Thursday, June 19, 2014
Armenia - Khor Virap
Khor Virap XVII c.
Sent by Emma and Staff from Yerevan, Armenia.
The Khor Virap (Armenian: Խոր Վիրապ, meaning deep pit or "deep well") is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat valley in Armenia, near the border with Turkey, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Artashat, Ararat Province. The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian Catholicos. (read further)