Photographs. Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery: Part Two

Photographs. Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery: Part One

Built throughout the 10th-13th centuries, this monastic complex was named after the first patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Saint Gregory the Illuminator who baptised Armenia in 301 CE. The remains of the monastery include the Church of St. Gregory – a vaulted hall type of church built in the 10th century, the three-nave basilica of Sourb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) built in 1221 by the son of Prince Sargis Mamikonyan, Marzpan, its narthex with carved reliefs (1247), the Chapel of Sourb Harutyun (Holy Ressurection) built in 1234 by Hovhannes Vardapet (vardaped is a well-educated archimandrite who holds a Doctorate of Theology) and his brother, and the Mamikonians’ (an aristocratic Armenian dynasty) cemetery.
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia


Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia
Ruins of Bardzrakash Saint Gregory Monastery, Dsegh village, Lori province, Armenia

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