Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles

DAVID M. HERSZENHORN - 5/10/13 ECHMIADZIN, Armenia — In this ancient city, tucked in a valley that has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, King Tiridates III converted to Christianity and declared Armenia to be the world’s first Christian state. The year was 301, more than a decade before the Emperor Constantine put Rome on a ...