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Ejmiatsin Cathedral
Ejmiatsin Cathedral

Ejmiatsin Cathedral

 

 

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Ejmiatsin cathedral  is the most ancient Christian temple of Armenia. It was built in 301-303 by Grigor Luysavorich, the founder of the Armenian Gregorian church. It rebuilt in 480's.  It is the seat of the Katholikos (Catholicos).

 The Cathedral is part of a monastery having the same name and is surrounded by walls which enclose a series of structures. These structures include the Palace of the Katholikos, a seminary, museum, refectory, synod house, library, printing house, monks' cells, and other buildings. Ejmiatsin is the spiritual center of all Armenians.

                              Ejmiatsin Cathedral (Echmiatzin, Ejmiatzin)

 

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Ejmiatsin Cathedral Ejmiatsin gates
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