Katoghike Church

15 Abovyan Street, 0001, Yerevan, Armenia 15 Abovyan Street, 0001, Yerevan, Armenia
Katoghike Church. Yerevan, Armenia

Next to expensive shops and cute cafes, rises Yerevan's oldest, smallest and most charming church. Until recently it was all hidden behind an office building, an inheritance from the Soviets who weren't so sentimental about religion. The church was built inside a larger basilica, 1693 - 1936, when it was destroyed by the Soviet rulers. Fortunately the small church was saved and now the original basilica is being rebuilt. During the services many people stand outside to fit in. Candle lighting is also done outside.

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