Echmiadzin

Echmiadzin, Armenia

Travel Blogs from Echmiadzin

Echmiadzin Travel Blogs (18)
Around Yerevan, part II: Khatchkars and Chats, Echmiadzin, Armenia travel blog

Around Yerevan, part II: Khatchkars and Chats

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... Tiridates the Third in 301 A.D. I visited the site where St. Gregory had his holy vision, now the Mother Church of Armenia, at Echmiadzin, the holy seat of the Armenian Catholicos. Here people came to pray, kissing pictures of saints, Jesus, and the ...

St Hripsime Church, Echmiadzin, Armenia travel blog

St Hripsime Church

A travel blog entry by catmoj

On our way to St Hripsme Church, we stop at the ruins of Zvartnots. Only a few columns remain standing after earthquakes, but Naira brings the place to life for us. She describes how this was an amazing building, a change in architectural style and ...

Sunday service, Echmiadzin, Armenia travel blog

Sunday service

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... music script) and Naira's great-grandfather both studied. The former was maddened during the genocide; the latter murdered. Echmiadzin was the capital of Armenia from 184-320AD and remains the spiritual home of the Kotholikos, the head of the Armenian ...

The Armenian Apostolic Church, Echmiadzin, Armenia travel blog

The Armenian Apostolic Church

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... spot. The place was renamed Etchmiadzin (place of the descent of the only-begotten). The first Mayr Tachar (Mother Church of Armenia) is the equivalent of the Vatican for Armenians. Tiridates declared Gregory to be the first Catholicos. The Palace of the ...