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  • Mechitarists — The cloister of the monastery on the island of San Lazzaro (Saint Lazarus) near Venice, Italy, headquarters of the Mechitarists. The Mechitarists (Armenian: Մխիթարեաններ, also spelled Mekhitarists), are a congregation of Benedictine monks of the… …   Wikipedia

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