List of Armenian churches in Turkey

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There are hundreds of Armenian churches in Turkey, the majority of which are either in ruins or are being used for other purposes. Armenian churches still in active use belonging to various denominations, mainly Armenian Apostolic, but also Armenian Catholic and Armenian Evangelical Protestant.[1]

Armenian Apostolic Churches[edit]

Old İstanbul[edit]

Name Armenian name Location Year Status
Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople
Պատրիարքութիւն Հայոց Կոստանդնուպոլսոյ Active
Surp Asdvadzadzin Patriarchate Church
Սուրբ Աստուածածին Աթոռանիստ Մայր Տաճար Kumkapı Active
Surp Kevork Church
Սուրբ Գէորգ Եկեղեցի Samatya 1887[2] Active
Surp Hagop Church
Սուրբ Յակոբ Գլխադիր Եկեղեցի Altımermer 1892[3] Active
Surp Sarkis Cenotaph Chapel
Սուրբ Սարգիս Մատուռ Balıklı 1895[4] Active
Kumkapı Surp Harutyun Church
Սուրբ Յարութիւն Եկեղեցի Kumkapı 1855[5] Active
Gedikpaşa Surp Hovhannes Church
Սուրբ Յովհաննէս Եկեղեցի Gedikpaşa 1876[6] Active
Surp Tateos – Surp Partoğomeos Church
Սուրբ Թադէոս – Սուրբ Բարթողոմէոս Եկեղեցի Yenikapı Active
Narlıkapı Surp Hovhannes Church
Սուրբ Յովհաննէս Եկեղեցի Narlıkapı 1807[7] Active
Topkapı Surp Nigoğayos Church
Սուրբ Նիկողայոս Եկեղեցի Topkapı Active
Surp Pırgiç Armenian Hospital Chapel
Սուրբ Փրկիչ Մատուռ Yedikule 1834[8] Active
Dzınunt Surp Asdvadzadzni Church
Ծնունդ Սուրբ Աստուածածնի Եկեղեցի Sakızağacı 1844 Active
Yeşilköy Surp Stepanos Church
Սուրբ Ստեփանոս Եկեղեցի Yeşilköy 1844[9] Active
Surp Hıreşdagabed Church
Սուրբ Հրեշտակապետաց Եկեղեցի Balat 1835[10] Active
Surp Yeyğa Church
Սուրբ Եղիա Եկեղեցի Eyüp 1832[11] Active
Eyüp Surp Asdvadzadzin Church
Սուրբ Աստուածածին Եկեղեցի Eyüp 1855[12] Active

European side of İstanbul[edit]

Name Armenian name Location Year Status
Halıcıoğlu Surp Stepanos Church
Սուրբ Ստեփանոս Եկեղեցի Halıcıoğlu 1831[13] Active
Galata Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ եկեղեցի Karaköy 1962[14] Active
Surp Yerrortutyun Church
Սուրբ Երրորդութիւն Եկեղեցի Galatasaray 1838[15] Active
Taksim Surp Harutyun Church
Սուրբ Յարութիւն Եկեղեցի Taksim 1895[16] Active
Surp Vartanants Church
Սուրբ Վարդանանց Եկեղեցի Feriköy 1861[17] Active
Beşiktaş Surp Asdvadzadzin Church
Սուրբ Աստուածածին Եկեղեցի Beşiktaş 1838[18] Active
Ortaköy Surp Asdvadzadzin Church
Սուրբ Աստուածածին Եկեղեցի Ortaköy 1825[19] Active
Yerevman Surp Haç Church
Երեւման Սուրբ Խաչ Եկեղեցի Kuruçeşme Active
Surp Santuht Church
Սուրբ Սանդուխտ Եկեղեցի Rumelihisarı 1978[20] Active
Surp Yerits Mangants Church
Սուրբ Երից Մանկանց Եկեղեցի Boyacıköy 1885[21] Active
Yeniköy Surp Asdvadzadzin Church
Սուրբ Աստուածածին Եկեղեցի Yeniköy Active
Surp Hripsimyants Church
Սուրբ Հռիփսիմեանց Եկեղեցի Büyükdere 1848[22] Active

Anatolian side of İstanbul[edit]

Name Armenian name Location Year Status
Surp Takavor Church
Սուրբ Թագաւոր Եկեղեցի Kadıköy 1858[23] Active
Surp Haç Church
Սուրբ Խաչ Եկեղեցի Üsküdar 19th century[24] Active
Surp Garabet Church
Սուրբ Կարապետ Եկեղեցի Üsküdar 1888[25] Active
Üsküdar Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ եկեղեցի Kuzguncuk 1861[26] Active
Surp Yergodasan Arakelots Church
Սուրբ Երկոտասան Առաքելոց Եկեղեցի Kandilli 1846[27] Active
Beykoz Surp Nigoğayos Church
Սուրբ Նիկողայոս Եկեղեցի Beykoz 1834[28] Active
Surp Nışan Church
Սուրբ Նշան Եկեղեցի Kartal 1857[29] Active

Prince Islands[edit]

Name Armenian name Location Year Status
Kınalıada Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ եկեղեցի Kınalıada 1857 Active

Anatolia[edit]

Name Armenian name Location Year Status
Sivrihisar Surp Yerrortutyun Church
Սուրբ Երրորդութիւն Եկեղեցի Eskisehir/Sivrihisar - Yavuz Bahadir GORUCU 1650 Active
Kayseri Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ եկեղեցի Kayseri 1856 Active
Surp Giragos Church
Սուրբ Կիրակոս եկեղեցի Diyarbakır 1371 Active
Mardin Surp Kevork Church
Սուրբ Գէորգ Եկեղեցի Derik, Mardin Active
Surp Karasun Manuk Church
Սրբոց Քառասուն Մանուկ եկեղեցի İskenderun Active
Hatay Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ եկեղեցի Kırıkhan 1830 Active
Hatay Surp Asdvadzadzin Church
Սուրբ Աստուածածին Եկեղեցի Vakıflı, Samandağ 1895 Active

Armenian Catholic Churches[edit]

Name Armenian name Location Year Status
Surp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Catholic Church
Սուրբ Աստուածածին Եկեղեցի Beyoğlu Active
Surp Ohan Voskiperan Church
Taksim Active
Kocamustafapaşa Anarad Hığutyun Church
Kocamustafapaşa Active
Surp Levon Church
Սուրբ Լեւոն եկեղեցի Kadıköy 1911 Active
Pangaltı Anarad Hığutyun Church
Pangaltı Active
Surp Pırgiç Church
Սուրբ Փրկիչ Եկեղեցի Galata 1834 Active
Ortaköy Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church
Սուրբ Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ եկեղեցի Ortaköy Active
Surp Yerrortutyun Katolik Church
Սուրբ Երրորդութիւն Եկեղեցի Beyoğlu Active
Surp Boğos Church
Սուրբ Պօղոս Եկեղեցի Büyükdere 1885 Active
Surp Asdvadzadzin Verapokhum Church
Սուրբ Աստուածածին վէրապոկհըմ Եկեղեցի Büyükada 1858 Active
Surp Hovhannes Mıgırdiç Church
Սուրբ Հովհաննես Մկրտիչ եկեղեցի Yeniköy 1866 Active
Surp Andon Church
Սուրբ Անտոն եկեղեցի Tarabya 1871 Active

Armenian Evangelical Churches[edit]

Name Armenian name Location Year Status
Armenian Evangelical Church
Armenian Evangelical Church Fatih 1846 Active
Armenian Evangelical Church
Հայ Աւետարանական Եկեղեցի Beyoğlu Active

References[edit]

  1. ^ Updated list by Istanbul Armenians site about the Armenian churches and cemeteries in Turkey belonging to various Armenian denominations
  2. ^ "KOCAMUSTAFAPAŞA SURP KEVORK ERMENİ KİLİSESİ, MEKTEBİ VE MEZARLIĞI VAKFI" (in Turkish). istanbulermenivakiflari.org. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Surp Hagop Ermeni Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Surp Sarkis Anıt Mezar Şapeli" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Surp Harutyun Ermeni Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Surp Hovhannes Kilisesi, Gedikpaşa" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Surp Hovhannes Kilisesi, Narlıkapı" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Surp Pırgiç Ermeni Hastanesi Şapeli" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Surp Stepanos Kilisesi, Yeşilköy" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Surp Hıreşdagabed Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Surp Yeyğa Kilisesiı" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Surp Asdvadzadzin Kilisesi, Eyüp" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Surp Stepanos Kilisesi, Halıcıoğlu" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Kilisesi, Galata" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Surp Yerrortutyun Ermeni Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Surp Harutyun Ermeni Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Surp Vartanants Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Surp Asdvadzadzin Kilisesi, Beşiktaş" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Surp Asdvadzadzin Kilisesi, Ortaköy" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "Surp Santuht Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Surp Yerits Mangants Ermeni Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Surp Hripsimyants Ermeni Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Surp Takavor Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "Surp Haç Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "Surp Garabet Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: surpkrikorlusavoric. Archived from the original on 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  27. ^ "Surp Yergodasan Arakelots Ermeni Kilisesi, Kuzguncuk" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "Surp Nigoğayos Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "Surp Nışan Kilisesi" (in Turkish). Türkiye: Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. Archived from the original on 29 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.