The catholicus of Valarshapat is nominally chosen by all Armenians.
Mashtotz, catholicus, collected in one volume the Armenian rituals.
A restriction, however, was afterwards placed upon the catholicus, and upon the Episcopal order.
Fabyan truly was ter catholicus; he was of the old religion, dying in the odour of sanctity, and was spared the trial of the new.
It is the ecclesiastical city of Armenia—its little Rome, where the catholicus lives.