Day archives: July 24th, 2019

Church of Patriarch Mashtots in Garni, Armenia

Church of Patriarch Mashtots

The Mashtots Hayrapet Church (Mashtots Patriarch’s Church) is located in the village of Garni. It was built over the grave of the Catholicos of All Armenians Mashtots I of Yeghvard, who had moved the treasures of the Etchmiadzin Cathedral to Garni during the Arab invasion in 876. Catholicos Mashtots died and was buried here in …

Martiros Saryan – Church of Karmravor

Martiros Saryan – Church of Karmravor

In the city of Ashtarak, Aragatsotn Province, there is the small and beautiful Church of the Holy Mother of God (Surb Astvatsatsin). It was constructed in the 7th century by the priests Manas and Grigor. The church is colloquially known as Karmravor Church, with “karmravor” meaning “reddish” in Armenian. The cross-domed Church of Karmravor is …

From the History of Armenian Communities

From the History of Armenian Communities

Many national cultural centers — centers of social thought, education, science, art, and printing — have been formed far outside the borders of the historical homeland of the Armenian people. So has been its fate. Nor Jugha, Istanbul, Calcutta, Madras, Venice, Vienna, Marseille, Paris, Lviv, Astrakhan, Grigoriopol, and Nakhichevan-on-Don – this is not a complete …