from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A doctor or teacher in the Armenian church. Members of this order of ecclesiastics frequently have charge of dioceses, with episcopal functions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Armenian Ch., one of an order of clergy, superior to the ordinary priests, whose special function is teaching. The title means ‘doctor’ or ‘teacher.’
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Alexandria, he was ordained priest (1696) in his own city, and (1699) received the title and staff of doctor (Vartabed).
Mr. Peabody found the Vartabed of the place and ten of the people deeply interested in reading the Scriptures.
Vartabed, bore to him a written recantation of what they had done; and he, having heard of the firman, received the recantation and was silent.
One by one they made their submission to the Vartabed, and received his blessing.
This man was present in the evening, and recognized the similarity between the teachings of the stranger and his favorite tracts, but did not dare to speak out before the Vartabed.
Vartabed. 1 It is worthy of notice, that while the letter of Mr. Thomson was on its way to Constantinople, and before his visit became known to the Prudential Committee, they had directed the
The Vartabed in this city was not deemed sufficiently energetic as a persecutor.
Her program, which was played with the assistance of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra under Anne Manson, focused almost exclusively on the songs of late 19th century Armenian composer Gomidas Vartabed with Ravel’s Deux mélodies hébraïques thrown in for good measure.
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