Shoghakat Church, Vagharshapat

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  • Among the numerous churches of Echmiadzin is perhaps the architecturally less important and newer (built in the seventeenth century even if parts of the apse are ancient), but it deserves the visit because it rises in the place of the martyrdom of the local saints and the name indicates the ray of light which according to tradition appeared.
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  • Surb Shoghakat church was built in 1694 by prince Aghamal Shorotetsi in the time of the Catholicos Nahapat to the west of St. Hripsime church on the site of IV century chapel( a holy site of martyrdom...  more »
  • Small, spiritual with history.
  • A beautiful place with wonderful priests... The place itself means "a drop of light". According to a legend a church should be built in the place where a monk saw a piece of light dropping.
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