Hakobavank

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Hakobavank
  • Հակոբավանք
  • Մեծառանից վանք
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Hakobavank Monastery in 2015
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
RegionMartakert Province
Location
Location1.5 km from the village of Kolatak
CountryRepublic of Artsakh (de facto)
Azerbaijan (de jure)
Hakobavank is located in Azerbaijan
Hakobavank
Shown within Azerbaijan
Hakobavank is located in Republic of Artsakh
Hakobavank
Hakobavank (Republic of Artsakh)
Geographic coordinates40°00′56″N 46°36′02″E / 40.0156°N 46.6005°E / 40.0156; 46.6005Coordinates: 40°00′56″N 46°36′02″E / 40.0156°N 46.6005°E / 40.0156; 46.6005
Architecture
TypeMonastery
StyleArmenian
Date establishedV-VII centuries
CompletedXI-XII centuries
Website
www.hakobavank.am

Hakobavank (Armenian: Հակոբավանք, lit.'monastery of Hakob'), also known as Metsaranits Monastery (Armenian: Մեծառանից վանք), is an Armenian monastery, which is situated de facto in the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh and de jure in Azerbaijan. It is located near Kolatak village in Martakert Province.[1][2][3]

Hakobavank was established in the V-VII centuries. It acquired its final form by the XI-XII centuries. In the XIV century the Monastery became the Deaconry of Mets Arank (Metsarants) province. The complex was named after St. Hakob Mtsbnetsi, who professed Christianity in Armenia, and whose relics were kept in the monastery until the XIX century.[1]

There is no information about the date of foundation of the monastery. The oldest inscription, carved on the pedestal of a khachkar (cross-stone), refers to 853. According to the historical chronicles the monastery buildings were built, rebuilt and reconstructed periodically in IX-XVIII centuries. One of the manuscript kept in Matenadaran says that Metsaranits church was rebuilt by Khorinshah Zakarian.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hakobavank Revival". hakobavank.am. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Natalia Ghukasyan. "Hakobavank Monastery, Kolatak, NKR". building.am. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Hakobavank". savearmenianmonuments.com. Retrieved 4 November 2021.