In his book “Armenia Sweden”, Artsvi Bakhchinyan wrote: “Old Icelandic sources testify that three Armenian bishops visited Iceland in the 11th century: Abraham, Stepanos, and Petros. They had reached Iceland (1020-1030) to preach—their moral code being less severe and more humane than the dictums laid down by the Icelandic Bishop Isslyiev, they won many converts—in their honor, the Icelanders began to baptize their children by the Armenian rite, and even conduct Mass in the Armenian language.”  Bakhchinyan adds that a Danish source (1608) refers to the Armenian presence in Greenland prior to the 17th century.

In his book “Armenia Sweden”, Artsvi Bakhchinyan wrote: “Old Icelandic sources testify that three Armenian bishops visited Iceland in the 11th century: Abraham, Stepanos, and Petros. They had reached Iceland (1020-1030) to preach—their moral code being less severe and more humane than the dictums laid down by the Icelandic Bishop Isslyiev, they won many converts—in their honor, the Icelanders began to baptize their children by the Armenian rite, and even conduct Mass in the Armenian language.”  Bakhchinyan adds that a Danish source (1608) refers to the Armenian presence in Greenland prior to the 17th century.

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