Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God
|Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God
Սուրբ Տիրամոր Եկեղեցի
Храм Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God, Kanaker, Yerevan
|Location||Zakaria Kanakertsi street,
|Affiliation||Russian Orthodox Church|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||active|
The Intercession of the Holy Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church of Kanaker (Armenian: Քանաքեռի Սուրբ Տիրամոր Ռուս Ուղղափառ Եկեղեցի, Russian: Храм Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы в Канакер), is an active Russian Orthodox church in the old area of Kanaker, Yerevan, Armenia. It was built in the village of Kanaker -nowadays absorbed by Yerevan- 7 km north of old Yerevan in 1912. Being part of the Yerevan Governorate of the Russian Empire, the church was built to serve the 2nd Caucasian division of the Russian troops deployed near Yerevan, mainly consisted of Cossacks from Kuban and Poltava.
The church was built by the Russian architect Fyodor Verzhbitsky in a typical design for military Churches. Upon its inauguration, the church was named after the Saint Alexander Nevsky. During the Soviet period, the church was banned and turned into a warehouse. With the independence of Armenia in 1991, the church was reopened. It was entirely renovated in 2000.
In October 2012, with the presence of representatives from the Russian Church, the 100th anniversary of the consecration of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God church was commemorated in Kanaker, Yerevan.