List of Armenian churches in Azerbaijan

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List of Armenian Apostolic churches in Azerbaijan.

Baku[edit]

Dashkasan[edit]

Ganja[edit]

  • Church of St. Karapet (Middle Ages) - ruin[citation needed]
  • Church of St. John the Baptist (1633) - destroyed[citation needed]
  • Church of the All-Savior (17th century) - destroyed, in its place is a medical college[citation needed]
  • Church of Saint Sargis church (18th century) - destroyed[citation needed]
  • Church of the Holy Mother of God (18th century) - destroyed[citation needed]
  • Church of St. Thaddaeus (18th century - destroyed, in the place of the church is a cinema[citation needed]

Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic[edit]

Nakhichevan cultural sites map

A complete list of known Armenian Apostolic churches in Nakhichevan built since the adoption of Christianity in Armenia would include more than 280 churches.[1] Recent reports have alleged that probably all of the Armenian churches in Nakhchivan that were still standing in the decade before the collapse of the Soviet Union were destroyed by Azerbaijan in the aftermath of the Nagorno-Karabakh war. A 2006 report about a visit made to Nakhchivan in 2005 stated that of the five churches visited all were found to have been completely destroyed, in particular the 14th-century St. Karapet monastery in Abrakunis, and the 17th-century St. Hakop-Hayrapet church in Shurut.[2][3][4] Azerbaijan has repeatedly barred on-site investigation of the condition of Armenian monuments in the region by outside groups.[5]

Armenians divided the region into 5 gavars (regions): Goghtn, Yernjak, Nakhichevan, Chahuk-Shahaponq and Sharur.

Goghtn region[edit]

Number of known Armenian churches in Goghtn was 94.[citation needed]

Name Name Name
St. Stepanos, Vorduar (Ordubad) St. Yerrordutyun, Aşağı Əylis St. Nshan, Aşağı Əylis
Metz Astvatsatsin, Aşağı Əylis St. Tovma monastery, Yuxarı Əylis St. Stepanos, Yuxarı Əylis (ru)
St. Kristopor, Yuxarı Əylis (ru) St. Shmavon, Yuxarı Əylis St. Hovhannes Mkrtich, Yuxarı Əylis
St. Hakob, Yuxarı Əylis St. Tovma monastery, Vənənd St. Hovhannes, Berdak
St. Astvatsatsin, Tanakert St. Stepanos, Qaxaqik St. Khach, Nunis
St. Stepanos monastery, Mtsghun St. Astvatsatsin, Çənnəb St. Sargis, Çənnəb
St. Astvatsatsin, Ramis St. Astvatsatsin, Der St. Hakob, Parağa
St. Shmavon, Parağa St. Stepanos, Navish St. Stepanos, Shrju
St. Nshan Anapat, Bist St. Astvatsatsin, Bist St. Stepanos, Voghohi
St. Grigor or St. Mesrop Mashtots monaster, Mesropavan (ru) St. Astvatsatsin, Xurs St. Thargmanchats monastery, Nürgüt
"Presentation to the temple" St. Stepanos St. Hripsime
St. Astvatsastin St. Karapet St. Hakob (St. Stepanos)
Sineakan Anapat or St. Hovhannes St. Stepanos "Pasture’s sanctuary" chapel church
St. Sargis chapel church St. Minas chapel church St. Koomsi or Amenaprkich
St. Minas Poqr Astvatsatsin or Kusastan St. Teodoros (Tevan-Toros)
St. Hripsime St. Minas St. Khoran
St. Hakob St. Karapet St. Astvatsatsin
St. Khach or Andzrevaber St. Loussik chappel St. Astvatsatsin
St. Gevorg St. Hakob St. Stepanos
St. Astvatsatsin chapel church St. Sargis chapel church St. Astvatsatsin
St. Gevorg St. Arakyal St. Minas
St. Gevorg St. Nshan St. Hisoos
St. Karapet St. Hakob St. Sargis
St. Karapet chapel church St. Sargis Monastery St. Sargis chapel church
St. Astvatsatsin St. Astvatsatsin St. Karapet
St. Hakob St. Kristopor St. Nshan
St. Gevorg or Dzoravanq Anapat St. Stepanos Monastery St. Astvatsatsin
St. Astvatsatsin St. Tovma Monastery St. Sargis
St. Karapet chapel church St. Khach or Hripsime St. Karapet
St. Hripsime chapel church St. Astvatsatsin St. Gayane chapel
Sari St. Nshan chapel church St. Sargis St. Karapet
St. Astvatsatsin

Yernjak[edit]

Number of known Armenian churches in Ernjak was 68.[citation needed]

Name Name Name
St. Grigor, Gagh St. Hakob, Şurud St. Grigor, Shorot
St. Astvatsatsin, Shorot St. Stepanos, Poradasht St. Hakob, Nerqin Ankuziq
St. Sargis, Mijin Ankuziq St. Gevorg, Jugha Amenaprkich monastery, Jugha (ru)
Pomboloz Zham, Jugha St. Karapet, Əbrəqunus St. Astvatsatsin, Krna
St. Astvatsatsin, Norashen St. Amenaprkich, Sahkert St. Astvatsatsin
St. Hripsime or Nahatak St. Gayane St. Anapat Monastery
St. Yeghia chapel St. Sargis chapel church St. Nshan
St. Yeghia Margare chapel St. Sargis chapel St. Geghard
St. Stepanos St. Tadevos St. Karapet
St. Astvatsatsin St. Gevorg St. Yeghia chapel
St. Hovhannes chapel St. Astvatsatsin St. Astvatsatsin
St. Karapet St. Hakob St. Gevorg
St. Hovhannes Hreshtakapetats St. Astvatsatsin St. Astvatsatsin
St. Poghos-Petros St. Gevorg St. Hripsime monastery
St. Hovhannes St. Karapet chapel St. Sargis
St. Khach monastery St. Astvatsatsin chapel church St. Gevorg
St. Stepanos St. Astvatsatsin St. Hakob
Amenayn Srbots Monastery St. Hovhannes St. Gevorg
St. Gevorg monastery St. Hovhannes St. Stepanos
St. Hovhannes St. Hovhannes St. Astvatsatsin
St. Astvatsatsin St. Kristapor St. Stepanos
St. Hakob St. Karapet St. Grigor
St. Astvatsatsin St. Stepanos St. Karapet

Nakhichevan[edit]

Number of known Armenian churches in Nakhichevan gavar was 34.[citation needed]

Name Name Name
St. Stepanos or karmir Vanq, Astapat St. Vardan, Astapat St. Minas, Emkhana
St. Hovhannes, Tambat St. Hovhannes, Hajivar St. Yerrordutyun, Nakhijevan
St. Gevorg, Nakhijevan St. Astvatsatsin, Alipat St. Astvatsatin, Shmrthan
St. Hripsime, Qyulthapa St. Grigor, Aznaberd St. Hakob, Aznaberd
St. Tovma, Aznaberd St. Hovhannes, Aznabyurd St. Karapet
St. Astvatsatsin St. Gevorg St. Poghos-Petros
St. Hovhannes St. Hovhannes St. Astvatsatsin
St. Stepanos St. Gevorg St. Astvatsatsin
St. Astvatsatsin St. Hripsime St. Gevorg
St. Astvatsatsin St. Sargis St. Astvatsatsin
St. Sargis St. Hakob St. Astvatsatsin
St. Astvatsatsin

Chahuk-Shahaponq[edit]

Number of known Armenian churches in Chahuk-Shahaponq was 71.[citation needed]

Name Name Name
St. Grigor, Qeolq St. Khach, Agarak St. Yerrordutyun, Nors
St. Astvatsatsin, Kzhadzor St. Grigor, Gomer • St. Nshan or Hazarabyurats, Kuqi
St. Astvatsatsin, Otsop St. Stepanos, Otsop St. Khach monastery, Shamen
St. Hovhannes, Chahuk St. Astvatsatsin St. Khach
St. Hovhannes St. Minas St. Astvatsatsin
St. Hakob St. Hovhannes St. Karapet
St. Grigor St. Astvatsatsin St. Hovhannes
St. Astvatsatsin St. Stepanos St. Sargis
St. Arjakap St. Stepanos chapel St. Grigor
St. Hakob St. Astvatsatsin St. Khach or Guyut Monastery
Tookh Manuk chapel Dziarat chapel St. Yerrordutyun (Kapuyt Khaz) chapel
St. Karapet Hovvahayr chapel St. Sargis chapel church
St. Martiros "Hazaraprkich" monastery St. Grigor St. Astvatsatsin
Anapat chapel St. Karapet chapel Kapuyt Khaz chapel
St. Astvatsatsin St. Grigor St. Stepanos
St. Astvatsatsin Kuys Varvara chapel Karkarayi chapel
St. Astvatsatsin St. Grigor St. Hakob
St. Astvatsatsin St. Grigor St. Stepanos
St. Vardan St. Sargis St. Astvatsatsin
St. Shoghakat St. Karapet chapel church St. Sargis
St. Astvatsatsin St. Astvatsatsin St. Grigor
St. Karapet St. Astvatsatsin St Hovhannes
St. Nahatak St. Grigor St. Hripsime chapel
St. Astvatsatsin St. Astvatsatsin

Sharur[edit]

Number of known Armenian churches in Sharur was 17.[citation needed]

Name Name Name
St. Astvatsatsin St. Karapet St Hovhannes
St. Sargis St. Grigor St. Astvatsatsin
St. Minas St Hovhannes St. Astvatsatsin
St. Sargis St. Stepanos St. Petros
St. Astvatsatsin St. Hakob St. Sargis
St. Astvatsatsin St. Astvatsatsin

Qazakh[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note on cultural history of Nakhichevan on Research on Armenian Architecture
  2. ^ The Destruction of Julfa and the Entire Armenian Cultural Heritage in Nakhijevan Parliamentary Group Switzerland-Armenia (ed), Bern, 2006. Pages 6 & 7. Quote from page 7, chapter titled "Memorandum submitted to UNESCO": "The destruction of Jugha is not a unique case in this remote province of Nakhijevan. ...what he discovered there convinced him that a deliberate state policy of destruction was carried out throughout all Nakhijevan".
  3. ^ Monumental Effort: Scotsman wants to prove Azeri policy of cultural destruction in Nakhijevan, Gayane Mkrtchyan, ArmeniaNow, 2 September 2005. http://www.armenianow.com/features/5782/monumental_effort_scotsman_wants_t Quote: "But a special state policy of destruction is being implemented in Azerbaijan. In Turkey, after 90 years of staying empty, there are still standing churches today, meanwhile in Nakhijevan, all have been destroyed within just 10 years."
  4. ^ L'Azerbaïdjan face au désastre culturel: L'Unesco reste impuissante face à la nouvelle campagne que mène le gouvernement azéri pour effacer toute trace de la culture arménienne sur son sol Sylvain Besson, Le Temps, 4 November 2006. [1]
  5. ^ http://shr.aaas.org/geotech/azerbaijan/azerbaijan.shtml High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and the Destruction of Cultural Artifacts in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. AAAS. December 8, 2010. Quote: "Given that Azerbaijan has barred on-site investigation by outside groups, AAAS acquired and analyzed high-resolution satellite imagery to assess whether damage to the artifacts occurred."