Monthly archives: September, 2020

Armenian Monuments Of Van Need To Be Saved – Turkish Magazine With Reference To The Armenian Church Of St. Bartholomew

Armenian Monuments Of Van Need To Be Saved

The Turkish “Sehrivan” touched upon the issue of Armenian monuments in the province of Van – in particular, the Armenian Church of St. Bartholomew, noting that despite the coronavirus pandemic, Van remains one of the leading cities in terms of tourism. On the eve of the annual liturgy scheduled for September 6 at the Armenian …

Porta Monastery In Ardvin Needs Restoration

Porta Monastery In Ardvin Needs Restoration

The Armenian Monastery of Porta (Փորթա) located in the village of Pernal, Historic Armenia, is awaiting restoration. The monastery complex built by Ashot I, a 9th-century Armenian king from the Bagratuni dynasty, consists of a church, chapel, bell tower, and fountain. Unfortunately, it was recently plundered by vandals and Turkish treasure hunters. Interestingly, Turkish sources …