Heritage

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Treasures of the Armenian Church

the history of the Armenian Apostolic Church through its treasures

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A relic from the Noah’s Ark (the ornated cross lies over the relic), Echmiadzin treasury

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A relic from the Noah’s Ark (closer image), Echmiadzin treasury

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The reliquary (shown also above) with its gates shut. Trandition says that once St. Jacob of Nisibis started climbing Mt. Ararat in the quest of Noah’s Ark, an angel halted him by presenting him with a fragment from the Ark itself.

 

 

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A fragment of the Holy True Cross of Jesus Christ (relic lies inside the gem at the centre of the cross), Echmiadzin treasury

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A fragment of the Holy True Cross of Jesus Christ (detailed image), Echmiadzin treasury

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Relic of the Holy True Cross of Jesus Christ (embedded inside the liturgical cross), Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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Holy Lance (Սուրբ Գեղարդ: Sourp Geghard), the spear that pierced our Lord Jesus Christ, Echmiadzin treasury

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Holy Lance (Սուրբ Գեղարդ: Sourp Geghard), closer image, Echmiadzin treasury

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Reliquary Cross containing relics of St. John the Baptist, Echmiadzin treasury

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Relic of St. Thaddeus the Apostle, kept in hand shaped reliquary, Echmiadzin Cathedral

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Relic of St. Gregory the Illuminator – Ս. Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ (c.257-331), Echmiadzin Cathedral

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Relic of St. Gregory the Illuminator – Ս. Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ (c.257-331), Holy See of Cilicia

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Hand shaped reliquary, from the Catholicosate of Cilicia

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Echmiadzin Gospels’ front page, 10th century, Madenataran collection

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Reliquary icon from the Catholicosate of Cilicia, 12th century, Hermitage museum~

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Toros Roslin Gospel (1262), Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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The letters of the Armenian alphabet (engraved in gold), Echmiadzin treasury

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Holy Chrismarium for the preparation of the Holy Myron of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Echmiadzin treasury

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Holy Chrismarium, for the preparation of the Holy Myron of the Armenian Apostolic Church, at the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin

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Holy Chrismarium, for the preparation of the Holy Myron of the Armenian Apostolic Church, at the  Armenian Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia

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Eucharistic Urn containing the Holy Myron, Echmiadzin treasury

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Eucharistic Dove containing the holy anointing oil, Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia

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Eucharistic Dove containing the holy anointing oil, Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople

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Eucharistic Dove containing the holy anointing oil, Echmiadzin Cathedral

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