Saint Anna Church, Yerevan
|Saint Anna Church|
Surp Anna Church and Katoghike Church
|Affiliation||Armenian Apostolic Church|
|Location||Abovyan Street, Kentron District, Yerevan, Armenia|
Saint Anna Church (Armenian: Սուրբ Աննա Եկեղեցի Surb Anna Yekeghets'i) is an Armenian Apostolic Church opened in 2015 in the Kentron District of Yerevan, Armenia, adjacent to the 13th-century Katoghike Church.
On July 4, 2009, a ground blessing service was conducted by Catholicos Karekin II for the construction of Saint Anna Church and an adjacent complex intended to serve as the Yerevan residence of the Catholicos. The ceremony was attended by President Serzh Sargsyan; President of the Constitutional Court, Gagik Harutyunian; Mayor of Yerevan, Gagik Beglarian; members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin, members of the Supreme Spiritual Council national and Armenian-American benefactors Hirair Hovnanian and his wife, Anna, after whom the church has been named.
Based on a design by architect Vahagn Movsisyan, the church is of single-domed cruciform style with a belfry at the entrance. The pontifical residence is located to the west of the church.
- "The residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians will be constructed within 2 years". PanArmenian News. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
- "Ամենայն Հայոց Կաթողիկոսի ձեռամբ օծվեց Երևանի Ս. Աննա եկեղեցին | Առավոտ – Լուրեր Հայաստանից (Surp Anna Church)". aravot.am. Retrieved 2015-05-02.