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Summary

The original church was built in the early fourth century. The northern wall of the cathedral contains two IVth century reliefs which depict Paul the Apostle and Saint Thecla.

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Saint Gayane Church

7th-century Armenian church in Vagharshapat [Etchmiadzin]

Saint Hripsime Church in Vagharshapat [Etchmiadzin]

Church built atop the IVth century martyrium ofSaint Hripsimé to whom the church was dedicated.

Zvartnots Cathedral

Ruins of the VIIth century church at the edge of the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin)

Metsamor castle

Metsamor castle

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

See:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etchmiadzin_Cathedral
  2. Sahinian, Alexander (1966). "Էջմիածնի Մայր տաճարի սկզբնական տեսքը [The Original Shape of the Cathedral of Echmiatsin]". Patma-Banasirakan Handes (in Armenian). Yerevan: Armenian Academy of Sciences (3): 71–94.