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- noun historical One of a
religious congregationof the Roman Catholic Churchdevoted to the improvementof Armenians.
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 From an Armenian ms. in the Library of the Mechitarist Convent at Vienna, edited by M. Pitra, who considers this fragment as of very doubtful authority.
The publication of these works is due to the famous Mechitarist Dom J.B. Aucher, who was assisted in the last of them by Cardinal Mai.
In the engraving attached to the description, the Mechitarist would be undistinguishable from a regular hermit of St. Augustine, except for his beard.
Other orders and congregations are: Mechitarist, 1 monastery at
Under him the Mechitarist community in Vienna prospered, its library was increased, a bookstore added to the printing-press, and an abundant religious literature created, in Armenian and in German.
Of these writings some revelations of Adam and Seth, eight in number, are probably extant in an Armenian translation, published in the Mechitarist collection of the
[150: 3] He states that in the judgment of the Mechitarist Fathers the translation dates from about the fifth century, [150: 4] but an opinion on such a point can only be received with great caution.
(separately) a French translation, by the Mechitarist Father Leo