Սուրբ Գայանե եկեղեցին. Saint Gayane Church

Saint Gayane Church is located in Echmiadzin not far from the Mother Cathedral. According to Armenian historian Agatangeghos, Gayane and Hripsime were nuns in Rome and were living in the nunnery of Saint Pole. Gayane was an abbess. Gayane and Hripsime were being persecuted by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. So they ran away from Rome and came to Armenia. They settled near the town of Vagharshapat (now it is called Echmiadzin).

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