Surp Khach Monastery
|Surp Khach Monastery|
Սուրբ Խաչ վանք
|Affiliation||Armenian Apostolic Church|
Surp Khach Monastery (Armenian: Սուրբ Խաչ վանք, meaning Monastery of the Holy Cross) is a medieval Armenian monastery located on the Crimean peninsula near Staryi Krym and founded in 1358. Before the USSR nationalized it, this monastery owned 4,000 acres of land, while during the Soviet period it served various functions from Pioneer Camp to tuberculosis clinic. It has been an Armenian spiritual center and a place of pilgrimage for centuries.
The central bank of Russia issued a silver coin dedicated to Surp Khach Monastery in 2017.
- "National Bank of Ukraine issues commemorative coin in honor of Armenian monastery". PanARMENIAN.Net. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009.
- "Crimean Surp Khach monastery from the fourteenth century featured on newest Russian silver coin". 10 March 2017.
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