On the 30th of November 1895 there was a massacre of Armenians, in which several Gregorian priests and Protestant pastors lost their lives.
A legitimate ministry is one appointed with the consent and approbation of the people under the presidency of other pastors by whom the final act of ordination (with laying on of hands) shall be performed (iv.
The four orders mentioned in the Institutio are recognized: pastors, doctors, elders and deacons.
The pastors were to preach, administer the sacraments, and in conjunction with the elders to exercise discipline.
One hundred and twenty-seven pastors had been sent to France from Geneva before 1567.