan patmutiwn t'argmaneats' P'ilon T'irakats'i ew patmut'iwn varuts' srboyn Sighbestrosi episkoposin hr'ovmay [Socrates Scholasticus' History of the Church translated by Philo of Thrace and Life of the Blessed Silvester, Bishop of Rome]. Classical Armenian texts and scholarly notes by Mesrop Ter Movse'sean (Vagharshapat, 1897), in 971 pdf pages. File size: 19.8 MB.

Timotheus Älurus, des Patriarchen von Alexandrien Widerlegung der auf der Synode zu Chalcedon festgesetzten Lehre... Critical edition of the Classical Armenian text by Karapet Ter-Mekerttschian and Erwand Ter-Minassiantz (Leipzig, 1908), in 457 pdf pages. File size: 9.3 MB.

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Timot'e'os Kuz hay matenagrut'ean me'j [Timothy Aelurus in Armenian Literature ], ew Hayere'n nor bar'er Timot'e'os Kuzi hakachar'ut'ean me'j [and New Armenian Words in Timothy Aelurus' Against the Decisions of Chalcedon], by Nerse's Akinean (Vienna, 1909), in 121 pdf pages. Azgayin matenadaran series, volume 58. File size: 6.1 MB.

Nemesiosi p'ilisop'ayi Emesats'woy yaghags bnut'ean mardoy [The Philosopher Nemesius of Emesa's On Human Nature], edited by At'anas Tiroyean (Venice, 1889), in 193 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 4.5 MB.

Neghosi Dok'sapatr'i kargagrut'iwn patriark'akan at'or'otsn [Des Nilos Doxapatres Taxiz ton pitriarchieon Thronon]. Critical edition of the Classical Armenian text with facing Greek text by Franz Nikolaus Finck (Vagharshapat, 1902), in 61 pdf pages. File size: 3 MB.

S. Kiprianu vasn miut'ean Ekeghets'woy [Concerning the Unity of the Church by St. Cyprian] (Venice, 1846). This is a Classical Armenian translation of De unitate ecclesiae made by Yovsep' Gat'rchean, in 37 pdf pages. File size: 1.1 MB.

Isik'iosi Erits'u Erusaghemats'woy Meknut'iwn Yobay [Commentary on Job by Hesychius, Presbyter of Jerusalem], critical edition of the Classical Armenian text, K'erovbe' Ch'rak'ean, editor (City, 1913), in 370 pdf pages. File size: 10.4 MB.

Vets'o'reayk' Ge'orgay Pisideay imastasiri [Hexameron of the Philosopher George the Pisidian], edited by At'anas Tiroyan (Venice, 1900), in 209 pdf pages. Classical Armenian and Greek texts, and scholarly notes. File size: 5.3 MB.

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Srboy ho'rn meroy Grigori Lusaworch'i yachaxapatum char'k' ew agho't'k' [Stromateis, Homilies, and Prayers of Our Blessed Father, Gregory the Illuminator] (Venice, 1838), in 269 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 10 MB.

Koriwn Vardapeti, Mambre'i Vertsanoghi, ew Dawt'i Anhaght'i Matenagrut'iwnk' [Writings of Vardapet Koriwn, Mambre' and David] (Venice, 1833), in 681 pdf pages. File size: 18.5 MB.

Invaluable material on the lives and writings of the Armenian Fathers is to be found in two series issued by the Venetian Mxit'arist Order:

All 12 volumes of the series Liakatar vark' ew vkayabanut'iwn srbots' ork' kan 'i hin to'nats'uts'i ekeghets'woy Hayastaneayts' [Complete Lives and Martyrdoms of the Saints Appearing in the Ancient Book of Feast-Days of the Armenian Church] (Venice, 1810-1815) are available on another page of this website and may be downloaded there: Liakatar vark.

Twenty-one of 24 volumes of the series Sop'erk' haykakank' [Armenian Writings] (Venice, 1853-1854) are available on another page of this website and may be downloaded there: Soperk.

Mambre'i vertsanoghi char'k' [Homilies of Mambre' Vertsanogh], (Venice, 1894), in 93 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 2.2 MB.

Eznkay Koghbats'woy Bagrewanday episkoposi Eghts Aghandots' [Against the Sects by Eznik of Koghb, Bishop of Bagrewand] (Venice, 1826), in 352 pdf pages. Written c. 445/448. Occasional duplicate pages in the scan. Includes some additional writings attributed to Eznik. File size: 4.4 MB.

Eghishe'i vardapeti matenagrut'iwnk' [Writings of Eghishe' Vardapet] (Venice, 1859), in 459 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. Includes On Vardan and the Armenian War, exegeses, and homilies. File size: 43.4 MB.

Tear'n Yovhannu Mandakunwoy hayots' hayrapeti char'k' [Homilies of Lord Yovhanne's Mandakuni, Patriarch of the Armenians] (Venice, 1860, second printing), in 239 pdf pages. Authorship of these homilies is now assigned to Yovhan Mayravanets'i. File size: 9.8 MB.

Tear'n Yovhannu imastasiri Awdznets'woy matenagrut'iwnk' [Writings of the Philosopher Lord Yovhanne's of Odzun] (Venice, 1834), in 337 pdf pages. Classical Armenian text with facing Latin translation by Jean-Baptiste Aucher (Mkrtich' Awgerean). File size: 8.2 MB.

Sermones duo (Venice, 1833), by John of Odzun, in 125 pdf pages. Classical Armenian text with facing Latin translation by Jean-Baptiste Aucher (Mkrtich' Awgerean). File size: 3 MB.

Joannis philosophi catholici armenorum Ozniensis Oratio contra Phantasticos (Venice, 1816), in 145 pdf pages. Classical Armenian text with facing Latin translation by Jean-Baptiste Aucher (Mkrtich' Awgerean). File size: 6.8 MB.

Xosrovu Andzewats'eats' episkoposi meknut'iwn agho't'its' pataragin [Commentary on the Prayers of the Liturgy by Xosrov, Bishop of the Andzewats'ik'], edited by Levon (Ghewond) Alishan (Venice, 1869), in 97 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 3.8 MB.

Meknut'iwn zhamakargut'ean arareal eranelwoyn Xosrovu Andzewats'eats' episkoposi [Commentary on the Breviary by the Venerable Xosrov, Bishop of the Andzewats'ik'] (Yo'rt'agiwgh, 1840), in 281 pdf pages. File size: 13.4 MB.

Narek agho't'its' [Narek's Prayerbook] (Venice, 1827), Gabriel Awetikean, editor, in 615 pdf pages. File size: 22.5

Grigor Narekats'i, Matenagrut'iwnk' [The Writings of Grigor of Narek] (Venice, 1840), in 591 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 12.7 MB.

Char'k' ew xostovanut'iwnk' hawatoy [Homilies and Confessions of the Faith], by Grigor Narekats'i and Vahram vardapet (Jerusalem, 1856), in 235 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 5.1 MB.

Grigori Narekats'woy erkrord matean char'its' [Grigor Narekats'i's Second Book of Homilies], edited by Gabriel Awetikean (Venice, 1827), in 263 pdf pages. File size: 10 MB.

Char' nerboghakan i surb koysn Mariam [Discorso panegirico alla Beatissima Vergine Maria], by Grigor Narekats'i (Venice, 1904), in 70 pdf pages. Classical Armenian text with Italian translation. File size: 1.6 MB.

Ashxarhabar Narek [Narek in Modern Armenian], translated by Misak' Go'zunean (Constantinople, 1902), in 529 pdf pages. This is Narek's Agho't'agirk' [Prayerbook]. File size: 9.3 MB.

Usumnasirut'iwn Manik'ea-pawghikean t'onrakets'ineru aghandin ew Gr. Narekats'woy t'ughte [Research on the Manichaeo-Paulician Sect of the T'ondrakians and the Letter of Grigor of Narek], in 139 pdf pages. This is the great philologist Barsegh Sargisean's study (Venice, 1893) of a fascinating medieval Armenian dissident movement which had religious, social, and military components. File size: 2.6 MB.
Lettre du patriarche Jacobite Jean X (1064-73) au catholique Arménien Gregoire II., in 55 pdf pages. This study by the noted Orientalist François Nau appeared in Revue de l'Orient Chrétien 7(1912) pp. 145-198. It is the Syriac text and French translation of a letter to an unnamed Armenian kat'oghikos—probably Grigor II Vkayaser (Martyrophile, 1066-1105)—by the Monophysite Syrian patriarch John Bar Shushan (1064-1073). The first part is a statement of Jacobite beliefs, while the second is a criticism of the Armenian Monophysites for permitting certain worldly customs and practises. File size: 18 MB.

The Penitential of David of Ganjak, written in the early 12th century, is available on another page of this website in English translation and may be downloaded there: The Penitential of David of Ganjak, translation and commentary by C. J. F. Dowsett.

Xratk' kanonakank' [Canonical Advice] (Louvain, 1961), in 112 pdf pages. Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, volume 216, Scriptores Armeniaci, tomus 3. Classical Armenian text of the Penitential of David of Ganjak, edited by C.J.F. Dowset. File size: 3.6 MB.

Girk' or koch'i e"ndhanrakan [The Book Called the Encyclical], by Kat'oghikos Nerses Shnorhali (St. Petersburg, 1788), in 373 pdf pages. File size: 44.1 MB.

Also available: Tught' e"ndhanrakan Nersesi kat'ughikosi hayots' [Epistola Pastoralis S. Nersetis Clajensis]. Classical Armenian text with Latin translation by Joseph Cappelletti (Venice, 1829), in 193 pdf pages. File size: 6 MB.

Tn. Nersesi Shnorhalwoy hayots' kat'oghikosi Namakani [Letters of Lord Nerses Shnorhali, Kat'oghikos of the Armenians] (Venice, 1838), in 357 pdf pages. File size: 5 MB.

Also available: Tn. Nersesi Shnorhalwoy hayots' kat'oghikosi t'ught'k' [Letters of Lord Nerses Shnorhali, Kat'oghikos of the Armenians] (Venice, 1873), in 339 pdf pages. File size: 4.2 MB.

Shnorhali ew paragay iwr [Shnorhali and His Times], by Levon (Ghewond) Alishan (Venice, 1873). A detailed study of the life, times, and works of Saint Nerses Shnorhali ("The Gracious" or "The Graceful") (1098-1173), kat'oghikos of the Armenian Church (1166-1173), poet, theologian, and philologist, in 641 pdf pages. File size: 14.6 MB.

Tn. Nersesi Shnorhalwoy hayots' kat'oghikosi bank' ch'ap'aw [Verses by Lord Nerses Shorhali, Kat'oghikos of the Armenians] (Venice, 1830), in 643 pdf pages. File size: 8.4 MB.

Grigor kat'oghikosi tghay koch'ets'elots' namakani [Letters of Kat'oghikos Grigor Called Tghay] (Venice, 1865), in 379 pdf pages. File size: 6.2 MB.

Srboyn Nersesi Lambronats'woy Tarsoni episkoposi xorhrdatsut'iwnk' i kargs ekeghets'woy ew meknut'iwn xorhrdoy pataragin [Reflections on Church Orders and Interpretation of the Liturgy by Saint Nerses Lambronats'i, Bishop of Tarsus] (Venice, 1847), in 611 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. File size: 13.1 MB.

Meknut'iwn yaytnut'ean s. awetaranch'in Yovhannu arareal t. Andre'i ew Aretasay episkoposats'n Kesaru [Commentary on the Revelation of the Blessed Evangelist John by Lords Andreas and Aretas, Bishops of Caesarea], translated from Greek by Nerses Lambronats'i (Jerusalem, 1855), in 357 pdf pages. File size: 10.9 MB.

Girk' T'ght'ots' [The Book of Letters] (Tiflis, 1901), in 659 pdf pages. Matenagrut'iwnk' naxneats' series. A collection of documents dating from the 5th-13th centuries concerning theological, Christological and dogmatic matters. Letters to and from heads and senior clerics of the Armenian Apostolic Church and neighboring Churches. File size: 13.5 MB.

Dashants' t'ght'oy k'nnutiwnn u herk'ume" [Study and Refutation of the Letter of Concord], by Karapet Shahnazareants' (Paris, 1862), in 152 pdf pages. File size: 5.4 MB.

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Sharakank' hay s. ekeghets'woy [Hymns of the Holy Armenian Church]. Classical Armenian texts with modern Armenian explanations, by Eruand T. Andreasean, in two volumes: volume 1 (Constantinople, 1902), in 85 pdf pages. File size: 1.6 MB; volume 2 (Constantinople, 1904), in 181 pdf pages. File size: 3.6 MB.

Dzaynk'agh Sharakan [Notated Hymns] (Jerusalem, 1914), in 512 pdf pages. Classical Armenian texts with neumes for pitch, tempo, and embellishments above the letters, and marginal comments. File size: 30.9 MB.

Das armenische hymnarium, by Nerses Ter-Mikaelian (Leipzig, 1905), in 124 pdf pages. Unfortunately, the scan is poor and there are many mangled pages. Nonetheless, much of the book is usable. File size: 3.2 MB.

Les chants liturgiques de l'eglise arménienne, by Pietro Bianchini (Venice, 1877), in 271 pdf pages. Classical Armenian, French, and sheet music. File size: 11.6 MB.

Nuagaran srbazan erashshtutean [Song Book of Sacred Music] (Constantinople, 1856), in 203 pdf pages. Includes an excellent introduction to musical notation and theory. Classical Armenian, Modern Armenian, and sheet music. File size: 18.5 MB.

Les hymnes funèbres de l'église arménienne, by Félix Nève (Louvain, 1855), in 50 pdf pages. File size: 3.1 MB.

Hayots' kro'nakan banasteghtsut'iwn [Armenian Religious Poetry], by T. Xach'konts' (Tiflis, 1904), in 106 pdf pages. File size: 4.1 MB.

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Grabar Texts of the Bible


Astuatsashunch' matean hin ew nor ktakaranats' [The Old and New Testaments of the Bible], in four volumes. This is the fabled Zohrab Bible (Venice, 1805):

Vol. 1 (Genesis to Ruth). File size: 21.8 MB;

Vol. 2 (Kings through II Maccabees). File size: 32.8 MB;

Vol. 3 (Psalms through Ezekiel). File size: 48.6 MB;

Vol. 4 (New Testament). File size: 34.2 MB.

Thanks to Jost Gippert and others, the grabar Bible (Zohrab), is also available for reading online at the University of Frankfurt's TITUS site:
Classical Armenian Old Testament Online

Classical Armenian New Testament Online


Astuatsashunch' matean hin ew nor ktakaranats', hamematut'eamb ebrayakan ew yunakan bnagrats' [Old and New Testaments of the Bible, compared with the Hebrew and Greek texts] (Constantinople, 1895). This is the critical edition of the grabar Bible. The large file has been divided into three parts for manageability:
Hin ktakaran/Old Testament-1, in 312 pdf pages. Genesis to Ruth. File size: 40.9 MB;

Hin ktakaran/Old Testament-2, in 724 pdf pages. Kings to Malachi. File size: 33.2 MB;

Nor ktakaran/New Testament-3, in 301 pdf pages. File size: 12.9 MB.

Girk' saghmosats' Dawt'i [Book of Psalms of David] (London, 1850). File size: 3.5 MB.

Ankanon girk' hin ktakaranats' [Uncanonical Books of the Old Testament], Sargis Hovsep'eants', editor. (Venice, 1896). File size: 8.3 MB.

English Translation of the Uncanonical Books. Uncanonical Writings of the Old Testament, translated into English from Classical Armenian manuscripts, by Rev. J. Issaverdens (Venice, 1900). Includes some rarities: The Book of Adam, The History of Assaneth, The History of Moses, The Deaths of the Prophets, Concerning King Solomon, A Short History of the Prophet Elias, Concerning the Prophet Jeremiah, The Vision of Enoch the Just, The Testaments of the XII Patriarchs, The Third Book of Esdras, and Inquiries Made by the Prophet Esdras. File size: 11.5 MB.

The Testament of Solomon, from the Jewish Quarterly Review Volume XI (1898), pp. 1-45. Study and translation of an apocryphal Old Testament book by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare. File size: 1.5 MB.

Tobit and the Babylonian Apocryphal Writings, translation and study by A. H. Sayce (London, 1903), in 121 pdf pages. File size: 9.1 MB.

Usumnasirut'iwnk' hin ktakarani anvawer grots' vray [Studies on the Apocryphal Books of the Old Testament], by Barsegh Sargisean (Venice, 1898), in 509 pdf pages. File size: 25.6 MB.

Ankanon girk' nor ktakaranats' [Uncanonical Books of the New Testament]. Classical Armenian text, in two volumes: volume 1 (Venice, 1898), Esayi Tayets'i, editor, in 553 pdf pages. File size: 7.3 MB; volume 2 (Venice, 1904), Kerovbe Chrak'ean, editor, in 533 pdf pages. File size: 7.2 MB.

Vorfragen zur Entstehungsgeschichte der altarmenischen Bibelübersetzungen, by Artasches Abeghian (Leipzig, 1906), in 468 pdf pages. File size: 7 MB.

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Reference Works

A Brief Introduction to Armenian Christian Literature, by the late Kat'oghikos Karekin Sarkissian is available on another page of this site and may be downloaded there: A Brief Introduction to Armenian Christian Literature.

Chosen of God, the Election of the Catholicos of all Armenians from the Fourth Century to the Present, by Rev. Father Krikor Vardapet Maksoudian, edited by Christopher H. Zakian is available on another page of this site and may be downloaded there: Chosen of God, the Election of the Catholicos of all Armenians.

"Image Worship in Armenia and Its Opponents," an article by Sirarpie Der Nersessian from the journal Armenian Quarterly (1946), pp. 67-81 is available on another page of this site and may be downloaded there: Image Worship in Armenia and Its Opponents.

For texts and studies of some Armenian ecclesiastical lawcodes, see another page of this website: Lawcodes and Jurisprudence.

Download The Church of Armenia: her history, doctrine, rule, discipline, liturgy, literature, and existing condition, by Malachia Ormanian (Oxford, 1912), in 316 searchable pdf pages. Download here: The Church of Armenia. File size: 8 MB.

Also available:

Download Hayots' ekeghets'in [The Church of Armenia]..., by Malachia Ormanian (Buenos Aires, 1949, repr. of 1911 edition), in 311 pdf pages. Armenian edition of the above. Download here: Hayots' ekeghets'in. File size: 20.2 MB.

Download Le Vatican et les Arméniens, by Malachia Ormanian (Rome, 1873), in 331 pdf pages. Download here: Le Vatican et les Armeniens. File size: 9.8 MB.

Download Azgapatum [National History], by Malachia Ormanian (Constantinople, 1912-1927). A detailed history of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The first two of three volumes are currently available: volume 1 (1912), in 850 pdf pages. From the beginning to 1220. File size: 55.4 MB; volume 2 (1914), in 924 pdf pages. From 1221 to 1808. File size: 59.5 MB.

Download Matenadaran haykakan t'argmanut'eants' naxneats' (dar d-zhg) [Catalog of Ancient Armenian Translations (4-13th centuries)], by Garegin Zarbhanalean (Venice, 1889), in 827 pdf pages. This study describes works of foreign literature that were translated into Armenian through the 13th century. Download here: Matenadaran haykakan t'argmanut'eants' naxneats' (dar d-zhg). File size: 18 MB.

Download Patmut'iwn matenagrut'ean hunats', hr'ovmayets'wots' ew harts' ekeghets'woy [History of the Literature of the Greeks, Romans, and Fathers of the Church], by Garegin Zarbhanalean (Venice, 1856), in 918 pdf pages. Download here: Patmut'iwn matenagrut'ean...harts' ekeghets'woy. File size: 22.4 MB.

Download L'Arménie chrétienne et sa littérature, by Félix Nève (Louvain, 1886), in 427 pdf pages. Download here: L'Arménie chrétienne et sa littérature. File size: 7.6 MB.

Download Histoire, dogmes, traditions et liturgie de l'Église Arménienne Orientale, by Édouard Dulaurier (Paris, 1859), in 211 pdf pages. Download here: Histoire, dogmes, traditions et liturgie de l'Église Arménienne Orientale. File size: 4.9 MB.

Download Histoire politique et religieuse de l'Arménie, by F. Tournebize (Paris, 1910), in 898 pdf pages. Download here: Histoire politique et religieuse de l'Arménie. File size: 43.2 MB.

Download The Armenian Church Founded by St. Gregory the Illuminator, being a sketch of the history, liturgy, doctrine, and ceremonies, of this ancient national church, by E. F. K. Fortescue (London, 1873), in 371 pdf pages. Download here: The Armenian Church. File size: 8.9 MB.

Download The Life and Times of S. Gregory the Illuminator, the Founder and Patron Saint of the Armenian Church, by Rev. Solomon Caesar Malan (London, 1868), in 377 pdf pages. Contents include the erudite Malan's English translations of Matthew of Tokat's traditional history of Gregory, preceded by the Acts and Martyrdoms of Thaddeus and Bartholomew, and some excellent studies of the Armenian Church. Download here: The Life and Times of S. Gregory the Illuminator. File size: 7.3 MB.

Download The Conversion of Armenia to the Christian Faith, by W. St. Clair-Tisdall (Oxford, 1897), in 262 searchable pdf pages. Download here: The Conversion of Armenia to the Christian Faith. File size: 9.4 MB.

Download Ecclesiastical History, volume 2 of Armenia and the Armenians by Fr. James Issaverdens (Venice, 1875), in 405 pdf pages. Download here: Ecclesiastical History. File size: 8.4 MB.

Download The Early Creeds of the Armenian Church, by Abraham Terian, from Warszawskie Studia Teologiczne XXIV/2/2011, 299-312, in 14 pdf pages. Download here: The Early Creeds of the Armenian Church.

Download The Council of Chalcedon and the Armenian Church, by Karekin Sarkissian (New York, 1975, second edition), in 275 pdf pages. Download here: The Council of Chalcedon and the Armenian Church. File size: 9.6 MB.

Download A History of Armenian Christianity from the Beginning to Our Own Time, by Leon Arpee (New York, 1946), in 401 pdf pages. Centennial volume marking the one hundredth anniversary of Armenian Protestantism, 1846-1946. Download here: A History of Armenian Christianity from the Beginning to Our Own Time. File size: 15.1 MB.

Download The Armenian Awakening, a History of the Armenian Church, 1820-1860 by Leon Arpee (Chicago, 1909), in 263 pdf pages. Download here: The Armenian Awakening. File size: 5.9 MB.

Download High-Lights of Armenian Medieval Ecclesiastical Literature, by Leon Arpee, from Church History, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Dec., 1944), pp. 269-288, in 21 pdf pages. Includes Gregory of Narek, 11th century; Nerses the Graceful, 12th century; and Gregory of Datev, 14th century. Download here: High-Lights of Armenian Medieval Ecclesiastical Literature.

Download "Armenian Paulicianism and the Key of Truth," by Leon Arpee, in 21 pdf pages. This study, which appeared in the American Journal of Theology 10 (1906) pp. 267-285, is an analysis of information found in Greek and Armenian historical and ecclesiastical sources about the Paulicians, dissident iconoclastic Christians of Western Armenia. Hated and persecuted by both the Greek and Armenian Church establishments and savaged by the Byzantine military, the Paulicians in the 9th century made common cause with the Muslims. They were a power to be reckoned with, doctrinally and militarily, and were never destroyed as an ideological current. Mystical Sufism and extremist (ghulat) Shiism were to develop and thrive in the same geographical area once controlled by the Paulicians. Deported to the Balkans, some Paulicians founded kindred movements such as the Bogomils, and may have had an influence on the development of Protestantism in Europe. The Key of Truth, the Paulicians' only surviving work of doctrine, is examined in detail. Download here: Armenian Paulicianism and the Key of Truth. File size: 2.5 MB.

Download The Key of Truth, a Manual of the Paulician Church of Armenia. Introduction, English translation, Armenian text, and scholarly notes by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare (London, 1898), in 412 pdf pages. Download here: The Key of Truth. File size: 21.6 MB.

Download Die Paulikianer im Byzantinischen Kaiserreiche.., by Karapet Ter-Mkrttschian (Leipzig, 1893). Download here: Die Paulikianer im Byzantinischen Kaiserreiche, in 186 pdf pages. File size: 4.4 MB.

Downloads:

Arshaloys k'ristoneut'ean Hayots' [The Dawn of Christianity among the Armenians], by Levon (Ghewond) Alishan (Venice, 1901), in 304 pdf pages. File size: 4.2 MB.

Lettre d'Abgar, ou Histoire de la conversion des Édesséens, par Laboubnia, translated from grabar to French by Levon (Ghewond) Alishan (Venice, 1868), in 61 pdf pages. File size: 11.4 MB.

Patmut'iwn hayastaneayts' ar'ak'elakan surb ekeghets'woy [History of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church], by Meliksedek Murateants' (Jerusalem, 1872), in 747 pdf pages. Duplicate pages in the scan. File size: 17.9 MB.

Patmut'iwn zhoghovots' hayastaneayts' ekeghetsowoy [History of the Councils of the Armenian Church], by Abe'l Mxit'areants' (Vagharshapat, 1874), in 187 pdf pages. File size: 3.8 MB.

Ekeghets'akan patmut'iwn handerdz azgayin ekeghetsakan patmut'eamb [Church History with National Church History], by Vardan E"stkanean (Vienna, 1872), in 509 pdf pages. File size: 13.3 MB.

Patrum nicaenorum nomina Latine, Graece, Coptice, Syriace, Arabice, Armeniace, by Heinrich Gelzer (Leipzig, 1898), in 355 pdf pages. File size: 6.3 MB.

Die Anfänge der armenischen Kirche, by Heinrich Gelzer, from Berichte der königlichen sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften (1895), in 76 pdf pages. File size: 1.8 MB.

Das Verhältnis von Staat und Kirche in Byzanz, by Heinrich Gelzer, from Historische Zeitschrift, Bd. 86, H. 2 (1901), pp. 193-252, in 61 pdf pages. File size: 6.3 MB.

Die Beziehungen der armenischen Kirche zu den syrischen bis zum Ende des 6. Jahrhunderts, by E. Ter-Minassiantz (Leipzig, 1904). File size: 4.5 MB.

Armenian translation of the above, Eruand Ter-Minaseants' Hayots' ekeghets'u yaraberut'iwnnere" Asorwots' ekeghets'ineri het [The Relations of the Armenian Church with Syrian Churches] (Ejmiatsin, 1908). File size: 6.9 MB.
Kiwrion kat'oghikos vrats' [Kiwrion, Kat'oghikos of the Georgians], by Nerses Akinean (Vienna, 1910), in 353 pdf pages. Study of the split between the Armenian and Georgian churches in the seventh century. Azgayin matenadaran series, volume 60. File size: 10.4 MB.

Die armenische Kirche in ihren Beziehungen zur byzantinischen (vom IV. bis zum XIII. Jahrhundert), by Arshak Ter-Mikelian (Leipzig, 1892). File size: 3.1 MB.

Armenian translation of the above, Arshak Ter-Mikelian Hayastaneayts' ekeghets'in ew biwzandean zhoghovots' paragayk' [The Armenian Church and the Byzantine Councils] (Moscow, 1892). File size: 6 MB.
Patmut'iwn tiezerakan zhoghovots' ekeghets'woy ork' yarewels gumarets'an [History of the Ecumenical Councils Convened in the East], by Po'ghos Yovnaneants' (Vienna, 1847), in 693 pdf pages. File size: 15.3 MB.

Die katholische Kirche in Armenien, by Simon Weber (Herder, 1903), in 562 pdf pages. File size: 18.8 MB.

Patmut'iwn Kat'oghike' vardapetut'ean i hays [History of Catholic Doctrine among the Armenians], by Aghek'sandr Palchean (Vienna, 1878), in 391 pdf pages. File size: 34.3 MB.

Also available: the above work in Latin. Historia doctrinae catholicae inter Armenos, by A. Balgy/Palchean (Vienna, 1878), in 395 pdf pages. File size: 11.3 MB.

Doctrina christiana inter Armenos [Vardapetut'iwn K'ristoneakan e"st hayots'] (Amsterdam, 1667), in 131 pdf pages. Bilingual Latin-Armenian account of Christian doctrine among the Armenians, in the form of a catechism. File size: 7.6 MB.

Sahman Benediktean vanats' [Statutum Monasticum Benedictinum] (Venice, 1880), in 137 pdf pages. Classical Armenian and Latin texts. This work was originally translated into Armenian by Nerse's of Lambron (1153-1198). File size: 3.6 MB.

Doctrina christiana [K'ristone'akan vardapetut'iwn], a Petro Paulo, sacerdote armeno versa in linguam armenam, written by Cardinal Robert Bellarmine and translated into Armenian by the priest Petros Poghos (Paris, 1634), in 295 pdf pages. Bilingual Latin-Armenian exposition of Christian doctrine. File size: 18 MB.


Miabanut'iwn hayots' surb ekeghets'woyn e"nd metsi sb Ekeghets'woyi Hr'ovmay [Conciliationis ecclesiae Armenae cum Romana], prima pars historialis by Clemente Galanus. Bilingual Armenian and Latin:

Part One:

Volume one (Rome, 1650) has been split into two parts for manageability:
Part One, volume 1a, in 306 pdf pages. File size: 29.4 MB.
Part One, volume 1b, in 305 pdf pages. File size: 28.7 MB.

Miabanut'iwn hayots' surb ekeghets'woyn e"nd metsi sb Ekeghets'woyi Hr'ovmay [Conciliationis ecclesiae Armenae cum Romana], secunda pars controversialis by Clemente Galanus. Bilingual Armenian and Latin, in two large volumes:

Part Two:

Volume one (Rome, 1658) has been split into two parts for manageability:
Part Two, volume 1a, in 275 pdf pages. File size: 28.3 MB.
Part Two, volume 1b, in 279 pdf pages. File size: 29.1 MB.
Volume two (Rome, 1661) has been split into three parts for manageability:
Part Two, volume 2a, in 284 pdf pages. File size: 26.4 MB.
Part Two, volume 2b, in 284 pdf pages. File size: 28.7 MB.
Part Two, volume 2c, in 284 pdf pages. File size: 28.5 MB.


Articles from the journal Patma-banasirakan handes [Historico-Philological Journal] (Erevan, Armenia), multiple topics, periods, and authors:

Bible,
Christianity,
Religion.

Articles from the journal Lraber hasarakakan gitut'yunneri [Bulletin of Social Sciences] (Erevan, Armenia), multiple topics, periods, and authors:

Bible,
Christianity,
Religion.
Articles from the serial Banber Matenadarani [Journal of the Matenadaran], may be downloaded from this page of the Matenadaran's website: Բանբեր Մատենադարանի.

Invaluable primary and secondary source material is available for reading and downloading at this page of the website of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia: Serials.


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Material on the Syrian Orthodox Church, its history and literature is available on another page of this website: Selected Writings of Matti Moosa.

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Some precious Coptica is available on Pierre Cherix's site at the University of Geneva: Coptica.



Downloads:

Le christianisme dans l'empire perse sous la dynastie Sassanide, 224-632, by J. Labourt (Paris, 1904, second edition), in 405 pdf pages. File size: 9.5 MB.

An Introduction to the History of the Assyrian Church, or The Church of the Sassanid Persian empire, 100-640 A.D., by W. A. Wigram (London, 1910), in 339 pdf pages. File size: 5.7 MB.

The Nestorian Churches, a Concise History of Nestorian Christianity in Asia from the Persian Schism to the Modern Assyrians by Aubrey R. Vine (London, 1937), in 235 pdf pages. File size: 3.9 MB.

A Short History of the Georgian Church, translated from the Russian of P. Ioselian, and edited with additional notes, by the Rev. S. C. Malan (London, 1866), in 254 pdf pages. File size: 3.5 MB.

Ancient Georgian Versions of the Old Testament, by Robert P. Blake, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jul., 1926), pp. 271-297, in 28 pdf pages. File size: 2.5 MB.

Also available by Blake:

The Text of the Gospels and the Koridethi Codex, Kirsopp Lake, co-author, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul., 1923), pp. 267-286, in 21 pdf pages. File size: 1.7 MB.

The Georgian Version of Fourth Esdras from the Jerusalem Manuscript, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Oct., 1926), pp. 299-375, in 78 pdf pages. File size: 6.7 MB.

The Georgian Text of Fourth Esdras from the Athos Manuscript, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan., 1929), pp. 57-105, in 50 pdf pages. File size: 3.3 MB.

The Athos Codex of the Georgian Old Testament, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan., 1929), pp. 33-56, in 26 pdf pages. File size: 2.4 MB.

Khanmeti Palimpsest Fragments of the Old Georgian Version of Jeremiah , from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Jul., 1932), pp. 225-272, in 55 pdf pages. File size: 4.8 MB.

Greek Script and Georgian Scribes on Mt. Sinai, from Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Jul., 1932), pp. 273-276, in 5 pdf pages.

The Blessing of the Waters on the Eve of the Epiphany, the Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, and Russian versions, edited or translated by E. A. Wallis Budge and John Patrick Crichton-Stuart Bute (London, 1901), in 177 pdf pages. Includes sheet music. File size: 2.5 MB.

Constitutiones apostolorum. Critical edition of the Greek text, edited by Paul de Lagarde (London, 1862), in 313 pdf pages. File size: 8 MB.


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Bar'aran surb grots' handerdz patkerok' [Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible] (Constantinople, 1881). An extensive and remarkably fine Bible dictionary in Armenian, with tables, maps and illustrations. This anonymous work in 707 pdf pages is more thorough than and, we believe, superior to, the famous English-language Dictionary of the Bible (1888) by Dr. William Smith. File size: 31.4 MB.

Patmut'iwn kam ughets'oyts' srbazan tegheats' [History or Guide to the Holy Places] (Jerusalem, 1872), in 323 pdf pages. File size: 8.2 MB.

Yajordut'iwn patriark'ats'n Erusaghemi i Yakovbay ar'ak'elots' tear'neghbo're' minch'ew ts'mers zhamanak [Succession of the Patriarchs of Jerusalem from the Apostle James, Brother of the Lord, to Our Own Times, by Bar'nabas Yovse'p'ean (Constantinople, 1872), in 201 pdf pages. Several other works, apparently by the same author, are bound with this, including: Ar'ak'elakan yajordut'iwn hayastaneayts' s. ekeghets'woy skseal metsi T'ade'ose' dw Bart'ughime'osi minch' ts'surb Grigor Lusaworitch' [Apostolic Succession in the Holy Church of Armenia, from the Great Thaddeus and Bartholomew until Saint Gregory the Illuminator], and K'aghkedonean zhoghov ew hayastaneayts' ekeghets'i [The Council of Chalcedon and the Armenian Church]. File size: 5.8 MB.

Hamar'o't Patmut'iwn Hayots' [Concise History of the Armenians], by H. Gelzer, translated into Armenian by G. Gale'mk'earean (Vienna, 1897), in 146 pdf pages. The book includes two appendices by Gale'mk'earean: 1. List of Books Published about the Massacres of the Armenians of 1895-1897; and 2. List of the Kat'oghikoi and Patriarchs of the Armenians. Azgayin matenadaran series, volume 25. File size: 2.4 MB.

Online viewing:

Heads of the Syrian, Armenian, Nestorian, and Roman Catholic Churches to c. 1500
Syriac Patriarchs of Antioch (to 1509)
Kat'oghikoi of Armenia (to 1515)
Nestorian Patriarchs of Babylon, Seleucia-Ctesiphon, and the East (to 1501)
Popes of Rome (to 1513)

Download in zip format: sar.zip.

Hayots' vank'ere" hamar'o't tesut'iwn [A Brief Overview of Armenian Monasteries], by K. Kostaneants' (Moscow, 1886), in 107 pdf pages. File size: 13.8 MB.

An Armenian Visitor to Jerusalem in the Seventh Century, by E. W. Brooks. This study appeared in the English Historical Review 11(1896) pp. 93-97. Brooks provides an English translation of, and commentary on, the fascinating chapter 51 in Book Two of Movses Dasxurants'i's History of the Aghuans (also known as the History of the Caucasian Albanians). It is a description of the Aghuanian churches in Jerusalem, in 6 pdf pages. A full English translation of Dasxurants'i's History is available elsewhere on this site: Movses Dasxurants'i's History of the Aghuans.

The Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighbouring Countries, attributed to Abu Salih, the Armenian. Translated from Arabic by B. T. A. Evetts, with added notes by Alfred J. Butler (Oxford, 1895), in 426 pdf pages. Today authorship has been reassigned to the late 13th century Coptic Orthodox priest Abu al-Makarim. This invaluable work describes Orthodox Armenian, Coptic, and Syrian spiritual centers with frequent comments on political, military, and economic developments. File size: 9.7 MB.

Hamabarbar' kam ts'ank nmanadzayn bar'its' noroy ktakarani [Concordance or Listing of Homophonous Words in the New Testament] (Smyrna, 1848), in 629 pdf pages. This is an alphabetical dictionary of words in the Armenian New Testament with citations of the passages. File size: 21.6 MB.

Usumn hamabarbar' Awetarani tear'n meroy [Concordant Study of the Gospel of Our Lord], by Nerse's Varzhapetean (Armash, 1875), in 793 pdf pages. File size: 18.7 MB.

Meknut'iwn Ch'orits' Awetaranats' handerdz taxtakaw hamadzaynut'ean [Commentary on the Four Gospels with Concordance Tables] (Constantinople, 1888), in 981 pdf pages. Some truncated pages. File size: 32.2 MB.



Armenian Writers of the 5th-13th Centuries

Online viewing:

Armenian Writers and Corresponding Kat'oghikoi and Secular Rulers, 5th-13th Centuries
Download in zip format: armwrit.zip

The material about Armenian authors and their works in the table above is based on a course entitled History of Armenian Literature taught by Professor Krikor H. Maksoudian at Columbia University in Autumn-Spring of 1972-1973, and compiled by his student, Robert Bedrosian, from class notes, handouts, and other sources.



Additional material is available on another page of our website: Eastern Byzantium.



Extensive material at Charles Jones' magnificent site AWOL (The Ancient World Online):
Open Access Patristics, and
Biblical Studies Online.



The excellent Roger Pearse has assembled perhaps the finest online collection of material on the Fathers. The pages below contain English translations. Important scholarly articles and other invaluable material may be found with the searches.

Early Church Fathers, and
Early Church Fathers - Additional Texts, at Pearse's great Tertullian.org.

Searches

Tertullian

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

The pages below, compiled by Roger Pearse, have links to downloadable volumes of the Patrologia series:

Patrologia Syriaca and Patrologia Orientalis PDFs,
Patrologia Graeca (PG) PDFs,
Patrologia Latina (PL) PDFs.


Thanks to Adam C. McCollum, links to specific Patrologia Orientalis volumes containing texts of Armenian synaxaria have been provided. Synaxaria (yaysmawurk') are collections of material in commemoration of saints for each day of the Church calendar.

The downloads are from archive.org:

Month Vol. Editor                Link
1 Navasard 5.3 Bayan https://archive.org/details/patrologiaorien05pari
2 Hor'i 6.2 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient06pariuoft
3 Sahmi 15.3 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient15pariuoft
4 Tre' 16.1 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient16pariuoft
5 K'aghots' 18.1 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient18pariuoft
6 Arats' 19.1 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient19pariuoft
7 Mehekan 21.1 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
8 Areg 21.2 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
9 Ahekan 21.3 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
10 Mareri 21.4 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
11 Margats' 21.5 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
12 Hrotits' and 13 Awelik' 21.6 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft



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