Surp Marineh Church, Mush

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Saint Marineh Church
Սուրբ Մարինէ եկեղեցի
Surp Marineh Church, Mush is located in Turkey
Surp Marineh Church, Mush
Shown within Turkey
Basic information
Location Muş
Geographic coordinates 38°42′54″N 41°30′09″E / 38.7150°N 41.5025°E / 38.7150; 41.5025Coordinates: 38°42′54″N 41°30′09″E / 38.7150°N 41.5025°E / 38.7150; 41.5025
Affiliation Armenian Apostolic Church
Region Eastern Anatolia Region
Province Muş Province
Status Ceased functioning as a church in 1915
Heritage designation None
Architectural style Armenian
Completed 6th century

Ruined Armenian church in Muş, Turkey.


Surp Marineh Church (Armenian: Սուրբ Մարինէ եկեղեցի) was one of eight churches existing in town of Moush (Armenian: Մուշ) before the Armenian Genocide. Surp Marineh was the most notable church in whole Tarawn (Armenian: Տարոն) region of Historical Armenia, and was known as "Katoghike" (Armenian: Կաթողիկէ meaning Cathedral). Currently only parts of the outer walls still stand.[1][2]


  1. ^ - Return to Moush
  2. ^ Harry Finnis Blosse Lynch "Armenia, Travels and Studies. Volume 2. The Turkish Provinces", page 173. Adamant Media Corporation, ISBN 1-4021-8949-4