Difference between revisions of "Surb Yerrordutyun Church (Aragatsavan)"

From armeniapedia.org
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 2: Line 2:
 
[[File:Armeniapedia.org-DCP 7008.JPG|thumb|400px|General view]]
 
[[File:Armeniapedia.org-DCP 7008.JPG|thumb|400px|General view]]
 
[[File:Armeniapedia.org-DCP 6992.JPG|thumb|Interior view]]
 
[[File:Armeniapedia.org-DCP 6992.JPG|thumb|Interior view]]
Make your way to '''Karakert''' Village.  From there take the road NW to '''Arteni''', then '''Aragatsavan''' village.  About 11km W of Karakert, beyond the Military Zone (permission needed from Ministry of Foreign Affairs) lie two very old churches, perched on the border with Turkey above the Arax River.  The six sided Surb Yerrordutyun<ref>http://armmonuments.am/2.33.-9-րդ-լր.՝-1-եկեղեցի-սուրբ-երրորդություն.html</ref> church, also known simply as '''[[Aragatsavan Church]]''' (GPS - 40.359589,43.596759) of the VI-VII cc<ref>Հուշարձան տարեգիրք 1987</ref> is medium sized, with multiple altars (բազմախորան)<ref>Հուշարձան տարեգիրք 1987</ref>, located just under the crest of the gorge and has a tiled roof.  A second '''[[Little Aragatsavan Church]]''' (GPS - 40.214538,43.66279) is also in the military zone, perched on a land penisula is a bit of a hike from the road, on the Arax, directly across the river from the Turkish village of Kilittash Ke (sp?).  It is a very small church, with countless bullet holes on the side facing Turkey.  When you get permission to visit (free) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you go to the village of Aragatsavan, and the entrance to the military zone is a few hundred meters past the village.
+
Make your way to '''Karakert''' Village.  From there take the road NW to '''Arteni''', then '''Aragatsavan''' village.  About 11km W of Karakert, beyond the Military Zone (permission needed from Ministry of Foreign Affairs) lie two very old churches, perched on the border with Turkey above the Arax River.  The six sided '''Surb Yerrordutyun''' (Սուրբ Երրորդություն)<ref>http://armmonuments.am/2.33.-9-րդ-լր.՝-1-եկեղեցի-սուրբ-երրորդություն.html</ref> church (GPS - 40.359589,43.596759) of the VI-VII cc<ref>Հուշարձան տարեգիրք 1987</ref> is medium sized, with multiple altars (բազմախորան)<ref>Հուշարձան տարեգիրք 1987</ref>, located just under the crest of the gorge and has a tiled roof.  A second '''[[Little Aragatsavan Church]]''' (GPS - 40.214538,43.66279) is also in the military zone, perched on a land penisula is a bit of a hike from the road, on the Arax, directly across the river from the Turkish village of Kilittash Ke (sp?).  It is a very small church, with countless bullet holes on the side facing Turkey.  When you get permission to visit (free) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you go to the village of Aragatsavan, and the entrance to the military zone is a few hundred meters past the village.
  
 
<br clear=all>
 
<br clear=all>

Latest revision as of 08:39, 24 May 2018

Church view
General view
Interior view

Make your way to Karakert Village. From there take the road NW to Arteni, then Aragatsavan village. About 11km W of Karakert, beyond the Military Zone (permission needed from Ministry of Foreign Affairs) lie two very old churches, perched on the border with Turkey above the Arax River. The six sided Surb Yerrordutyun (Սուրբ Երրորդություն)[1] church (GPS - 40.359589,43.596759) of the VI-VII cc[2] is medium sized, with multiple altars (բազմախորան)[3], located just under the crest of the gorge and has a tiled roof. A second Little Aragatsavan Church (GPS - 40.214538,43.66279) is also in the military zone, perched on a land penisula is a bit of a hike from the road, on the Arax, directly across the river from the Turkish village of Kilittash Ke (sp?). It is a very small church, with countless bullet holes on the side facing Turkey. When you get permission to visit (free) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you go to the village of Aragatsavan, and the entrance to the military zone is a few hundred meters past the village.


Map

<googlemap lat="40.359589" lon="43.596759" zoom="18"></googlemap>

References

  1. http://armmonuments.am/2.33.-9-րդ-լր.՝-1-եկեղեցի-սուրբ-երրորդություն.html
  2. Հուշարձան տարեգիրք 1987
  3. Հուշարձան տարեգիրք 1987

External links