The only Arab country with about 97% Christians and 0.1% Muslims.
Could it be that the three wise men that were recorded in the bible that came from the East to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? are from Armenia?
Christianity in Armenia
Armenia is one of the oldest Civilization in the world today. It is located in North West Asia. Armenians are members of the indo European. Armenia is also the first country to proclaim Christianity it’s official religion in 301 A.D when Saint Gregory the illuminator conviced King Tiridates III to convert to Christianity. Before this time, Armenians are all members of the ancient Armenian paganism under the theological influence of Zoroastrianism.
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Pope Francis visit to Armenian church
Christianity in Armenia dates back to the 1st century A.D, and it was introduced by Saints Bartholomew and Thaddeus the Apostles of Jesus Christ.
Armenia and Arabs
Armenians are majorly seen as Arabs by the outside Middle East people, this could be because of their close ties with Arabs, Turks, Kurds and Persians, but however, they prefer to be called Armenians or Parshakian in Armenian language.
Notable Armenian communities exist in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Israel, Syria, among other Arab middle East regions.
Armenians are majorly members of the Armenian Apostolic Church with about 93% of the country’s population.
It’s clear to understand that Christianity has existed in the Arab region and middle East before the coming of Islam. Among other Christian sects in the middle East and Arab region are: the Coptic and Asian Minor Orthodox Churches. Islam was never adopted by Armenian government during the time of Islamic crusade.
Armenia became the earliest Christian country in the world with it’s Christian history dating back to the first century A.D. However, as Christianity is growing in the middle East, it is pertinent to know that Islam is growing steadily in Europe and Asia as well.