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God loves a cheerful giver.
He will cause the fruits of your righteousness to grow.
2 Cor. 9, 7-10.

The Diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany is part of the worldwide Holy Armenian Apostolic Church and is under the jurisdiction of the Catholicate of All Armenians, whose ancestral seat is St. Etchmiadzin in Armenia. It unites all Armenian churches and parishes active in the Federal Republic of Germany under one roof and coordinates their work.

Membership fees are the primary source of income for the diocese. A small part of the financial resources of the diocese also comes from the contributions that non-members make to church official acts, such as e.g. B. baptism or marriage, to the diocese as well as from donations.

Do you belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church and are you resident in Germany? Then we ask you to become a member of the organization responsible for you Armenian parish to apply. You can do this with the Application released for download here do it by filling it out and sending it to the Diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany by post. 

With your financial support, our diocese is able to finance pastoral care for more than 60,000 Armenians throughout Germany. With your solidarity you help us to witness and celebrate our faith in many different ways. Because you personally make your contribution, the diocese can fulfill its various tasks for the good of our communities and the Church and in honor of the Holy Trinity.

We say to you a heartfelt God bless you!

As a paying member of the Diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany, you help us with your donations to finance our mission, the tasks and services that lie ahead of us. You help the Armenian congregations in Germany hire clergymen and ministers to finance the church services and the premises for congregation work (e.g. rent, ancillary costs, repairs, maintenance, etc.). You make it possible for Armenian art and culture to be preserved and nurtured, for young people to pass on our tradition and take charge of their lives, for old people not to be alone, for people in difficult situations, both in our communities and in Armenia, in Artsakh and in the diaspora.

Become a paying member of our diocese now and help, for the benefit of the general public and thus also for your personal benefit!

Download membership application

The Diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany is part of the worldwide Holy Armenian Apostolic Church and is under the jurisdiction of the Catholicate of All Armenians, whose ancestral seat is St. Etchmiadzin in Armenia. It unites all Armenian churches and parishes active in the Federal Republic of Germany under one roof and coordinates their work.

Membership fees are the primary source of income for the diocese. A small part of the financial resources of the diocese also comes from the contributions that non-members make to church official acts, such as e.g. B. baptism or marriage, to the diocese as well as from donations.

Do you belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church and are you resident in Germany? Then we ask you to become a member of the organization responsible for you Armenian parish to apply. You can do this with the Application released for download here do it by filling it out and sending it to the Diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany by post. 

With your financial support, our diocese is able to finance pastoral care for more than 60,000 Armenians throughout Germany. With your solidarity you help us to witness and celebrate our faith in many different ways. Because you personally make your contribution, the diocese can fulfill its various tasks for the good of our communities and the Church and in honor of the Holy Trinity.

We say to you a heartfelt God bless you!

As a paying member of the Diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany, you help us with your donations to finance our mission, the tasks and services that lie ahead of us. You help the Armenian congregations in Germany hire clergymen and ministers to finance the church services and the premises for congregation work (e.g. rent, ancillary costs, repairs, maintenance, etc.). You make it possible for Armenian art and culture to be preserved and nurtured, for young people to pass on our tradition and take charge of their lives, for old people not to be alone, for people in difficult situations, both in our communities and in Armenia, in Artsakh and in the diaspora.

Become a paying member of our diocese now and help, for the benefit of the general public and thus also for your personal benefit!

Download membership application

Do you have any questions or would you like detailed advice on membership? You are welcome to contact your parish priest, the responsible member of the board of your parish or the chancellery of our diocese. You are also welcome to send us your questions in writing. We try to help you.

    Hiermit beantrage ich

    Name:
    Vorname:

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    Tel:
    e-Mail:
    Beruf:
    Familienstand: ledigverheiratetverwitwet

    gemäß dem §4, 4.4.2. der Diözesansatzung und bestätige gleichzeitig, dass ich in der Armenischen Apostolischen Kirche getauft und gefirmt bin und mich zu ihrer Lehre und ihrem Ritus bekenne. Gleichzeitig bestätige ich, kein Mitglied in einer anderen Kirche bzw. Religionsgemeinschaft zu sein. Ich entrichte meinen Mindestbeitragssatz für die Mitgliedschaft in Höhe von monatlich 12 €/Person bzw. monatlich 6 €/Person (nicht berufstätig) oder einen höheren Betrag:

    vierteljährlichhalbjährlichjährlich
    höherer Betrag


    Ich bitte Sie freundlich, meinem Antrag zu entsprechen und mich als Mitglied ab dem aufzunehmen. Zur Abbuchung meines Beitrages erteile ich folgende

    EINZUGSERMÄCHTIGUNG FÜR WIEDERKEHRENDE ZAHLUNGEN

    Ich ermächtige, jederzeit widerruflich, die Diözese der Armenischen Kirche in Deutschland bei Fälligkeit den Mitgliedsbeitrag von meinem Konto abzubuchen.

    Name und Vorname::
    Bankinstitut:

    IBAN:
    BIC*:

    Gleichzeitig stimme ich der Speicherung und Verarbeitung meiner o.a. Daten zum Zwecke der Verwaltung nach Art. 6 Abs. 1 DS-GVO zu.

    Ich bin damit einverstanden und willige hiermit ein, dass die Diözese der Armenischen Kirche in Deutschland e.V. meine Personalien zum Zwecke der Vereinsverwaltung erhebt, speichert, nutzt und der jeweiligen, für meinen Wohnort zuständigen und der Diözese angeschlossenen Gemeinde zur Verfügung stellt.

    Ich nehme zur Kenntnis, dass die oben angegebenen Daten entsprechend der Datenschutzbestimmungen gespeichert und ausschließlich dazu verwendet werden, mich über die Aktivitäten der Armenischen Kirche und Gemeinschaft in Deutschland zu informieren und seelsorgerisch zu betreuen. Die Diözese der Armenischen Kirche in Deutschland darf meine personenbezogenen Daten mittels Datenverarbeitungsanlagen (EDV) zur Erfüllung seiner satzungsgemäßen Zwecke und Aufgaben, z.B. der Mitgliederverwaltung, erheben, verarbeiten und speichern. Diese Einwilligung zur Datenerhebung ist freiwillig, und kann jederzeit widerrufen werden.

    Falls Sie entscheiden, Ihren Mitgliedsbeitrag per Dauerauftrag zu entrichten, nachstehend ist die Bankverbindung der Diözese zu finden:
    Diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany
    IBAN: DE56 3705 0198 0002 4024 85
    BIC (SWIFT-Code): COLSDE33

    Damit Ihr Antrag schnellstmöglich bearbeitet werden kann, bitten wir freundlich, uns noch folgende Unterlagen per Post bzw. E-Mail an info@dakd.de nachzureichen:

    1. Kopie des Taufscheines
    2. Ein Passbild
    3. Beim ermäßigten Mitgliedsbeitrag ein Nachweis über Nichtberufstätigkeit.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The diocesan contribution is the most important and fundamental source of income for the diocese. From these contributions, the diocese can cover the livelihood of the clergy, the employees, as well as the everyday costs and support the individual communities.

    Anyone who has been baptized and confirmed and professes the doctrine, canonical legal system and rite of the Armenian Apostolic Church can become a member. The member must have reached the age of 18 and apply for membership by submitting an application for membership. The diocesan contribution is personal and applies only to the contributor.

    A married couple pays €24.00/month if both spouses are employed. As a result, the couple and their underage children can use the church services free of charge. If only one spouse works, the couple can pay €18.00 per month.

    If only one spouse is a member, half of the fees intended for non-members will be waived when using church services. If both spouses do not pay a fee, the fees must be paid in full.

    Young people over the age of 18 who are not employed, are in training or studying can become a member for €6.00. After taking up professional activity, the contribution must be increased to €12.00.

    The diocesan contribution is collected by direct debit (direct debit authorization) from the diocese. The minimum contribution rate is €12.00 per person per month. It can be paid quarterly, semi-annually or annually. In order to save unnecessary bank fees, it is advisable to pay the contributions every six months or annually.

    With a contribution of €12.00/month, which is fully tax-deductible, the member can enjoy the advantages that membership offers:

    • full membership with all membership rights in the local church and unrestricted opportunity to participate in church life;
    • Exemption from fees for church services such as baptism, marriage, communion, funeral, etc.;
    • free pastoral care by the clergy of the diocese
    • regular information about the work of the diocese and about its diverse offers in the ecclesiastical and cultural area;
    • free use of other services of the diocese such as translation work of a church nature into and from Armenian.

    The most important: By paying the fee, the member supports our 1700-year-old Holy Armenian Apostolic Church.

    There is a schedule of fees for those who do not pay a monthly contribution to the diocese. The following contributions are collected:

    Baptism 450 euros
    engagement 250 euros
    wedding 550 euros
    burial 450 euros
    Hogehangist in the cemetery 160 euros
    Hogehangist in the church 80 euros

    If the ceremonies take place on days and places where a church service is held in the congregation, both members and non-members are exempt from paying travel expenses. On other days, the minister's travel expenses must be reimbursed.

    A fee of €30.00 is charged from non-members for issuing certificates.

    The Diocese of the Armenian Church in Germany would be pleased if the faithful would apply for membership in the diocese and pay regular contributions in order to then use the relevant services free of charge.

    The scale of fees ensures a certain degree of fairness and offers those who do not want to have an obligation to contribute to the diocese the opportunity to support the work of the church at least in the use of church services.

    During the service you usually have the opportunity to support the church work financially:

    On the one hand, a collection is requested during the Surb Patarag. Donations that you put in here are always intended for the work of your own local church community.

    On the other hand, there is a collection basket at the exit. The intended purpose is also to support your own church community. In special cases, the purpose will be announced.

    As with all donations, the following also applies here: you have a great deal of personal freedom to decide when you don't want to or can't give anything - and when you would like to donate a larger amount.

    Many people take the visit of the pastor or a member of the visiting service group as an opportunity to make a cash donation for the parish. Even after a wedding, baptism, funeral or on other occasions, many don't miss the opportunity to reimburse the parish for the costs incurred with a donation.

    So that there are no misunderstandings: Such donations are of course voluntary and are not expected. But they can - among other things - be a nice sign to express the bond with the church community.

    If, after your death, you wish to give some of the good things that came to you in life to your diocese or parish, consider including your diocese or parish in your will. You can be sure that your estate will be handled responsibly and that in this way you will make a lasting difference to the whole community. If you have questions, we gladly help you.