lørdag 16. mai 2015

Nagorno Karabakh - Monastery of Gandzasar XII-XIV in Artakh

Gandzasar Monastery is a tenth to thirteenth century Armenian monastery situated in the Mardakert district of de facto Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.  "Gandzasar" means treasure mountain in Armenian. The monastery holds relics believed to belong to St. John the Baptist and his father St. Zechariah.
Gandzasar is now the seat of the Archbishop of Artsakh appointed by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Church. 

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