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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]].]  
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]].]  
 
  
 
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.
 
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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[[Image:Arkazi-DCP_1350.JPG|center|Arkazi Church]]
  
 
[[Category:Armenian Tourist Attractions]][[Category:Armenian Churches and Monasteries]]
 
[[Category:Armenian Tourist Attractions]][[Category:Armenian Churches and Monasteries]]

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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