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Bjni Church, Bjni

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#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Kotayk Province
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  • Visiting the well-known site of Kacharis, we also passed by Bjni where a church was reported. There are actually more religious buildings of some interest. The main church is that of Surb Astvatsatsin in the town that has an architecture similar to other Armenian churches and dates back to about one thousand. A little outside, on top of a rocky spur next to a cemetery is the church of Surb Sarkis built in the seventh century with the masonry in bicoloured Stone as seen in other parts of Armenia. There is also a church of St. George. The country deserves the detour for environment and monuments.
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  • The place is very very atmospheric! Especially when it's a little cloudy. On the contrary-a small asphalted parking for cars. The territory is fenced by a stone wall and can close on a lock (but usually on a gate there is a leaflet with a phone number for communication). Every Sunday the liturgy is served. The Church of Surb Astvatsatsin in Bžni is the main temple of the monastery complex with the same name, founded in 1031, and what is left of it. The monastery of Surb Astvatsatsin, known as the "Lyceum of Magstrosa", was one of the centers of Armenian writing, education and science. The Church of Surb Astvatsatsin in Bzhni is unusual in that it is located in the hollow, not on the hill. This is explained by the legend, according to which the monastery and the fortress of Bzhni connected the secret...
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