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Armenian Orthodox Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 2 Armenian Orthodox sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.

  • Akdamar Church
    Eastern Anatolia, Turkey
    The Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island is a ruined Armenian cathedral dating from 921 AD. Beautifully situated on Lake Van, the church is famed for its fascinating medieval sculptures.
  • Armenian Mosaic
    This beautiful mosaic with an Armenian inscription dates from the 6th century and was part of a mortuary chapel. The birds symbolize the souls of believers.