Echmiadzin Church – Yerevan, Armenia

Echmiadzin Church - Yerevan, Armenia
© July 1 2007, Uncornered Market

Echmiadzin, outside of Yerevan, is the seat of the Patriarch (Catholicos) of the Armenian church. Many Armenians call it their Vatican. All Armenian churches in the world use holy oil that originated from this church. ..The church has an impressive treasury where the remains of apostles and saints are held in silver arm-shaped reliquaries (looks a bit like armor). It also holds remains of Noah’s ark (supposedly) and the Holy Cross.

Read more about Armenia’s sights and churches.

peace.peace Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Armenia Historical Sites, and we’d love to have your photo added to the group. Posted: February 02 2008
bdzesch I saw the piece of Noah’s ark. A little piece is missing that they gave to Catherin the Great. Also the beautiful crystal chandler from Checkoslovokia that some American gave. Posted: August 10 2008
Vasek Kadlec
*Vasek* What an astonishing place! The sepia colour gives it a special atmosphere, well done. Posted: May 06 2009
pony2014 A very nice shot. Posted: June 20 2011