|PLACES IN THE CHURCH
|The main altar of the church is made up of the Holy Altar, Apse. Bema, Veil and Aumbries.
|This is the table of sacrifice on which Holy Communion is prepared.
|The semi-circular space forming the Sanctuary.
|The floor of the Apse.
|Two Aumbries are situated in the right and left walls of the Apse respectively and house the chalice and other sacred objects.
|This is the space between the Sanctuary and Nave where the Bishop’s Chair is placed. This area is restricted to clergy and church clerks.
|The font is a large wash basin where infant baptisms are performed and located in the Chancel.
|This is the congregational area and is separated from the Chancel by a low rail on two sides leaving an unobstructed centre.
|A room or chapel where the vestments of the celebrant and altar servers are prepared.
|CLERGY & CHURCH SERVANTS
|The highest rank in the hierarchy of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The Catholicos of All Armenians is the world-wide spiritual leader who represents the centralised authority of the Armenian Church.
|The head of the Patriarchate which is a hierarchical See subject to the Catholicosate of All Armenians but with local autonomy. The Armenian Church has two Patriarchates in Jerusalem and Constantinople.
|The head of a Diocese which represents a region in the world where Armenian churches and faithful are located.
|An elevated rank of Bishop with a higher degree of precedence.
|A consecrated position bestowed upon an Archimandrite who is entrusted with a position of authority.
|A title bestowed upon priests (who have taken a vow of celibacy) that recognises scholarly achievement and church service.
|A title bestowed on a married priest as a sign of distinguished service to the church.
|Monk or Priest
|An ordained priest who has taken a vow of celibacy.
|An ordained priest who is married.
|The priest/bishop who presides over the Divine Liturgy.
|The last of the minor orders with the role of serving in church services and assisting clergy. Deacons are ordained by bishops.
|A minor order of rank before a Deacon.
|A minor order of rank before a Sub Deacon.
|The first of the minor orders granted to young men who participate in the morning service and Divine Liturgy. Acolytes are ordained by bishops.
|Servants of the church who partake in singing of hymns and chants during the Divine Liturgy.