Surp Khach Monastery

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Surp Khach Monastery
Սուրբ Խաչ վանք
Stary Krym Monastyr Surb Chacz.jpg
Surp Khach Monastery is located in Ukraine
Surp Khach Monastery
Shown within Ukraine
Basic information
Location Staryi Krym, Ukraine
Geographic coordinates 45°00′03″N 35°03′45″E / 45.000708°N 35.062529°E / 45.000708; 35.062529Coordinates: 45°00′03″N 35°03′45″E / 45.000708°N 35.062529°E / 45.000708; 35.062529
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Architectural description
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 1358

Surp Khach Monastery (Armenian: Սուրբ Խաչ վանք, meaning Monastery of the Holy Cross) is a medieval Armenian monastery located on the Crimean peninsula near Staryi Krym and founded in 1358.[1] It has been an Armenian spiritual center and a place of pilgrimage for centuries.[1]

It's also the name of the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross, in Lake Van, Turkey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Bank of Ukraine issues commemorative coin in honor of Armenian monastery". PanARMENIAN.Net. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009.