Searching for the ‘Armenia’ in Historic Armenia, and Finding A Small Bit of It

The exterior of the Armenian Church of the Savior at Ani is covered with scaffolding in September, 2013. Photo © 2013 Matthew Karanian, Reprinted with Permission.

  28/11/13 PHOTOS AND STORY BY MATTHEW KARANIAN Travelers who are looking for anything Armenian in ancient Armenia have long become accustomed to finding plenty of disappointment, as well. But when I traveled throughout Historic Armenia last month, I also found a bit of cause for cautious optimism—and bewilderment. I was in Historic Armenia—a vast geographic area that includes both ...

THE HOUSHAMADYAN PROJECT OF THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA BEGINS

13/9/2012 The Catholicosate of Cilicia continues preparations for the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The printing and reprinting of books and documents on the history and culture of Armenians in the cities and towns of Western Armenia and Cilicia during the Ottoman Empire has begun. The Catholicosate of Cilicia has already published the history of ...

Armenian Church in Erzrum has turned into stable

28/7/2012 YEREVAN, JULY 28, ARMENPRESS: They do not stop in Turkey to eliminate Armenian historical-cultural monuments in Turkey one after another. Armenpress reports calling Turkish Haberler.com that Armenian Church in Azizie district of Erzrum is used by Turks as a stable. About the poor condition of the Church warned local citizens. The church which is ignored by ...

A police officer instead of priest in Surb Khach Monastery

11/7/2012 YEREVAN, JULY 10, ARMENPRESS: Surb Khach Monastery , meaning Monastery of the Holy Cross is a medieval Armenian monastery located on the Crimean peninsula near Staryi Krym and founded in 1358. It has been an Armenian spiritual center and a place of pilgrimage for centuries.It's also the name of the Armenian Cathedral of the ...

Ani proudly resists Turkish barbarism. City of a thousand and one churches

11/7/2012 YEREVAN, JULY 11, ARMENPRESS: Armenian former capital Ani along with its ruined churches and fortress-walls is currently in the center of the tourists’ attention. Ani, Bagratid Dynasty proclaimed capital in the 10 th century though has never possessed a thousand and one churches, it was called ...