Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch

Hayk Margaryan – The concepts of catholicoses Stepanos Salmastetsi and Mi­chael Sebastatsi on the liberation of the armenian people

Hayk Margaryan – The concepts of catholicoses Stepanos Salmastetsi and Mi­chael Sebastatsi on the liberation of the armenian people. – This article analyzes the po­li­ti­cal concepts of Catholicoses Stepanos Salmastetsi and Michael Sebastatsi on the li­be­ra­tion of Armenia. It substantiates the position that the latter chose the way that was not promising in terms of the liberation of the Armenians. Their own possibilities were not estimated, but the possibilities of the Western powers were overvalued instead, clear political programs were not developed, and the attempts to address other political is­sues through petitions and written requests were made in their concepts of the li­be­ra­tion of Armenia, forgetting that the Christian powers in the course of their history had ne­ver taken Christian moral values but political interests as the principle for political line of action, even though they contradicted the Christian values. They forgot the cir­cums­tance that the adoption of Catholicism could not be a condition for the liberation of Armenia, and the Pope had lost his role as that of during the Crusades for a long ti­me. The concepts of Stepanos Salmastetsi and Michael Sebastatsi further also underlay the political programs that had their effects on successive defeats of the Armenian po­li­ti­cal thought.

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