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St. Mesrop Mashtots Church

St. Mesrop Mashtots Church

Mesrop Mashtots; multi-talented and noble scholar(in the spirit of Military-Monastic Order) Christian preacher and missionary,…

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Oshakan Village

Oshakan Village

Oshakan is well known among pilgrims of the Armenian Apostolic Church.  However, it is most…

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St. Marineh Church

St. Marineh Church

St. Marine Church (1281) is located in Ashtarak town and was built in 1281 from brownish…

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Getik Valley Rural Tour

Getik Valley Rural Tour

2 Days/1 Night Price Upon Request

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A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

A glance of Persia Tour (8 Days)

8 Days, 7 Nights Upon Request

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St. Shoghakat Church

Surb Shoghakat church was built in 1694 by prince Aghamal Shorotetsi in the time of the CatholicosNahapat to the west of St. Hripsime church on the site of IV century chapel. Together with the two virgins, Gayaneh and Hripsimeh  martyred, there was the third unnamed nun on the site of  whose martyrdom a church was erected by Gregory the Illuminator. The church took the name of Shoghakat meaning “drop of light” after the light appearing on the martyrdom of the unknown virgin.

Shoghakat has a unique architecture that is called domed hall. It is erected from reddish tufa stone. The interior has a vaulted gallery above the entrance that was built at the same time with the church, surmounted by a six-rotunda-belfry. High octagonal dome emphasizes internal volume of the most illuminated part of the hall. Discreet form of architectural details and ornamental decoration has much in common with the decorations of St. Echmiadzin Cathedral and St. Hripsime Church. SurbShoghakat church of Vagharshapat was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2000.

 

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