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[[Image:Arkazi-DCP_1340.JPG|thumb|right|450px|Arkazi Church]]About 3 km E of [[Tanahati Monastery|Tanahati Vank]] is Arkazi S. Khach (Holy Cross) Vank, a church completely rebuilt in 1870-71, still a significant pilgrimage site particularly on October 8 or 11.  According to legend, a piece of the true Cross, given by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius to the wife of Burtegh, ruler of Syunik, was buried in the walls.  [Source: [[Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook]].]
  
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The doors are usually locked, although in a house past the church a bit live an older couple with the keys who will happily open the doors for you and have candles available to light for sale.
  
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Latest revision as of 05:52, 17 January 2006

Vayots Dzor Marz

Arkazi Church

About 3 km E of Tanahati Vank is Arkazi S. Khach (Holy Cross) Vank, a church completely rebuilt in 1870-71, still a significant pilgrimage site particularly on October 8 or 11. According to legend, a piece of the true Cross, given by the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius to the wife of Burtegh, ruler of Syunik, was buried in the walls. [Source: Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook.]

The doors are usually locked, although in a house past the church a bit live an older couple with the keys who will happily open the doors for you and have candles available to light for sale.

Arkazi Church