Saint Anna Church, Yerevan

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Saint Anna Church
Surp Anna Yerevan 2014 (2).jpg
Surp Anna Church and Katoghike Church
Religion
AffiliationArmenian Apostolic Church
Year consecrated2015
Location
LocationAbovyan Street, Kentron District, Yerevan, Armenia
Architecture
Architect(s)Vahagn Movsisyan
TypeArmenian
StyleCruciform
Groundbreaking2011
Completed2014
Dome(s)1

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.

History[edit]

The pontifical residence at the churchyard

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.[1]

Construction commenced in 2011 and was completed in 2014. On April 30, 2015, the church was consecrated by Catholicos Karekin II.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The residence of the Catholicos of All Armenians will be constructed within 2 years". PanArmenian News. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
  2. ^ "Ամենայն Հայոց Կաթողիկոսի ձեռամբ օծվեց Երևանի Ս. Աննա եկեղեցին | Առավոտ – Լուրեր Հայաստանից (Surp Anna Church)". aravot.am. Retrieved 2015-05-02.

Coordinates: 40°11′04″N 44°31′09″E / 40.1844°N 44.5191°E / 40.1844; 44.5191