Zvartnots Cathedral. Զվարթնոցի տաճարը

Zvartnots Cathedral was built during the years 643-652 by the order of Catholicos Nerses the Builder. It is about 3 kilometres to the East of Echmiadzin. In old Armenian “Zvart” meant “հրեշտակ-angel”, so “Zvartnots” meant “հրեշտականոց”, a place where angels lived. Angels are said to be still living here. Be careful, be full of love towards one another. Angels watch you and protect you.  The cathedral remained standing until the 10th century. Historians of those years didn’t write about the reason why the cathedral collapsed. There is a belief that it was pulled down by a terrible earthquake.

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